2018-03-02 / Letters

Solar projects in Maine deserve support

To the editor:

I was concerned when I learned about a new bill before Maine legislators that threatens new residential solar installation, but am very encouraged to hear that Scarborough’s Sen. Amy Volk and Representative Karen Vachon support solar projects in Maine.

New rules which will be implemented in just a few month impose an additional fee for using energy that home owners generate themselves.

This undermines the economic incentives for residential-scale solar installations, and in turn threatens an existing labor force in an important growth industry for Maine.

My family has invested in a community solar project and I encourage Sen. Volk and Representative Vachon to demonstrate their continued support for Maine’s solar industry by voting in favor of LD 1444.

Mark Follansbee

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