Maine

Maine net metering case sent to lower court

The legal challenge brought by Conservation Law Foundation to Maine’s dismantling of net metering has hit another delay.

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Locals push solar power from the bottom up in Maine

In a state whose governor is staunchly anti-renewable energy, more than 25 municipal projects have been built and an island is pushing for energy independence by 2030.

Massive solar project proposed in Maine

Following Governor LePage’s wind ban, developers are going solar. The 100 MW project will be the largest north of Virginia if completed.

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The duck curve comes to New England

In late April, daytime net demand fell below overnight power consumption for the first time on the New England grid, thanks to rooftop and other behind-the-meter solar.

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Utilities weaken distributed solar power with policy wins

Utilities have been trying to dismantle net metering and/or wreck the economics of customer-sited solar for years. In the first quarter of 2018, they saw some significant victories.

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Attempt to reverse LePage solar policy veto fails (again) in Maine

The second attempt to overturn the idiosyncratic governor’s veto of a solar policy fix has again failed by two votes.

Maine House fails to overturn LePage veto of solar policy fix

The Maine House fell two votes short of overturning Governor LePage’s veto of a bill that would have preserved key aspects of net metering in the state. However, the measure will be reconsidered on Monday.

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.

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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.

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