Alternative Energy Berkshires









Funding Needed


Start Up:  $10-15M


Use of Funds

Building, equipment, land, power, infrastructure, soft development


Projected Annual Budget


Income:    $750K

Expenses: $400K


Skills & Experience Needed




Competitive Advantage

 Environmentally friendly




Idea Pitch - What are you selling? Why is it important?

With fluctuating price and availability of fossil fuel based energy, alternative sources made from local and renewable products, like wood and solar, can address the need of the communities of the Berkshires and excess can reach outside communities. 

Problem Worth Solving

Fossil fuels (oil, gas) are a finite resource with a heavy carbon footprint that have negative environmental impacts. Many of our energy needs in the Berkshires come from outside the region but we have many resources within the region that can address our need for affordable, sustainable energy.


Your Solution

A locally produced alternative for at least some fossil fuels .

Market Opportunity - Who are your target customers and how will you reach them? How will you distribute your product or service? How does your idea meet an opportunity for import replacement?

Institutions like hospitals and schools, municipalities, maufacturers and other industries interested in saving money and being environmentally friendly and conscience.  Residential and small-scale industries may benefit, too when business is to scale and able to provide a reasonable price. 

Your Competition

The competition is:

Large energy companies that are able to offer cheap kwh deals.