Residents voted this summer in favor of pursuing two solar projects. The first, which one town official hopes will be approved and installed this year, would be on the roof of the new public works building. The other project would provide electricity for nine area households and possibly serve as a pilot project for a future, larger scale community solar endeavor.
According to ReVision Energy, this will be the first municipally sponsored solar farm in Maine.
If you would like to learn more about community solar projects and how they might work for your town or neighborhood, contact NRCM Climate and Clean Energy Outreach Coordinator Sophie Janeway or view the NRCM Community Solar Toolkit.
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