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Solar PV Installations
PAREI has a small solar installation crew that offers solar PV installations for residential buildings and local non-profit organizations. (PAREI refers members to local plumbers and electricians for such things as a new energy efficient water heating system, heat pumps, lighting, electric car charger, air sealing and insulating etc.) The first step to installing a solar PV system is to become a member and check off “Solar Site Visit”. From there we will work closely with you on creating an estimate for the project, submitting rebate approval applications and seeing the installation through from start to finish. PAREI does not provide solar PV installation services to commercial businesses or municipalities but can assist with solar energy design.
Home Energy Savings Consultation
PAREI staff offer members the opportunity for an in-office meeting to review resources to assist you with developing a home energy saving plan. This includes reviewing the energy efficiency programs offered by NH Electric Cooperative and the current federal tax credit opportunities that can help bring down the cost of insulating your home and upgrading to energy efficient equipment and appliances. Members can check off Home Energy Saving Consultation when becoming a new or renewing member or call the PAREI office at anytime to arrange a meeting time.
Solar Site Visit
A solar site visit is the first step to installing solar PV (electric) on your home; this visit will generate a solar shading analysis report. This report is used to determine your solar resource factor for your property and qualification for NH’s solar cash rebate programs. This visit includes reviewing your annual electricity use, learning about your utility’s net-metering program and discussing the cost and benefits of solar energy. As a member you can schedule a free Solar Site Visit by checking the box on the new or renewing membership form or by calling the office.
PAREI members will receive a newsletter listing upcoming PAREI, regional, and statewide energy and climate related events, new energy saving tips and resources, member sharings, and news from regional advocacy organizations such as Clean Energy NH. This newsletter is designed to help our community stay current on all things energy and hopes to inspire readers to continue to take action on their energy goals. To sign up to receive the PAREI newsletter, please e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Energy Exchanges, Annual Meetings, Volunteer Work Days
A gathering of members will be scheduled regularly for inspiration, networking, film screenings, resource sharing and work days such as an air sealing project at a local non-profit organization. These events will be announced in the PAREI newsletter and sent to members by e-mail. The latest newsletter can be found on the bottom of the PAREI website home page.
Energy Consultation and Project Coordination
PAREI stands ready to help walk you through your energy efficiency project for existing buildings or new home construction. PAREI will bring together local resources to help you plan your energy project and provide funding suggestions.
PAREI offers organizations, municipal energy committees, and school groups tours of solar installations throughout the Plymouth area highlighting different examples of equipment used and methods of installing solar PV.
PAREI volunteers willing to share their experience/research are available to PAREI members seeking energy related information, new home construction tips and sustainable living ideas. Members open their homes to help neighbors learn first hand about how to insulate a basement, an outside wood boiler, green building products, a homemade solar air circulator, greenhouse, chicken coup, composting toilet or a solar water heater. PAREI will connect you with a fellow member to learn first hand from others. Tell us about the information you are seeking and we’ll find the right person to meet with you at their home. E-mail email@example.com We’ll be back in touch soon with some options!
Home Energy Audits
PAREI will work with you to determine whether you are eligible for a home energy audit through the NH utilities’ Home Performance with Energy Star Program. For an additional fee, PAREI can arrange for an energy auditor to conduct a house walk through and blower door test that will reveal areas of your home that needs air sealing and insulation improvements.
Solar Water Heating Repairs
From 2005 to 2014, PAREI members installed over 250 Apricus solar water heating systems around the Plymouth region. The majority of these systems were installed through PAREI’s neighbor helping neighbor Solar Energy Raiser program. PAREI is committed to helping members keep their systems up and running. PAREI keeps controllers, tubes, heat pipes, glycol and other small parts in stock to keep these systems running. If your Apricus is in need of repair or you would like us to conduct a system check-up, please e-mail Paul Nanian, PAREI Solar Assistant at paul@plymouthenergy