Maine Revised Statutes

§3473. Specific measures to support solar energy

1. Monitoring.   The commission shall monitor, to the extent possible through readily available information, the level of solar energy development in the State in relation to the goals in section 3474, basic trends in solar energy markets and the likely relative costs and benefits for ratepayers from solar energy development, including but not limited to minimizing peak load on transmission and distribution systems and the energy market price of electricity and natural gas during the peak hours.
[ 2013, c. 562, §1 (NEW) .]
2. Economic development.   Within existing programs and resources, the State, including the Small Enterprise Growth Program, as established in Title 10, chapter 13; the Maine Technology Institute, as established in Title 5, section 12004-G, subsection 33-D; the Maine Rural Development Authority, as established in Title 5, section 12004-F, subsection 18; the Finance Authority of Maine, as established in Title 10, chapter 110; and the Department of Economic and Community Development, shall seek opportunities to promote investment in solar energy development, generation and manufacturing.
[ 2013, c. 562, §1 (NEW) .]
2013, c. 562, §1 (NEW).