PORTLAND PRESS HERALD – Maine business equips sheds with solar panels for better energy return
UNITY — Matt Wagner decided one day to stop by an Amish-run business that builds mostly sheds and some tiny homes.
Wagner, who lives in Knox and is a project manager for Insource Renewables, went to Backyard Buildings in Unity to meet with a contractor, but he left with a realization.
“We had a lot of mutual interests in solar and deploying solar and doing it at a reasonable price,” Wagner said.
And so came the idea for solar sheds. They’re built just like any other shed, but feature a saltbox-style roof equipped with an array of solar panels.