Becoming a member of PAREI not only allows you to strengthen your community it provides you with some real world value that will help you prepare for your energy future. Currently over 450 families and businesses have joined PAREI.
Membership Benefits Include:
Renewable energy and energy efficiency product and service discounts: - Apricus Solar Water Heating Systems – Discounted Prices for Members and bulk shipping rates - Rhino Bike Works, Plymouth, NH 10% Off – Just show your membership card - Rands Hardware – coupon for $1 off each energy-star rated CFL Bulb (no quantity limit) Discounts on other solar specific products such as glycol, temperature controllers, books and more.
Energy Assessment Sessions: (Travel Restrictions Apply – Out of Area Visits Available for a Fee) As a member you can schedule an Energy Assessment at your home/business with a PAREI staff or volunteer to formulate an energy plan. This plan will help you identify steps toward energy reduction and efficiency. You will be given suggestions that will help you further your energy conservation goals.
Solar Site Visit (Initial): (Travel Restrictions Apply – Out of Area Visits Available for a Fee) The purpose of the visit is to discuss the viability and/or most logical renewable energy system for your site. This visit is recommended as the first step for people contemplating installing a renewable energy system such as solar electric or a solar water heating system. Travel Restrictions Apply.
Professional Energy Audit by PAREI’s Team of BPI Trained Energy Auditors PAREI Energy Auditors can conduct a Blower Door Test and Infrared Camera Scan upon request for a fee – this fee is often subsidized by grants when available. Energy saving measures will be recommended. Guidance on Planning for your Energy Future PAREI will provide you with contacts and resources to aid in the completion of your energy plan.
Networking and Information Sharing Opportunities: Some current members of the Initiative have agreed to share their acquired knowledge with others seeking to do energy efficiency upgrades and renewable energy installations. The Initiative will work with you to set up 1:1 meetings with these volunteers…called PAREI’s Energy Advisors. PAREI members are encouraged to put their name on the Energy Advisor list if they have something they’d like to share with others. When a fellow member requests information the office will contact you first to see if you are available to set up a meeting.
Access to Educational Information Sessions: Information Sessions for homeowners and tradespeople on such things as solar water heating, solar photovoltaic systems, wood boilers etc. will be offered regularly by the Initiative. Free Educational Sessions will be provided on such things as Energy Basics, Netmetering and Energy Efficiency Products during break out sessions at PAREI Energy Exchange Membership Meetings. Local tours of existing installations (solar, geothermal and more) can be scheduled at anytime.
Energy Raisers and Energy Exchanges: Energy Exchanges – a gathering of members will be scheduled regularly for inspiration, networking and resource sharing. These will be announced in the Membership Updates. Energy Raisers – Modeled after community barn raisers, Energy Raisers are productive, hands on educational events that take place on the day of a member’s solar installation. Travel restrictions apply.
Access to the Energy Initiative’s Resources: Members can borrow such things as the PAREI Plumbing Kit, Transfer Pump and Solar Pathfinder. Notification of special programs and resources through
Membership Updates: Members will receive regular e-mails on regional events, products and news articles on energy related issues.