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Maine’s largest solar farm prepares to power up

A 12/28/2016 article in the Portland Press Herald describes a project in Madison, more than twice the size of others in the state, which will supply 3,000 homes and small businesses.

Madison Electric Works solar farm

MADISON — The state’s largest solar farm could be fully operational this week.

The solar energy project in the Madison Business Gateway is more than twice the size of any other in Maine and was constructed by Ohio-based ISG Energy over the summer and fall. It was originally expected to be up and running by Thanksgiving, but the permitting process took longer than expected and construction ran behind.

The farm will produce nearly 5 megawatts of electricity and Madison Electric Works will purchase all of it, said utility Superintendent Calvin Ames. He expects the project to be online by the end of this week or very early in the new year.

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