Encore Renewable Energy has received approval of all the permits needed to construct a 5MW solar array in Oakland, Maine, on underutilized land near the city center.
The permit was obtained by working collaboratively and remotely with local officials from the town of Oakland.
When completed, the new solar array will generate enough renewable energy to power almost 10.000 homes in Maine.
“Solar and energy storage will provide local communities and Maine businesses with economic relief in the form of affordable electricity, lease income for landowners, tax revenue for communities and jobs, all while addressing the climate crisis.”Chad Farrell, CEO and founder Encore.
Maine is expected to develop 873 MW of solar over the next 5 years, resulting in the State going from one of the country’s least developed solar markets to one of the most advanced in the next few years.