At Maine Windependence, we are here to educate, advocate, and inform you about the power of any size or scale, Community Wind. Community Wind refers to any projects where either total or partial ownership comes from within the local community.
Wind is not only the leading source of new renewable energy in Maine, but it is also a vital part of Maine’s economic prosperity and energy independence. With more wind potential than any other New England state, Maine has much to gain by continuing to promote and foster the development of these resources: jobs, long-term economic development, educational opportunity, research and development, and energy independence and diversity, just to name a few…
Community Wind not only will save millions of electricy dollars from leaving Maine’s economy, but when sited in geographically diverse places, their combined power output will become more predictable and efficient, diversifying our energy mix throughout the state.
Community-owned wind power is an ideal source for Maine homes, farms, businesses, schools, and municipalities interested in producing clean, renewable electricity. More than a model of energy independence, Community Wind reduces energy costs to local citizens and businesses and provides long-term investment returns, keeping local investment money in the local community, where it can be reinvested in local businesses and communities... We empower people and communities to make smart, economic, and sustainable investments. We just happen to use the power of wind to make it happen.