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Community Solar: How This System of Shared Solar Power Works & How It Might Benefit Maine


After Maine passed legislation last year clearing the way for community solar, Maine residents have been fielding offers to participate in community solar energy opportunities. We’ll learn about how community solar works, the benefits and drawbacks, and the role of solar power in Maine’s energy future.


Dan Burgess, director, Governor's Energy Office

Barry J. Hobbins, public advocate, State of Maine

Fortunat Mueller, president & co-founder, ReVision Energy

David Costello, climate & clean energy director, Natural Resources Council of Maine


Cindy helps produce Maine Public's live call-in show Maine Calling, and sometimes hosts the show—as well as the All Books Considered Book Club. Her first foray into journalism after graduating from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism was to intern with CNN in China in the wake of the Tiananmen Square massacre. She then worked in print journalism over the decades, as a factchecker, writer and editor, with publications ranging from the Los Angeles Times Magazine to the magazine of the National Zoo to a food trends magazine.