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Lincolnville Community Library Completes Solar Project

Lincolnville Community Library recently completed their solar photovoltaic project with help from an Efficiency Maine Renewable Demonstration Grant. Combined with an efficient building envelope and ductless heat pumps, the library will operate at net-zero energy for much of the year. Find out more about the project here.

Hundreds of Mainers weatherizing, upgrading heating systems

During a period that is typically quiet for weatherization and insulation contractors, this summer, business is booming. Since last September, when Efficiency Maine started offering Home Energy Savings Program rebates of up to $1,500 for home weatherization and heating system upgrades, more than 5,000 projects have been completed. In a span of 10 months, projects totaling more than $23 million…

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Energy Efficiency Grants Available for Freeport Residents

Freeport has secured a $17,700 Community Development Block Grant for air sealing and energy assessments in homes. The grant will fund the coordination of air sealing and assessment projects and the air sealing and energy assessment copay for LIHEAP-eligible Freeport residents. Air sealing and assessment projects are eligible for a $400 incentive through Efficiency Maine’s Home Energy Savings Program. Find…

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Efficiency Maine Featured on WGME 13

Efficiency Maine’s Dana Fischer was on WGME 13 sharing tips on how to save on energy bills and keep your home more comfortable in the summer. Click here to learn how solutions like air sealing and insulation keep your home more comfortable year round.

Energy Efficiency Featured in Portland Sunday Telegram

“Hundreds of small, scattered energy-saving actions are shaving off so much electricity demand each year that, taken together, they equal the output of a 205-megawatt power plant, grid planners estimate. Over a four-year period, that’s the equivalent output of Maine’s largest power plant, Wyman Station, which can serve 800,000 average homes.” Read the complete story, “Power use tumbles as efficiency…

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