Why Solect: our differentiators at a glance

Excellence in quality, safety, value, and performance forms Solect’s cornerstones.
Our consistent process delivers outstanding results for our clients.

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Assess project site(s) and current and future electric profile

Present analyses and recommendations on financial benefits

Contract, engineer, and
develop

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Construct, interconnect, and commission projects

Optimize your solar ROI
with cutting-edge O&M services

Asset and performance management
and compliance

Benefits for non-residential solar projects in Maine

  • 30% or more investment tax credit
  • USDA REAP grant for up to 50% of
    project costs for eligible businesses
  • Bonus Depreciation (MACRS)
  • Eliminate uncertainty in your energy expenses
  • Save on your electric bill
  • Receive new revenue from RECs

Onsite behind-the-meter solar projects: The benefits

Regional Community Center; 296.0 kW; Customer purchase
Public elementary school; 369.7 kW; Power Purchase Agreement (PPA)
  • A rooftop solar system has the potential to power an entire building efficiently.
  • Mitigate your vulnerability to the escalating costs of grid electricity by embracing renewable energy solutions.
  • Leverage Investment Tax Credits (ITC) and Class 1 Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs), while exploring your eligibility for additional incentives.
  • Guidance for rooftop solar: A minimum of 15,000 square feet of usable rooftop space is recommended for optimal solar installation.
Car dealership; 194.7 kW; Customer purchase

Net Energy Billing (NEB) programs

If your building is maxed out with onsite solar or unsuitable or unprepared for onsite solar, Solect offsite solar projects can offer Discounted Bill Credits through Net Energy Billing (NEB).  Under the NEB program, projects connected directly to the utility grid create utility bill credits for contracted customers.  The credit price is lower than the credit value, creating savings for the offtaker for every kWh of solar generation.

Solect solar firm; 2 MW; Ground-mount

The NEB Program comprises two sub-programs

a. NEB Kilowatt-Hour Credit program

This option caters to commercial and industrial customers, offering them the flexibility to undertake individual projects or join forces with others. Participating customers receive bill credits based on the energy they produce.

Metal designer and laminator; 201 kW; Customer purchase

b. NEB Tariff Rate program

Designed mainly for non-residential customers, this tariff rate program allows participants to either initiate their own projects or partake in shared endeavors. It grants dollar credits on electricity bills to participating customers.

Solect and PowerOptions: The Power of Partnership

Solect is a proud partner of PowerOptions, New England’s leading energy procurement consortium serving nonprofits and public sector organizations. Together, we offer accessible solar energy and storage solutions to cities, towns, schools, state agencies, and nonprofits across the region.

Our partnership extends beyond the traditional Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) to offer a range of benefits, including expedited deployment, exclusive incentives, competitive pricing, and comprehensive system maintenance through the Solect and PowerOptions Solar and Storage Program.

Explore our robust portfolio of PPA projects facilitated by PowerOptions and learn more about the Maine PowerOptions program here.

Explore how PPA works in detail here.

Public high school; 348 kW; PPA
School district; 260 kW solar capacity; 222 kW energy storage; PPA