March 15, 2022
Nautilus Solar And Cliff House Maine Announce Community Solar Partnership
Luxury Hotel demonstrates commitment to support clean energy development and combat climate change
YORK, ME (March 15, 2022) – Nautilus Solar Energy, LLC, and Cliff House Maine are partnering in Nautilus's community solar program, which allows residents, municipalities, and businesses like the luxury hotel Cliff House Maine to subscribe to shared community solar gardens without the need for solar panels on their property. The long-term agreement to participate in the Nautilus community solar program is part of Cliff House Maine's broader efforts to support clean energy development and initiatives. As a subscriber to one of Nautilus’s seventeen community solar projects throughout the state, Cliff House Maine will realize significant savings through the discounted credits applied to its electric bills.
"We are excited for our partnership with Cliff House Maine and thrilled that they have chosen to be a subscriber to one of our community solar projects," said Eric LaMora, Director of Community Solar of Nautilus Solar Energy. "As someone who grew up in York, it makes me very happy to be able to work in a field and for a company that values providing an equitable and affordable renewable energy choice. All of these factors strengthen the community," added Chris Neilson, Community Solar Business Development Analyst of Nautilus Solar Energy.
"Cliff House is mindful and supportive of community solar projects and other clean energy initiatives which offer alternative fuels," said Nancy White, Managing Director of Cliff House Maine. "Utility costs continue to grow, and this collaboration will help taper the expenses. More importantly, we appreciate serving as stewards of the environment on the majestic Bald Head Cliff and the Atlantic Ocean. This is one of many sustainability initiatives to reduce our carbon footprint."
Community solar has the power to help tackle some of the most pressing crises our society faces today, including adding economic stability to communities by creating jobs and paying local taxes, and combatting climate change by cutting greenhouse gas. Yet, accessibility to and awareness of the advantages of solar energy has always been a barrier, especially among local businesses that could greatly benefit from lower energy costs and a cleaner environment. Thanks to Maine’s Net Energy Billing (NEB) program, which was amended in June 2019 by Governor Mills, community solar makes it possible for every Mainer, especially low- and moderate-income consumers, local businesses, and municipalities to participate in and benefit from local renewable energy.
Community solar projects are small-scale solar installations typically located on brownfield developments, farms, or even large rooftops. The property owner can earn income by leasing the land for solar panels, and community residents, local businesses, and non-profit organizations can choose to subscribe free of charge to the project, earning electrical credits on their energy bill for their share of the power produced. This credit equates to a guaranteed discount on their electric bill. No rooftop installations are required and there is no financial obligation to receive the solar power benefits.
Any residential or commercial Central Maine Power utility customer is eligible to subscribe to one of the community solar projects through Nautilus with no upfront cost, no long-term commitment, and no cancellation fees. The Nautilus team is currently inviting customers to subscribe to one of its community solar projects located in Androscoggin, Cumberland, Kennebec, Knox, Oxford, Penobscot, Somerset, and York counties. Spots are limited, so residents who are interested in subscribing to one of the community solar farms should sign up at https://nautilussolar.com/find-your-community. Businesses may enroll by emailing email@example.com or calling 207-518-8466.
Nancy White of Cliff House Maine and Chris Neilson of Nautilus Solar Energy announce the luxury hotel’s commitment to sustainability with a community solar enrollment through Nautilus Community Solar.
About Nautilus Solar Energy, LLC
Nautilus Solar Energy, LLC is a leading owner-operator of solar projects serving the community solar market and corporate customers throughout the United States. A pioneer in solar energy since 2006, Nautilus is committed to creating a clean, sustainable future by offering an equitable and affordable renewable energy choice. Through its Community Solar initiative, Nautilus is making solar energy available to a broader marketplace, including low-to-moderate income (LMI) households and unrated businesses that wish to reduce their carbon footprint and utility bills.
Nautilus is wholly owned by Power Sustainable, a global multi-platform alternative asset manager with a long-term investment approach focused on sustainable strategies. Nautilus owns solar projects throughout their entire lifecycle enabling Nautilus, along with entrusted local partners, to fulfill its promise of creating a better world by powering communities with clean energy for the long term. For more information on Nautilus Solar Energy visit https://nautilussolar.com/. Join Nautilus on LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.