Southern Harbor House – North Haven, ME

Southern Harbor House incorporated solar into the construction of their 6-bedroom residential care facility in the island community of North Haven, ME.

Opened in 2018, the facility is run by Southern Harbor Eldercare Services to provide a way for elderly residents to stay in the community they love while living in an assisted, safe environment. They collaborated with North Haven Sustainable Housing to construct the facility.

Their 77-panel rooftop solar array will generate roughly 29,380 kilowatt-hours (kWhs) of electricity each year, offsetting the equivalent of over 50,700 miles driven in a gas-powered car. The solar array was installed at no upfront cost through a Power Purchase Agreement.

By the numbers:

System size: 23.1 kilowatts (77 solar panels)
System output: 29,380 kilowatt-hours/yr
CO₂ reduction: 30,937 pounds/yr