Past Initiatives

2012-2014 Dinamismo Initiative

The SouthCoast Energy Challenge received $25,000 from the EPA to support bi-lingual educational materials, community organizing in minority communities, and public workshops, delivered in Spanish and Portuguese, all focused on energy efficiency. [read more]


2014 Dartmouth Solar Challenge

Over 400 Dartmouth residents came out for the Dartmouth Solar challenge, a 5-month campaign to increase residents taking advantage of solar electricity. The program boasts 23 new residential solar photovoltaic (PV) installations adding 191 kW of clean energy to the grid. [read more]

2013 Fairhaven Solar Challenge

From June 1 through November 30, residents are eligible to install solar electric panels at 20% below the state average price!

The SouthCoast Energy Challenge partnered with the Town of Fairhaven, Next Step Living, and BayCoast Bank to educate residents about energy efficiency and make solar more affordable.

The Fairhaven Solar Challenge will help create local jobs by employing local contractors and providing… [read more]

2013 New Bedford Energy Challenge

New Bedford Energy Challenge is a special, city-specific offshoot of the SouthCoast Energy Challenge at large.

NB Energy Challenge is one of the three core elements of NB Energy Now!, an umbrella program designed to unite solar, efficiency, and energy education efforts in the city.

NB Energy Now municipal work kicked off with a… [read more]


2013 Tri-Town Solar Challenge

The Tri-Town Solar Challenge is part of the The SouthCoast Energy Challenge, a local non-profit helping people save money, by saving energy. The Energy Challenge has teamed up with Next Step Living, an energy-efficiency and solar contractor, for the Tri-Town Solar Challenge.

As part of the 6-month Challenge, our goal is to help 45 homes move to residential solar this year. [read more]

2012 Dartmouth Initiative

The Dartmouth Initiative is a unique, public-private partnership between SEEAL and the SouthCoast Energy Challenge, NSTAR, RGS Energy, Next Step Living, Bristol County Savings Bank, and the Town of Dartmouth. The project goal is to help 3,000 Dartmouth residents save money, build community, and protect the planet through improved energy efficiency and awareness, and increased use of alternative energy. [read more]

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