Higgins Corner Community Solar Farm (Lisbon, ME)
About the Solar Farm
The 171-panel Higgins Corner Community Solar Farm is located at Smith Farms on Fisher Road Lisbon, Maine. The 53kW system became operational in December of 2016 and is now producing electricity from the sun for its nine members within CMP territory. Though Smith Farms itself is not one of the nine members, they invested in roof top solar earlier this year to offset their own energy loads.
Why Community Solar?
Simply put, solar farms are a way to bring solar to the great number of people who do not own their home, own a home that is unsuitable for solar, or have maximized the solar potential at their existing home and want to generate more solar electricity. It also is a cooperative model that puts energy production into the hands of a small group of people and decentralizes the energy grid. Interested in joining or hosting a solar farm? We would love to hear from you!