18 homeowners share The stories, frustrations, and triumphs of generating their own energy with solar panels. 

The people of Keene, N.H. have made tremendous progress toward our goal of 100% renewable energy. Keene has close to 100 solar installations on homes, businesses, schools, churches, nonprofits, and municipal buildings.

Each of the homeowners in our tour answered tough questions and offered advice for aspiring solar panel owners.

Solar tour by the numbers

  • All homes produced at least 60% of their energy and reported lower energy costs with at least 10 meeting 100% of their electricity needs or more.
  • The homeowners installed more than 350 panels, ranging from 14 to 40 panels, some newly installed and some with almost a decade of generating energy.

Many of the homes are depicted using aerial photography. Under faculty supervision, graduating senior Elizabeth Abrevaya flew the department’s drone and captured a birds-eye view of the homes in our tour. Abrevaya is a Keene State College student studying GIS Maps and Data Visualization. She was advised by Dr. Christopher Brehme and GIS lab manager John Woodward.

At the end of the tour, we’ve compiled resources for aspiring solar owners and renewable energy supporters.

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The numbers on the map correspond to the profiles for each of the homes.

  1. 411 Hurricane Road
  2. 36 Dickinson Road
  3. 250 Summit Road
  4. 4 Newbury Lane
  5. 11 Evans Circle
  6. 42 Hurricane Road
  7. 61 Bradford Road
  8. 42 Sawyer Road
  9. 39 Ridgewood Avenue
  10. 26 Vine Street
  11. 26 Barker Street
  12. 214 Washington Street
  13. 28 Damon Court
  14. 25 Beech Street
  15. 46 Probate Street
  16. 179 S Lincoln Street
  17. 364 Chapman Road
  18. 59 Greenwood Avenue