Alternative Energy Resources

Support Solar Bill - February 2018: Maine LD 1444 An Act to Prohibit Gross Metering

Quickly Assess Your Rooftop Solar Potential on MDI

College of the Atlantic - Wade Lyman's Project - data is from 2010 so new homes not included

Google Sunroof - only covers 85% of Bar Harbor, Southwest Harbor & Mount Desert so far

This web application was created by College of the Atlantic student, Wade Lyman in 2010 using ESRI software at the COA GIS Laboratory. The data in the map were attained using simulations of annual solar incidence, including the effects of intermittent shading from adjacent topography, structures and trees throughout the year. This allowed for relatively precise, high resolution estimations of solar technology performance on every roof.

Bar Harbor Bank and Trust Solarize MDI Financing

Maine regulators strike middle ground in solar incentives. January 31, 2017

A Solar Power Curve Ball - MDIslander Op-ed November 23, 2016

ACTT Comments to Maine Public Utilities Commission Proposed Rules Changes on Net Metering

What is Net Metering?

Solar for ME, Solar Power for Maine People

2016 U.S. Clean Tech Leadership Index - Maine Ranks 19th of 50 States.

Sterling Massachusetts - Solar Energy Storage System as Municipal Backup Power

Building Efficiency Resources

MDI LED Lighting Fact Sheet by Ellie Bridgers, ACTT Intern

The Building Efficiency Initiative of the World Resources Institute

Wood and Pellet Heating Information from Efficiency Maine

Energy Audit Information from Efficiency Maine

Food System Resources

What is the Carbon Footprint of Your Food Choices?  by Emily McCarthy, ACTT Intern

The Maine Food Strategy

Food Systems on Mount Desert Island

Full Lifecycle Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Common Proteins and Vegetables