New and Press

ReVision Energy's renewable energy projects are frequently featured in local and national newpapers, radio and television.

Here is a sample of the features:

October 23rd, 2014 - Solarize Kearsarge Sparks Great Interest at Launch Event

Solarize Kearsarge NH MeetingAn audience of more than 160, mostly from Andover, New London, and Wilmot, filled Clements Hall on the Colby-Sawyer College campus on October 18 as representatives from Vital Communities, a Vermont-based nonprofit, and ReVision Energy, an Exeter-based installer of solar-electric systems, told them of the benefits – economic and environmental – of owning their ownRead the Rest...

October 2nd, 2014 - Large York County solar projects under way

york-solar-installTwo of the largest solar energy projects in Southern Maine got under way this month in South Berwick and York. The 38kW system at the South Berwick Public Library consists of 144 roof-mounted solar panels. The 28kW system atop the York Beach fire station includes 104 solar panels. Depending on the season and other factors,Read the Rest...

October 2nd, 2014 - ReVision cites early adoption and state as factors in growth

dan-clapp-revision-solarAn early start in marketing solar technology and doing business in a state receptive to renewable energy are a couple of the factors cited by ReVision Energy for growth that warranted inclusion on a Top 10 Companies to Watch. “Over the last five years, when it comes to solar electricity and photovoltaic panels, we’ve hadRead the Rest...

September 26th, 2014 - Powered by the sun – via panels many miles away

community-solar-farm-maineFalling prices for solar-electric panels are enticing Mainers who want to install them at their homes. That’s not an option, however, for Jim Atwell, an environmental engineer from Falmouth. He lives in a condominium, and the homeowners’ association won’t allow a solar array on the roof. But starting next month, Atwell will begin meeting 80Read the Rest...

September 26th, 2014 - DownEast Magazine – A drafty saltbox has been remodeled into a cozy and highly energy-efficient home

king-house-solarSolar technology has come a long way in the past few decades. Built overlooking a pond in Falmouth in the 1970s, this modified passive-solar saltbox was so drafty that “within 45 minutes of the sun setting, the house was cold as stone,” says owner Claudia King. In addition, the interior was dark and cheerless, barelyRead the Rest...

September 15th, 2014 - 200 Year Old Barn Receives Sustainable Upgrades by a Custom Shoemaker

2014-04-22 02.34.26For the past 40 years, Robert and Barbara have shared a love affair restoring this wonderful barn. To prepare it for solar, they pooled their resources together with the talents of their son, Eben, who grew up heavily influenced by working alongside his parents during their restoration efforts. Now a highly skilled craftsman and professionalRead the Rest...

September 8th, 2014 - Carbon Standards Will Fight Pollution, Add Jobs

ReVision Energy co-founder, Phil Coupe recently submitted this editorial to the New Hampshire Business Review, it appeared in the September 5, 2014 issue of New Hampshire Business Review. Although the United States emits the highest per capita carbon pollution in the world (40 percent coming from power plants), we are lulled into complacency because theseRead the Rest...

August 19th, 2014 - Teaming Heat Pumps with Rooftop Solar

jlcTrends are positive for solar electric power. Panel prices have been dropping for years, while panel output and efficiency has been rising. Mini-split heat pumps are also riding a wave: Every year, one of the big name-brand manufacturers leap-frogs the others, posting another jump in efficiency. For ReVision Energy in Portland, Maine, those two positiveRead the Rest...

August 19th, 2014 - Local Businesses Show Support For Solar Energy

nh-event-solarDespite ironically having to huddle in the shade to find relief from the heat, nearly half a dozen advocates for solar energy in New Hampshire gathered at Arms Park in Manchester on Tuesday as a united front to further the efforts of bringing the smart choice, renewable energy to the state. “The thing I likeRead the Rest...

August 19th, 2014 - Coastal Cohousing Community Wins North American Copper in Architecture Award

Salt Marsh CohousingThe decision to use copper extensively on the Coastal Cohousing Community project was a carefully considered one, as low maintenance and long durability were high on the owners’ list of priorities.  ReVision Energy had the unique challenge of integrating a high-performance solar energy array on top of the beautiful copper roof, using special fasteners thatRead the Rest...

August 19th, 2014 - Another New Solar Electric Installation in Andover

Outdoors-Solar-Installation-0129Revision Energy of Exeter installed another photovoltaic array in Andover last month. The 18 panels should provide about 5.4 kilowatts of electricity over the course of a year, enough to power the entire household. Any excess power goes into the New Hampshire Electric Co-op’s grid for other NHEC customers to use. Revision recently announced aRead the Rest...

