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 with the SolarEdge inverters, will produce over 55,495 kWh of clean, renewable power each year. Maine Solar Solutions designed the system to offset 100% of ServiceMaster’s annual electrical consumption, nearly eliminating the annual electricity cost for this 10,000 square foot facility.
As a business that has been cleaning and restoring homes and businesses after floods and fires for over 25 years, they see firsthand the impact they can make right here in Maine. As community members themselves and with many of their employees living in the area they support, “ServiceMaster strives every day to be the business that our community can count on year after year and saw an opportunity to do more with solar. Not only do we see this as a cost-effective solution for the business’s future energy expenses, but it also protects our environment and, in turn, the community we care so much about,” said Steve Cox, co-owner of ServiceMaster.
By installing a solar system and sharing their solar experience with others, Cox believes ServiceMaster can lead by example for other local businesses to follow.
The new solar electric system will offset over 39.3 metric tons of carbon dioxide every year that would otherwise be emitted by fossil-fuel based utility power. This impact is equivalent to saving 91 barrels of oil, removing air pollution produced by over 98,840 miles of driving, or the pollutants removed by planting 49 acres of trees annually.
ServiceMaster is a team of dedicated professionals certified in the remediation of damage caused by water, fire, soot, sewage, trauma, vandalism, and mold. With over 25 years of combined experience, a staff of IICRC trained professionals and state of the art equipment, we are ready and capable to bring your emergency under control – no matter how big or how small. Our restoration and cleaning services will get your Maine home or business back to normal as quickly as possible. https://www.smfireandwater.com/contact/servicemaster-lewiston-auburn-maine/