We will review your annual electricity usage and assign you a share of a local community solar garden serving Portland, 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 Portland, Maine with Ampion, you can always view your solar production, cost savings, and environmental impact with our online portal.
Portland is Maine’s most populous city and the only metropolitan area in the state. It is situated on a peninsula that overlooks Casco Bay and the 365 Calendar Islands. The Port of Portland is the largest tonnage seaport in New England and a busy working port. Portland has a trove of historic landmarks with 93 structures listed in the National Register of Historic Places
Portland’s municipally owned solar projects include a solar array at the Riverside Golf Course that generates enough electricity to charge the golf carts, a 1MW solar array atop the closed Ocean Avenue Landfill that about 3.5% of the city’s annual electricity use, and a solar array on Portland’s International Jetport garage canopy that is believed to be the largest roof mounted PV array in Maine. It generates enough electricity to cover half the garage and rental car facility’s electricity use.
There are a variety of community solar options for Portland residents and businesses. The Maine Chapter of the Sierra Club also helps to bring prospective shareholders and property owners together to build successful solar projects.
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.