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Solar Power Is Booming In Vermont — But The Energy Source Has Limitations05:19
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A solar array in Coventry, Vt. New England's solar boom poses unique challenges for the regional grid, as well as for one small, member-owned utility in northern Vermont. (Angela Evancie/VPR)
A solar array in Coventry, Vt. New England's solar boom poses unique challenges for the regional grid, as well as for one small, member-owned utility in northern Vermont. (Angela Evancie/VPR)
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New England gets about 10 percent of its energy from renewable sources, and officials say more is on the way.

This week we have a series of reports taking a look at what that means for New England.

We begin in Vermont, where solar power is booming from small projects that supply a home or two, to massive, multi-acre arrays that produce enough energy to power a small town.

To understand how sun power is changing the energy market, Vermont Public Radio's John Dillon visited a small, member-owned utility.

This story is a production of the New England News Collaborative.

This segment aired on August 31, 2016.

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