Friends School of Portland’s solar panels.

Five years ago, OceanView at Falmouth formed a special partnership with the Friends School of Portland through funding the purchasing and installation of a 144-panel solar array. This enabled the school to fulfill its vision of being a Net Zero Building – meaning it produces as much energy as it uses, eliminating the need to rely on traditional fuels. The facility became the first school in Maine, the first commercial project in Maine, and the third school in the nation to achieve Passive House Certification – the highest international energy efficiency standard.

Friends School Expansion Aerial

OceanView is very proud to continue this partnership in funding the purchase of an additional 286 solar panels that have been installed atop the school’s new expansion, as well as an existing area of roof that had not been utilized.

“This partnership extends beyond a financing component,” said OceanView owner, John Wasileski. “OceanView shares the Friends School of Portland’s commitment to clean energy and stewardship, and we envision a great intergenerational partnership for years to come. With multiple solar projects across all of our properties, the value of alternative energy cannot be understated.”