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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

07/01/2015 - 5:43pm

Climate Solutions Map courtesy of Climate SolutionsThe Climate Solutions Mapping Project is collecting information on community, business, governmental, and educational initiatives in Maine that are working to prevent furt

07/01/2015 - 2:42pm

VolturnUS offshore floating wind turbine image courtesy of University of Maine.A group of Stanford University researchers calling themselves "The Solutions Project" has presented a roadmap in the form of a pa

07/01/2015 - 9:10am

Johannes Rittershausen, Managing Director of Convergent Energy and Power photo by Kay MannThe success of increased renewable energy generation may rest on growth in the distributed and grid-scale energy storage marke

06/23/2015 - 9:36am

Alan Caron, photo courtesy of Envision MaineOn June 12, 2015, Envision Maine convened an unprecedented gathering of some of Maine’s largest chambers of commerce, environmental, energy and research organizations to explore the changes th

06/01/2015 - 8:57pm

Senator Angus King explains the importance of renewable energy to students of The Friends School of Portland courtesy of Broad Reach Public RelationsA special, intergenerational partne

04/13/2015 - 10:42am

Maine House of Representatives Chamber image courtesy of Maine LegislatureMaine has one of the strongest renewable portfolio standards (RPS) in the country, requiring 40 percent of total electric supply to come from renewabl

03/27/2015 - 5:08pm

Ron Phillips of Coastal Enterprises photo by Kay MannCoastal Enterprises, Inc (CEI) held its 37th Annual Meeting at Bowdoin College March 10, 2015 and bestselling author Jeremy Rifkin was the keynote speaker.

03/04/2015 - 11:32pm

Solarize Freeport logoThe town of Freeport is working on an ambitious project that may serve as a model for other communities to follow: bringing the community together to lower the cost of solar power. 

03/01/2015 - 5:06pm

An aerial view of a Pika hybrid system in Gorham Maine photo courtesy of Pika EnergyOn February 5, 2015, Pika Energy, a Westbrook-based manufacturer of residential wind turbines and wind-solar hybrid systems,