Community Solar

For renters & homeowners. Rooftop not required.

Want to go solar, but not sure how long you will live at your current home? Or you rent? Our Solar Program will reduce what you owe the utility every month, and save you up to 15% monthly – just for participating!

What is Maine Community Solar?

Community Solar, also known as Net Energy Billing (NEB), is enabled by Maine’s Renewable Energy Program and is designed to promote the expansion of solar production in Maine, as a way to meet aggressive clean energy targets over the next few years.

With community solar, eligible solar projects receive a credit for each kWh of electricity they generate. Utility customers in CMP & Versant’s territory may sign up with the owner of a project to receive a share of these credits generated by a project. This results in cost savings for helping green the power grid, including for renters and lower income customers, who in many cases, cannot install their own solar systems.

Community Solar is the EASIEST way to go solar, reduce your carbon emissions, and save money.

How does it work?

1. Enroll below

Connect your existing electric account with a nearby solar farm. You just need a copy of your recent utility bill. Enroll online in under 2 minutes, completely free.

2. Match with a green energy project

Our partner matches you to a local solar farm. Based on your annual consumption, your home is allocated a share of the electricity that the project generates.

3. Start generating green energy

When there is sunshine, the solar farm generates power and feeds it to your community’s electric grid.

4. Receive solar credits

Your utility bill is credited for the amount of solar energy KWHs that were generated for you during this billing cycle, reducing the electric portion you pay the utility (see example below). 

5. Pay for your solar credits

Shortly after your significantly lower utility bill arrives, you pay your solar farm directly for your solar credits at the guaranteed discount of 15% (discount depends on region & utility).

Example Utility Bill with Solar Credits

Sample Utility Bill with Community Solar from Finray Solar

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 Our customers 💘 solar!

Be part of the solution… not the pollution!

By applying for a space on a local solar project, you can SAVE THOUSANDS of dollars over the next 5-20 years.

You also help fund the building of new solar farms, which allows for more homes to connect to a renewable source, and reduces America’s dependency on fossil fuels (ie. natural gas, oil, coal).

Join us on OUR MISSION to connect 500,000 Americans to clean energy by 2030, enroll today!

Enroll and Start Saving

Each solar farm has limited spots based on production capacity, and they fill up quickly!

Residential and Small Business

15% Discount

For customers with utility:
Versant BHD (Bangor Area), Central Main Power (CMP)

Residential

For customers with utility:
Central Main Power (CMP)

Enroll with Ampion

Fill the fields and click Next Step. You’ll be taken to Ampion to complete enrollment (takes 2 minutes).


    Enroll with Neighborhood Sun

    Fill the fields and click Next Step. You’ll be taken to Neighborhood Sun to complete enrollment (takes 2 minutes).


      Still have questions?

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