Did you know Maine is the sunniest state in New England and in fact receives 33 percent more sun than Germany, the world leader in solar energy production?
“Sure, that’s great and I want to use solar energy but my roof won’t work for panels.”
“Yeah, I want solar energy but I rent!”
“My land is really shady and I don’t want to cut down the trees.”
If these or other problems plague your desire to switch to clean, infinitely renewable, solar energy, you’re in luck.
Community Solar Farms (CSFs) are an idea taking hold in Maine! The Free Press recently highlighted just such a member-owned CSF recently brought online in Edgecomb. CSFs, which can be found in a growing number of Maine communities, are a great way for communities to come together and combine resources so everyone can have access to clean, solar energy even if they are unable to install the necessary panels at their homes. If you are interested in this community oriented, sustainable energy model, check out the Free Press article or contact Emmie Theberge, NRCM Rising Director and Clean Energy Policy Advocate at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our sustainability radar is always on, and we love to share. Do you have information about a great project helping to make Maine a more sustainable place to call home that you would like to see featured on NRCM’s blog? Guest posts and alerts about interesting sustainability stories are always welcome! If it is good news for our environment and involves Maine or Mainers, it belongs in the spotlight. Please contact Sarah Lakeman, NRCM Sustainable Maine Project Director at email@example.com or (207) 430-0170 or Chrissy Adamowicz, NRCM Sustainable Maine Outreach Coordinator at mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org or (207) 430-0144.