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April 11, 2019

Insource Renewables of Pittsfield converts to worker ownership to build a sustainable future for its company, its workers, and the local community

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April 9, 2019

This morning April 9, 2019, the Maine Public Utilities Commission (PUC) issued an emergency rule to immediately reinstate net metering in Maine.

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December 13, 2018

"On Wednesday, the Maine Public Utilities Commission (PUC) granted a petition from Insource Renewables to suspend so-called 'gross metering' for medium and large electricity...

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December 13, 2018

"The Maine Public Utilities Commission yesterday handed medium and large non-residential electricity users a victory when it suspended "gross metering" rules that opponents...

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December 12, 2018

Maine PUC exempts larger solar customers from gross metering rules and requires more detailed reporting from Maine's investor-owned utilities

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December 12, 2018

"Instead, in the first year at least, the cost of the new equipment for larger-scale solar generation plants far outweighed savings to consumers.

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December 12, 2018

"The rule, known as gross metering, required Maine electric customers to invest in additional meters to measure the total amount of energy generated by new solar panels.

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December 12, 2018

"However, in an about-face these regulators are now returning mid-sized and large- customers to net metering, following a petition by Maine installer Insource Renewables.

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November 20, 2018

On March 16, 2018, Maine's net metering era ended and was replaced with a new mechanism commonly referred to as "gross metering." Under net metering, solar customers received...


Vaughan has professionally bridged the gap between being a contractor and being an advocate for Maine homeowners in their mission to save energy. He is not a ‘one size fits all’ in terms of efficiency and many times he has recommended our services over his own when looking at the types of challenges homeowners face when decreasing their carbon footprint.

Bo Jespersen
Owner / The Breathable Home

Working with the Insource Renewables team was for me not only a satisfying experience but also encouraging about the renewable energy industry itself. These people were well-informed and articulate in their advice and planning on my project.

They brought the fruits of both long experience with solar design and deep conviction about the importance of renewable energy in today’s world. In follow-up, they have been generous and good-natured in answering questions.

Phoebe Phelps
Orland, Maine

We contracted Insource Renewables to install a solar heater for our swimming pool and a cluster of home energy improvements. We were very pleased with the expertise, integrity, and work ethic of Vaughan Woodruff and his fine team.

We were consistently informed of and/or consulted on scheduled activities and events throughout. At every juncture, Vaughan and his team were obviously guided by the principle of doing what is right for the customer.

We have recommended to our friends and continue to unreservedly recommend Insource Renewables for any energy-related projects.

Michael Leblanc & Rosalie Williams
Pittsfield, Maine

We are very happy with our new solar panels from Insource Renewables. It’s great that, now, our house is a power generation factory! Vaughan and the rest of the team are excellent, knowledgeable, friendly, proactive. Within 2 days of the start of the project, our meter was running backwards! It’s satisfying to make a small but real change in the severe climate issues that our planet is facing. I’m also really thankful that Vaughan connected us with the Greater Bangor Solarize program, which saved us over $2,000 on our installation! Vaughan provided us with many different options and answered so many questions that we had, until we found the solar project that was right for our family.

Julie Gosse
Orono, Maine

We discovered Insource Renewables (and Backyard Buildings in Unity) this Spring and were immediately taken with the concept of the “solar shed.” We knew we needed to build or buy a shed for some extra outdoor storage, and I’d always wanted to go solar at our house, so this made perfect sense!

Matt, Vaughan, and the whole team at Insource were excellent to work with, answered all our questions, and made sure everything came together on this project. We are excited to be building out the inside of our shed while knowing we are making power every day just by having this system in our back yard.

Great job all!

Bruce Fitzgerald
South China, Maine
When our heat pump had electrical issues, there are a couple of ways that this event could have gone. Insource could have blamed the manufacturer, basically come back and continued to tweak the unit, or – worse yet – not been terribly responsive overall. I can’t tell you how good and stress free it has felt to know that you guys have put the customer first and have done your absolute best in the matter.
We are very grateful.
Steve Podgajny
Brunswick, Maine