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RE/MAX Four Season partners with Grass Roots Solar

RE/MAX SolarDavid and Julie Citron, co-owners of RE/MAX Four Seasons have partnered with Bill Laberge and Danielle Laberge of Grassroots Solar in Dorset, VT to install a 9.32kW solar array on the roof of the RE/MAX Four Seasons office located at 2897 Depot St in Manchester. The system will produce enough electricity to supply 100% of the office's energy needs. In addition, the system will produce excess energy that will be applied towards the Citron's residential bill for their home in Dorset, VT.

"The economics of solar power has reached a point where it is hard to find a reason not to do it," said Dave Citron. "The payback on the panels is approximately 7 years. They are warrantied for 25 years but the lifespan is probably closer to 40 years. There are also attractive financing options available. In addition, there is a Federal tax credit of up to 30% as well as a state tax credit of 7.2%."

"Solar has really taken off in Vermont. You can see it anytime you go out for a ride. We are lucky to have in Green Mountain Power one of the most forward thinking utility companies in the nation. Now that we have completed our first solar project we are excited to explore opportunities to install additional capacity to benefit our community and state."

Citron earned his National Association of Realtors Green Designation earlier this year. This training provides him with an understanding of what makes a property green in order to help clients evaluate the cost/benefits of resource-efficient features and practices including solar power. For more information please e-mail or call 802-688-5556.

Bill Laberge is a NABCEP Certified PV Installation Professional™ having demonstrated technical knowledge to apply the appropriate professional skills necessary in the field of solar photovoltaic installation in accordance with the certification standards of established by the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners Board of Directors. For more information please e-mail or call 802-681-3579.

Best Restaurants in Manchester, Vermont

Restaurant DiningManchester has a wonderful selection of restaurants from casual to upscale dining and everything in between. Here are just a few of the top picks around our lovely historic town.

Ye Olde Tavern

Take a step back into 18th century New England in this Colonial-era tavern with antique furnishings and classical music. The menu features a variety of delicious New England and Continental dishes. Click here for more information.

The Copper Grouse

Enjoy authentic local fare and comfort food in a community dining area with an open style kitchen. They also have a generous selection of wine and beer. Click here for more information.

Bistro Henry

Tasty bistro dishes, fine steaks, and fresh seafood are on the menu, along with a great selection of wine and craft beers. For the past 20 years, their wine selection has won the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence. Click here for more information.

The Silver Fork

This cozy restaurant features a “menu in movement” as the chef makes changes according to his inspiration. Enjoy a delicious fusion of New American, German, and Puerto Rican cuisines. Click here for more information.

Up for Breakfast

This hole in the wall is a favorite local spot for a casual and cozy breakfast or brunch with friendly service, tasty food, and a relaxing atmosphere. Click here for more information.

Zoey’s Double Hex

Featuring warm hospitality and great food, this place is a favorite for locals and visitors with a menu that won’t break the bank. Zoey’s also has a takeout deli. Click here for more information.