Maine House passes solar policy fix

The bill also increases the potential number of subscribers at community solar installations to 50. But with Governor LePage expected to veto the bill, the fight has just begun.

Maine Senate fights back with bill to fix solar policies

A bill which would return an essential feature of the state’s net metering policy has passed the Maine Senate, but has a long road ahead of it.


Maine to dismantle net metering six weeks earlier than expected

Solar installers and advocates are stunned that they now only have three weeks to install systems for homeowners before their customers are hit with new, less generous net metering rules.

Pro-solar protestors arrested in Maine

Quaker Meetings, in conjunction with Speak Truth To CMP, staged a protest at Central Maine Power’s headquarters to protest what it calls the utility’s attempts to undermine solar in the state.

Resistance to LePage’s solar policies grows in Maine

Environmental groups are pushing back on both the dismantling of net metering and increased interconnection fees on solar owners, in the courts and in public hearings.

Maine net metering dismantling pushed back to May

Local advocates blasted the program and state regulators, calling on lawmakers to use the opportunity to repeal the rule.

Maine proposes doubled interconnection fees for solar customers

The Pine Tree State’s Public Service Utilities Commission will hold a public hearing on December 12 to discuss the proposed changes to the fee schedule for Central Maine Power.

Maine’s largest solar plant goes live

The 4.6 MW-AC project will supply 20% of the power for a municipal utility in Central Maine.

Maine’s legislature upholds veto of net metering compromise by two votes

After more than a year of wrangling and a veto by an intractably anti-solar governor, the Pine Tree State’s legislature split over whether to override the veto of the bill that ensconces into law a long-term solar compensation plan. As a result, the bill dies.

Maine regulators approve state’s largest solar project

A first phase of the 9.9 MW project is expected to be completed by the end of the year, as one of the first under a 50 MW pilot community-owned renewables program.

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