Maine Idyll Community Solar Farm (Freeport, ME)

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Aerial view of the Maine Idyll Court Community Solar Farm in Freeport, Maine. This “CSF” provides electricity for 9 homeowners, with the same billing arrangement as if the solar was installed at their own home.

Overview and System Location:

The Maine Idyll Motor Court Community Solar Farm is located on the property at 1141 US Route 1 in Freeport, ME. The solar array was installed in the field between the buildings on the property and US Interstate 295, and is visible from the highway.

System Design:

The proposed solar farm has a size of 89.44kW. The solar system consists of 344 Q-Cells Series 260 watt polycrystalline solar modules mounted using a Schletter PvMax ballasted ground mounting system. The modules are wired together in a series and parallel configuration and then interconnected to the utility grid through SMA TL grid tied inverters (note 1). The array performance is monitored by SolarLog utility grade meter system which provides access to real time system performance to members, and facilitates the sale of Renewable Energy Credits.

System Performance:

Module Orientation: 180 degrees (true)
Module Pitch: 35 degrees
Total Solar Resource Fraction: 88%

At this nearly ideal solar site and with the benefit of effective convective module cooling from the ground mounted system, the Maine Idyll Court Community Solar Farm is expected to produce 1,200 kwhr per kW on average through the year. ReVision Energy’s solar advisors will be glad to size a share in the solar farm to meet your particular renewable energy goals.