A two-year renewable energy project, the first or among the first of its kind in New Hampshire, will take a big leap forward in 2022. Spearheaded by volunteers from the Bethlehem Energy Commission and endorsed by the Board of Selectmen, a three-location solar panel array that will provide power to all town buildings and the elementary school is expected to be complete this year. At town meeting in July 2021, voters by a 3-1 margin authorized the use of $150,000 from the town’s $1.4 million unassigned fund balance to be put toward the total $500,000 project, the balance of which is being funded by grants.