Welcome to the Maine Solar Solutions blog, where you’ll find answers to common questions about solar, tips on how to get the most from your solar PV system, and more. In addition to perusing the many informative pages on our website, you can visit this blog for useful tips and updates about the solar industry.
Your Solar Questions Answered
Whether you want to get the most from your residential solar investment or want to know how a commercial solar PV system could support your business, you’ve come to the right place. In addition to what you’ll find on this blog, you can find answers to many of our most frequently asked questions on our FAQ page.
Answers You Can Trust
We install solar electric systems throughout the state of Maine, in Kennebunk, Cape Elizabeth, and beyond. We know a thing or two after years of experience in the field and always strive to share our expertise with you.
The Maine Public Utilities Commission (PUC) granted a petition to suspend so-called “gross metering” for medium and large electricity users, citing excessive costs to all ratepayers. “Gross metering” was adopted by the PUC roughly two years ago to replace net metering. Gross metering requires the installation of both extra and expensive metering equipment. These meters… Read More
Our goal at Maine Solar Solutions is to provide you with the information that you need to make an informed decision. We take a consultative approach when working with our customers; communicating clearly and educating you about how solar works and what your options are. Step 1: Introductory Phone Call We’ll gather information about your… Read More
So you’ve already done some research on going solar in Maine, and you and your family are excited to start enjoying benefits like lower utility bills, greater energy independence, and a reduced carbon footprint. Now what? Well, if you want to ensure a smooth and simple process as you make the switch to clean solar… Read More
As CMP’s prices increase, you may be wondering how you can save some money and reduce your reliance on your local utility company for electricity. A properly designed solar electric system reduce your CMP bill to nearly zero by using energy from the sun to generate free and clean electricity. How Does a Solar PV… Read More
At Maine Solar Solutions, our goal is to help Maine homeowners and commercial business owners save money and make the most of their solar investment. One of the most frequently asked questions we hear is, “What’s the payback on solar?” What most people mean when they ask about payback is, “how long will my savings… Read More
Food? Check. Bug spray? Check. Gas for that noisy generator? Ugh. Still have to get that, and it’s going to be a nuisance to travel with — especially for my island home. If only there were a better solution for powering camp and island homes here in Maine. Fortunately, there is. With an off-grid system… Read More
If you read the news here in Maine, you’ve probably seen headlines about Central Maine Power’s new billing system. Customers throughout central and southern Maine are seeing their electricity bills skyrocket, and it could be due to persistent issues with the new billing system. As a Maine homeowner and CMP customer, you have the right… Read More
If you’re considering installing solar panels on your property here in Maine, you’re probably aware of the benefits that going solar can offer. In addition to letting you save money on your electric bills immediately, going solar can reduce your carbon footprint, give you access to valuable tax incentives, and more. A solar PV system… Read More