Solar Energy Gets Big Boost From Legislature in Maine
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Via News Center Maine:
Lawmakers on Tuesday gave final passage to a solar bill to encourage more and larger solar projects — both commercial developments and typically smaller “community solar farms”.
Current state law has restricted the size of those solar farm projects to a maximum of nine people, pooling their resources to build a solar panel array. But the bill that’s been sent to the Governor would eliminate size limits, allowing larger projects more investors.
The bill also significantly raises size limits on commercial or municipal solar projects.
“We’ve got large industrial consumers of electricity who want access to clean solar to lower their costs. We have universities that want access to clean solar,” says Phil Coupe, co-founder of Revision Energy in South Portland.