Vermont taking breather from wind power, but more to come

April 12, 2015 2:26 PM

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MONTPELIER >> A few years back, large-scale wind projects dominated the renewable energy discussion in Vermont as vocal opponents decried the destruction of pristine mountaintops and the details of construction plans grabbed headlines.

But the commotion has died down, and now the conversation is focused on solar power. All of Vermont's new electrical capacity last year came from solar, doubling the state's total in that category, according to the Solar Energy Industries Association.

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