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.
What’s the Difference, and What’s the Best Fit? Clean energy has been taking off in recent years, and solar has been leading the way. In 2020, solar represented 43% of all new electricity generating capacity installed in the United States. That’s more than any other technology for two years in a row! With this boom… Read More
While 2020 provided plenty of challenges for solar, it ended on a hopeful note when Congress approved an extension of the 26% federal solar tax credit (ITC) for another two years. This is excellent news for anyone else who couldn’t take advantage of the ITC in 2020. Since then, we have had many questions about… Read More
“My advice to someone who is on the fence about going solar is to go for it. Even if you think you have a less-than-ideal situation, get an evaluation to see the available options.“ After hearing my boss talk about how much he loved his solar panels and having two neighbors install panels on their… Read More
With so many solar installers out there, it can be hard to determine which one is the best fit. So here are the top questions to ask solar contractors before hiring! You’ve done some research, decided that going solar is right for you, and now you’re ready to talk to solar companies about installing a… Read More
Wondering what it is really like to have a solar installation at your home or office? Considering solar for your family? Hear from our current customers in Maine on what it is really like to invest in clean, local, and affordable solar energy. When thinking about Maine weather, most people would say that you’re more… Read More
There is no wrong time to go solar, but is there a best time? If you’ve ever had to make upgrades to your home, you know some home improvement projects are best completed during certain times of the year. For many, summer is the time to start home renovations and remodels. However, when upgrading your… Read More
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
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
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
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