We will review your annual electricity usage and assign you a share of a local community solar garden serving Saco, 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 Saco, Maine with Ampion, you can always view your solar production, cost savings, and environmental impact with our online portal.
Saco is located at the mouth of the Saco river along the Atlantic Ocean in southern Maine. It has an extensive beach, Ferry Beach State Park, and is home to the Ecology School, an environmental education center whose two recently completed Living Buildings are considered the most sustainable buildings in the Northeast. Situated on the east side on the Saco River, Saco borders its twin city, Biddeford and is 20 minutes from Portland.
Saco is in the process of re-evaluating its land use zoning to accommodate solar energy development.
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.