With a population of about 3,000, The Town of Bowdoinham chose Nexamp to provide community solar energy that will reduce electricity bills and enable it to support clean energy. Nexamp Community Solar Park in Madison, Maine, is a 5.3 MW facility with 10,000 solar panels capable of generating enough energy for over 750 modest homes. The city is subscribing to a distribution from the farm that covers the energy used by five of its municipal buildings.
After analyzing some of the options for using solar energy, Selectboard decided that subscribing to a local solar park is the best approach for Bowdoinham right now. With no upfront costs, nothing to install, no long-term contracts and no risk of “upside down” in the energy credit markets, the city will save up to 15% on annual electricity costs and support solar power generation for the local grid.
Wendy Rose, Chair of the Community Development Advisory Committee, said: “The committee is
I’m glad to see Bowdoinham get its electricity from a solar source. This is a critical moment
to make this move and save money in the city. We hope that in the future Selectboard will explore the installation of a solar panel in the city for even greater benefit. It’s good to know that
Joining Nexamp now will not stop us from exploring other alternatives in the future. “
Residents, businesses and nonprofits can sign up for a portion of Community Solar Parks and receive bill credits that will reduce their electricity bills. As there is no registration fee and there is no long-term contract, subscribers can benefit from the program without any risk.
“There are so many immediate and long-term benefits for cities that choose to participate in a
community solar program “, noted Eric Misbach, Director of Community Solar Program Management at
Nexamp. “Bowdoinham will make measurable savings on its energy costs, which is so important
today’s world of rising costs and tighter budgets. But more than that, the city is taking a bold step
in support of clean energy development — enabling others to access more easily
the benefits of solar energy “.
Nexamp has dozens of community solar parks in operation or under construction throughout Maine and
many more across the country. The company, founded by two U.S. Army veterans, provides
integrated solar and energy storage solutions for consumers, businesses and municipalities for more
from a decade. With Maine committing to generating 80% of its electricity from renewable sources
In 2030, Community solar energy will play an important role for the state.
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