Sanford to Become Home to Maine's Largest Solar Project


May 23, 2016

Sanford is moving forward with what will be, when completed, the largest solar project in Maine and one of the largest in New England, according to Sanford City Manager Steve Buck. Sanford City Council voted earlier this month to approve the lease of 226 acres of city-owned land at Sanford-Seacoast Regional Airport to Ranger Solar, a Yarmouth-based solar company. Construction on the project is slated to begin in 2018 and will provide up to 50 megawatts of power.

The income from the lease of the land will enable the Airport to become self-sufficient, meaning it will not rely on any taxpayer funding. In addition, the project will bring a significant tax revenue to the city. The project is not directly affected by the recent veto of a Maine state bill meant to boost the solar industry and modernize Maine's solar legislation.

The project has received widespread news coverage recently. We have collected links to a few of the articles.  Click on the name of the news outlet to read the article.

Portland Press Herald

Aviation Pros

Bangor Daily News