Town of Camden – Camden, ME
By the numbers:
System size: 122.85 kilowatts (321 solar panels)
System output: 159,000 kilowatt-hours/year
CO₂ reduction: 248,418 pounds/year
The Town of Camden’s first municipal solar photovoltaic array began generating power with 351 solar panels in January of 2018. The 122.85 kW solar array is anticipated to offset an estimated 159,000-kilowatt hours of electrical energy used by the Town every year.
Members of the Town’s Energy and Sustainability Committee helped launch and coordinate this initiative and, along with converting downtown streetlights to LED, Camden is making considerable strides toward reducing its energy consumption and carbon footprint.
Through a power purchase agreement with the Town of Camden, ReVision owns the panels and is responsible for installation and maintenance costs. Camden is receiving low-priced electricity from the sun, and after seven years the Town will be able to purchase the solar panels from ReVision at a discounted rate.
More photos of the Camden solar project: