Clean Energy Co (CEC) announced it has expanded its development activities to Maine, the company’s 17th active state. The company recently opened a new office in Falmouth, Maine, for local staff managing the organization’s robust growth plans in the state. CEC’s Maine project development team already has many community solar projects in development and continues to engage Maine landowners interested in leasing or selling their land to host a community solar farm.
Recent changes to a bipartisan solar energy bill (Maine Legislative Document 1711), signed June 17, 2019, which directs the Maine Public Utilities Commission (MPUC) to solicit 400 MW of solar power over six years, will enable CEC to develop projects that deliver strong benefits to the host communities. These benefits include: significant financial construction investment, various high-paying jobs, lease payments for landowners, substantial tax revenues and valuable utility system upgrades. CEC has extensive experience in all stages of project development, and takes special care to work closely with landowners, abutters and community officials to ensure that the project meets the specific needs of each community.
In advance of the final rules being released by the MPUC in December, CEC is engaging potential subscribers across government, industrial and commercial entities. Subscribers will be guaranteed savings on their electric utility bills for the life of the program; no purchase is required. These projects will not only provide savings to homeowners, renters, commercial businesses and municipalities, but will also help the state reduce its reliance on fossil fuels and lower its greenhouse gas emissions.
“We’re pleased to see Maine expand its solar legislation and look forward to bringing clean, renewable energy to the state. CEC built the first community solar projects in Vermont, Massachusetts, New York and Connecticut and has extensive experience across the northeast. Our RooflessSolar product is a great option for homeowners who may not have roofs suitable for traditional solar and for businesses who lease their buildings,” said Tom Sweeney, president of renewable assets at Clean Energy Co. “With local staff already in place, we are now securing partnerships with local firms to perform electrical and civil engineering services, environmental evaluations, site surveys, and more — bringing solar jobs to Maine.”
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