Go Solar in Maine

Yarmouth Maine Solar DowningRugged coastlines. Lush forests. Lobsters. Maine boasts a host of glorious natural resources, but did you know perhaps the most valuable one shines brightly in the sky?

It’s time to harness the sun! Maine solar energy is the most cost-effective way for homes, businesses, and municipalities to lower their energy bills and lock in a reliable cost of energy from an endless resource: the sun. 

Combine Solar with Heat Pumps or EV Chargers 

The new Residential Clean Energy Tax Credit also extends the 30% tax credit to home electrification products. Combining a solar project with a heat pump or EV charger can increase your solar savings as you heat your home or power your car. 

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Fill out the form below to get in touch with our Solar Advisor team. We'll set up a solar site evaluation and help answer any questions about your solar journey. 

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Absolutely no obligation, no pushy salespeople, just high-quality information on whether your home or business is right for solar, and what the next steps would be.

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An essential step in designing a solar array is an evaluation of your electric needs. Uploading all pages of a recent electric bill will help jumpstart the process and lead to a more meaningful conversation when we connect with you!

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How Solar Power Works in Maine

It may not seem it in the midst of a Nor’easter, but Maine actually receives quite an incredible amount of solar energy each year – in fact, a full 33% more sunshine than Germany, the world leader in solar energy adoption. Our climate may be cold, but cold is actually good for solar panels. In the brisk but sunny fall and spring, solar panels in Maine will produce a disproportionately high amount of power, helping to make up for any power loss due to solar panels covered in snow.

Mainers going solar have a few options, the most popular is a grid-tied solar electric array. ‘Grid-tied’ means that the system will connect to the public utility grid, providing reliable backup power for when there is insufficient sun to power your home, such as at night or on cloudy days.

Conversely, a grid-tied system also sells excess power to the grid, meaning, when it is sunny and your system is producing more solar power than you can use, you’ll send the power back to the public grid, powering your neighbor’s house and earning you a credit. The solar credits you earn can be used against future power consumption from the grid.

Most of the systems we design will meet close to 100% of a home’s needs in a given year. In the summer, you will tend to produce more power than you need and you will earn a credit. In the winter, you will tend to need more power than you produce and so you’ll consume those solar credits. At the end of the year, you should be at or close to zero credits in the solar bank, a situation we call ‘net-zero’ (not to be confused with ‘off-grid,’ which means not using the utility grid at all!).

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So, why go solar in Maine?

There are so many reasons to transition to solar power (we explore in great detail the top ten reasons here). However, we'll keep it brief:

  1. Solar Is An Abundant ResourceMaine, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts’s solar resource is a full 33% greater than Germany, a world leader in solar. And it's not going anywhere.
  2. Solar Lowers your Energy Costs & Locks in your Electricity Rate for YearsEven with a big initial investment, going solar reduces your electric bill, saving you money for years to come and keeps you safe from spiking electric costs. 
  3. Solar Is a Strong Investment & Adds Value to Your Home or Business Considering significantly reduced equipment costs and reliable performance, the average return on investment of solar energy ranges from 8% to 12% per year.
  4. Solar Does it All: Heat & Cool Your Home and be Stored for Backup PowerA lower electric bill is just the beginning. Thanks to continued innovation, solar can be stored in batteries, heat and cool your space, and even power your car.  
  5. Solar is an Environmental Solution to Humanity's Biggest ProblemArguably the most important reason for going solar: ensuring a livable future for our kids and grandkids. The costs of the climate crisis are real and daunting, and solar is the most promising technology for transitioning to a clean energy economy.

What Maine solar incentives are available?

Recent pushes to develop Maine’s solar industry and expand installations resulted in numerous incentive programs that make going solar in Maine more cost efficient and beneficial than ever before! In addition to net-metering, homeowners and businesses can take advantage of the federal solar tax credit, which is currently available at 30%. Learn more on our guide. 

ReVision Energy is a mission-driven, employee-owned solar company, that separates itself from other solar energy providers via our 20 years of experience in the industry, our high-quality workmanship, attention to detail, and our friendly nature.

We are an employee owed company, B-corporation, and spend money not just on building our business, but on being socially and politically active in the communities where we work. In addition to investing in a solar system which lowers your grid energy use and helps the environment, you would also be supporting a company whose business model is founded upon the principles and values of putting people and the environment before profit.

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We're Experienced, Full Service Solar Installers

Since 2003, we've grown from two co-founders in a garage, to over 400 dedicated employees across five locations in Maine, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts. Along the way we have gained a deep track record of experience working on every kind of solar project imaginable, and have perfected our process from customer outreach to install to service.

We're Highly Rated & Highly Reviewed

When you go solar with ReVision Energy, you're putting trust in a team that is consistently rated a top 10 Solar Installer in the country from Solar Power World for five years running. We are also highly reviewed by customers in Massachusetts, with hundreds of five-star reviews and testimonials from ReVision Solar champions who refer us to their families and friends.

We're Employee-Owned

Every person who works at ReVision operates with an “owner” mindset and receives the benefit of equity built over time. Employee ownership also means we're built for the long-haul -- other solar installers may come and go, but we'll be around to support and service all projects we install for decades to come. We'll be there for you in all the fossil fuel-free years ahead.

We're a Certified B Corp

Our commitment to building a better future for people and the planet isn’t just good for business; it is our business. Our dedication to this commitment is independently verified by B Labs, a nonprofit that scrutinizes the impacts of a business -- on workers, suppliers, community, consumers, and the environment -- in the process of B Corp Certification.