Sue Jones of ReVision Energy will speak about Bar Harbor’s proposed Community Solar Farm on April 21 at the Jesup Memorial Library. PHOTO COURTESY OF THE JESUP

Expert to explain town solar project

BAR HARBOR — Join Sue Jones, director of Community Solar Farms (CSFs) for ReVision Energy, at the Jesup Memorial Library on Tuesday, April 21, at 4 p.m. to learn more about use of solar energy for homes and businesses in Maine, including a proposed CSF program in Bar Harbor.

Jones will be speaking about solar energy ownership and usage opportunities in Maine, ranging from private ownership of a project by owners to offset some or all usage at a home or business, to a new business model called “community solar farms” in which multiple owners utilize publicly and/or privately owned locations for project development and co-own solar arrays in order to offset their electricity usage.

She also will speak about the basics of a CSF proposed for town-owned land at Bar Harbor’s public works property that is up for vote on June 2. There will be a question-and-answer session following the talk.

CSFs are relatively new to Maine but are in wide use in Massachusetts, Colorado, Minnesota and New Hampshire.

Jones is an attorney with 22 years of experience in representing renewable energy and environmental issues, projects, policy and programming. She has spent the past decade in project management, education, outreach, technical assistance, government relations and public financing, including grant and technical writing.

ReVision is northern New England’s leader in the professional design, installation and service of solar energy systems.

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