News : Is group net metering the new model for energy?

Nov 14, 2014

Published in New Hampshire Magazine

By Jeff Woodburn

“God made the country,” observed 16th century poet and hymnodist William Cowper, “and man made the town.” Here in North Sandwich — between the foothills of Mount Whiteface, one of the White Mountains’ smallest 4,000 footers and the village of Center Sandwich — the idyllic scene that opened each episode of the 1980s sitcom “Newhart” is the Dragonfly Yoga Barn Studio and Retreat.

It is a cluster of 18th century barns that have been recycled and repurposed into a yoga retreat by Declan and Katie O’Connell. But hidden beyond the peace and serenity of this spot is a cutting-edge, small-scale energy generation project that changes not so much how energy is produced but how it is shared and financed. It is a model that is creating a boomlet in small ventures.

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