Post Tagged with: "Maine"

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 0 comments

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 0 comments

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

Maine solar bill defeated by larger installer lobbying effort — did it hurt the local installer?

Maine solar bill defeated by larger installer lobbying effort — did it hurt the local installer?

May 23, 2016 at 10:37 am 3 comments

A solar energy bill was defeated in Maine last month, and the reason it was defeated, according to this feature in the Portland Press Herald, was a lobbying effort by the country’s largest solar installers. For those installers – SolarCity, Sunrun – getting involved in local politics to work onRead More

Solar vs. the state: Net metering, rate battles are heating up around the country

Solar vs. the state: Net metering, rate battles are heating up around the country

February 16, 2016 at 9:36 am 6 comments

The extension of the Investment Tax Credit (ITC) got the big headlines, but the net metering and rate decisions being made around the country could have a dramatic impact on a solar installer’s business. The most notable of these battles is taking place in Nevada, and the path taken toRead More

Maine solar installers petition legislature to preserve net metering policy

Maine solar installers petition legislature to preserve net metering policy

February 11, 2016 at 11:44 am Comments are Disabled

Maine solar installers, local and national businesses, environmental organizations, and the newly-formed Solar Energy Association of Maine delivered a petition with nearly 4,000 signatures to the Legislature today, urging Maine regulators and lawmakers to preserve current net metering policy as a side-by-side option for consumers who want to go solar.Read More