The largest solar project in New England.
In southern Franklin County, about thirty miles northwest of Maine's state capital, lies the town of Farmington. Farmington is a town populated by roughly 7,500 people and is known for its rolling hills, clear rivers, and fertile farmlands that have attracted people to the area for generations. Farmington is home to an award winning business directory and historic downtown, many community owned and operated farm shares, The University of Maine at Farmington, and is even the birthplace of Chester Greenwood, inventor of the earmuff; and of two-time Olympic Gold Medalist snowboarder, Seth Wescott! Now, Farmington has an additional factor contributing to its vast uniqueness: a 490-acre, $110 million, 76.5-megawatt solar farm which also happens to be the largest solar project in New England.