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Solar Panels in Maine

There are currently at least 702 solar panel installations throughout the state of Maine right now.

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Solar Energy Levels in Maine

The average monthly solar radiation level in Maine's capital city, Augusta, of 4.67 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 25% greater than the average level of 3.73 kWh/m2/day in an area with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 29% less than the average level of 6.6 kWh/m2/day in an area with historically high levels (NV). [1]


→ Values listed as 0 (zero) are not available (N/A).
→ Maine values listed here are based on the capital, Augusta.

Solar Radiation in Maine

Below is a month-by-month comparison of how average Maine solar radiation levels compare to average levels in an area with historcially high levels (NV) and one with historically low levels (WA). [1]

→ k/m/d = kWh/m2/day = kilowatt hours per square meter per day.
→ Values listed as 0 (zero) are not available (N/A).
→ Maine values listed here are based on the capital, Augusta.

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Solar Installs in Maine

Solar Panel Installations in Maine

A look at solar installs in Maine. The chart below visualizes install totals for the top five counties in ME vs. the cumulative install total of rest of ME counties combined.

Breakdown of Solar Installs in Maine

There are currently at least 702 solar panel installations throughout the state of Maine right now. [1]

  • Top Five Solar Install Counties in Maine
    • Cumberland County: 196 solar installs
    • York County: 76 solar installs
    • Hancock County: 67 solar installs
    • Waldo County: 59 solar installs
    • Kennebec County: 45 solar installs
    • Everywhere Else: 259 solar installs

Note: Install totals presented here are those voluntarily contributed from a variety of sources including solar incentive programs, utilities, installers, and the general public. [1] Data for some states is thinner than others.

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Cost of Utilities in Maine

Maine Electricity Costs

Residential electricity prices in Maine averaged 15.98 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in September 2017, which was approximately 20% more than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 13.30¢/kWh in September. [2]

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Maine Natural Gas Costs

Residential natural gas prices in Maine averaged $23.14 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in September 2017, which was about 36% more than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $17.01 per Mcf in September. [3]

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More about Maine

About Maine

Maine ranks 40th among all states in the U.S. with a population of approximately 1,328,361. [4]

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Solar Energy in ME

To learn more about solar energy and solar power in Maine, or for additional solar-related resources in ME, visit the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

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Cities in Maine

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