PowerMarket and SunRaise complete 7.5-MW community solar project on former gravel pit


PowerMarket, an employee-owned company specializing in community solar management, and SunRaise, a New England developer, owner and operator of solar energy, have partnered to develop a community solar project of 7.5 MW to be completed in Baldwin, Maine.

The project will also bring new life to underutilized land. Located on an old gravel quarry, the project will not only reduce the environmental impact of traditional energy production, but will also give the community access to locally produced energy.

“Some might say that this project is innovative because it uses land that was not fully utilized. But we believe that well thought-out and local energy production should not be regarded as innovative. It should be what we expect from the transition to clean energy. It should be our future. And we’re working to help Maine get there,” said Patrick Jackson, co-founder of SunRaise Investments.

SunRaise partnered with PowerMarket to provide subscriber support. PowerMarket, headquartered in New York, has an office in Maine and has spoken with thousands of Maine residents about the benefits of community solar.

“We are happy to talk to Mainers about this renewable energy option. Community solar may be a strange concept at first, but once people understand the benefits it has brought to other New England communities, they quickly see what it could mean for Maine. We are excited to be a part of Maine’s future,” said Nick Baudouin, co-founder of PowerMarket.

By signing up to participate in community solar, CMP customers not only support clean energy development in the state, but also receive a 10% savings on the community solar credits they earn each month.

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