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2019

Kennebunkport Conservation Trust goes solar With Maine Solar Solutions  
Maine Solar Solutions has completed a 10,500-kilowatt solar electric installation for the Kennebunkport Conservation Trust. The 33 photovoltaic panels are roof-mounted on their headquarters located at 57 Gravelly Brook Road in Kennebunkport. Read the full article in the Journal Tribune.

Silfab Solar earns ‘Top Performer’
The company was awarded ‘top performer’ under the 2019 Photovoltaic Evolution Labs scorecard. They received the award in the categories of dynamic mechanical load testing, thermal cycling testing, and potential-induced degradation. Read the full article here.

Big solar bill gets near-unanimous approval in Maine Senate
“There’s a lot of companies in the state — smaller companies — that should benefit from these projects,” said Dow. “We’re hoping that all of those companies can also expand right here in the state of Maine. It’s always a good thing when businesses in Maine can expand and grow.” Learn more.

Legislators should support solar bill
Letter of support from Maine Solar Solutions installer, Thomas. “Maine needs more solar jobs for young people like me who want to be in rural Maine but need work to do so. This June, I started a job in Maine’s solar energy industry working for Maine Solar Solutions. This job will give me the opportunity to acquire enough hours and experience to become a licensed electrical journeyman. I chose to work in the solar energy industry because I care about clean energy, and I’d like to be able to stay in Maine to do this work. We need to pass solar policy to grow the number of jobs that give people the option to come to Maine.” Read the full article.

Green Energy Times interviewed our Maine Solar Solutions owner Sam Zuckerman about the benefits of pairing a solar system with heat pumps. The results are so clear that one customer recently called them a “killer combination. You can learn more about the benefits of heat pumps on our website here or read the “Pairing a Solar System with Heat Pumps” article here.

2018

Maine Solar Solutions – Keeping the Power On
Our owner of Maine Solar Solutions, Sam Zuckerman was interviewed by Green Energy Time’s and provided them with some insight on how to design and install grid-tied photovoltaic (PV) systems with battery backup. Read more.

Solar power achieved a New England milestone on chilly Thanksgiving

Solar power achieved a New England milestone on chilly Thanksgiving
Sun-generated electricity reached a level that actually shifted peak energy demand away from the usual midmorning, showing solar’s growing role on the region’s electric grid. Read more.

Maine regulators reverse the gross metering decision for mid-sized, large customers
The PUC appointed by Governor LePage has undone its regressive solar policy for a portion of customers, after being confronted with evidence that it was imposing costs on all ratepayers. Read more.

Breaking New Ground Twenty residential and commercial architecture projects that push the limits of design
We were honored to be the solar installers for the Maine Coast Waldorf School. Maine Home+Design Magazine featured the school as one of twenty residential and commercial architecture projects that push the limits of design. Check them out under number 3. Read more.

Twenty residential and commercial architecture projects that push the limits of design
Learn about the Maine Coast Waldorf School’s which was recently featured in the Maine Home + Design magazine. Students at the school are taught about the building’s systems and about incorporating passive house principles to provide a healthy, energy-efficient space that responds to necessary global environmental priorities. Maine Solar Solutions proudly installed the school’s solar energy system. Read more.

Freeport, Maine Passive High School: The First Passive House-Certified, Net-Zero High School in the U.S.
Maine Solar Solutions was honored to be the solar installers for the Maine Cost Waldorf School. On March 30, 2018, Efficiency Maine (efficiencymaine.com) designated the Maine Coast Waldorf School (mainecoastwaldorf.org) as a certified Maine Advanced Building. Read more.

Interested in learning more about our process and what it takes to go solar in Maine? Contact us or call (207) 464-8084 today.

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