Join the forum to learn more about what’s next for the future of solar in Maine. This gathering in Freeport is the first in a series of forums around the state that will help answer questions and explore what comes next for solar in Maine. The series, entitled The Future of Solar in Maine, will bring leading voices on the issue to communities across the state.
Thursday, June 2 from 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Doors open at 6:00 p.m. and there will be information available
Freeport High School (30 Holbrook Street)
Panelists will include:
• Tim Schneider, the Public Advocate for the State of Maine
• Vaughan Woodruff, owner of Insource Renewables and recent chair of the Committee on Renewable Energy, Maine’s solar industry trade network
• Dylan Voorhees, Clean Energy Director at the Natural Resources Council of Maine
Rep. Sara Gideon of Freeport, a key leader on solar legislation, will introduce the event.A panel discussion and Q&A will be facilitated by Alan Caron of Envision Maine.
This event is free and open to the public. For planning purposes, please RSVP.
The Legislature’s failure to pass a comprehensive solar bill means Maine does not have a plan to get out of last place regionally on solar. However, the status quo means solar remains a good option for many Mainers.
You’ll also hear more about what’s next at the Public Utilities Commission (PUC), which is set to review and consider changes to net-metering. Net-metering is the simple, effective mechanism existing in Maine—and most other states—to give solar customers credit on their electricity bills for the solar power they provide to the grid when they aren’t using it. NRCM led the solar campaign at the Legislature and is committed to defending net-metering at the PUC. Come learn more about how you can help.