Proctor Academy Eliminates 120,000 lbs. of CO2 Annually With Solar, Resulting in “Triple Win”

Proctor Academy‘s environmental mission statement, drafted with help from students, is “to teach and practice sustainability throughout our school community” – and by practice this means heating with geothermal, biomass, and wood boilers. Roughly 25% of their wood is harvested on-site. The school, located in Andover, New Hampshire, contacted ReVision Energy to investigate how we… Read more

Schools Pay Zero Down for Large-Scale Solar Projects

The completed 700 panels at Thomas College – the largest solar array in Maine! Thomas College and Colby-Sawyer College are excited about the large solar arrays being installed by ReVision Energy at zero upfront cost. The systems are being financed through power purchase agreements (PPA’s), which enable schools and non-profits to acquire solar energy systems… Read more

Unity College and ReVision Energy Partnership Project Spotlights Solar Efficiency, Leading with Affordable Renewable Energy

Unity College, long a leader in sustainability and environmental responsibility among college campuses, has taken a big next step: installing a large-scale solar electric array across two campus buildings. With the project, Unity College will demonstrate the viability of solar for college campuses and other non-profits. The two installations, completed in September, were financed through… Read more

Natural Resources Council of Maine Celebrates Earth Day with Solar

Video Coverage of NRCM Solar Courtesy of WABI MPBN Coverage [audio:] In Our Words This past Friday bright sunny skies greeted us for a kick off to Earth Day celebrated with the Natural Resources Council of Maine (NRCM). The star of the event? An array of more than 50 solar photovoltaic panels which are providing… Read more

Nonprofits Go Solar with Unique Power-Purchase Agreement Funding Model

The GoodWill Hinckley School in Hinckley, Maine and the Natural Resources Council of Maine have gone solar thanks to an innovative financing program now offered by ReVision Energy. Since nonprofits are ineligible for federal incentives, historically these projects have often relied on grant funding, which has become more scarce in recent years. While solar offers… Read more

Unity College Leads Nation with First Net-Zero Dorm, the “TerraHaus”

Unity College’s TerraHaus is the first college dorm build to passive house standards. Solar thermal collectors will provide most of its hot water Just in time for classes, Unity College opened up the doors to TerraHaus, a boldly innovative, low-energy college dorm that aims to demonstrate the height of high performance building on college campuses…. Read more

MOFGA Grows Energy Independence with Solar Electric Array

Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA) installs solar on historic barn at the their location in Unity, Maine Farming and gardening is, of course, the original use of solar power, but the Maine Organic Farmers & Gardeners Association (MOFGA) went the next step and installed the 21st century evolution: an 11.7kw solar photovoltaic array…. Read more

Green College Dorm Ready for Students

The 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 90… Read more

SMCC SEA Center Puts Solar on Center Stage

SMCC’s SEA Director John Brautigam standing before a suite of solar energy systems recently installed by ReVision Energy. ReVision recently wrapped installation of a suite of solar systems at Southern Maine Community College’s Sustainable Energy Alternatives (SEA) Center. The SEA Center is a major part of SMCC’s efforts to become a regional center for education… Read more