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Here Comes The Sun Encore!

  • Northeast Harbor Library 1 Joy Rd Northeast Harbor, ME (map)

After a packed presentation of 60+ people in Southwest Harbor last month, we are repeating Here Comes The Sun: Solar Power on MDI, at the Northeast Harbor Library on Wednesday, January 18 at 5:30 p.m. Come hear Maine’s own solar energy experts discuss how solar panels work, what makes a good site, how much solar typically costs, etc. Solar power is growing rapidly globally, across the nation, and here in New England, too. According to Bloomberg New Energy Finance, solar is becoming the world's cheapest form of new electricity generation.

The cost in 60 emerging markets has dropped to about one third of its 2010 price. Solar now beats wind as the cheapest form of renewable energy and is also outperforming coal and gas in emerging markets!  As a result, newly installed solar photovoltaics is expected to exceed that of wind for the first time in 2016. But confusion still exists regarding solar power in Maine and how well it works for homes and businesses here.

Organized by A Climate To Thrive (ACTT), this timely program will look at how solar owners are compensated for the power they generate, what financing options and incentives are available, and what the future of solar looks like. Speakers include Ken Colburn, an energy and environmental consultant and member of ACTT’s Advisory Board; John Luft, Branch General Manager for ReVision Energy, and Vaughan Woodruff, Owner of Insource Renewables. Light refreshments will be provided.

Earlier Event: January 14
Reuse Film at Reel Pizza
Later Event: January 19
Public Policy Committee