Maine

The Pine Tree State, known for its stunning scenery and fresh steamed lobster, is also known for its initiatives in the renewable energy industry. Solar power is a robust issue that is at the forefront of energy policy in Maine.  New energy legislation is introduced frequently in the Maine state legislature, along with solar plant proposals. These proposals play an important role in bringing affordable energy to consumers, while regulating how utilities charge consumers for solar power distribution. The advancement of solar energy production and access would also lend a hand to what is sometimes described as the most beautiful greenery in the nation. Even so, perhaps some of the Maine’s popular lighthouses will be powered by solar in the near future!

Solar Energy News

Current and Recent Initiatives
  • Mill Slated For Maine’s Largest Privately-Funded Solar Project
    Maine is making headlines again for leading the charge towards a solar energy future. Pepperell Mill in Biddeford will soon become the site of the largest privately-held solar energy project in the state. The project includes 1,200 PV panels and is expected to produce more than enough electricity to meet the needs of the mill campus’s residential units.
  • Both Maine House and Senate Vote to Support Solar Bill
    In March 2018, Maine’s House and Senate voted overwhelmingly in support of LD 1444. The bill was intended to increase access to community solar in Maine and keep utility companies from charging new fees on solar power. However, LD 1444 was vetoed by the Governor and filed away. Similar bills are expected to make their way to the floor within the next several years.
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