Acorn Renewable Energy Co-op

Local Energy for a Sustainable Future




Bristol Community Solar Project

Have you wanted to get the electricity for your home or business from the sun, but don’t have a roof or yard that would allow you to do that?  For example, your roof is facing the wrong way, or is shaded by tall trees. Or your yard is too small. Or maybe you live in a condo, or rent an apartment?  Whatever the problem, the Acorn Renewable Energy Co-op of Middlebury has a solution for you: Community Solar.


The Bristol Community Solar Project is SOLD OUT and went live on December 22, 2021



Check out our videos of the project:

* The BCS Project Construction

* The BCS Completed Project


If you would like to be placed on a waiting list for future community solar projects, contact us at

The Acorn Energy Solar Team

Acorn Energy and CEAC Team Up to Create LiveGreenVT, Champlain Valley Climate and Energy Guide

Acorn Renewable Energy Co-op and the Climate Economy Action Center of Addison County (CEAC) have developed an online guide offering free listings to businesses and organizations doing work related to climate and renewable energy in our region. A digital version of the guide was launched in September, 2020, followed by a printed version sometime in the foreseeable future. There is no charge for a basic listing in the guide.

If you are a business interested in being included in the guide, please go to

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We offer our members premium quality wood pellets for home heating in bags and bulk, discounts on cold climate heat pumps and residential solar PV, as well as participation in Community Solar projects. Members can also take advantage of our Co-op Partners Program that offers discounts on a wide range of energy and other products and services.

For details on our third community-owned solar project, Acorn Energy Solar 3 in Bristol, VT go here.


The Acorn Renewable Energy Co-op is managed by a ten-member working board that oversees all aspects of our operations for our member-owners. These all-volunteer board members are elected by our members at our annual meeting for three-year terms.  We also have a part-time, coordinator who answers the phone, responds to inquiries, and assists our members in many other ways.


Membership entitles you to:

  • Elect our Board of Directors

  • A vote and voice on Co-op issues

  • Members-only discounts

  • Discounts at numerous local businesses through the Co-op Partners program

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