The purpose of Vermont’s Small Scale Renewable Energy Partnership Program (SSREPP) is to provide a benchmark of installation quality and experience for the solar & wind industries and customers. The Partnership Program is a way for businesses that install commercial and residential renewable energy systems to access the Vermont Small Scale Renewable Energy Incentive Program.
For a comprehensive guide to the Partnership Program, read the Partnership Program Guidelines & Rules document.
IT IS STRONGLY RECOMMENDED THAT BEFORE SUBMITTING AN APPLICATION, APPLICANTS CALL (802) 229 0099 TO REVIEW APPLICATION PROCESS. There are many program details and a verbal overview usually saves time and energy for the applicant.
The Partnership Program holds applicants to a high level of professionalism. Applications will either be accepted or denied based on the materials provided and the applicant’s ability to respond to the review committee’s comments. To learn more about the level to which the committee reviews applications, please reference Bill Brooks’ publication, A Standardized Process for the Review of Small-Scale PV Systems (details begin on page 12).
- Solar Photovoltaic (PV)
- Solar Hot Water (SHW)
- Full | Businesses that qualify for Full Partnership are experienced installers committed to high-quality, safe, installations. Full Partners are often NABCEP certified, though this is not a requirement of the Partnership Program. Full Partners may reserve more than one incentive at a time, and do not require any site visits by the Small Scale Renewable Energy Incentive Program. A list of full partners is available on this website.
- Provisional | Businesses new to the solar, micro-hydro, or small-wind industry are eligible for Provisional Partnership. Provisional Partnership is designed to provide a pathway for businesses to become full partners. Such businesses have met the minimum requirements and demonstrated a basic knowledge for the industry best practices. Provisional Partners are not listed in Partnership Program promotional materials. Provisional Partnership may not be renewed; it can only be upgraded to full partnership. After two years, Provisional Partners are required to renew their partnership status. Businesses that do not upgrade to full partnership will be removed from the program. Provisional partners can reserve one incentive at a time. Provisional Partner installations will be inspected by a representative of the Vermont Small Scale Renewable Energy Incentive Program.
VT Small Scale Renewable Energy Partnership Program’s Committee, in good faith, qualifies applicants for Vermont renewable energy incentives on the basis of information provided by said applicants and is therefore not liable for any possible negative externalities and/or dissatisfaction associated with the provisional or full partner’s work completed before or after the time that partnership is granted.