• Acorn Renewable Energy Co-op


    Renewable Energy Products/ServicesFuels/Heating

    About Us

    The Acorn Energy Co-op is a member owned business serving the residents of the 23 towns of Addison County, Vermont, as well as nearby towns in Rutland and Chittenden Counties.

    The Co-op, which emerged from our umbrella organization, the Addison County Relocalization Network (ACORN), was founded in June 2008 to help transition area communities from their near total dependence on fossil fuels to a greater reliance on affordable renewable energy strategies.

    As the Co-op has grown, these programs have expanded to include biomass heat, solar PV, and community solar electricity initiatives, as well as other heating, energy and efficiency products and services.

    Membership in the Acorn Energy Co-op has many benefits, including competitively priced residential solar PV systems, as well as bulk pellet home delivery. Members also receive discounts from numerous area business partners that offer energy products and services.


    Members of Acorn Energy Co-op break ground on Acorn Energy Solar One, a community solar array located on Lucius Shaw Lane in Middlebury.
    Construction begins! From start to finish, construction took a little over a month.
    Acorn Energy Solar One - a 150-kW community solar array in Middlebury, VT
    Bristol Community Solar AES3, on the former Bristol landfill, Bristol, VT, photo by Richard Butz 11/10/21
    2020 3 14 - Shoreham Community Solar AES2 Celebration, Shoreham, VT, photo by Mary Mester
    Ribbon cutting ceremony for AES2, Shoreham Community Solar, photo by Mary Mester
    Ribbon cutting ceremony for AES2, Shoreham Community Solar.  Photo by Nils Behn
    AES2, Shoreham Community Solar Project. Photo by Steve Maier