We will review your annual electricity usage and assign you a share of a local community solar garden serving Lewiston, 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 Lewiston, Maine with Ampion, you can always view your solar production, cost savings, and environmental impact with our online portal.
Lewiston, home of Bates College, is the second largest city in Maine. This is where the 200-year-old Farmer’s Almanac is produced. The Androscoggin River forms Lewiston’s western boundary, and the city has created a nice Riverwalk. Lewiston has a distinctly Franco-American character from a large influx of Canadien Quebecois beginning in the mid-1800s. Today, 25% of the population speaks French – it the largest French-speaking population in the United States. The whole city is passionate for ice hockey, thanks to its French American heritage. Lost Valley, small ski area, is a popular destination. About 43 locations are listed on the National Register of Historic Places and beautiful architecture is found throughout the city.
Lewiston approved its first three commercial solar energy projects totaling over 12 megawatts in April 2020, and a fourth commercial project was approved in May 2021.
Lewiston Energy Options
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.
Maine’s two investor-owned utilities, Central Maine Power and Versant Power, serve 96% of Maine homes. In addition, nine consumer-owned utilities serve smaller populations. The Maine Renewable Energy Association (MREA) is a not-for-profit association of renewable energy producers, suppliers of goods and services to those producers, and other supporters of this industry.