UMaine solar energy research included in White House Fact Sheet
The University of Maine was mentioned in a fact sheet published by The White House, titled “Obama Administration Announces Clean Energy Savings for All Americans Initiative.” UMaine was listed among 25 members of the administration’s National Community Solar Partnership that have new commitments to deploy nearly 145 MW of community solar, including projects to scale up solar for low- and moderate-income households. UMaine plans to launch a new, interactive public database of the more than 5,000 community solar projects operating across the country, according to the fact sheet. With support from UMaine’s Senator George J. Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions, the web-based database will allow anyone to search and learn from existing community solar projects around the country, the fact sheet states. The project is being led by Sharon Klein, an economics professor at UMaine. Energy.gov also published the fact sheet.