“Here is the largest solar energy company in Asia and maybe the world; their CEO is visiting Unity, Maine, and we’re not getting responses from the politicians who are charged with bringing businesses to Maine. You would think the people involved with economic development would be flocking to this, but they’re not.”

Mark Tardiff of Unity College on the apparent lack of interest from state and federal lawmakers in an upcoming visit from the chairman of Himin Solar Group of China, the largest solar hot water heater manufacturer in the world. Unity College is scheduled to present a solar panel that was installed on the roof of the White House during the Carter administration to Himin Chairman Huang Ming Thursday, Aug. 5, at the Unity Centre for the Performing Arts.