Introducing NRCM’s Community Solar Toolkit
NRCM wants to help towns and community groups looking to transition to clean, renewable energy by connecting them with others who are already on the path. Our new Community Solar Toolkit will help you learn about other solar initiatives around Maine and solar policies so your community does not have to reinvent the wheel when considering clean energy.
All across Maine, towns and cities large and small are seeing the light. From Belfast to Bar Harbor, from the coast to the hills, the sun is shining on community-scale solar projects that are helping meet energy needs with nature’s ultimate renewable resource!
Citizens throughout Maine are working to ensure the rooftops of large, public buildings in their municipalities are doing more than keeping town equipment, people, and materials out of the elements. People are increasingly voting to install solar arrays designed to help power municipal buildings.
Solar energy can be a great option for towns and institutions that recognize and want to reap the budget predictability and lower costs of Maine’s solar resource, which is more abundant than that of Germany, the global leader in solar energy production. The cities and towns that are now home to community solar arrays set great examples for others who want to ensure the sun shines on a brighter, more sustainable future.
Are you interested in exploring for your town the benefits of solar projects like those mentioned here? If so, visit the NRCM Community Solar Toolkit.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or (207) 430-0170 or Chrissy Adamowicz, NRCM Sustainable Maine Outreach Coordinator at email@example.com or (207) 430-0144.