April 18, 2016

That’s why 2016 is shaping up to be a pivotal time for solar and for Maine’s small but ambitious installation industry. “The future of Maine’s solar industry is highly dependent on policy and/or regulatory decisions in the coming...

April 13, 2016

“Governor LePage and his supporters are putting ideology ahead of the interests of Mainers,” said Vaughn Woodruff, owner of Insource Renewables of Pittsfield, in a statement. “At a time when our communities are losing jobs by the hundreds, the...

April 12, 2016

Keeping in mind the initial cost of solar, the Solarize Mid Maine program is designed to reduce the cost of solar installation for our region by issuing a competitive bid process, and, recently, negotiating a bulk buy agreement with...

April 10, 2016

"If this bill passes, we have predictability in the marketplace for solar, which means that we'll see an uptick on the amount of solar that's put in in the state of Maine," says Woodruff. "We're going to see solar across all sectors." Staffers at...

April 9, 2016

Vaughan Woodruff joined Tom Gocze of Hot & Cold on WVOM to discuss the nuances of the solar bill, LD1649, and to talk about various solar installation details. Listen to the podcast.

April 9, 2016

"From the parking lot outside his warehouse, Woodruff can look across the Sebasticook River and see the factory complex that until last year housed UTC Fire & Security, the town’s second-largest employer. It put 300 people out of work when it...

April 1, 2016

But when the proposal came to a committee vote this week, only Democrats voted in favor, with Republicans backing alternatives that industry proponents like Vaughan Woodruff, a Pittsfield solar installer, say are no help at all.

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March 23, 2016

As more people join the program, the price of installation drops to lower pricing tiers, said Vaughn Woodruff, the owner of Insource Renewables. The company was selected by Sustain Mid Maine through a competitive bidding process. Solarize Mid-...

March 21, 2016

Rauscher said he prefers that existing net metering policies remain in place as an option alongside the new system until regulators can evaluate how the new system is working. Rauscher’s proposal would effectively kill the bill because the...

March 18, 2016

When Benjamin Holt graduated from Unity College in 2014 with a degree in sustainable energy management, he sought to stay in the area and put his degree to work. The Skowhegan native was hired immediately by a local solar installation...

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