Berlin Announces Community Solar Garden Initiative

BERLIN — The Town of Berlin released a Request for Qualifications for a Community Solar Garden on Monday, Mayor Gee Williams announced.

“Renewable energy is the future,” said Mayor Williams. “We are looking for an experienced firm who will be an effective partner as we plan for that future.”

A community solar garden is a shared solar array with grid-connected subscribers.  Homes and businesses, even if shaded by trees, receive a bill credit as if the panels were on their own roof using virtual net metering.

“Community solar gardens have been successful elsewhere in the country, and we think the concept could be a good fit for Berlin,” said Town Administrator Laura Allen. “We have a number of questions regarding the best way to structure the project.  The Request for Qualifications is designed get us answers to those questions.”

The Request for Qualifications is available on the Town’s website at