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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.

How Much Do Solar Panels Cost In Maine?

How much do solar panels cost?

With the cost of solar panels at an all-time low, there has never been a better time to go solar. A solar electric system can eliminate your electric bill, and you will also enjoy the benefits of powering your home with clean, renewable energy.  Saving money, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, benefiting the environment; Investing in… Read More

How Should You Pay For Solar Panels?

How should you pay for solar panels?

Solar financing: How do you pay for solar in Maine? There is a great reason that Maine homeowners have chosen to purchase a solar electric system for their homes: it’s an excellent investment! Solar panel systems not only benefit the environment, but last for more than 25 years, increase your home’s value, and offset most… Read More

ServiceMaster Goes Solar With Maine Solar Solutions

ServiceMaster Goes Solar in Maine

Maine Solar Solutions recently completed the installation of a 49.59 kilowatt (kW) solar electric installation at ServiceMaster in Auburn, Maine. By harnessing the sun’s power, this local business has increased the sustainability of its operations while also reducing its annual operating costs. The 114 high-efficiency REC 435 watt photovoltaic panels are roof mounted and, coupled… Read More

Local Farm Ups Their Environmental Game and Savings With Solar Power

Replenova Farm in Maine Goes Solar!

2021 marks the first year of Replenova Farms solar array installation, and it is exceeding all expectations. Gary Goodrich’s farm in Durham, Maine, grows organic vegetables using sustainability in all of its practices and has been doing so for five years.  The 17-acre MOFGA certified vegetable farm also hosts a barn, a farm market with… Read More

Maine Solar Solutions Recognized as Top U.S. Solar Installation Company (again!)

Top Solar Contractor 2021

The U.S. solar industry is on the upswing, thanks to a pro-renewables presidential administration and increased concern over climate change. Maine Solar Solutions has had a front-row seat to this action, with business increasing over the last year. Solar Power World has recognized the company’s installation success by adding Maine Solar Solutions to the 2021… Read More

Community Solar Vs. Rooftop Solar

Community Solar versus Rooftop Solar

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

The Solar Investment Tax Credit: Your Questions Answered

Solar Investment Tax Credit: Your Questions Answered

In late 2020, Congress approved a two-year extension of the 26% Federal Solar Tax Credit (ITC). This is great news for Maine homeowners and businesses planning to install a solar electric system. The availability of the solar tax credit is a great benefit for the majority of solar customers as it essentially lowers the cost… Read More

Brian from North Berwick, Maine

Solar Install in North Berwick, Maine

“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

Thinking of going solar? Here Are The Top 7 Questions to Ask When Hiring an Installer in Maine.

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

Joe from Lisbon, Maine

Photo of Install in Lisbon, Maine

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

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