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Solar Power for Maine

There are many different ways to use solar energy: passive solar, solar thermal (for heat), photovoltaic (for electricity), small-scale, grid-scale. Tell us what you are using the sun for, and read about what others are doing with the sun's power here.

Solar collectors on the Cumberland Community Communications Center by Revisoin Solar

Solar collectors on Cumberland County Communications Center by Revision Energy

12/31/2010 - 4:39pm

[The following is a guest post by Fred Greenhalgh of ReVision Energy of Portland.  It is ReVision Energy's response to the REACh (Residential Energy Assistance Challenge) report brought forward by the Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting, cited by the Bangor Daily News and other local papers, about the dubious performance of some renewable energy systems installed with public fun

12/23/2010 - 1:15pm

There is a company called GridSolar, based in Portland, Maine, which is proposing to build a very different “smart grid”, using solar distributed generation (as opposed to centralized generation) in communities where electricity demand is high.  Here is some info taken from their website with their permission:

"The GridSolar Project has three key components:

12/19/2010 - 6:39pm

Welcome to Maine’s conversation about solar power.  There are two main ways we can use energy from the sun: one is to create electricity (photovoltaic or pv) and one is to collect heat (solar thermal). These two topics will eventually become separate blog threads, but for the moment they are all under one roof, or is it on top of the roof?