Norwich Solar: Community Solar in Wiscasset, ME

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[Wiscasset, Maine, October 2021] —

Norwich Solar (“Norwich Solar”), is a leading northern New England solar company that operates in Maine, Vermont, and New Hampshire. Norwich Solar has an office in Fort Andross in Brunswick, ME. Norwich Solar’s mission includes advancing the integration and deployment of affordable solar power to help local organizations improve their Triple Bottom Line – Financial, Social and Environmental. Our clients include Health Care Facilities, Affordable Housing Communities, Schools, Municipalities, Retirement Facilities, Churches, Farms, Small Businesses, and Commercial & Industrial Enterprises. Norwich Solar is excited to be increasing local generation, local jobs, energy independence, and more clean energy in Maine, while saving money for our Maine customers.  

In a short meeting via Zoom Monday night, Wiscasset’s Planning Board gave the green light to the Wiscasset Gardiner Solar Project to move to the next step in the site plan review process. Project representatives presented the site plan application for a 1.75 megawatt solar farm off Gardiner Road, on the east side just south of the intersection with Foye Road.

The 9 acre solar array, with approximately 12 acres of tree cutting, is planned on the 40 acre parcel across from the high school. It is tucked back from the road about 300 ft and thus will be screened from view with existing vegetation. The property will be owned by Norwich Solar and remaining acres open to the public for daytime usage. 

The project is expected to begin construction in mid-2022 with the goal of completion at the end of 2022.   

Norwich Solar is accepting CMP customers interested in saving money on their electric bills by signing up for solar credits from this and other future Norwich projects in Maine. The solar project produces electricity equivalent to approximately 300 homes or a community-scale school or hospital.  

The board voted to find the site plan application complete; a public hearing on the project will occur Monday, Oct. 25, 7PM via Zoom.