Using solar energy makes our air cleaner, stabilizes our climate, fosters energy independence, and strengthens our economy. After years of failed attempts to enact solar policy, Maine finally passed legislation to boost solar energy utilization for Maine schools, municipalities, and residents. LD 1711 calls for at least 375 megawatts of new, distributed generation in Maine, which will primarily come from small solar projects. The bill also removes the cap on community solar farms, requires community projects to serve low and moderate-income customers, and encourages use of closed landfills and brownfields for solar projects.
Sponsor: Dana L. Dow
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