Nick Ziter

Another approach to solar energy

RE: “Here Comes The Sun” [Letters, Aug. 15]:

I agree with John Wilmerding's sentiment that we need to move toward renewable energy, and for everyone else out there who also agrees, I would like to offer an avenue to do so.

A 150-kilowatt solar collective is being organized by Putney-based SunFarm and built by Brattleboro-based Integrated Solar. The collective offers individuals and businesses the opportunity to lease shares of a photovoltaic field for a 20-year period.

Each kilowatt-hour produced by the shares is credited directly to a shareholder's utility bill. Over the life of the project, the total savings will be greater than the initial outlay.

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