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
    COA Announces $50 Million Campaign
    The Broad Reach Campaign for College of the Atlantic’s Future will endow new student scholarships, create state-of-the-art, environmentally sustainable academic and residential spaces, and support COA’s transition to a fossil fuel-free campus. The biggest fundraising drive in the school’s history has already raised $41 million in gifts and pledges.
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