Celebrate Community Solar with SEVCA on Oct. 25!

SEVCA is celebrating the achievement of a critical milestone in our new project, Community Solar for Community Action, and we’d love for you to come celebrate with us!

SEVCA is constructing a solar array at our main office in Westminster, the energy from which will be used to reduce the high energy burdens of area households with low incomes, helping them to keep their homes heated and their utilities on. This innovative project, developed in partnership with the Rural Renewable Energy Alliance (RREAL), will showcase a new, nationally replicable model of energy assistance that addresses energy poverty and environmental sustainability at the same time. Complementing our home weatherization and crisis fuel programs, Community Solar for Community Action (CS4CA) will be an important new tool in our efforts to ensure that all vulnerable households can meet their energy needs now and in the future.

We are pleased to announce that the first phase of CS4CA, the ground-mounted solar array, has been completed!
SEVCA will be dedicating the project to the memory of Harald Schmidtke, SEVCA’s Weatherization Director of 25 years, who passed away on April 2. CS4CA will be a fitting memorial to Harald, whose dedication to improving the lives of our neighbors and the sustainability of our community was unwavering throughout his tenure at SEVCA.

You are invited to join us at the CS4CA Dedication Ceremony:

Thursday, October 25
3:30 PM – 5 PM
SEVCA’s Office
91 Buck Drive, Westminster, VT

Refreshments will be served. Let us know you’re coming by sending an email to Linda Brooks at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or call (802) 722-4575.

CS4CA was developed as part of the Solar in Your Community Challenge, a national competition sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). Catamount Solar, a Vermont-based, employee-owned solar contractor, was selected to install the array. We would like to thank all our project supporters, including the Windham Regional Commission and dozens of local contributors, who have made this project possible.

 

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