August 1st, 2014 - Small library gets big grant to go solar

lincolnville-libraryIn the middle of summer, the small library in Lincolnville is getting ready to beat the cost of winter. The library is installing a full solar electric system, which they say should power all the lights and a heat pump to heat and cool the building. Dunham says they’re hoping the combination of building insulation,Read the Rest...

July 8th, 2014 - Businesses move forward to the future with reusable energy sources

Maple Hill Farm Owner, Scott Cowger Photo Credit: Amber WatermanAt Maple Hill, Cowger and his partner, Vince Hannan, took advantage of federal and state grants, as well as a low-interest loan, to install a combined solar hot water/solar electric system in 2007. The system today generates about half of the establishment’s electricity and most of the heat for hot water, as well as someRead the Rest...

June 20th, 2014 - Installing a Mini-Split Air-Source Heat Pump

chris-and-dave“Mini-split” air-source heat pumps are establishing a strong foothold in northern states, based on the advancing capability of heat pump technology. JLC visited a jobsite in Maine in April to see technicians from Portland-based ReVision Energy install a system in an existing home, where the unit will “unload” the home’s existing oil boiler during muchRead the Rest...

June 3rd, 2014 - Report putting Portland behind other cities in solar adoption renews policy push

ReVision Energy's Phil Coupe speaking behalf of solar in MaineSolar energy advocates said Tuesday that a report showing Portland behind most cities in harvesting power from the sun warrants renewed state support for solar power installations. The report issued Friday indicated that cities like Honolulu, Hawaii, and San Jose, California, have adopted policies encouraging solar development that include setting specific goals, putting solar panelsRead the Rest...

June 3rd, 2014 - Electric car use gets a boost, closer study from Maine pilot project

Tesla parked outside of Portland, Maine's solar powered garage on Fore StreetDylan Voorhees, spokesman for the Natural Resources Council of Maine, said Thursday morning over a din of car traffic along Presumpscot Street that at least 150 all-electric cars are on the road in Maine, and he estimates there are more, based on records from the Bureau of Motor Vehicles. Roughly half are registered in CumberlandRead the Rest...

June 3rd, 2014 - Electric cars no longer a thing of the future…

ReVision Energy Electric Car ChargingThe average cost of gasoline in Maine is about $3.66 a gallon– up by a cent from a year ago. It has many drivers looking into the benefits of plugging-in instead of filling up. ReVision Energy Co-Owner Phil Coupe owns a Nissan Leaf– charging it at home using solar power. “That solar electricity costs about 6Read the Rest...

June 3rd, 2014 - Maine Advocates Highlight Growth in Use of Electric Cars

ReVision Energy's electric car chargingAt a Portland event, Dylan Voorhees, of the Natural Resources Council of Maine, says electric vehicles can and should be an essential part of Maine’s energy future. Electric cars are an enormous opportunity to address both the environmental and the economic costs of Maine’s dependence on oil and the cost of sending our dollars outRead the Rest...

May 14th, 2014 - Net-Zero Energy Homes a Growing Maine Trend

net-zero-homeownerRobert Howe’s reaction to the oil embargo of the mid-1970s was to build his own thermal shutters for the windows of his home. A lifelong advocate of energy conservation, Howe, 69, is now pouring his passion for energy efficiency into a net-zero energy home he and his wife are building in Brunswick. The 2,400-square-foot home willRead the Rest...

April 30th, 2014 - Turning to solar power in case of an emergency

Solar Emergency Shelter CommitteeYork Middle School could be the pilot site in Maine for a series of solar-powered emergency shelters, under plans being devised by the York Energy Efficiency Committee. Bill Young of the Florida Solar Energy Center, which received federal funding to install solar electric emergency power systems on 100-plus schools, came to York on Thursday toRead the Rest...

April 16th, 2014 - 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...

March 6th, 2014 - 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...

February 19th, 2014 - Solar Home Tour Gives Glimpse of History-Technology Blend

josh-baston-home-tourA 116-year-old house may seem like an odd fit for cutting-edge energy innovations, but a Munjoy Hill couple found a way to blend history and energy efficiency. In February 2011 the couple purchased the home, which is equipped with solar panels on the roof — the only external indication of anything different about the residence.Read the Rest...

February 19th, 2014 - Advocates push bill to restore solar rebates for Maine

solar-billSolar energy advocates, state lawmakers and companies that install solar-energy systems said Tuesday that Maine should catch up with the rest of New England. The group, including Natural Resources Council of Maine, touted a bill that restores a $2,000 rebate for those who install solar-energy systems. For homeowners the news on solar is good, too,Read the Rest...

