Solarize MDI Doubled our Solar Capacity on MDI!
In April when we launched our Solarize MDI campaign, Mount Desert Island had a total installed capacity of 646 kW of solar photovoltaics - representing incremental growth over several decades. By our August 15 deadline, just four months later, we had secured 76 home, business, and municipality solar installation contracts totaling 643 kW through our Solarize MDI partner, Revision Energy! And, we saved 76 customers (see map below) over $160,000 on solar installs. Our thanks goes out to Bar Harbor Bank & Trust, our dedicated ACTT Volunteers, MDIslander, and everyone else who helped make Solarize MDI the most successful Solarize program in Maine!
Want to Install Solar Photovoltaic Panels in 2018?
While there is no official Solarize MDI program this year and thus, no bulk purchasing discounts, 2018 is still a good year to go solar. The grandfathering clause offered by the Public Utility Commission that gives you 15 years of full credit for each kilowatt hour produced, which was set to expire in 2017 has been extended through April 30, 2018. Also, Emera Maine has requested a 4-5% increase in electricity costs which will add to your future savings.
Get a quick estimate of the solar potential of your home or business. Just put in your address and check out the data:
Google Sunroof - only covers 85% of Bar Harbor, Southwest Harbor & Mount Desert so far
College of the Atlantic - Wade Lyman's Project - data is from 2010 so new homes not included
Recommended Solar Vendors
Here is our list of excellent vendors who offer free solar consultations for your home or business. Don't have a sunny site? Contact us about investing in a Community Solar Farm where your panels would be located.
Insource Renewables provides consulting, design, and installation of solar energy systems for Maine homes and businesses. We utilize industry-leading practices in consumer education, design, and installation to provide customer-centered energy solutions that are built to last.
113 North Lancey Street
Pittsfield, ME 04967
ReVision Energy has installed over 6,000 energy systems across Maine and northern New England, including solar, heat pumps, water heaters, and battery storage systems. An employee-owned company and certified B Corporation, ReVision was founded in 2003 and designs and installs systems for homeowners, businesses and non-profits.
91 West Main Street
Liberty, Maine 04949
Sundog Solar designs, installs and maintains high quality, well price solar electric systems for homes and business'. We provide free site surveys and help our clients choose sustainably produced products for their projects. Our goal is to help Maine move away from fossil fuels through increased use of sustainable energy.
222 East Main Street
Searsport, Maine 04974
Stay tuned for more vendors!