We will review your annual electricity usage and assign you a share of a local community solar garden serving Camden, Maine. We will then communicate to your utility company that you will be receiving a portion of the solar garden’s production each month.
Your portion of power will be received as “solar energy credits”.
Our solar energy credits will appear on your electric bill to offset the final balance you owe your utility.
After you receive your monthly credits, you’ll receive a bill from us for your subscription. We’ll charge you at a discount based on your credits’ value. You’ll save an estimated 10% of your annual electricity costs.
When you join a solar farm in Camden, Maine with Ampion, you can always view your solar production, cost savings, and environmental impact with our online portal.
Picturesque Camden on Penobscot Bay is one of the most scenic sailing areas in mid-coast Maine. Its population triples in the summer when Camden celebrates its rich sailing history with the annual Parade of Tall Ships and Maine Windjammer Days festivals. Camden’s principle outlying islands are Islesboro, Isle Au Haut, Vinalhaven, and North Haven. There are 18 lighthouses within a 40-mile radius of Camden. Camden’s mountains meet the ocean, making the Camden Snow Bowl on Ragged Mountain the only Eastern ski area from which you can view the Atlantic Ocean. Camden Hills State Park has scenic ocean views from some of the 30 miles of trails on and around Mt. Battie, a popular hiking destination.
Camden’s first municipal solar photovoltaic array began generating power with 351 solar panels in January of 2018. The 122.85 kW solar array is a Power Purchase Agreement anticipated to offset an estimated 159,000-kilowatt hours of electrical energy used by the town every year. Isle Au Haut released an RFP in 2021 to install a solar plus storage microgrid to supply 100 percent of the island’s electricity needs.
Camden Energy Options
In November 2020, Cape Elizabeth approved a solar project for the town’s capped landfill. The town has two solar thermal arrays for hot water and has proposed a thermal solar project to heat the Cape Elizabeth High School’s pool. The Thomas Memorial Library held a public information session on community solar opportunities in January 2021.
In 2019, Maine became the 21st state to pass community solar and other renewable legislation that encourages development of renewable energy projects and increases access to community solar and other renewables for all businesses and residents, regardless of the type of building or home you are in. Available programs that provide opportunities to participate in local renewable energy are detailed at Maine Green Power. To find out more about solar power in Maine, visit Natural Resources Council of Maine. To find out about energy efficiency incentives, visit Efficiency Maine.