Campaign Introduction

Farmers are the heart of our region: providing fresh produce, caring for the land, and nourishing our community. With farmers being key to our local food system and conservation priorities, it is crucial that they too are supported. Here’s one great way — through the Monadnock Region’s Community Supported Solar for Farms project.

Community Supported Solar for Farms

by Benée Hershon

  • $13,500

    Funding Goal
  • $17,812

    Funds Raised
  • Mar 2022

    Ended
  • Target Date

    Campaign End Method
Raised Percent :
131.94%
This campaign was successful! 😃
Cheshire County, New Hampshire

Benée Hershon

1 Campaigns | 0 Loved campaigns

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Campaign Story

New Hampshire farmers face significant energy expenses. This project aims to help stabilize and lower the cost of electricity for participating farms by producing energy from solar panels. Lowering costs of energy increases the viability of farms.

This Community Solar Project (CSS) brings together farmers, investors, and local champions to help local farms unlock the potential of the renewable energy economy. Together, we can help farms continue to thrive for generations to come!

In addition to increasing the viability of local farms, this project increases renewable energy in our community and lowers greenhouse gas emissions. What better way to honor the people who preserve our working lands and nourish our community than to support the Monadnock Region’s Community Supported Solar project?

We will use the funds raised to lower participation costs for farmers, making our project more accessible to local farmers.

Your donation today is an investment in a bright future for tomorrow! Help us accomplish our goal of creating a strong future for our farmers, environment, and our local food system.

How Community Supported Solar Works:

Farmers in the Monadnock Region opt to purchase a solar share to become a member of the Farmers Members Group. (In total, there are 22 shares.) Members enter into a Limited Liability Company (LLC) named Community Supported Solar for Farms, joining with Cheshire County Conservation District (CCCD) and other investors. In six years, the farmers will take full ownership of the array through a buyout.

ReVision Energy has already built the array at Sun Moon Farm of Rindge, NH.  

Learn more!

Rewards

$25

Monadnock Food Co-op $25 Gift Card

Choose your favorite locally grown and made items from this community-owned full-service grocery store in Keene!

Estimated Delivery: May, 2022
5 backers
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  • An Amazing First Three Days!

    Thank you all for your incredible support over the past three days! Let’s keep the momentum going! One great way to further your impact is to share our campaign link on your social media, via email, or like and share Cheshire County Conservation District’s posts on Facebook and Instagram!

  • Almost Halfway There!

    Thank you all for your support over the weekend! We have now reached 40% of our goal! Help us continue the momentum by spreading the word about this campaign!

  • Sponsored Reward Alert! Help us reach 50% of our goal!

    Donate a minimum of $25 to our campaign and claim a gift card for $25 for the Monadnock Food Co-op! Available while supplies last! Choose your favorite locally grown and made items from this community-owned full-service grocery store in Keene. Scroll to the right side of the screen under “Rewards” and select “Select Reward”.

  • We\\\'re Halfway There!

    Thank you all for your generous contributions, we have reached over 50% of our goal! We feel incredibly grateful to call this supportive community our home. Let’s keep the momentum going, by sharing the campaign link with friends! Share our campaign link on your social media, via email, or like and share Cheshire County Conservation District’s posts on Facebook and Instagram!

  • Thank you!

    Thank you all for your generous support of the Community Supported Solar for Farms campaign! Although we have reached our goal, we are still accepting donations to further our impact! All donations go directly to supporting this initiative!

  • Thank you! Your Support Has Made a Difference!

    We feel grateful to call the Monadnock Region our home! Thank you to our community members and beyond who have supported this campaign! As a result of your support, we raised over $17,862 to support farmers, our environment, and in turn, or local food system! Solar shares are now available at a savings of 21% to our farmers, surpassing our original goal of a 15% discount! This had made our solar shares more accessible to farmers throughout our region!

Name Campaign Location Date
Peggy Ueda Jaffrey, NH March 03, 2022
Anonymous Westmoreland, NH March 03, 2022
Anonymous Rindge, NH March 03, 2022
Sara Powell Spofford, NH February 26, 2022
Pablo Fleischmann Keene, NH February 24, 2022
Peggy Ueda Jaffrey, NH February 23, 2022
Thomas Dunlap Belmont, MA February 22, 2022
Maia Dunlap Concord, NH February 22, 2022
Lindsay Taflas Jaffrey, NH February 21, 2022
Ann Shedd KEENE, NH February 20, 2022
Marjorie Rogalski HANOVER, NH February 19, 2022
Dave Brooks Mont Vernon, NH February 19, 2022
Theresa Lehnen Spofford, NH February 17, 2022
Eleanor Briggs Hancock, NH February 17, 2022
Jamie Doherty Keene, NH February 17, 2022
Robert Boucher Marlborough, NH February 17, 2022
Margaret Kidd Keene, NH February 17, 2022
Theresa Lehnen Spofford, NH February 16, 2022
Michele A Chalice Keene, NH February 16, 2022
Justin Miers Portland, ME February 15, 2022
Patricia Beffa-Negrini Harrisville, NH February 15, 2022
PETER RENZELMAN ALSTEAD, NH February 15, 2022
Todd Horner Keene, NH February 15, 2022
Daniel Weeks Brentwood, NH February 14, 2022
Anonymous Mont Vernon, NH February 13, 2022
Saira Fida Keene, NH February 11, 2022
Everett Bacon Keene, NH February 11, 2022
Michael Timmerman Keene, NH February 10, 2022
Anonymous Keene, NH February 10, 2022
Sandy and Robert Hamm Keene, NH February 09, 2022
Alice and Reginald Landman Swanzey, NH February 09, 2022
Birgitta McAlevey Swanzey, NH February 05, 2022
Joel Moyer Contoocook, NH February 05, 2022
Anonymous Spofford, NH February 05, 2022
Eleanor Briggs Hancock, NH February 04, 2022
Sarah Dengler Rindge, NH February 04, 2022
Anonymous Keene, NH February 03, 2022
Margaret Kidd Keene, NH February 02, 2022
Catherine Koning Keene, NH February 02, 2022
Sophie Saltonstall Stratham, NH February 01, 2022
Carl Querfurth Jaffrey, NH February 01, 2022
Laurie Smith Nelson, NH February 01, 2022
Peggy Ueda Walpole, NH February 01, 2022
Anonymous Exeter, NH February 01, 2022
Marjorie Shepardson Marlborough, NH February 01, 2022
Judith Saum Rumney, NH February 01, 2022
David Hills Durham, NH February 01, 2022
Patricia Beffa-Negrini Harrisville, NH February 01, 2022
Patricia A Martin Rindge, NH February 01, 2022
Doug Knight Dover, NH February 01, 2022
Jen Risley Keene, NH January 31, 2022
, January 17, 2022

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  • Match Alert: Double Your Impact! 1:1
    Match alert! All donations will be matched up to $1,000! Double your impact! Thank you to our generous match donor Peggy Ueda!
    $1000 matched of $1000