Net Energy Billing Program

No Upfront Cost: Solar Savings for Maine Municipalities & Organizations

multitown-off-site-solar-saves-municipalities-money-600x429.jpgLarge commercial, institutional, and municipal customers in Maine can save money by replacing their electrical bill with local, clean solar energy at no initial cost. By signing up to buy Net Energy Billing (NEB) credits from an off-site ReVision Energy solar project right here in Maine, customers can lock in 20 years of energy savings

Thanks to a strong local presence and two decades of experience, ReVision Energy is leading the way for Maine municipalities and businesses to make full use of the NEB program through offsite solar. There has never been a better time for municipalities, water districts, schools, hospitals, and other municipal customers to take advantage of solar energy savings.

Goodwill Hinkley Off SiteReVision built Maine's first multi-town NEB project.

ReVision Energy thoughtfully and diligently sites the solar arrays and builds projects up to 5-megawatts. In late 2020, our state’s first multi-town solar project went live. The 4-megawatt array in Skowhegan generates clean, renewable energy for the City of Rockland, the Towns of Topsham, Rangeley, Dover-Foxcroft, Vassalboro, and the Vassalboro Community School. These communities offset their energy cost with solar at no upfront costs, and have a 20-year contract to buy locally produced power at a discounted rate with ReVision Energy.

“Going solar with ReVision Energy made both economic and environmental sense for the City of Rockland,” said Julie Hashem, the Community Development Director for the City of Rockland. “ReVision has been great to work with, and we are excited the project is now on line and generating savings.”

Read more about the Dirt Capital multi-town project in Skowhegan →

Net Energy Billing Program Overview

For qualifying customers, the NEB program offers the ability to offset their energy bill in the form of monetary credits. These credits are calculated by the total net energy generated by renewable systems that are linked to the grid. A customer can build up unused credits, which appear on their electricity bill and can be applied to future or past energy usage.

Soltage Acton Array

Benefits of offsite Net Energy Billing projects:

  • No upfront cost
  • No space or rooftop require for solar arrays
  • 20 years of consistent savings
  • Savings to invest back into community
  • Carbon pollution reduction
  • Dedicated service from the region’s premier local installer

Read our Net Energy Billing FAQs for more details on how the program works.

Local Experts, Local Commitment

Installing-miane-offsite-municipal-solar-array.jpgFounded in Maine, our first commitment is always to our community and customers. Our local presence and fully integrated business allow us to develop best-in-class arrays, oversee their construction, and provide continual service to prevent system issues.

We work with state environmental departments to locate sites for off-site projects that are flat, uninhibited, and close to local grid infrastructure, ensuring they will cost less to construct and maintain. The projects we’ve built since the launch of the NEB program have brought economic and sustainable benefits to districts and commercial businesses all over Maine.

Quality Service, Long-term Support

Service-team-commercial-operation-600x400.jpgIn addition to NABCEP certification (the industry’s highest level of training and accreditation), our technicians carry state solar installer certification. ReVision’s in-house Operations and Maintenance (O&M) service division actively monitors and services our commercial solar systems, including the dozens of large-scale municipal projects we have installed and numerous systems owned by third-party investors. Our standard O&M process is to monitor system performance every month and quickly mobilize service personnel to address any issues.