protecting our environment

Brunswick Sewer District Solar

The Brunswick Sewer District, a member of the Soltage Acton solar project, is growing our sustainability efforts to bring renewable solar power to our communities. This large-scale solar project, which was completed in December 2021, generates clean, solar-powered energy for multiple towns and local organizations. This 4.2 Megawatt array, located in Acton, ME, was installed by Maine-based solar company ReVision Energy [LINK: ], in partnership with Soltage, a national independent renewable power producer.

Comprised of 11,040 solar panels, the large ground mounted array produces approximately 5,650,934 kilowatt hours of clean energy each year. That is enough power to offset over 80% of electric usage for the Brunswick Sewer District, as well as the Brunswick and Topsham Water District, RSU5 (Freeport, Durham and Pownal), the Town of Yarmouth, and Food City, Inc.

The Brunswick Sewer District owns a 631 kilowatt share of the solar project, which will generate over 800,000 kwh for our district annually.

This project was financed through a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA), which means there was no upfront cost for the Brunswick Sewer District or the other off takers. Instead, an investor (in this case, ReVision Energy) paid for the upfront cost while we pay for the power generated from the project each month, rather than paying for power from the grid. The PPA structure allows our community to receive the benefits of solar power on a cash flow positive basis.

As a multi-off taker solar project, the Soltage Acton project is a collective investment in the financial and environmental future of Maine’s people and resources. We are proud to be a part of such a large-scale effort bring more renewable energy to our communities.

To see what the Soltage Acton solar project is producing, both today and across its lifetime, click here. [LINK: " ]