A bill set to develop solar energy in Maine have received bipartisan approval from the state’s legislative energy committee. The bill, which is set to stimulate solar energy statewide by removing regulatory barriers to investment and open new opportunities for businesses and households alike, now heads to the full House and Senate for their approval.

Dylan Voorhees, the Clean Energy Director from The Natural Resources Council of Maine, released a statement celebrating the bill’s approval.

“This bipartisan solar bill is an essential step forward in making our climate and energy goals a reality. Maine has fallen badly behind on solar power, and decisive action by the House and Senate in the coming weeks is essential to turning the state around. Creating competitive markets for solar power will help us build the electric grid of the future, reducing our reliance on polluting fossil fuels, lower costs, and create hundreds of good jobs.”

To read more about Maine’s foray into solar, click here.