ReVision Energy, a solar energy installer, will hold an open house at its shop in Liberty Friday, Feb. 26 from 4-6 p.m. The focus of the open house will be All Things Solar — learn about solar hot water systems for domestic hot water and supplementary space heat, grid-tied solar electric (photovoltaic) systems, current historically low solar panel prices, state and federal government incentives, lowering utility bills, reducing dependence on fossil fuels and current solar technology in Maine.

Guests will have the opportunity to view the two solar energy systems at the ReVision Energy shop. The Liberty location features a 1.8 kW grid-tied solar electric system (no batteries) that produces more than 2,400 kilowatt hours of clean, renewable energy annually. The shop also features a 40-evacuated tube solar hot water system (paired with a super-insulated 80-gallon thermal storage tank) that offsets more than 5,000 pounds of CO2 every year. Solar tank temperatures at the Liberty shop reached nearly 180 degrees in the first week of February, all from the sun’s energy.

Current government incentives for solar energy systems include a 30 percent uncapped federal tax credit, $1,000 state rebates for solar hot water systems and $2,000 rebates for grid-tied solar electric systems. Solar electric panel prices are also at all-time historic lows, and systems are currently being installed for about 40 percent less than they were in 2008. ReVision Energy, with locations in Liberty and Portland, has installed more than 2,000 residential and commercial solar energy systems all across Maine.

Its systems are designed by engineers from MIT, Dartmouth and Brown, who together have more than 30 years of combined renewable energy experience. Our in-house team of installers are state solar certified and three of our project supervisors
carry NABCEP certification, which is the gold standard in the solar industry.

Guests are encouraged to come by with questions and to sign up for a free site evaluation while at the shop; refreshments will be served.

Those unable to attend this open house can sign up for future event updates at revisionenergy.com or call the Liberty shop at 589-4171.