Maine Solar Incentives

Maine Solar Incentives;

Solar and Wind Energy Rebate Program;
State: Maine

  • Incentive Type: State Rebate Program
  • Eligible Renewale/Other Technologies: Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Photovoltaics, Wind
  • Applicable Sectors: Commercial, Industrial, Residential, Nonprofit, Schools, Local Government, State Government, Fed. Government, Agricultural, Institutional
  • Amount: Varies by system type and size
  • Maximum Incentive: PV systems:  $2,000, Solar-thermal systems: 25% or $1,000 whichever is less, Wind-energy systems: Residential $2,000, Commercial $4,000
  • Eligible System Size: PV systems: 100 KW maximum, Wind: 100 KW maximum
  • Equipment Requirements: Not specified
  • Installation Requirements: PV installers must be Master Elecrician’s and be NABCEP certified or working with someone who is NABCEP certified. Solar Thermal water systems installers must be certified by the PUC and must hold a state license as a Master Plumber, a Master Oil Burner Technician, or a Propane and Natural Gas Technician, or who is U.S. EPA-apporved as a type II, Type III or Universal HVAC Technician. Solar-thermal systems that heat potable water must be installed under the auspices of a Master Plumber. Wind energy systems must be grif-tied and installed by a factory trained and approved dealer of the system and working under the supervision of a Master Electrician.
  • Ownership of Renewable Energy Credits: Remains with customer/producer
  • Funding Source: State: Assessment on utilities of up to 0.005 cents/KWh ARRA Funded: Years 2009-10 and 2010-11
  • Program Budget: State Funded: $500,000 per year/ ARRA Funded: $500,000 per fiscal year between 2009-20011
  • Program Start Date: 07/01/2005
  • Program Expiration Date: 12/31/2010
  • Website:


Dick Fortier
Maine Public Utilities Commission
State Energy Program
242 State Street #18 SHS
Augusta, ME 04333-0018
Phone: (207) 287-3319
Fax: (207) 287-1039
Web Site: