Town to hold information meeting on solar initiatives April 4

Mar 20, 2017

Waldoboro — The Waldoboro Renewable Energy Group, a subcommittee of the town’s Economic Development Committee, will host an information meeting on the potential for solar energy as a renewable source to power the town’s buildings, residences and commercial enterprises Tuesday, April 4, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the meeting room at the Town Hall..

Sadie Lloyd, assistant planner with the city of Belfast, which has installed a municipal solar array, along with Tim Schneider, of the Public Utilities Commission's Office of the Public Advocate, will share their perspectives on municipal initiatives, opportunities and challenges to installing solar systems in Midcoast Maine. Information on proposals before the Maine Legislature dealing with net metering and other ways to support and promote the development of solar energy will also be discussed, along with issues of ratepayer equity and the Maine PUC's Solar Valuation Study.

The public is invited to learn about the advances made in solar technology, the long-term benefits of solar power to both private and public sectors, and the critical need to develop a solar policy for the state of Maine. For more information, contact Emily Reinholt, Waldoboro director of planning and development, at Planning@Waldoboromaine.org, or call 832-5369.

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