All panels have been sold. Additional panels are now available at our Waterford site. Contact us now to reserve yours.

The site’s first connection to the grid occurred Dec 31, 2015. Formal commissioning occurred January 15th, 2016. The permit application to the Vermont Public Service Board was submitted on March 20, 2015 and issued as Groton CS CPG #NM-5959 on May 18, 2015. Local contractors (Puffer Excavating) started work on September 3rd once our Stormwater NOI was filed. Green Mountain Power indicated that the power lines in the area can accept the 150 kW output of the project. All abutting land owners and Groton town stakeholders were notified through the permitting process of their option to comment and / or request a hearing with the Public Service Board on the project. No comments were filed.

Our credit sharing partner for this site is Blue Mountain Union School in nearby Newbury. They accept net metering credits generated by the panels we own and by panels owned by folks who are not in GMP service territory. BMU pays us a percentage of these credits’ value ensuring we can maintain the array and provide a return on investment for the non-GMP territory owners. The portion of the credit value kept by BMU reduces their utility bill.

Racks are Schletter. Panels Canadian Solar 300_310 CS6X-P (the 310 watt module) and inverters are SMA. Our installer and lead maintenance contractor is DC Energy Innovations, Inc. of Burlington VT. Ben Gordesky is the project manager.

The land is owned by Green Mountain Community Solar LLC through its subsidiary, Groton Timberworks Community Solar LLC.

Timberworks Construction

Groton Vermont

Groton Vermont

site map

Survey of land - owned by Groton Community Solar LLC.

Timberworks Soils Testing September 2015

Post Testing - Setember

Timberworks site plan

Site Plan

Nov 1 2015 Site Prior to Construction

Graded Site - October

Nov 17 Staged Racking

Posts and Racks Staged - November

Post setting Nov 18

First posts - Nov 18th

GMP Pole

GMP interconnection pole along Route 302

Nov 20 _ 1

Staged posts and racking

Nov 18_2

Gyke post impact driving machine

nov 20 3

Cap installation

nov 20 2

Racking being squared

DC Energy Trailer

Our installation contractor

first panel timberworks

The first panel - Nov 23

GMP Pole Setting

GMP sets pole - Nov 30

Pouring Concrete Dec 9

Concrete footers required on about half of the posts on the last two rows - Dec 9th

Panel Installation Complete

Panel installation complete Dec 18th

Meter Socket Dec 22

Meter socket installation Dec 22nd

Meter and Inverters Dec 28

From right: GMP Disconnect, GMP Meter, Solar Farm Disconnect, Three of seven inverters. Dec 28th

Connecting Inverters Dec 30

Two 10 kW and five 24 kW SMA inverters placed. Wires being pulled through conduits as of 2 PM Dec. 30

Working at night

Contractor working into evening to meet end of 2015 deadline.

Jan 16 PR Photo LLR

Commissioning January 2016