Heliotropic Technologies’ News

May 20th, 2010

Doing more with less


In May, we added a new PV system to provide ~72% (.72 SF) of our annual electric energy at Heliotropic Technologies.  Because we’re a wicked efficient operation, it only required a 1.35 kW system, which provides ~100% of our summer electricity needs, and ~70% of the Spring/Fall requirements.  With the state and federal tax credits and incentives combined with low interest rates, we’ve locked in our electric expense for the next 12 years at a lower cost than the “Green Power Option” grid-supplied electricity that’s being displaced.  After 12 years, this system (at retail cost) should provide us with virtually free energy that will then likely provide us with a S.F. of 1.0 (net-zero electric if we become ~30% more efficient by then).

Let us help you do the same.  It’s similar to the difference of owning your house versus renting, except owning the solar system will be less expensive than purchasing grid-supplied power.


2015 Environmental Leader Award winner

June 23rd, 2015

Boothbay Harbor Region Chamber of Commerce ENVIRONMENTAL AWARD has been awarded to Heliotropic Technologies. Heliotropic Technologies was created to help the world become a better place by doing its part to reduce energy consumption and energy’s contribution to human-induced global climate change, while offering rewarding jobs to its employees. Efficiency Maine selected Heliotropic Technologies to survey the Boothbay Region and develop an energy efficiency program to reduce the regional summer peak electric load. Heliotropic Technologies won the contract to install the LED lighting program through Efficiency Maine; Heliotropic Technologies also bid directly into the GridSolar project and installed seven solar electric generation projects. This award is given to an individual, organization or business entity that has championed steps towards creating a sustainable/resilient local community through positive solutions that may include energy efficiency, renewable energy, local foods development and innovative modes of transportation.

There are special incentives available for Boothbay region businesses to reduce their electric loads and to add PVs.

There are special incentives available for Boothbay region businesses to reduce their electric loads and to add PVs.

Financing available for solar electric projects

July 4th, 2013

Heliotropic Technologies has worked with Coastal Economic Interprises (CEI) to arrange for a low interest (6%) commercial loan to finance our solar projects, over a 5-year term. This financing has a low ($100) origination fee and can help create a close to positive cashflow situation for small businesses interested in installing solar electric systems in the the mid-coast region. CEI is using the solar system as the colatorial for the loan. Contact us at (207) 633-1061 for more details.

Boothbay Harbor region businesses: We have secured special peak summer demand reduction incentives approved by the Maine Public Utilities Commission that will great reduce the cost of Solar electric systems.

March 1st, 2013

CJ Spring heliotropics tech

Heliotropic Technologies design/builds Solar Air Heating System

January 30th, 2013

Duratherm Window Corp's Paint Room solar Pre-heat Air system

This 36′ x 15′ solar collector addition is one of the most cost-effective RE technologies

SolarGrid Demand Reduction Pilot Project in the Boothbay Region

January 30th, 2013

There are special incentives available for Boothbay region businesses to reduce their electric loads and to add PVs.

There are special incentives available for Boothbay region businesses to reduce their electric loads and to add PVs.

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August 27th, 2012

Late Spring, time to install that solar system that you’ve been considering. Right now there are great financial incentives available, and your system could be installed in time to take advantage of this summer’s long hours of sunlight.

April 13th, 2012

A recommendation from Dr. Komp:

March 8th, 2012

I can recommend Mike Mayhew coolsolarguy@yahoo.com in the Boothbay Harbor area. He has been a member of the Maine Solar Energy Association (MeSEA) for years and does very nice installaions at an honest price. You can go to our www.mainesolar.org website to find more information about MeSEA and see our calendar of upcoming events.
Thank you for using solar energy,

Richard Komp PhD, Director
Maine Solar Energy Association
PO Box 184, Harrington ME 04643
207-497-2204, cell 207-356-0225
www.mainesolar.org, sunwatt@juno.com

Duratherm SolarWall Addition Project

October 23rd, 2011

Solar Hot Air System financial analysis -2012

Green Home Tour Oct. 1, 2011

October 2nd, 2011

The 2011 Heliotropic Technologies HQ Green Home Tour Write-up.