Committee Chair - Gary Friedmann, email@example.com
The Alternative Energy committee is working to rapidly expand solar power through a Solarize MDI group purchase initiative, developing community solar farms, and educational outreach. Every year MDI spends $75+ million on energy – most of which is exported to out-of-state fossil fuel producers. MDI consumes 94,704 megawatt hours of electricity annually; photovoltaic panels put on every rooftop with good solar exposure could produce 85% of that peak load. A few hundred acres of solar panels could power the entire island.
Work with partners like ReVision Energy, Emera and others to develop and enact an alternative energy plan for MDI
Support this plan with the development of community solar, bulk solar purchase opportunities, and other alternative energy projects
Bar Harbor Solar Farm
Launch Solarize MDI, a bulk solar purchase program that reduces costs to homeowners
Research and develop more community solar sites
Develop educational materials
Ask about joining the Alternative Energy Committee that meets monthly.