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

Current projects   
  • The COA Fossil Fuel Free campus initiative, which including campus building efficiency upgrades and new campus solar projects.
  • Buildings Upgrade Prize from the U.S. Department of Energy to conduct energy audits and coordinate neighborhood scale transitions off fossil fuels.
  • Collaboration with Envirolution to lead professional development workshops on energy efficiency and clean energy for middle and high school teachers.
  • Data collection and analysis of on-campus energy and resource use for COA’s annual sustainability reporting (STARS).

Video created by Santiago Tijerina in 2023