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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

05/13/2013 - 10:31am

the Sustainable Energy Alternatives center at Southern Maine Community CollegeOn May 4, 2013 the Common Ground Learning Solutions and Southern Maine Community College (SMCC) at the South Portland Campus held the Renewable En

04/18/2013 - 8:50pm

feed in tariff image from 350 dot orgHave you ever wondered how some countries such as Germany can afford to deploy wind and solar energy technologies at such a higher rate than we do in the U

03/08/2013 - 11:09am

residential solar panels in a Philadelphia neighborhood courtesy of DOEBy the same principles that make community wind power feasible in Maine, we can also build co

02/24/2013 - 2:24pm

participants in the 2011 junior solar sprint in rockland MaineSay what? You're a middle school teacher, you teach science and your students have never participated in the Junior Solar Sprint?

02/20/2013 - 3:11pm

Xiaolin Zheng of Stanford University, lead scientist on the team that invented Peel and Stick Solar Cells It may be possible soon to charge cell phones, change the tint on windows, o

02/07/2013 - 5:10pm

Thomas College in Waterville has formed an interesting partnership with ReVision Energy of Liberty, to bring the largest solar energy project in Maine to its campus. The 170 kilowatt, 700 panel solar photovoltaic array was installed in October of 2012 on the Alfond Athletic Center roof and is expected to produce about 11% of the college’s energy needs.

02/06/2013 - 6:24pm

The Office of Indian Energy and the Denali Commission tour the National Wind Technology Center in Colorado Photo courtesy of NRELOn January 30, 2013, the US Energy Department announced the second round of

02/06/2013 - 4:24pm

An unusual structure with a wind turbine in Denmark by University of Southern MaineWould you like to see some bold innovations and examples of a nationwide commitment to sustainable energy and resilience?

02/01/2013 - 11:36am

Marc Lausier with the first Nissan Leaf vehicle sold in MaineMarc "Gadge" Lausier of Greater Portland shares the thought process that lead to his decision to install solar panels to charge his electric vehicle:<

01/17/2013 - 5:46pm

graduatesThe Proton OnSite Scholarship and Innovation Program is fueling the next generation of scientific innovation by recognizing and awarding high school seniors, college students, and innovators who can find new and creative ways for