January 2nd, 2014 - Durham solar project generating regional buzz

Durham Public LibraryAs of this week, Durham’s 120 kW solar energy project is fully up and running. ReVision Energy flipped the switch on solar panels atop Churchill Rink and the Durham Police Station Dec. 23, and both have begun generating power. The solar array on the Durham Public Library has been online for several weeks. The $410,000 project,Read the Rest...

December 18th, 2013 - Alan Caron: For solar power, Maine doesn’t lack sun as much as imagination

solar-home-maineAlan Caron editorial from the Portland Press Herald: Ask most people in Maine about solar power, and you get a sensible answer: “We’re too far north for it to really work here.” That would also be the wrong answer. The world’s leading solar power country today is Germany, which sits at a latitude that runsRead the Rest...

December 18th, 2013 - Winnacunnet High explores installing solar array

winnacunnet-hsThe Winnacunnet School Board is studying the possibility of placing a large solar array on its property to reduce utility bills and reliance on fossil fuels. Following a presentation by ReVision Energy Sales Manager Steve Condon, School Board member Wayne Skoglund said he’s going to do some independent research on behalf of the board toRead the Rest...

October 8th, 2013 - IT’S ELECTRIC! Plug In Day recognized in Maine

National Plug In Day LogoReVision Energy customer, emg3 joined 100 other cities in the country in hosting Maine’s first “National Plug In Day” at their dealership in Falmouth! National Plug In Day is celebrated to promote the use of electric vehicles and the reduction of fossil fuels. Part of the challenge with electric vehicles is infrastructure. If you buyRead the Rest...

September 26th, 2013 - Massachusetts Homeowners Experience Solar Energy Savings

Whitley's with the solar electric systemAfter installing solar on their home in Salisbury, Massachusetts, Ray and JoAnn Whitley open up their home to show people how they can save through green technology: “80 to 85 percent of what it costs to run the house is paid for by the solar panels,” JoAnn Whitley said.“We save about $4,500 a year. HeatingRead the Rest...

September 10th, 2013 - ReVision Energy Makes Business New Hampshire Magazine’s “10 To Watch” List

Business NH - Top 10 To Watch ReVision EnergyReVision is thrilled to have our Exeter, NH Solar Showroom be included among the “10 To Watch” List.  The article highlighted ReVision’s strong growth in New Hampshire, stellar installation team, and ambitions to continue growing through NH, MA, and VT: “The sun has been shining brightly over ReVision Energy, a Maine-based company that has beenRead the Rest...

August 9th, 2013 - EDITORIAL: Solar-panel plans show great promise

City of South Portland Planning Office Solar - South Portland, MaineEarlier this month, the Windham Town Council approved a plan to cover the roof of the East Windham Fire Station in solar panels. The project, with Portland-based ReVision Energy, will power that fire station, as well as the one in North Windham, at a savings of 9 percent on electricity for the next six years,Read the Rest...

July 23rd, 2013 - Building Green For a Sustainable Future

For Pat Roma, a carpentry student at Portland Arts and Technology High School, it makes sense to learn how to build an energy-efficient house. “It saves on energy costs and it helps the environment,” Roma said. “Probably, sooner or later, everything’s going to be built this way.” The regional vocational school, which serves students fromRead the Rest...

July 3rd, 2013 - Shaheen Tours Affordable Housing Communities, Touts Clean Energy and Efficienct Investments

Dan Clapp and his family with Senator ShaheenU.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) toured affordable housing communities today in Conway and Berlin and commended their investments in clean energy and energy efficiency measures that are helping reduce consumption and emissions: “We are extremely pleased to have Senator Shaheen visit Conway Pines and have a chance to see the green and energy efficient featuresRead the Rest...

June 27th, 2013 - Alternative energy advocates cheer Obama’s climate plan

ReVision employees installing solar panels on the roof of Colby SawyerEnvironmentalists and renewable energy business leaders Thursday touted new pollution standards for power plants announced earlier this week. Catherine Corkery, director of New Hampshire Sierra Club, said President Obama’s climate action plan complements many of New Hampshire’s programs and goes a long way toward fulfilling his promise to future generations outlined in his first inauguralRead the Rest...

April 24th, 2013 - Firm helping Maine towns catch some rays

Portland Press Herald Solar PPA for MunicipalitiesA Windham fire station is the latest of several municipal buildings in southern Maine that soon could be powered by solar panels through a collaboration with a renewable energy company. ReVision Energy, which is based in Maine and New Hampshire, has been working with several towns to install solar panels on public buildings at no upfront cost.

