We will review your annual electricity usage and assign you a share of a local community solar garden serving Falmouth, 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 Falmouth, Maine with Ampion, you can always view your solar production, cost savings, and environmental impact with our online portal.
Falmouth, a northern suburb of Portland, is just over the Presumpscot River on Casco Bay and is home to the Portland Yacht Club and Portland Country Club. A defining feature in Falmouth is Macworth Island State Park connected to the mainland by a causeway. A wooded perimeter path encircles the island’s rocky shoreline, which is great for striper fishing. The island features a pet cemetery, a woodland full of fairy houses built by visitors, and the Baxter School for the Deaf. Gilsland Farm Audubon Center along the Presumpscot River estuary in Falmouth is a 65-acre sanctuary with trails along a pond and through forest, meadow, orchard, and salt marsh.
A new solar array at Falmouth’s capped landfill is anticipated to start producing in the summer of 2021 with the goal of offsetting 70% of the town’s energy and saving up to 42% in annual energy costs.
Falmouth 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. Community Solar projects now allow all Maine businesses, residents, and municipalities, regardless of the type of building or home, to benefit from clean, cost-effective Maine-made power. 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.