Community Solar Updates for the Versant Maine Public District

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Overview

Welcome to the Versant Power – Maine Public District community solar farm update blog. With your membership, you’re saying yes to renewable energy in your neighborhood. Our developers 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 community solar farms will provide clean energy to the following communities within Versant Power – Maine Public District area which includes: 

  • Aroostook County, Maine
  • Part of Penobscot County, Maine 

Construction Updates

November 7, 2022

Sheridan Community Solar Farm is preparing to have racking installed while Skyway Community Solar Farm has just completed racking installation. Racking is what is used to safely fix solar panels to different surfaces such as a roof or, in this case, the ground. Additionally, over at Huggard Community Solar Farm modular installation has just wrapped up.

The racking has been completed at the Skyway Community Solar Farm.

October 13, 2022

We’re working with the local utility to ensure that the proper infrastructure is in place to connect the new solar farm to the power grid. The local utility will then run several tests to make sure everything is working properly before the community solar project is officially connected and turned on. This process usually takes about six weeks before the project is connected to the power grid. 

Community Solar Panels.
Community solar panels installed in Versant Power territory.

October 11, 2022

Solar panels are being installed at Aroostook 2. 

The solar panels are starting to be installed. You are another step closer to saving money on your electric bill. 

Farm Statuses

Below is a list of active projects we are working to build within the Versant Power – Maine Public District. This is just a preview of what is to come. Our pipeline has an estimated 65+ projects through the next five years.

Garden NameSizeStatus
Hancock 12 MWConstruction Started
Piscataquis 15 MWConstruction Started
Aroostook 3 (Hughes)2.5 MWConstruction started
Aroostook 1 (Huggard)2.5 MWSolar panels installed
Aroostook 2 (Skyway)2.5 MWSolar panels installed
Washington 13.5 MWNot started

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Got Questions?

We will continue to provide progress updates on our progress in the Versant Power – Maine Public District. If you have further questions about your membership or need assistance, please call us at (651) 634-1452 or email us at success@joinsolar.org.

If you are interested in joining a garden. Sign up online at www.joinsolar.org/enroll.

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