April 19th, 2013 - People & Business – 2013 Portland Community and Business Eco-Excellence Award

The Cultures Helping Everyone’s Environment at Riverton School Club, known by its CHEERS acronym and ReVision Energy have won the 2013 Community and Business Eco-Excellence Awards, respectively for the City of Portland. “The awards are presented annually for contributions in preserving local ecology by ecomaine, a nonprofit municipally-owned single-sort recycling and waste-to-energy operation.” Full articleRead the Rest...

April 3rd, 2013 - ReVision Energy: Maine’s premier solar panel installer and car recharger installer

solar powered electric ev car portland maineMaine Insights has a story/interview with ReVision Energy’s Phil Coupe about the opportunities for renewable energy in Northern New England.  The article lays out how solar, biomass, wind, and tidal energy can work together to free the region from the fetters of fossil fuels. Ramona Du Houx writes: In just one hour the sun deliversRead the Rest...

January 8th, 2013 - Getting To Yes in a New England Historic District

Historic home with solarIf New England is to hoist itself up from reliance on fossil-based energy, we need to re-think some priorities and look at solar panels differently. “As an installer of rooftop solar systems, I meet more and more people in historic areas looking to fix their long term costs, offset pollution from unsustainable energy sources, andRead the Rest...

October 24th, 2012 - ReVision Co-Founders Phil Coupe and Fortunat Mueller Named to Mainebiz “Next” List

Phil Coupe and Fortunat Mueller Next ListMainebiz, the business news source of Maine, has nominated two of ReVision’s managing partners to the ‘Next’ list: Fortunat Mueller and Phil Coupe. Coupe and Mueller independently approached Pat Coon and Bill Behrens of Energyworks (our name prior to becoming ReVision Energy) in 2005 with the idea of expanding Energyworks’ solar energy offerings to SouthernRead the Rest...

September 25th, 2012 - Owner hopes sun shines on Harpswell wharf

Potts Harbor Lobster SolarThe Forecast covered our solar installation for Potts Harbor Lobster in Harpswell, Maine. Dylan Martin writes: HARPSWELL — Reversing Falls Lobster may be the first wharf in Maine to use grid-tied solar energy. That’s according to owner Jim Merryman, who watched a small crew of local contractors from ReVision Energy of Portland install 44 solarRead the Rest...

September 19th, 2012 - Photon on Solar in Maine: ReVision is the “Epicenter”

Photo Magazine features ReVision Energy Solar MainePreviously featured in a Photon Magazine profile of solar in the state of New Hampshire, Photon author Chris Warren returned to feature the state of solar in Maine for their October 2012 issue. While noting that PV activity in Maine is dwarfed by that elsewhere in the US, what activity there is Photon traces backRead the Rest...

August 6th, 2012 - Photon Magazine Focuses on State of NH Solar Industry

Solar Photon Magazine Feature New HampshireInternational solar magazine Photon featured New Hampshire in their August issue in an ongoing series of how the solar industry varies from state to state in the US. While it’s no surprise that the solar market of sunny California and New York differ quite profoundly, the article points out how even within the same region,Read the Rest...

April 20th, 2012 - Phil Coupe talks Solar on TideSmart Radio

Phil Coupe Speaks on TideSmart radio about solarReVision Energy co-founder Phil Coupe appeared on TideSmart Talk with Stevoeto speak about the potential of solar to radically re-envision Maine and New Hampshire’s energy future. Phil talks about how solar electricity and hot water works for homes, businesses, schools and non-profits, including information on basic system technical specifications as well as the latest stateRead the Rest...

March 30th, 2012 - Going green in Georgetown: The solar alternative

Georgetown, Maine - Solar ElectricityA retired oil captain and his wife have found they can power their entire bill for their Georgetown, Maine home thanks to a new solar array

March 23rd, 2012 - MPBN Talks Pellet Heating

In a recent edition of MPBN’s MaineWatch with Jennifer Rooks, our own Fortunat Mueller sat in as a guest to discuss the future of Maine’s wood pellet fuel industry, both from an engineering standpoint as well as part of the regional economy. Fortunat discusses the growth of pellets in Maine, why pellets make sense asRead the Rest...

