Mount Desert Town Garage – Mount Desert, ME

With a 255-panel solar array on the roof of the town garage, Mount Desert in Maine is reducing municipal energy costs along with their carbon footprint.

Each year, the 76.5 kilowatt grid-tied solar array with generate roughly 71,309 kilowatt-hours (kWhs) of electricity, offsetting the equivalent of driving over 130,072 miles in a gas-powered car.

The town of Mount Desert financed the array with a Power Purchase Agreement, with the upfront costs paid by investors through a fund managed by ReVision.

By the numbers:

System size: 76.5 kilowatts (255 solar panels)
System output: 71,309 kilowatt-hours/yr
CO₂ reduction: 75,088 pounds/yr