Entries by Victorian Tilley

Video Series Provides Solar Education to Farmers

It should come as no surprise that farmers are busy people. Success in farming requires hard work and long days, not to mention staying up to speed on farming practices and technologies. As renewable energy deployment on farmland becomes more common, farmers can face challenges understanding how to site and maintain these systems. Drew Shiavone […]

Case Study: Vermont Farmers Access Clean Energy

Farmer-members of Organic Valley, a farmer-owned cooperative representing nearly 1,800 family farms, can now access renewable energy options for their operations. In Vermont, solar development company SunCommon has created a program to help Organic Valley farmers access and implement solar energy. SunCommon provides the financing and ownership options for solar array installation so that farmers […]

Resources for Land Access

By Victorian Smart, NCAT Energy Program Assistant If you dream of owning land someday, you’ve probably also experienced apprehension about the process of finding and buying the land. This is the reality of land acquisition – it is financially and mentally challenging to start the process. A survey conducted by the Young Farmer’s Coalition found […]

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Fannie Mae HomeStyle Energy Mortgage

The HomeStyle® Energy mortgage loan is designed to support homeowners efforts to increase energy and water efficiency and reduce utility costs as well as create home resiliency for environmental disasters or to repair damage from such disasters. Borrowers can finance energy or water efficiency or resiliency upgrades when purchasing or refinancing a home. HomeStyle Energy may be a more affordable financing solution than a subordinate lien, home equity line of credit, Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) loan, or unsecured loan.