7MW of Community Solar is Now Online in Belfast, Maine

Tuesday, July 27, 2021 8:50 AM | Rylee Ewald (Administrator)

Belfast, Maine – A 7MW community solar project is now operating and providing clean energy in Belfast, Maine. According to PowerMarket’s website, 7MW is equivalent to powering 1000 homes each year. The annual impact of the project is said to generate 7,665,000 kWh.

PowerMarket and SunRaise have worked together to make this community solar project possible.

PowerMarket is a market leader in providing subscriber acquisition in the solar community, managing over 200,000 subscribers. Since the company start, PowerMarket has given $600,000 back to their subscribers.

SunRaise develops, finances, and operates large solar projects. SunRaise offers permitting, construction, financing, and operation, allowing customers to form a one-party relationship. They also invest in solar projects so that customers don’t have to pay the upfront cost of solar, making it an easier financial transition.

Central Maine Power (CMP) customers are able to take advantage of this community solar project, while receiving 10% savings on community solar credits from participating in renewable energy.

Co-Founder Patrick Jackson of SunRaise says “We are thrilled that this community solar project has gone online and is now providing the grid with clean energy. Being from New England, our goal in Maine has been simple - provide more New Englanders access to clean energy…”.

PowerMarket has been working year-round to inform Mainers of the benefits of solar energy in anticipation of the upcoming solar project.

Nick Baudouin, Co-Founder of PowerMarket, says “It is great to see this project come online because for so long we have been talking about the benefits of community solar as hypotheticals. Now that this project is producing clean energy for the grid the benefits of community solar are real…”.

CMP customers will begin seeing the benefits of this project in the upcoming months. Customers can also contact PowerMarket about an upcoming Route 32 community solar project. Those interested can email sunraise@powermarket.io or call 207-280-8130.

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