Community Solar: what is it?
Community solar makes going solar possible for those who still want to save on their energy bills with renewable energy but cannot install solar at their location. Community solar allows Central Maine Power and Versant Power (formerly Emera) customers to go solar, regardless of home-ownership status or how much sunshine their roof gets. There’s no upfront cost to join, but spaces are limited.
At this time, Maine Solar Solutions is taking names of people who are interested in the Community Solar program. A member of our team will be in touch with you in 1-2 weeks to set up a call and review the Community Solar Program in greater detail. We appreciate your patience and interest!
What are the benefits of Community Solar?
Joining community solar means supporting renewable power for your community and helping reduce your dependence on fossil fuels. Also, by participating, you enable local, clean power development, and job creation right here in Maine.
The process is simple. Because Community Solar takes your roof out of the equation, that means no installation or home inspection. There are no upfront costs and you will not be billed until the farm starts generating solar power.
Utility rates are unpredictable and, on average, increase by 3% each year. With Community Solar, you can help offset utility costs over time with solar credits. These credits are offered at a 10% discount compared to your utility’s electricity rates. This 10% discount is fixed for up to 20 years, even as utility rates increase.
How does Community Solar work?
Community solar is an easy and affordable way to support clean, renewable energy.
What are the next steps for me?
Because Community Solar is a roofless solar program, there is no home visit required and offers secure and transparent online enrollment. We provide a free phone consultation to review the program’s benefits and to answer your questions before you sign up.
Here’s How to Reserve Your Spot:
Fill out a contact form
Call us directly or fill out our online form. You will be placed on a waiting list and our team will contact you in 1-2 weeks to set up an introductory phone call.
Introductory phone call
On the call, we will guide you through how our program works and answer your questions.
Provide a recent utility bill
We will analyze your energy consumption to determine the appropriate portion of the solar farm for your home.
Complete a soft credit check
This fast and simple credit check will not impact your score.
Sign your customer agreement online
Once approved, your agreement will be sent to your email address. After you sign, your spot is reserved, and we’ll keep you updated as to the progress of the project.
Ready to Learn More Now?
Our enrollment process is easy, transparent, and our solar specialists will support you every step of the way. At this time, there is a wait of 1-2 weeks for a scheduled call to review the program. If you haven’t already, please fill out the form above and a member of our team will be in touch.
Browse our Solar FAQS
We promise convenience, and your confidence in our program is a priority. Our Community Solar FAQ page is also available to answer common questions, provide program education, and help you feel great about your commitment to Community Solar and renewable energy solutions.