December 16th, 2011 - Local Chapters of US Green Building Council Recognizes ReVision Staffers

Jen Hatch of ReVision EnergyReVision Energy would like to congratulate staffers Jen Hatch and Heather Fournier, who each received a “Volunteer of the Year” award by the NH Chapter of the US Green Building Council. Jen also was elected onto the board of the Maine Chapter of the US Green Building Counciland received recognition for her “participation in planningRead the Rest...

October 31st, 2011 - Passive pioneers | G∙O Logic sets a new bar for energy-efficient building

GO Logic Passive Solar Home - Belfast, MaineRebbeca Goldfine of Mainebiz reports on the vision and leadership by G-O Logic, creators of the net-zero home in Belfast, Maine that has served as a prototype for several new buildings and a new eco-housing development in the area: In Belfast, a little red house at the edge of a small field of milkweed hasRead the Rest...

September 30th, 2011 - Sun Shines at Lake Region Community College (LRCC) Ribbon Cutting

Lake Region Community College (LRCC) - Laconia, NHBrett Humble, Project Officer, US Dept of Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory, Bill Gabler, ARRA Project Manager, Joanne Morin, Director of the New Hampshire Office of Energy and Planning, Dr. Scott Kalicki, President of LRCC., Phil Coupe, co-founder, ReVision Energy, Scott Osgood, Director of Capital Planning at Community College System of New Hampshire gathered toRead the Rest...

September 27th, 2011 - Free Smart Meters to help consumers to track energy use

Hampstead, New Hamshire - Solar Electric and Solar Hot WaterWe’ve noticed an interesting phenomenon when customers start generating their own solar electricity – they start looking at electricity in a whole new way! As soon as you have a means of understanding how much electricity you produce, you naturally want to understand how much you consume, and if possible adjust your behavior so thatRead the Rest...

September 19th, 2011 - Solar, oil dealers form partnership

Mainebiz Solar NewsMainebiz also provided coverage of our partnership with Downeast Energy: The partnership allows Brunswick-based Downeast Energy and Portland-based ReVision Energy to offer each other’s energy options. Downeast provides oil, propane and biofuel to customers generally within the midcoast Maine market while ReVision installs solar energy systems in roughly the same area, according to the BangorRead the Rest...

September 19th, 2011 - Energy companies hope to see growth in partnership

Brunswick, Maine - Evacuated Tube SolarThe Bangor Daily News reports on the new partnership between ReVision Energy and Downeast Energy, aimed at making solar hot water solutions more available to Mainers as well as promoting Downeast’s biofuel product. Mike McCormack, vice president of sales and marketing for Downeast, said the company’s customers have been asking about solar energy water heaterRead the Rest...

September 19th, 2011 - Downeast, ReVision take team approach

Downeast EnergyThe Times Record reports on newly announced partnership between ReVision Energy and Downeast Energy. Downeast Energy an-nounced today a new “strategic partnership” with ReVision Energy, a company specializing in domestic solar water heating and electricity systems. ReVision co-founder Phil Coupe said the partnership between a firm that delivers home heating oil and one that retrofitsRead the Rest...

September 4th, 2011 - Solar on Munjoy Hill

Net Zero Apartment Building in Portland, MaineThe Portland Press Herald reports on a new high-efficiency 3-unit apartment building installed on Portland’s East End: Paul Ledman and his wife, Colleen Myers, are using the power of the sun and air to make their Portland home perfectly comfortable with minimal energy from outside sources. Ledman says cutting down on usage doesn’t mean sacrificingRead the Rest...

August 26th, 2011 - Green College Dorm Ready for Students

TerraHaus Eco-Friendly Dorms at Unity CollegeThe Morning Sentinel reported on the new TerraHaus eco-friendly student housing at Unity College. Beth Staples writes: Belfast-based G*O Logic architect Matthew O’Malia and carpenter Alan Gibson designed and built the nation’s first dorm to meet passive house certification standards. The standards, the highest international standards for energy efficiency, require that the dorm use 90Read the Rest...

August 3rd, 2011 - Steamback Shows Promise for Solar Water Overheating

Portland, Maine - Solar Hot WaterReVision Energy co-founder and solar engineer, Fortunat Mueller, P.E., recently had a technical article of his regarding the merits of steamback as a method of solar hot water overheat protection published in Renewable Energy World. Steamback is an alternative to drainback overheat protection, which uses pure water as a heat transfer fluid and requires thatRead the Rest...

August 2nd, 2011 - MOFGA and Unity College to receive solar installations

MOFGA Solar on Red  Barn - Unity, MaineReVision recently completed work on a Unity residential project, is working on a project with Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association’s “Red Barn” in Unity, and a hot water system at Unity College’s new dormitory, Terrahaus. In addition to promoting renewable energy and encouraging the transition away from fossil fuels, the projects are especially relevant for the ReVision Energy team at its Liberty office, as six of the 11 employees are graduates of Unity College.

