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Atlantic Brewing Co is thrilled to announce our partnership with Ampion, whose mission is to make renewable energy accessible everywhere, for everyone. Atlantic Brewing supports this mission and hopes you will consider supporting our joint sustainability venture by checking out Ampion Community Solar.

With Community Solar, Maine* residents and businesses can subscribe to a share of a local solar farm and support clean solar energy. With this state program, you don’t need to worry about installations and or costs to join. Plus, you can save up to 15% on your electricity costs for as long as you choose to subscribe to a share of a local solar farm’s production.

Ampion will give each new, approved subscriber who joins through this web page a $100 Atlantic Brewing gift card**, plus Ampion will make a $100 donation to support Open Table MDI! Open Table MDI helps to alleviate hunger by feeding individuals and families on Mount Desert Island and beyond.

Help support the MDI community by enrolling in Community Solar!

*Visiting Maine from out of state? Ampion has Community Solar projects in ME, NY, MA, D.C., MD, IL, and CA. Enter your zip code and email to see if there is room on a solar farm near you!

**(Please allow 6-8 weeks for delivery of the gift certificate by mail from time of approved sign up. Cannot be combined with any other offer. Offer only available to eligible subscribers aged 21+.)

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Why Ampion?

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Help the planet

Joining Ampion is an easy way to help the environment by using solar energy to power communities like yours.

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Save money

Thanks to your state's renewable energy incentive programs, Ampion members receive regular savings on their electricity bills.

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No hassles, headaches or fees

Think of it as “solar as a service” — with no equipment to buy, install, maintain or worry about, you get to experience all the benefits of Community Solar without the hassles.

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Available to all

Ampion is available to homeowners, renters and just about anyone who pays a utility bill, making it easy to take part in sustainable change and access real savings.

How Community Solar works


Sign up for free to become an Ampion member in as little as 5 minutes with your utility bill (to calculate your energy usage and savings)


Ampion matches you to a solar farm and assigns you a share of the Community Solar credits it generates based on your typical usage


The solar farm produces clean energy and delivers it to the grid, increasing the renewable energy available to your community and boosting sustainability


Community Solar credits are applied to your bill each month based on your share of the solar energy produced, reducing what you pay your utility


You pay for the Community Solar credits at a discounted rate, lowering your electricity bills and saving you money month after month

Public benefit corporation

Ampion’s mission is to make it easy for everyone to access clean, renewable energy. As a Public Benefit Corporation, our success is defined by how well we serve the greater good, not just the profits we earn.

Still have questions?

That’s ok, Community Energy is new to most people. Lots of our customers had questions before they signed up so we compiled a list of some of the most common questions below.

No. Your current utility will still service your account and deliver energy to your home or business. Any energy consumption that isn’t covered by your energy credits will be paid to the utility at their price.

There is no cost to join our community solar program. You will receive a monthly invoice for the energy credits, produced by your solar farm and applied to your utility bill, at a discounted rate.

If you are moving to a residence that is still in the area of eligibility, you can take your subscription with you! As long as you reside in the same utility service territory, you can continue to be a part of your project.

You can start enrolling here. The sign up process takes about five minutes and you will need a copy of your electric bill.

The short answer is almost anyone! As long as you have an active utility account, you’re eligible. There’s no special equipment to buy or install. Don’t own your property? No problem. Homeowners, renters, places of worship, municipalities and businesses can all support and benefit from Community Solar.

Yes. Subscribing to a solar farm while it is being developed is a way to reserve capacity for yourself. You will not be charged a subscription fee and you will not receive any Community Solar credits on your bill during the construction phase.

The Community Solar credits from your solar farm allotment are automatically applied to your monthly utility bill, reducing the total amount due. Bill credits offset all electricity costs: supply and delivery.

If you use more electricity than was generated on your behalf, the utility will invoice you for the difference. Use less electricity than your allotment generated and you may not owe the utility any money that month. Any remaining credits will be banked for future use subject to terms of the utility tariff.

Seasons have an impact on solar energy production. In the summer months, with longer and sunnier days, solar farms produce more electricity. In the winter, solar farms tend to produce less.

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