Cold Climate Heat Pumps
Want to save money on your heating bill while reducing your dependence on fossil fuels at the same time? The Acorn Renewable Energy Co-op makes it easy and affordable for you to cut your heating bill dramatically—and make your home more comfortable year round with a “Mini-Split” Cold-Climate Heat Pump at a fraction of the cost of conventional heating and cooling! Better yet, these units can easily be installed as retrofits in existing homes.
In December, 2011, after more than a year of hard work, Acorn Energy Solar One (AESO), the 150 kW solar array behind the Police Station on Lucius Shaw Lane in Middlebury, was completed. This Community Solar project is a collaboration between the Acorn Energy Co-op, Co-operative Insurance Companies of Middlebury, and the Town of Middlebury. Our second Community Solar project, Acorn Energy Solar 2, (AES2) located in Shoreham, was finally completed in early 2020.
Many area residents have wanted to go solar, but it’s hard for the average homeowner to figure out just exactly how to do it. In addition to confusing technical and regulatory issues, the steep up-front cost of these solar photovoltaic (PV) electricity generating systems has also been a problem for many people. Now, the Acorn Renewable Energy Co-op makes it easy and affordable for you to go solar!
We offer super premium Vermont Wood Pellets for our bulk pellet customers. In our opinion, based on years of experience, Vermont Wood Pellets are the best locally produced wood pellets in the state. This excellent, high BTU pellet is produced from a combination of locally harvested, Vermont soft woods (all species of pine).
For our bagged pellet customers, we offer Granules LG premium pellets manufactured from black spruce and grey pine at a state-of-the-art mill in Quebec, Canada. These pellets consistently deliver high BTUs and low ash.