We will review your annual electricity usage and assign you a share of a local community solar garden serving Scarborough, 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 Scarborough, Maine with Ampion, you can always view your solar production, cost savings, and environmental impact with our online portal.
Scarborough is a coastal resort area 7 miles south of Portland, Maine’s largest city. Stunning beaches and cliffs scallop the coastline which is partitioned by the Scarborough River and Prout’s Neck. The most well-known among Scarborough’s 10 villages is Black Point which features among other things the studio and home of Winslow Homer. In addition to four expanses of white sandy beach (Ferry Beach, Scarborough Beach, Higgins Beach, and Pine Point Beach), the town owns and protects 3,100 acres of the Great Salt March that runs along the New England seaboard. Scarborough Downs, the largest horse racetrack in Maine and a popular resort crowd attraction, closed November 2020.
Solar panels support 20% the town library’s electric load and EV charging station through in a Power Purchase Agreement. Firth Farm and Goronson Farm received grants in 2020 for commercial solar farms. As of May 2021, four additional solar farms are under development in Scarborough and the town is reviewing a utility-scale solar ordinance.
Scarborough 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.