Lincolnville, ME has been running on solar power since January. The array is located on town-owned property and has produced more than 14 megawatts since the beginning of the year.
The solar panels are installed next to the Lincolnville Central Fire Station on a quarter-acre parcel of town-owned land. The 43.4 kilowatt system is expected to produce enough power to meet municipal needs. In past years, town buildings and facilities have consumed an average of 59,000 kW per year.
The solar array is on target, for the first quarter of 2017, to meet those needs, and to provide enough power to supply electricity to the Town Office, sand/salt storage building, Breezemere Park bandstand, two fire stations, and lighting at Linconville Beach, the harbor and town pier.
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