Town of Rockport – Rockport, ME

The Town of Rockport is known for scenic views on the Penobscot Bay and for being a tourism-friendly small town. Now their 90-panel solar array makes them a sustainable icon on the Maine coast.

Their 24.75 kilowatt solar array will produce roughly 28,894 kilowatt-hours of electricity every year, offsetting the equivalent of over 49,957 miles driven in a gas-powered car. It will cover an estimated 73% of the office’s electricity needs, saving Rockport taxpayers those expenses over the next 40+ years.

The town of Rockport took advantage of a PPA to install their solar array at no upfront cost, paying only a competitive rate for the electricity. They will have the option to purchase the array after a period of time and own all the solar power generated outright.

By the numbers:

System size: 24.75 kilowatts (90 solar panels)
System output: 28,894 kilowatt-hours/yr
CO₂ reduction: 30,425 pounds/yr