Solar Energy for Schools, Nonprofits & Municipalities

Beth Edmonds of the Freeport Public Library talks about the advantages that solar offers to the library, and the choice to use ReVision Energy to install the system.

The rising cost of energy has made solar a better choice than ever for schools, nonprofit organizations and towns. A very different funding and budgetary process means that these organizations often need a creative partner in order to make projects happen.

ReVision Energy can help your organization evaluate your solar opportunities, identify funding sources, and successfully install a solar energy system that will save your organization money for 20+ years.

Why Choose ReVision for Solar?

ReVision Energy has worked with hundreds of schools, municipalities, and nonprofits over the last 8 years to make solar projects a reality.

We work in a variety of capacities, often from the early stages, helping to identify and collaborate on grants and other funding opportunities. When projects move forward, our highly-trained, professional team will install the system in a timely manner.

Our organization has a suite of professional credentials including 6 installers with NABCEP Certifications, two professional engineers (P.E.) and a management team with over thirty years combined solar industry experience. ReVision Energy's project supervisors also hold master electrician and master plumber licenses to ensure that every completed system is code-compliant and qualifies for government financial incentives.

Power Purchase Agreements (PPA)

Thomas College - Waterville, Maine Solar Power

With nearly 700 solar panels, the 167kw solar electric array at Thomas College is the largest solar array in Maine. ReVision Energy installed it at 0 upfront cost to the school through a power purchase agreement.

ReVision Energy so believes in the mission of bringing solar to nonprofit organizations that company founders Phil Coupe, Bill Behrens, and Fortunat Mueller created another company, ReVision Investments, along with environmental attorney Steve Hinchman.

ReVision Investments helps nonprofits reduce the costs of solar energy systems by creating a mechanism for donors or private investors to purchase solar energy systems on behalf of nonprofits and thus qualify for state and federal incentives. After a period of time, the donor can elect to sell the solar energy system to the nonprofit at a steeply reduced rate, or donate the system completely. The nonprofit initially pays no upfront capital, but pays for the cost of the solar-generated electricity at competitive rates. The organization then has several years to seek out grants and/or fundraise the additional capital needed to purchase the solar project outright.

Contact us for more information on funding solar for schools, nonprofits, or municipalities.

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Nonprofit/School/Municipal Solar Case Studies:

Below is a sample of the many solar projects for schools, nonprofits and towns we've completed in the last 8 years

South Berwick Library Goes Solar!

ReVision Library Goes Solar South Berwick is the latest Maine municipality we’ve had the pleasure to help go solar – joining a growing list of forward-thinking towns and cities (including Eliot, ME, York, ME Durham, NH, Freeport, ME, Windham, ME, Lincolnville, ME, Dayton, ME, Gorham, ME… and many others). Check out our website’s photo galleryRead the Rest...

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Lincolnville Library aims to be ‘net zero’ with solar PV and heat pump combo

Click to view video coverage of this solar project from WCSH Channel 6 The Lincolnville Community Library is now powered by the sun, thanks to grant funding by Efficiency Maine and the solar pros at ReVision Energy. The former one-room school house received 30 US-made solar electric panels to help power the 12,000 BTU heatRead the Rest...

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NHSPCA enjoys solar breakthrough

When it comes to going green and saving money, thoughtful planning and research can lead to significant change. Consider the case for the New Hampshire SPCA, the state’s oldest animal protection and care facility, which decided in 2008 that it was time to deal seriously with rising costs of energy. And, according to SPCA directorRead the Rest...

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Town of Durham, NH Invests in Solar with No Upfront Cost from ReVision Energy

Durham, NH now boasts three new solar arrays on town buildings: a 99kw solar electric system on the town’s ice rink, 16kw on the library, and 6kw on the police department. The three systems, designed, installed, and financed by ReVision Energy, were installed at no up-front cost to the town. Instead, the town will buyRead the Rest...

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NHSPCA’s solar panels and wood pellet energy conversion raises efficiency, saves money

ReVision Energy's Dan ClappSince they went green in 2012, the oldest SPCA in the state has more money to spend on food and needed care for the animals awaiting their forever homes at the Portsmouth Avenue location. The facilities used to operate on oil-based heat and hot water, which cost $55,000 for the 2009-10 heating season. To reduceRead the Rest...

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NEWAIM Fiber Mill - Waldoboro, Maine

My monthly propane payment dropped by more than half thanks to our solar hot water system.

In the summer we are able to heat nearly all of our water using the sun!

Nancy Williams
NEWAIM Fiber Mill

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