Maine is in last place when it comes to jobs in the solar power industry, but some lawmakers have come up with a plan to improve those numbers.
Thursday at the state house, members of the energy and utilities committee presented a plan designed to move Maine forward on solar.
“We’ve developed a policy to develop 250 megawatts of solar in Maine over the next five years,” Maine Public Advocate Tim Schneider said. “And we’re doing that for all different types of customers, for commercial – industrial customers, for residential and small businesses, and for community solar installations and grid scale installations so everybody can own a share.”
Schneider says the plan will benefit all rate payers by reducing costs.