Maine lawmakers push for solar policy modernization

By Kelsey Misbrener Governor Paul LePage. Photo courtesy of Gage Skidmore.
Maine’s solar advocates want to bring the state up to speed with other New England solar-friendly states.
The first step toward solar growth in the state was a bill sponsored by Senator David Woodsome (R). The so-called “Act To Modernize Maine’s Solar Power Policy and Encourage Economic Development” bill was discussed at a public hearing yesterday. The bill would set a new goal for the Public Utilities Commission to enter into 20-year contracts for 120 MW of new community solar capacity over the next four years.
The Portland Press Herald’s Tux Turkel writes, “The community

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