July 5th, 2011 - Mainebiz Highlights Solar Growth in Maine

Mainebiz New FeatureLast week’s Mainebiz showcased ReVision Energy as a high point in Maine’s economy even as the outlook remains challenging for many companies. Citing national figures that showed the solar energy industry expanded by 67% in 2010, Mainebiz pointed out that ReVision mirrored this trend by adding 10 full-time employees in a year’s time, with projectionsRead the Rest...

March 17th, 2011 - Solar Hot Water System is Bowdoin’s Next Step to Carbon Neutrality

Bowdoin College - Solar Hot WaterBowdoin College’s 48 flat plate solar hot water collectors will provide more than half of the hot water used annually at their Thorne Dining Hall With the installation of 48 flat plate solar hot water collectors, ReVision recently completed a solar hot water system that will provide more than half of the hot water usedRead the Rest...

January 28th, 2011 - Students energize solar project at Fryeburg Academy

Fryeburg Academy - Solar ElectricTwo kilowatts of solar electric panels are lighting up Fryeburg Academy thanks to a system recently installed by ReVision. The Conway Daily Sun reported how the project came to be: The genesis for this project began with the students in the class of 2009, led by Logan Cline, who launched the first year’s efforts toRead the Rest...

January 24th, 2011 - Heat Your Home with Solar Hot Water

East Waterboro, Maine - Solar Hot WaterThe idea of heating your home with solar may sound like a dream in the tough climate of New England, but with smart design, a well-insulated home, and reasonable expectations, solar can indeed carry a portion of your winter heating load. A recent Mother Earth News article profiled one of our solar space heating customers, Terry McIlveen, and asked several questions of resident engineer and company co-founder Fortunat Mueller.

December 3rd, 2010 - ReVision’s Dan Clapp on WNYC’s “The Takeaway”

The Takeaway WYNCThis morning New Hampshire Branch Manager, Dan Clapp, appeared on the WYNC/PRI show The Takeway, in a segment about the slow job growth in the private sector. Despite unemployment figures which remain gloomy, the renewables industry is faring well and may be a leading indicator for the rest of the economy. Dan Clapp was invitedRead the Rest...

December 2nd, 2010 - Solar Part of New Life of Historic Mill Building

Biddeford, Maine - The Mill at Saco FallsSun shines down on a set of solar thermal collectors installed on the refurbished Mill at Saco Falls. Earlier this month music and celebration marked the opening of an old mill building in Biddeford that has been converted into housing units. The 66 apartments Mill at Saco Falls showcase the greenest type of green buildingRead the Rest...

November 29th, 2010 - Foster’s: Solar energy jobs growing quickly

Carroll, New HampshireOne of the best parts of a solar job is getting to work to preserve vistas like this mountain view in Carroll, New Hampshire After previously reporting a “Boom in Solar Jobs” after the first-ever US Solar Jobs Census reported that solar jobs are growing almost 13x more quickly than the rest of the economy,Read the Rest...

October 29th, 2010 - First Ever U.S. Solar Jobs Census Shows Solar Employment to Grow by 26 Percent

Solar Jobs on the Rise in New HampshireThis week the Union Leader reported on the growth of jobs in the solar industry and ReVision’s plans to open a new shop in the Granite State. Good news for the economy of Maine and New Hampshire – both Environment Maine and Environment New Hampshire are promoting a first-ever US Solar Jobs Census (PDF) which showsRead the Rest...

October 12th, 2010 - Belfast couple integrates energy efficiency, modern design into home

Belfast, Maine - Solar Hot Water Space HeatingThe Bangor Daily News has featured the super-efficient solar space heated home of Ian and Zofia Weiss. The Weiss’ house has R values of 50-58 throughout the structure, a perfect southern orientation, and radiant floor heating distribution throughout. Solar energy heats water for the radiant system, which is backed up with an on-demand electric unit.Read the Rest...

September 23rd, 2010 - Rammed earth construction creates a striking house

Salsbury Cove, Maine - Combo Solar Hot Water and Solar ElectricThe Bar Harbor Times Soup reports on a unique rammed-earth house constructed in Salsbury Cove this summer. ReVision installed the solar electric and solar hot water system on the home which expects to have net-zero electric use due to high solar production in the summertime. Laurie Schreiber writes: Retired professors, Turner and Karnaky wanted theirRead the Rest...

