Community Solar Farms in Maine

Ampion connects people with community solar gardens in Maine to help protect the environment while saving money!

With no upfront costs and nothing to install, joining a community solar farm in Maine is the easiest way for you to benefit from solar energy while fighting climate change..

Our mission is to make it easy for everyone to access clean, renewable energy.

How Does Community Solar Work?

Join a Community Solar Farm Serving Maine

We will review your annual electricity usage and assign you a share of a local community solar garden serving Maine. We will then communicate to your utility company that you will be receiving a portion of the solar garden’s production each month.

Receive Credits On Your Electric Bill

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.

Save Money & Protect The Environment

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 Maine with Ampion, you can always view your solar production, cost savings, and environmental impact with our online portal.

Find answers to frequently asked questions about solar farms and the billing process on our Solar Farm FAQ and Billing Process FAQ pages here.

Maine

Maine is the 9th-least populous state in the United States, with a population of 1.3 million, and the 12th-smallest by area, with a total area of 35,385 square miles. It is the northernmost state in the New England region of the US, bordering the state of New Hampshire, as well as the Canadian provinces of Quebec and New Brunswick. Maine is home to Portland, its most populous city, and Augusta, its capital, as well as other cities such as Lewiston and Bangor.

Solar power provides less than 1% of Maine’s electricity.  Most of Maine’s solar resources come from small-scale solar installations and two utility-scale solar plants that produce over 1 megawatt, which started operation in 2017. In total, Maine has a solar capacity of about 97 megawatts today.

In 2019, Maine became the 6th state to adopt 100% clean energy targets. Maine’s goals of 80% renewable energy by 2030 and 100% by 2050 encourage the development of community solar and other small renewable energy generation projects. The 2019 Act To Promote Solar Energy Projects and Distributed Generation Resources in Maine allows residents and businesses to take advantage of renewable energy from community solar farms and will incentivize at least 375 megawatts of solar development in Maine that is expected to be primarily solar farms under 5 megawatts. For examples, a 30-acre 4.2 megawatt solar farm in Oxford, Maine is scheduled to take 6 months to build and go online in 2021. There are at least 36 other Maine solar farms in development as of January 2021 and roughly 600 solar projects that have applied for grid connections. Anyone with a Central Maine Power or Versant Power account can sign up with a community solar program.. (Source)

 

Facts about Maine:

  • Area: 35,385 sq mi
  • Population: 1,344,212
  • Incorporated: 1820
  • Energy Consumption: 11.6 TWh (<1% total US)
  • Solar Energy Capacity: 97 megawatts