Plymouth Area Renewable Energy Initiative (PAREI) is grassroots organization, which promotes energy conservation and renewable energy through education, community building and increasing accessibility to energy services. Its members are eligible for home energy assessments and discounts on clean energy products, and can get professional solar assessments and installation fmo PAREI’s crew. Alternately, PAREI’s Energy Raisers bring neighbors together in the tradition of a barn raising to install their own solar home energy systems. A member who works on two or three Energy Raisers can then host one at his or her home. PAREI has more than 400 members and has helped install 223 solar systems saving the equivalent of 57,980 gallons of oil per year. PAREI also offers support to other communities interested in adapting its model.
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