Brunswick approves 20-year solar contract to power town, school facilities

Brunswick is taking a leap toward renewable energy after approving a 20-year offsite solar contract with ReVision Energy.

The agreement targets a 66% commitment of the combined municipal and school electric expenses — saving the town an estimated $1.8 million over the 20-year period. Brunswick’s projected annual electric expense for both municipal and school buildings is $558,291, not including streetlights.

Combining the school and town, the contracts translate to a commitment of about 3 million kilowatt hours per year generated through solar. For comparison, the average American home in 2019 used just over 10,600 kilowatt hours per year, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

Drummond Woodsum attorney Adam Cote is representing the Brunswick School District in this deal.  View the entire Portland Press Herald article here.