Member Owned

The Acorn Renewable Energy Co-op is a member owned business serving the residents of the 23 towns of Addison County, Vermont, as well as nearby towns in Rutland and Chittenden Counties. The Co-op, which emerged from our umbrella organization, the Addison County Relocalization Network (ACORN), was founded in June 2008 to help transition area communities from their near total dependence on fossil fuels to a greater reliance on affordable renewable energy strategies (read the Acorn Energy Co-op Bylaws).


As the Co-op has grown, these programs have expanded to include biomass heat, solar hot water, solar PV, and community solar electricity initiatives, as well as other heating, energy and efficiency products and services.


Membership in the Acorn Energy Co-op has many benefits, including discounts on a premium solar hot water system, competitive residential solar PV systems, as well as bulk pellet storage systems and bulk and bagged pellet home delivery. Members also receive discounts from numerous area business partners that offer energy products and services.


As owner-members, we are the cooperative, and share these rights together:


  • Democratic participation in decision making


  • Joint purchasing and member discounts


  • Community-scale sustainable energy development


  • Member education, public outreach and advocacy


Board of Directors
Ben Marks, Cornwall
Greg Pahl, Weybridge


Tom Dunne, Middlebury


Peter Carothers, Middlebury


Richard Carpenter, Cornwall


Suzy Hodgson, Charlotte
Gary Barnett, Cornwall
Steve Maier, Middlebury

Susan Smiley, New Haven

Mary Mester, Stockbridge
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