Plainfield, New Hampshire
The Plainfield Energy Committee was organized to encourage energy conservation, energy efficiency practices and to promote the use of renewable energy in homes, businesses and public buildings through education and community outreach.
The Energy Committee is open to any and all interested Plainfield residents! The group is fluid and evolving and people can be involved just for one specific project or for all of the work that is done.
Thus far the committe has worked with the UNH Pollution Prevention Program, the EPA, and local energy providers to benchmark the energy use in Plainfield's municipal buildings, school, and libraries. Click here for a summary of that effort. The Community Energy Challenge Final Report is available here.
For those who are “Buttoned Up” and ready to install solar energy, we are happy to announce that the team of Plainfield and Cornish will be part of the“Solarize Upper Valley” program which is sponsored by Vital Communities. This program promises to make solarization projects available at competitive costs due to economies of scale. We will be negotiating with solar installers in late February and be ready to arrange site visits by the time of Town Meeting in mid-March. We expect to be offering both solar PV (photovoltaic or electricity-generating) and solar hot water options; a site visit will help determine what kind of system and what capacity might be best for you without committing you in any way.
In the meantime we will post information on this webpage so check here for updates and information about solar energy. You can also follow the Vital Communities web page on this subject and sign up to receive emails at that site.
If you are interested in signing up to consider a solar installation, contact any member of the PEC. If you have solar already and would like to be an “Ambassador” - share your knowledge and enthusiasm and consider showing your system(s) to others - please let us know.
Your Solarize Plainfield Team includes Allan Ferguson, Michael O’Leary, Ron Eberhardt, Steve Ladd, Frank Perotti and Nancy Mogielnicki.
Workshops and Events
Energy Committee Resources and Reports