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The Most Responsive & Dedicated Solar Energy Company in Maine
Whatever you want to achieve by installing a complete solar energy system at your home or business in Maine, we can help. From initial solar consultation, to design, delivery, installation and training, we are here to assist you every step of the process. We take care of every single detail to ensure you’re 100% satisfied with your solar pv system, and that is delivers decades of peace of mind.
Average Solar Panel System Cost By Size In Maine
Every solar energy system we install is custom designed, and unique. There are multiple factors that will greatly effect the final price. We explain it all in detail to help you make an informed decision. Visit How Much Will It Cost To Have A Solar System Installed In Maine for specific pricing factors and ranges for various solar system sizes.
Are Solar Panels Even Worth It In Maine?
The short answer is: Yes, they are! Of course, we are eager to be more informative and have explained the reasons behind the answer in this article. The length of daylight in the southern United States locations does not vary nearly as much as it does here in Maine. Portland, for instance, only receives an average of 3.5 hours of peak daylight in January that will produce solar electric power. In June, that number swells to 5.2 peak hours of solar-producing sunlight.
This means that your solar panel array in Maine will – on average – produce 48% more power in June than it does in January. The good news is that the state of Maine has some of the country’s most favorable net metering laws.
What is net metering? Well, the ultra-short version is that you get credited for excess power that your solar panels generate during the summer, and you can use those credits in the winter when your system generates less solar electricity. We explain the process in much great detail on our page What is Net Metering?
Solar Energy System Size
Determining the right size solar panel system for you is something that our design engineers specialize in. To learn some of the pros and cons of various sized solar power systems and to understand your energy usage along with how it is used in calculating the ideal system size for your home, read our page explaining how to use a solar calculator.
If the math and engineering needed to calculate the ideal solar system choice for your needs is not something you’re keen on, don’t worry. We do it for you. Some people are very “hands on” and want to be involved with every single detail, while others simply want “turn Key” and have no interest in the complex solar calculations. For the former group, we include all the information so they can jump in and start calculating.
Type of Panel, Brand And Quality Best Suited For Maine Weather
You can read the dozens upon dozens of articles we’ve written in our blog to learn all the many nuances of each solar brand, type, size, material, and warranty for the multitude of solar panels available to the consumer today. Suffice to say, we’ll help guide you in the process of making the right choice of solar equipment for your needs. We know how severe the Maine weather can be, and we would not allow you to choose any component of your new solar energy system that wouldn’t be up to par.
Which Solar Panel Location For Your Home: Roof or Ground Mount?
More solar panels are installed on roofs in Maine than ground mount solar panel arrays. Of course, every situation is unique and our professionals will explain the pros and cons of each. In most cases, the factors are overwhelmingly aligned to favor one location over the other. The instances in which it’s a tossup are far fewer. Whether the decision is cut and dry, or more difficult, we will help guide you through the process of determining your best solar option.
We Handle Permitting And Interconnection
When it comes to getting the necessary permits, you can rest easy. Our team will handle all the details and steps of the permitting process, along with scheduling and coordinating the interconnection process. We are not just a solar supplier. Nor are we merely a solar system installer. We are a full service solar company. We’ll take care of all the details, including your permitting process and coordinating with CMP (or Versant).
What Incentives Are Available For Solar In Maine?
There is currently a very generous 30% Federal Tax credit, which will directly offset the cost of your solar energy system by that amount. Details of the program are here. In addition, the State of Maine has a “Solar Energy Equipment Exemption“. The exemption states that solar pv panels and “equipment that generates heat or electricity is exempt from property tax if all the energy generated is either used on the site where the equipment is located, or is connected to the electrical grid and the customer receives a net energy billing credit.” You can read about the program here.
Does Installing A Solar Energy System Provide A Good Return On Investment (ROI) In Maine?
Even though Maine receives less solar-producing sunlight than an Ideal location such as southern California, a solar system installed in Maine still provides a good return on investment. The payback period is typically in the range of 7 to 11 years. It is our opinion that if you use nominal numbers – not adjusted for inflation – solar panel systems installed in Maine in 2023 will have a payback period that is even less than 7 to 11 years.
In addition to a favorable payback period, you should consider how much your home’s value will increase by adding a solar power system.
These are only some of the factors that contribute to making the addition of a solar panel array “worth it” in Maine.
Your Ally To Going Solar In Maine.
Here at Pine State Solar, we want to be your best ally for going solar. We are constantly string to be one of the best solar companies in Maine. We want to answer – to your utmost satisfaction – every single question you may have, and we won’t rest until we’ve done just that!
Faqs About Maine Solar Panel Systems
There are a great many decisions to be made regarding the design of your solar panel array. We fully believe that an informed consumer will make the best decisions, which in turn will provide the greatest satisfaction from your solar panels. And greatly satisfying our customers is one of our primary goals.
In order to answer your questions, we’ve provided an informative and convenient section of the most frequently asked questions regarding solar energy systems.
There are some questions, however, that cannot be properly answered without visiting your property. That’s why we are happy to provide a free solar energy site assessment at your location, anywhere in Maine. It’s the only way that we can be 100% certain that ALL of your solar questions can be accurately answered.
Helping You Attain The Many Benefits Of Solar Energy
The benefits of adding a solar panels to your home or business in Maine are many. We are here every step of the way to help you attain sustainable, clean, zero-emission electrical power, direct from the energy of the sun. Together, we can make a difference.
We Are Here To Support You Along Your Solar Electric Journey
As part of the process of custom designing a pv electric, grid-tied solar panel array that meets your goals, there’s no avoiding it – you’re going to have questions. We’ve done our best to answer as many questions that you’ll encounter along the way. We arranged them in logical order and it is strongly recommended that you go to our Solar FAQ and read all the info there. Not only will most of your questions get answered, you’ll be better informed and prepared to answer questions that we will ultimately have for you. And for those who are voracious readers or information hounds, you can keep up to date with all the technological advancements in the solar industry by reading our solar energy blog.
You’ll Love Our Excellent Staff Of Professionals.
We receive compliments frequently about the friendliness, knowledge and professionalism of our team. We are here for you, and we care. Our genuineness really shows. We’re a trusted Maine Solar Company, and we care about life in Maine, which includes Maine’s extensive natural resources. We strive to be responsible stewards who not only help maintain, but also raise the quality of life in our state. Helping you add solar panels to your property is one of the best ways that we can do exactly that.
Learn How Rewarding A Solar Power System In Maine Can Be.
Having a clean, zero-emission, sustainable source of electric power. That’s worth a lot. Having that electric power when there is a grid power outage, that’s priceless. There are many superb benefits that can be attained by adding a solar panel energy system to your property.
Free Solar Energy Site Assessment
If you’re in the market for a solar panel system in Maine, we’re here for you. Simply give us a call to schedule your free solar energy site assessment. We’ll do our best for you.
Complete Solar System Sales & Installation by Licensed, Professional Solar Energy Contractors
Working together, we can make your solar energy dreams become reality!