Green Mountain Power is expanding solar-plus-storage pilot programs and finding success in the systems’ ability to reduce peak demand.
The three northern New England states spend $8.2 billion annually on imported fossil fuels.
Despite some promising experiments, a new state tax policy could make it harder to pair farming and solar.
Green Mountain Power is developing three projects to add 14.4 MW of solar and 6 MW of storage to its system.
State regulators recommend legislation that would give charging station owners more leeway to set prices.