September 14th, 2010 - Net-Zero Modulars Going Mainstream

Falmouth, Maine - Solar Hot WaterThis home in Falmouth served as a model for what a modular green home might look like. In addition to extreme energy efficiency, it uses solar hot water collectors for domestic hot water and supplemental radiant heating. At ReVision we’ve had the honor to work on several pilot projects for net-zero homes – projects likeRead the Rest...

September 7th, 2010 - Aqua Maine Solar Systems to Save $210,000 in Electricity

Camden & Rockland Division of Aqua MaineAqua Maine’s new water treatment facility in Rockport uses solar hot water and solar electric systems which will work together to provide over 80,000 kw/hr of energy each year. The Free Press, today featured our recent project with the Camden and Rockland Division of Aqua Maine. The new $7.2 million wastewater treatment facility in MirrorRead the Rest...

August 13th, 2010 - Dayton Town Hall Solar Electric System to Reduce Power Bill to Nearly Zero

Town of Dayton, Maine - Solar ElectricThe Town of Dayton, Maine will now enjoy electric bills of nearly zero year-round thanks to a 15 kilowatt grid-tied solar electric system commissioned the first week of August. The system, which received funding from Efficiency Maine as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). An article about the project was featured inRead the Rest...

July 13th, 2010 - WMTW Showcases How Solar Incentives and Rebates Help Homeowners Go Green

East Waterboro, Maine - Solar Hot WaterWMTW (ABC affiliate in Portland and Lewiston, Maine) featured two of ReVision’s customers in a featured called Incentives, Rebates Help Homeowners Go Green. They featured Terry McIlveen, a customer in Waterboro who has sliced his oil use in half thanks to a solar hot water and space heating system, and Deb McDonough, who has solar for domestic hot water and grid-tied electric (which locks in her electric rate locked in for 40+ years).

July 1st, 2010 - Town lauds solar panels – Kennebec Journal

Town lauds solar panels - Kennebec JournalThis week we completed work on a solar installation for Winthrop High School, the latest project in a series of municipal and educational projects installed with grants from Efficiency Maine. Betty Adams reports: Solar panels sprouted atop Winthrop High School this week — another part of the town Green Committee’s plan to save energy andRead the Rest...

June 28th, 2010 - Green Awakening – Quantifying Sustainability Introduces Practices Far Beyond Recycling

Cape Elizabeth, Maine - Solar  Paul Farrow, a ReVision Energy customer is retired but still does consulting to help businesses save money by, “going green.” “The idea that sustainability encompasses every decision a business makes, from wellness programs to employee benefits, is gaining traction, according to Paul Farrow, former CEO of Belfast’s Moss Inc. and now a consultant onRead the Rest...

June 28th, 2010 - Montville harnesses sun for power

Montville harnesses sun for powerThe Bangor Daily News reports on a new solar installation for the town of Montville, where we recently installed an 8kw solar electric system. Abigail Curtis writes: In Montville, the rays of the sun soon will be turned into electricity to power all municipal buildings, and that thought makes Administrative Assistant Susan Shell light upRead the Rest...

May 31st, 2010 - Room for improvement – State’s green lodging certification program attracts more than 100 businesses

Room for improvement - Maine state green lodging programMaineBiz reports on Maine’s 111 Certified Environmental Leaders, with a focus on the Beachmere Inn in Ogunquit, a ReVision Energy customer. Derek Rice writes: With 111 participants, Maine’s Certified Environmental Leaders in Hospitality program is building awareness of environmentally friendly practices in the hospitality sector – and saving businesses thousands of dollars in the process.Read the Rest...

May 24th, 2010 - Solar for Weatherbee School in Hampden featured on WABI

Weatherbee School - Hampden, MaineA little over a month ago, WABI (CBS affiliate in Bangor, Maine) featured a story on The Weatherbee School in Hampden, Maine, where a group of students dubbed the “Green Team” helped win the grant from the Earth Day Network to install a 2.3kw solar electric system on the roof of the school. Here’s WABI’sRead the Rest...

May 21st, 2010 - DOWNSIZING – An environmentally-conscious family in Woolwich, Maine, reduces its carbon footprint by living small

05-11-10-tipton-articleThe home of ReVision Energy customer Ben Tipton and his family appeared in this May/June 2010’s Design New England, which highlighted their commitment to living small as a path to sustainability. Here’s a sample from the story written by William Morgan with Photography by Eric Roth: The new house in woolwich, maine, is testament toRead the Rest...

