May 2


Bangor City Hall
73 Harlow Street
Bangor, ME

roger-royOn Saturday, May 2nd, the U.S. Department of Energy, Sunshot Initiative’s Solar Outreach Partnership (SolarOPs), will host a free workshop highlighting strategies that municipalities across Maine can adopt to encourage solar energy development within their communities. The workshop will feature national and local experts on solar energy (including our very own co-owner, Bill Behrens) in the greater Bangor region and include video comments from Senator Angus King, a strong supporter of domestic energy production.

“Renewable energy sources like solar are the key to unlocking a cleaner, brighter energy future for our country,” Senator King said. “By investing in green technologies, we are curbing our dependence on oil, reducing our carbon footprint, and helping combat climate change so that we can pass on a vibrant and healthy world to future generations. I applaud the City of Bangor and their partners for sponsoring this workshop, which will help promote solar as a valuable alternative energy resource for our state.”

This interactive workshop is designed for municipal officials, business leaders, and interested citizens. The workshop will provide information on policy creation for local-level solar development, including details on permitting, planning, and zoning.

Areas of focus for the workshop include:
• Solar Energy 101
• Benefits and barriers of solar development in the region
• Understanding the regulatory landscape of solar
• Getting Maine communities solar ready
• Innovative financing options for solar projects
Lunch will be provided for registered participants. To register for the event, please complete the form at:

The event, co-sponsored by the City of Bangor, City of Brewer, Bangor Region Chamber of Commerce, and the UMaine Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center, will take place from 10 AM to 3 PM at the Cross Insurance Center.