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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.

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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.

Maine Solar Solutions Featured on 2020 Top Solar Contractors List

Maine Solar Solutions is a 2020 Top Solar Contractor

Although the COVID-19 pandemic is the immediate crisis unfolding at the moment, mitigating climate change is also an urgent issue. Solar PV installation is one way to help reduce greenhouse gases from fossil fuels. Solar Power World has recognized the efforts of solar contractors across the United States in its 2020 Top Solar Contractors list…. Read More

Do I Need to Clean My Solar Panels?

Do I need to clean my solar panels?

With spring here and summer just around the corner, pollen, dust, sea salt is in the air, and it might eventually end up on your panels. As a solar owner, we know you are very conscious of anything that could affect the production of your array.  However, when it comes to cleaning your solar panels,… Read More

Saving Energy While Working From Home

Save Energy While Working From Home

As we work to flatten the curve of the COVID-19 virus for the foreseeable future, millions of us are suddenly working, teaching, exercising – all from home. And for many of us new housebound employees and families, there’s an unexpected expense waiting in the wings—a higher electric bill. Working from home often means lights are… Read More

Our Response to COVID-19

We are all in this together

To our valued customers and community members, This unprecedented public health crisis is impacting our communities in many ways, and Maine Solar Solutions is doing what we can to support the health and wellbeing of the communities we work and live. We have been closely monitoring national and state orders related to COVID-19 and taking… Read More

What Is The Difference Between 60 Cell and 72 Cell Solar Electric Panels?

At Maine Solar Solutions, our goal is to educate you about how solar works and inform you about the various types of solar panels that are available on the market. Whether you are considering a solar electric system for your home or commercial business, we begin our process by performing a thorough assessment of your… Read More

Kennebunkport Conservation Trust Goes Solar!

KCT Goes Solar!

Maine Solar Solutions has completed a 10,500 kilowatt (KW) solar electric installation for the Kennebunkport Conservation Trust (KCT). The 33 photovoltaic panels are roof-mounted on their headquarters located at 57 Gravelly Brook Road in Kennebunkport, Maine. Maine Solar Solutions (MSS) designed and installed Kennebunkport Conservation Trust’s solar electric system to cover 100% of their annual… Read More

Maine PUC Rules Against Gross Metering

Maine PUC Rules Against Gross Metering

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

Going Solar with Maine Solar Solutions

Solar Panel Options

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

Things to Consider when Choosing a Solar Installer

Things to Consider when Choosing a Solar Installer

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

How a Solar System Works to Power Your Maine Home

How a Solar System Works to Power Your Maine Home

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

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