We will review your annual electricity usage and assign you a share of a local community solar garden serving Poland, 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 Poland, Maine with Ampion, you can always view your solar production, cost savings, and environmental impact with our online portal.
Nestled in the rolling hills of the Maine Lakes Region, Poland has seven lakes. It became a gilded age resort town when the Poland Springs House began catering to people wishing to sample the curative Poland Spring waters and take in views of the White Mountains. Today, Poland Spring is owned and distributed by Nestle Waters North America. Range Ponds State Park protects a 12 sq mi watershed of Upper, Lower, and Middle Range Ponds. The Sabbath Day Lake Shaker Village bordering Poland is the last functioning Shaker community in the world. The town’s conservation lands are a hilly terrain of trails through woodlands, quarries, caves, huge boulders, towering hemlocks, and old stone walls.
Poland began soliciting bid for solar power in 2019. Meanwhile, Nestle Waters North America is building one of Maine’s largest contiguous solar arrays at its bottling plant in Hollis, Maine that will provide 25% of the plants power. It is scheduled to go online in the spring of 2022.
Poland 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 the industry.