April 22nd, 2010 - ReVision Energy Expanding its Presence in Granite State

Environmentally-conscious family in Woolwich, Maine, reduces its carbon footprint by living smallThe Union Leader, a local paper in the Manchester, New Hampshire region, reported on ReVision’s growth in New Hampshire: ReVision Energy Ibnc., a company that says it installed more than half of all photovoltaic and solar hot water projects in the state of Maine last year, has plans to increase its market presence in NewRead the Rest...

March 11th, 2010 - Let the sun shine

Environmentally-conscious family in Woolwich, Maine, reduces its carbon footprint by living smallThe Northern Forecaster of Yarmouth, Maine, featured a photo of the installation of a photovoltaic system on Falmouth High School on the cover of their paper: Workers from ReVision Energy in Portland install solar energy panels atop Falmouth High School on Monday, March 8. The The project was funded by Maine’s Renewable Resource Fund andRead the Rest...

December 18th, 2009 - Waldoboro Business Goes Solar

Jojoba Company - Waldoboro, MaineThe Natural Resources Council of Maine reprinted a story from the Lincoln County News about the grid-tied solar electric system we installed for the Jojoba Company on a building called the Butler Barn, in Waldoboro, Maine. John Maguire writes: The 60 photovoltaic (pv) solar panels installed on a newly constructed barn at The Jojoba CompanyRead the Rest...

June 1st, 2009 - Building a Tight House

Falmouth, Maine - Solar Hot WaterDan Kolbert of Dan Kolbert Building & Renovations wrote an article that appears in the Journal of Light Construction about a new air tight building constructed in Falmouth, Maine. With high efficiency standards including a double-walled frame, triple-glazed glass and extreme attention to air sealing, the energy efficient house is expected to use only 244Read the Rest...

March 1st, 2009 - How Green Can You Go? The first BrightBuilt Barn gives back to the grid

How Green Can You Go?  The first BrightBuilt Barn gives back to the gridThe March 2009 issue of MaineHome + Design featured the BrightBuilt Barn, a net-zero home they dubbed “A Beach of Green Design.” Debra Spark writes: BrightBuilt Barn is a small blue outbuilding that sits atop a hill full of birch trees in Rockport, Maine. It is also an answer to the question, How green canRead the Rest...

January 25th, 2009 - When Its Mood Is Green, So Are You

How Green Can You Go?  The first BrightBuilt Barn gives back to the gridThe New York Times featured an article about the Bright Built Barn, a net-zero home where we installed the renewable energy systems. Steven Kurutz writes: Most homeowners have a general sense of whether or not they are being energy efficient, a hunch confirmed or disproved when the monthly bills arrive. But occupants of a prefabricatedRead the Rest...

November 20th, 2008 - Shelter first in state to run on renewable energy

Shelter first in state to run on renewable energyThe Portland Press Herald reports on new renewable energy systems for the York County Shelter Programs in Alfred, Maine: Formerly homeless residents have begun moving into the first shelter facility in Maine to get most of its heat and half its electricity from renewable energy sources. Vinton Hall is an eight-unit building next to theRead the Rest...

November 1st, 2008 - Habitat For Humanity Builds “Green” Home

Habitat For Humanity Builds Green HomeWCSH Channel 6 in Portland reports on our project for the Habitat for Humanity: Habitat For Humanity has taken a big step forward in building its first ever LEED certified home. Homes that are LEED certified meet strict standards for environmentally friendly design and energy efficiency. Revision Energy installed a solar hot water system onRead the Rest...

September 9th, 2008 - Building raises the bar for green

Building raises the bar for greenThe Portland Press Herald reports on the Bright Built Barn, a net-zero home where we installed the renewable energy systems: If visitors notice green lights glowing from the base of Keith and Mary Collins’ new office-studio in Rockport, they shouldn’t be concerned. They’re a real-time indicator that solar panels on the roof are producing moreRead the Rest...

December 2nd, 2005 - Bay Area Fitness heats hot water with sun

Bay Area Fitness SolarA ReVision Energy project for Bay Area Fitness in Belfast, Maine was featured in PYC Fitness magazine: “Everybody seems to be concerned with rising gas prices, but in my situation as with many people in the Northeast, heating oil consumption is much greater than gas worries,” said Flanders. “In my case, I estimate that myRead the Rest...

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From the moment my system began producing power I felt paid back. I have taken a step to lessen Maine's fossil fuel consumption. For me, the final decision was easy, and I have never looked back.

Thank you to all the folks at Revision Energy for working toward saving the planet one solar panel at a time!

Nancy Hohmann
Norway, Maine

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