Switch your electricity supply to Solar
Thanks to Community Solar, for the first time ever, all York area residents
can now switch their electricity to 100% Solar
✓ CMP will still deliver the electricity to your home
✓ Your electricity cost will go down
✓ Immediate and big reduction in your home’s greenhouse gas emission
✓ NO cost or investment to switch to Solar (Option 1)
Quick Overview / Big Picture
Thanks to Governor Mills and the Maine Legislature, a landmark bill was passed in 2019 that greatly incentivized solar development in Maine. As a result, Solar companies have built and continue to build multiple solar farms in Maine. This is a huge win for both residents and the environment.
All of Maine’s residents, regardless of whether you own or rent, whether you live in a condo or single-family home, whether or not your roof faces south or you are surrounded by trees, whether you have the resources to purchase your own solar panels or not…… you can now switch your electricity source to solar.
That means you now have the opportunity to significantly reduce your dependence on fossil fuels and the amount of greenhouse gas emissions your home creates each year. Simply put, if you receive a CMP bill, you now have the option to switch to solar.
How is this possible…?!?
This is possible with Community Solar Farms!
Putting solar panels on your roof or in your yard continues to be a great option for many residents… and now with the dramatic increase in Community Solar farms in Maine, solar is available to everyone! By simply joining a solar farm, you are assigned enough solar panels to cover your annual electricity usage. Every month, CMP will credit your bill for the amount of electricity your panels generated. Your solar farm then only bills you for 85% or 90% of that CMP credit amount….so you save either 10% or 15% on your monthly electricity supply cost. (Some farms offer 10% discount, some offer 15%)
We have a unique opportunity…
Join the over 5000 Mainer’s who have already made the switch to Community Solar
We have a unique opportunity, thanks to this legislation and to the solar companies that have invested in Maine, to do what only a handful of states have the chance to do. The opportunity for any resident to switch to solar power.
Let’s help pave the way and take advantage of this opportunity. Let’s lead by example.
Let’s make York and our surrounding towns a model of what is possible in this fight against climate change …..an example that others will follow….an example that delivers a significant blow to rising emissions. Let’s go solar together!
What is the York EcoHOME action of the month?
Switch your electricity supply to solar
With the explosion of new solar farms in Maine, you now have 3 different ways to switch to solar
|Community Solar Subscription||3rd row|
Community Solar Subscription
|✓ Zero investment. Zero start-up costs||✓ Save 10 to 15% on your monthly electricity supply cost||✓ You are assigned enough solar panels to covers most or all of your annual electricity use*|
|✓ CMP still delivers your electricity||✓ No termination fee to get out (3 of the 5 farms have no termination fee)||✓ Over 5000 Mainer’s have already signed up for subscription Community Solar Farms|
|Option 2||Option 3|
Community Solar Shared Ownership
|Option 3 |
Solar On Your Roof
|• Average investment $15,000 to $30,000 before 26% tax credit (can be financed over 20 years, $0 down)||• Average investment $15,000 to $30,000 before 26% tax credit (can be financed over 25years|
|• Save up to 50% on your electricity supply cost over a 25 year period||• Save up to 50% on you monthly electricity supply cost over 25 year period|
|• CMP still delivers your electricity||• CMP still provides your electricity when sun is not shining|
|• Requires selling your shares to get out|
|• Your share amount is matched to your homes’ electricity needs|
|• Over 200 Mainers have already signed up for shared ownership Community Solar Farms|
How do I sign up?
Option 1: Community Solar Subscription
Below are the subscription Community Solar Farm companies that we have been able to identify and speak with…..and that are currently accepting York residents for a Subscription-based Farm. Included are direct phone numbers and links. These companies are ready to speak with you to answer any questions you may have.
|Provider||Solar Developer Location||Customer Service Location||Solar Farm Location||Planned Start Up Date||Savings off Annual Supply Electricity Costs||Will I still get a CMP Bill||Termination Fee||Requested Notice to Terminate||Direct Phone||Website Link||Direct Email||Promo Code|
|PowerMarket||Portsmouth NH||Maine||Baldwin ME||March 2021||10%||Yes, plus one from the Farm||$0||60 Days||207-997-3481||click here||click here||YorkEco ($100 for signing up)|
|Maine Solar Solutions||New York||Maine||Augusta ME||June 2021||15%||Yes, plus one from the Farm||$275||3 days||207-871-7191||click here||click here|
|Nexamp||Boston MA||Boston MA||Richmond ME||July 2022||15%||Yes, plus one from the Farm||$0||90 Days||Use Email or Link||click here||click here|
|RelayPower||New York||Massachusetts||Various ME Locations||July 2021||15%||Yes, plus one from the Farm||$275||90 Days||207-550-2118||click here||click here||Automatic with link ($100 for signing up)|
|Common Energy||New Jersey||New York||Shaker ME||October 2021||10%||Yes, plus one from the Farm||$0||844-445-3644||click here||click here|
Option 2: Community Solar Shared Ownership
Below are the share-ownership Community Solar Farm companies that we have been able to identify and speak with….and that are currently accepting York residents for a Shared-Ownership Farm. Included are direct phone numbers and links. These companies are ready to speak with you to answer any questions you may have.
Provider Solar Developer Location Customer Service Location Solar Farm Location Planned Start Up Date Savings off Annual Supply Electricity Costs Will I still get a CMP Bill Term of Contract Direct Phone Website Link Revision Energy So. Portland ME So. Portland ME Knox ME Fall 2021 50% over 25 Years Yes 25 Years 207-221-6342 click here
Option 3: Solar on your rooftop
There are many companies that can install solar panels on your rooftop or ground-mounted on your property. Here are links to top Maine and NH companies according to SolarReviews.comView Companies.
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