Post Tagged with: "Maine"

Solstice raises $3.1 million for innovative, equitable approach to community solar

Solstice raises $3.1 million for innovative, equitable approach to community solar

January 21, 2021 at 10:13 am 0 comments

Climate change is a top concern for many Americans and its mitigation requires massive clean energy expansion. Still, 77% of American households cannot install rooftop solar power due to rented housing, the structure of their rooftop, the upfront cost, or access to financing. Solstice Power Technologies, Inc., a software andRead More

Why ‘Maine won’t wait’ on climate action and what the rush means for solar developers

Why ‘Maine won’t wait’ on climate action and what the rush means for solar developers

January 20, 2021 at 8:00 am 0 comments

In 2019, Maine’s Governor Janet Mills addressed the United Nations, laying out a plan for the state to reach carbon neutrality by 2045. When compared to Maine’s sister states that have been working for the last decade to establish renewable energy markets to assist with reaching similar carbon neutrality goals,Read More

Borrego expands Maine’s solar portfolio with eight new solar projects

Borrego expands Maine’s solar portfolio with eight new solar projects

October 26, 2020 at 5:19 pm Comments are Disabled

Borrego Solar announced eight new projects in municipalities across Maine, continuing its leadership in Northeast U.S. distributed solar markets. The planned projects will consist of a total of 55 megawatts of solar installations located in Manchester, Orland, Randolph, Strong, Turner, Windham, Blue Hill and Millinocket. The Borrego portfolio represents the largest awardRead More

Nexamp adds 50-MW community solar portfolio in Maine from Dimension Energy

Nexamp adds 50-MW community solar portfolio in Maine from Dimension Energy

September 16, 2020 at 3:19 pm Comments are Disabled

Nexamp is acquiring a 10-project, 50-megawatt portfolio of community solar projects from Dimension Energy. The projects represent some of the first developed after Governor Mills reinstated, expanded, and enhanced the state’s Net Energy Billing program last year and will enable residential customers of Central Maine Power and Versant Power toRead More

Peck Company Holdings adds 50 MW to its Maine solar pipeline

Peck Company Holdings adds 50 MW to its Maine solar pipeline

May 20, 2020 at 11:26 am Comments are Disabled

Vermont-based EPC The Peck Company Holdings expanded its pipeline of solar project portfolios in Maine for up to 50 MWs capacity from a leading solar development company focused on community-scale, commercial & industrial-scale and small utility-scale solar PV systems. “During the COVID-19 pandemic, we continue to work in the fieldRead More

Encore Renewable Energy approved to build a 5-MW solar project in Maine

Encore Renewable Energy approved to build a 5-MW solar project in Maine

May 4, 2020 at 10:52 am Comments are Disabled

All permits required for Encore Renewable Energy to construct a 5-MW solar array on underutilized land in Oakland, Maine, have been approved. The permit was secured working collaboratively and remotely with local officials from the Town of Oakland. Once completed, the new solar array will produce enough clean electricity toRead More

Maine’s new target: 80 percent renewable electricity by 2030, 100 percent by 2050

Maine’s new target: 80 percent renewable electricity by 2030, 100 percent by 2050

June 24, 2019 at 1:05 pm Comments are Disabled

Maine passed a pair of bills to both solidify its solar energy market and spur its development. The first, LD 1711, (which we previewed here) is all about creating a predictable, competitive market for solar in the state. The second, LD 1494, changes the state’s renewable portfolio standard and setsRead More

Maine legislators seek to expand state’s solar industry via community solar in new bill

Maine legislators seek to expand state’s solar industry via community solar in new bill

May 20, 2019 at 8:32 am Comments are Disabled

Maine has lagged behind the other Northeastern states the last five years in solar energy adoption, mainly due to indecisive and regressive renewable energy policy. This is now starting to change. Earlier this year, the state’s new governor, Janet Mills, signed legislation to end the previous regime’s gross net meteringRead More

Solar vs. the state: Regulatory news in Utah, Maine, Maryland

Solar vs. the state: Regulatory news in Utah, Maine, Maryland

February 7, 2017 at 8:00 am 7 comments

We included a roundup of solar net metering battles and other state-level regulatory action to watch inside our new Residential Rooftop Report, which we posted last week, and since then, there’s already more headlines to roundup. Utah is going to phase out tax credits Utah’s residents have been able toRead More

Maine PUC proposes rule to phase out net-metering

Maine PUC proposes rule to phase out net-metering

September 21, 2016 at 9:29 am Comments are Disabled

The ups and downs of Maine’s solar industry continue after its Public Utilities Commission issued a proposed rule that would make several changes to Chapter 313 concerning net metering. Under the Commission’s current rule, generation from a customer’s generating facility may be used as a kWh credit (currently energy plus transmissionRead More