Community Solar Updates for Central Maine Power

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Welcome to the Central Maine Power community solar farm update blog. With your membership, you’re saying yes to renewable energy in your neighborhood. Our developers (Novel Energy Solutions) are in the process of constructing multiple gardens at once. Memberships like yours help us grow and bring more savings and support of clean, local energy to your neighborhood.

The three main steps to building a community solar farm:

  • Construction started
  • Solar panels installed
  • Power grid connected

All of these steps need to take place before savings can begin.

Communities Served by Join Solar

Solar energy produced by Join Solar’s farms will provide clean energy to the following communities within Central Maine Power District area which includes:

  • Central Maine Power (CMP), a subsidiary of AVANGRID, serves approximately 646,000 electricity customers in an 11,000-square-mile service area in central and southern Maine.

Construction Updates

February 2023

A lot is happening in the Central Maine Power service area. Front Street Community Solar Garden is almost complete. The construction crew has been working diligently this month to complete the electrical. Once testing is finished with the utility, members will start receiving savings. 83 Airport Road Community Solar Garden has been energized by CMP, and the members are now receiving credits. At the L’Heureux Community Solar Garden site, the team is working to clear the area and prep it for civil work to begin once the weather warms up.

Construction crew is braving the snowy conditions to install electrical at Front Street.

October 2022

Sanford Community Solar Garden has been energized by CMP and the members are now receiving credits. These members are going to begin to see their savings add up while supporting local energy which is everyone at Join Solar’s goal. Additionally, racking and module installation at Sokokis Community Solar Garden.

racking and module installation at Sokokis Community Solar Garden
Racking and module installation at Sokokis Community Solar Garden is complete

Farm Statuses

Below is a list of active projects we are working to build within the Central Maine Power service area. This is just a preview of what is to come. Our pipeline has an estimated 50+ projects through the next year.

Garden NameSizeStatus

83 Airport Road

7.5 MWSavings Started

Front Street

3.9 MWConstruction Started


975 kW

Construction Started

200 New County Rd 1 Solar

1.404 MW

Start Electrical


7.209 MW

Construction Started

Washington Street

649 kW

Construction Started

697 Sokokis Ridge

7.289 MW

Construction Started

549 Doles Ridge

7.127 MW

Construction Started

Lewiston Road 

1.442 MW

Construction Scheduled

*Garden size will be finalized once energized. 


Got Questions?

We will continue to provide progress updates on our progress in the Central Maine Power territory. If you have further questions about your membership or need assistance, please call us at (651) 634-1452 or email us at

If you are interested in joining a garden. Sign up online at

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