We will review your annual electricity usage and assign you a share of a local community solar garden serving Freeport, 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 Freeport, Maine with Ampion, you can always view your solar production, cost savings, and environmental impact with our online portal.
Freeport sits along the northern reach of Casco Bay. The Harraseeket River is the town’s main deepwater harbor and one of the more protected harbors in Casco Bay. Freeport hosts two nature preserves, Wolfe’s Neck State Park and Mast Landing. The town is a popular outlet store destination and home to the legendary L.L. Bean flagship store founded in 1912 and the first retail store to be open 24/7/365 starting in 1951.
In February 2021, new zoning was proposed to allow small and large solar farms as a permitted use in certain districts.
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.