March 2014 - A New Hampshire law, enacted in July 2013, allows groups of people or businesses to band together and create a solar-power system as part of which they can be paid for excess electricity returned to the grid. Variations of the new law exist in several other states Community Renewable Energy Development. Previously, net metering has allowed New Hampshire residents to sell electricity back to their utility from small systems, defined as under 15 kilowatts (kW). At present, the new legal structure allows groups to share the financial return from systems up to 100 kW in peak output. NH Solar Garden is the first company in New Hampshire to offer group net metering. An initial 66-kW solar array has already been designed and construction is expected to begin in Spring of 2014. The only requirement to qualify for the service is that locations receiving power must be serviced by the same utility.
News Article -
I’ll Take some Arugula, a Free-range Chicken, and 3 kilowatts of Electricity, Please (The Nashua Telegraph)
Additional Information -
Net Metering for Customer-owned Renewable Energy Generation Resources of 1,000 kilowatts or less