NH SolarShares - Frosty Scoops/Common Man

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  • State New Hampshire
  • Utility type Cooperative utility
  • Regulatory Structure Regulated
  • Community Solar Bill Credit Value Retail Rate
  • Community Solar Enabling Legislation Yes
  • Value of State Level RECs & Subsidies Low = less than 10% of value stack
  • Eligible for Tax Benefits Yes
  • Installation type Mixed
  • Year energized 2018
  • Project capacity 29 KW AC
  • LMI Share of Capacity 100%
  • LMI Requirement Income eligible only
  • Energy Rate Average $0.19
  • LMI Customer Savings 85%
  • Minimum LMI Savings Mandated No
  • Potential # LMI Subscribers 10

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