We will review your annual electricity usage and assign you a share of a local community solar garden serving Waterville, 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 Waterville, Maine with Ampion, you can always view your solar production, cost savings, and environmental impact with our online portal.
Waterville, on the west bank of the Kennebec River, is home to Colby College, whose art museum has over 8,000 pieces of art. Fort Halifax in Waterville features the first blockhouse, or small fortification, built in the United States. Railroad Square is known as one of the best art-house cinemas in New England. The downtown farmer’s market is open year-round, as is Quarry Road, an outdoor recreation area two miles from downtown that has over 13 miles of world class Nordic cross-country ski trails and 8 miles of single track trails for snowshoeing, biking walking & running. A renovated pedestrian suspension bridge on the National Register of Historic Places spans the Kennebec River into the town of Winslow on the east bank.
The Sustain Mid Maine Coalitions ran a Solarize campaign in 2015 that encompassed the towns of Waterville, Winslow, Fairfield, Vassalboro, Benton, Clinton, Oakland, Unity, and Belgrade, among others. A 4.9-MW, 20-acre community solar garden in Kennebec County goes online in 2021. Three Corners Solar, a 109 megawatt (ac) solar project in Benton, Clinton, and Unity Townships in Kennebec County is a partnership with Unity College that starts construction in 2021 and plans to be operational by 2022. A 3.91 megawatt solar garden in East Winthrop is in the permitting stage and expected to provide solar power to the Kennebec County Commissioners and the City of Augusta in 2021. Another 5 MW solar plus storage project application has been filed with Central Maine Power.
Waterville 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.