STANDARD FEATURES

Each Maine Solar Structure is hand-built by the Amish craftsmen at Backyard Buildings of Unity and features a grid-tied or off-grid solar electric system by Insource Renewables of Pittsfield.

HIGH PERFORMANCE SOLAR

Each Maine Solar Structure features a solar photovoltaic (PV) system built with long-lasting, high-performing equipment that is installed by a company recognized for its attention to detail.

METAL ROOFING

Metal roofing comes standard and promotes a long-lasting solar PV system by ensuring the structure will not need to be re-roofed during the 30- to 40-year service life of the solar modules.

DELIVERY

Backyard Buildings works with a delivery company to transport your Maine Solar Structure from Unity, ME to your site. We can deliver across Maine and in neighboring states on a case-by-case basis.

AMPLE USABLE SPACE

Our solar structures are offered in widths of 12 and 14 feet and lengths ranging from 12-32 feet. This provides significant space that can be used for a wide range of purposes.

SHIPLAP SIDING

Our base models feature pine shiplap siding. The models can be stained or painted once delivered to the site or can be custom finished at an additional cost by Backyard Buildings.

SYSTEM MONITORING

The performance of the solar PV system can be monitored through the customer's data network. This information can be viewed via a computer or smartphone and allows Insource Renewables to observe system functionality.

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OPTIONAL FEATURES

Customers may include additional features to maximize the value of their solar structure. Common uses for the structure include workshop space or storage for garden supplies, yard tools, boats, firewood, or animals. We can customize the design to maximize the usefulness of the structure for your particular needs.

DOORS & WINDOWS

Backyard Buildings provides a wide range of entry doors and windows for adding accessibility and daylight to your Maine Solar Structure. Other features include ramps and vents.

SIDING

Customers can opt for cedar shingles, metal siding, or vinyl siding rather than the base offering of pine siding. Backyard Buildings can match the vinyl siding color of most homes and offers stain for customers that prefer pine siding.

ELECTRICAL PACKAGE

Utilizing the electrical subpanel that comes standard with each structure, Insource Renewables can add interior and exterior lighting and receptacles to increase the versatility of your solar structure.

PORCHES & INSULATION

For customers seeking to increase the usability of the structure, Backyard Buildings can add a porch or insulate your solar structure.

WORKBENCHES & SHELVING

Maine Solar Structures can be customized with storage shelves or workbenches to increase the functionality or storage capability of the structure.

VEHICLE CHARGING

For solar structures located near a driveway, Insource Renewables can install a Level 2 charger for electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids.

METAL ROOFING/SIDING COLORS

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WOOD STAIN COLORS

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CURRENT INVENTORY

1.7kW SOLAR SHED – OFF-GRID

12’x12′ Solar Shed with 1.7kW off-grid solar photovoltaic system with the following features: Cedar siding Windows 2.7kWh battery storage Cash price: $12,995.75 + delivery + […] Read More

5kW SOLAR SHED – GRID-TIED

12’x28′ Solar Shed with 5.0kW grid-tied solar photovoltaic system with the following features: Metal siding Lighting package Workbenches With proper orientation and minimal shading, this […] Read More

CREATIVE SOLUTIONS FOR LOWERING YOUR ENERGY BILLS Financing

Solar Structures can be purchased with cash or may be financed through a variety of loan products. Maine Solar Structures works with clients to navigate various financing options to determine their viability.

Mosaic Solar Loan

Mosaic Solar Loan

COMPETITIVE LOAN RATES

  • Near-instant approval
  • Variety of loan terms
  • Provisions for financing tax credit
  • No early prepayment penalty
  • Simple digital process

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Home Equity Loans

Home Equity Loans

TERMS VARY BY LENDER

  • Home improvement loans
  • Mortgage refinance
  • Home equity loans
  • Interest rates vary
  • Loan terms vary
  • Typically lowest loan cost

Home Energy Loan

Home Energy Loan

LOW FIXED RATE LOAN

  • Can finance a portion of purchase
  • Requires additional energy measure
  • Competitive fixed rates
  • Online approval process
  • No fees

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INTERESTED IN A FREE CONSULTATION? Contact Us

Learn more about how a Maine Solar Structure can serve your energy needs while complementing your property. We invite you to talk solar with Insource Renewables by phone or email or to visit the Backyard Buildings site in Unity to see our product in person.

PHONE NUMBER

(207) 659-1054

Monday-Friday 8:00am-5:00pm

VISIT OUR MODEL SHEDS

Backyard Buildings
56 Leelynn Dr.
Unity, ME 04988

Monday 7:00am-4:00pm
Tuesday 7:00am-4:00pm
Wednesday 7:00am-4:00pm
Friday 7:00am-4:00pm
Saturday by appointment

Other times available by appointment