Last winter MSN teamed up with students from Antioch University New England to bring community solar to the Monadnock region. This collaboration yielded a comprehensive evaluation of community solar; a public presentation and the formation of the Monadnock Community Solar Initiative (MCSi) steering committee. We are pleased to announce that the Monadnock Food Co-op will be the host site of our first community owned solar system, please view our video.
This winter the MCSi steering committee is working on determining our equity investors, maximizing community participation and legal issues. We plan to install the first MCSi system later this year. If you are interested in being a part of the first community owned solar project, we expect to organize a meeting to formalize our project; updates will be posted right here on our website. MSN supported the formation of the steering committee for the initial project with the understanding that it hopes to develop a model that can be used by others to pursue a locally owned, clean, renewable energy system on their school, CSA, church or other site in their community.