Thaler Quoted in BDN Article on Proposed Solar Array at Former Navy Base

Jeff Thaler, assistant university counsel and a visiting professor of energy policy, law and ethics at the University of Maine, was quoted in a Bangor Daily News article about an attorney and energy project developer who purchased land at the former Navy radar base in Corea, where he plans to build the state’s largest grid-connected solar project. The developer said financing for the $9 million project depends on changes in state law that would allow solar projects to sell renewable energy credits, according to the article. During a March 25 forum on electricity subsidies, Thaler said the return on investment for a commercial solar project can be as long as 18 years, the article states.