We will review your annual electricity usage and assign you a share of a local community solar garden serving Yarmouth, 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 Yarmouth, Maine with Ampion, you can always view your solar production, cost savings, and environmental impact with our online portal.
Yarmouth’s location on the Royal River and Atlantic Ocean one mile north of Casco Bay gives it prominence as a protected harbor. The town includes five islands. The Royal River Park is a good place to view one of the four sets of waterfalls in the Royal River. Twelve properties in Yarmouth are on the National Register of Historic Places and the largest, oldest Elm tree in New England grew in Yarmouth until it succumbed to Dutch Elm Disease and the tree’s 20-foot circumference was removed in 2010. The town owns considerable open space and conservation land. Yarmouth is well known for its numerous restaurants and Eartha, the world’s largest rotating globe on public view at the headquarters of famous map maker DeLorme, now owned by Garmin.
With solar panels already on the middle school and the town garage, there is public support for more solar power. In 2019, Yarmouth created a list of other potential solar farm sites on municipally owned land. Central Maine Power draws back-up power from an oil fired power station on Cousins Island. Development of a 90.375 kW solar array that will replace 95,537 kWh (88%) of business energy use is underway.
Yarmouth 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.