We will review your annual electricity usage and assign you a share of a local community solar garden serving Cape Elizabeth, 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 Cape Elizabeth, Maine with Ampion, you can always view your solar production, cost savings, and environmental impact with our online portal.
Cape Elizabeth is a bedroom community 10 miles south of Portland and marks the entrance to Casco Bay. The town’s coastline is notable for its many small beach coves flanked by rocky promontories. Two lighthouses are positioned at either end of town. Portland Head Light located in Fort Williams Park is the most photographed lighthouse in the world. Cape Elizabeth Headlight, located at Two Lights State Park, sits at the opposite end of the town. The town owns two islands, has three coastal parks, and more parkland and dedicated open space than any other community in Cumberland County.
In November 2020, Cape Elizabeth approved a solar project for the town’s capped landfill. The town has two solar thermal arrays for hot water and has proposed a thermal solar project to heat the Cape Elizabeth High School’s pool. The Thomas Memorial Library held a public information session on community solar opportunities in January 2021.
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.