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Solar


Grid-Scale Solar

In Northern Maine? Yes. 

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Solar


Grid-Scale Solar

In Northern Maine? Yes. 

Existing

Believe it or not, there are some significant solar installations currently in operation in Northern Maine. The Loring Commerce Centre has both fixed-mount and tracking panels installed and operational today, selling power to Emera Maine, the local Utility. And Westfield, Maine recently completed a community project. 

Proposed

The Maine Power Express development team is working with a grid-scale solar developer on up to 1000MWs of solar power to ship on the Maine Power Express. The ample amount of relatively low-cost, open land, the significant drop in panel costs and the exponentially improving capacity factor of the technology, has opened the door to the solar opportunity for Maine and New England. 

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Storage


Energy Storage

The opportunity exists for energy storage to play a significant role in the Maine Power Express resource mix

Storage


Energy Storage

The opportunity exists for energy storage to play a significant role in the Maine Power Express resource mix

Energy storage

The type of resources retiring in New England (Coal, Oil and Nuclear), generate electricity consistently and on-demand. Wind and Solar are "intermittent" resources, which generate only when the Wind is blowing and the Sun is shining. Sometimes, they are generating when the grid doesn't need them to. During these times, the energy could be sent to a storage, or "battery," system, for use at a later time. This technology is advancing steadily and has the potential to replace peaking facilities. Learn more about energy storage technology here. The developers of the Maine Power Express are open to all resource types and technologies to provide the best solution to New England's clean energy goals.