Maine’s First Solar Farm Built in Paris, ME

UPDATE: For more information on solar farms, see our dedicated website: http://www.mainesolarfarms.com/ After close to two years in development, ReVision Energy has started construction of Maine’s first community solar farm (CSF) at Sunnycroft Farm in Paris, ME. The CSF, a cooperative model for installing solar inspired by Community Supported Agriculture (CSAs), facilitates construction of a large… Read more

Small library gets big grant to go solar

In 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 more

Woodstock Station Brings Tradition into 21st Century with Solar

Woodstock Inn Station & Brewery Goes Solar! Nestled in the heart of the White Mountains, the Woodstock Inn Station and Brewery has been a fixture of the the North Woodstock community for almost 30 years. Owner Scott Rice says that’s all to do with a sense of place. “I came here skiing once in college,… Read more

Durham solar project generating regional buzz

As 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 more

Sun to Preserve Local Food All Winter Long at Wolf Pine Farm

Named for the “Wolf Pine” which sits in the lower field of the 50 acre farm, Wolf Pine Farm in Alfred, ME continues a heritage of local farming that goes back centuries. The owners today, Tom Harms and Amy Sprague, bought the farm in 2000 with the vision to put the “Community” into Community Supported Agriculture. Over… Read more

Potts Harbor Lobster is Maine’s First Commercial Wharf to Go Solar

Nothing could be more quintessential Maine than the trade of lobstering, but Jim Merryman of Potts Harbor Lobster doesn’t think that means lobstering has to be stuck in the past. The Harpswell native has already made several energy efficiency investments to reduce his costs of operation, and now has gone the next step: adding solar…. Read more

Owner hopes sun shines on Harpswell wharf

The 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 solar… Read more

Durham Boat Locks in Electricity Rates Below Utility Cost with Solar

ReVision Energy recently completed installation of a 29kw solar electric array on the roof of Durham Boat, a manufacturer of carbon fiber oars and rigging parts. Since the system was installed, Durham Boat has reduced their single phase energy usage by 53% and their polyphase energy usage by 31% coompared to their consumption last year…. Read more