Great article on solar from Seven Days, with mentions of SunCommon, Draker & Faraday:

 

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“Renewables will save Vermonters hundreds of millions of dollars,” predicts Duane Peterson, co-president of SunCommon, the state’s largest residential solar company. “It’s kind of insane,” he adds, that the dirtiest, most expensive types of energy — gasoline, coal, fuel oil and natural gas — currently account for two-thirds of the power Vermont consumes.

Faraday, a company launched in 2012 by graduates of Middlebury College, recently received a $1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to apply its customer-acquisition software to the solar sector. Named for wonk-revered 19th-century British inventor Michael Faraday, Faraday uses specialized algorithms to comb through data on 100 million American households to find likely buyers of big-ticket items.

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Solar is Hot in Chilly Vermont