Panel Installation: Anna, Spencer, & Agim

The Community Energy Center at College of the Atlantic is a resource and project hub for students, homeowners, businesses, municipalities, and nonprofits interested in renewable energy and energy efficiency. Through hands-on projects, data collection, education, and community outreach, the CEC explores and implements innovative projects that prioritize local control of energy systems, utilize novel forms of financing, and demonstrate integrated approaches to sustainability.

Recent News from the CEC

  • NEWS
    Fossil fuel-free campus comes into focus
    Close to three quarters of College of the Atlantic’s electricity will be provided by a regional solar farm as part of a new agreement, marking an important step towards the school’s goal of eliminating fossil fuel usage by 2030.
Current projects   
  • The REDA Solar for Businesses and Farms (SBF) program, which provides 50 Hancock County businesses and agriculture producers with solar energy assessments and energy efficiency education.
  • Data collection and analysis of on-campus energy and resource use for COA’s annual sustainability reporting (STARS).
  • The COA Fossil Fuel Free campus initiative, which including campus building efficiency upgrades and new campus solar projects.
  • Expanding electric vehicle transportation connectivity across Mount Desert Island through collaborative work with local businesses and nonprofits.

Video created by Junesoo Shin (’21), 2018 CEC Summer Energy Fellow