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The Cliff House Resort & Spa uses one of the largest solar thermal systems in Maine to produce heat and hot water in the Spa building.

Maine’s Cliff House Resort & Spa Basks in Solar Energy Gains

Oqunquit, Maine — (May 6, 2013) A year after installing one of Maine’s largest solar thermal projects, The Cliff House Resort & Spa reports saving 20,000 gallons of propane, 82 percent more than originally projected.

Owner Kathryn Weare anticipated saving 11,000 gallons of propane based on equipment specifications and is pleased with the nearly double first year results. Located on a cliff abutting the Atlantic Ocean, the resort’s solar panels productivity benefits from the reflective surface of the water.

The installation comprising 2,100 tubes on 70 collectors was initially estimated to provide solar-heated water for the 32 guest rooms in the spa building. Now the solar collectors provide common area heat and hot water for the entire spa building as well as the 104 guest rooms and kitchen facilities in the Resort’s original Cliffscape building.

“We are very serious about securing alternative forms of energy,” says owner Kathryn Weare. “We are committed to green technologies. Ways to implement sustainable features at the Resort.”

Under Weare’s leadership, the Cliff House Resort & Spa earned the Environmental Leader designation from the Maine Department of Environmental Protection. Other green initiatives include energy efficient lighting, natural cork flooring in the spa, organic fertilizers and the use of fresh, locally grown and raised ingredients in its cuisine.

Under Weare’s leadership, the Cliff House Resort & Spa earned the Environmental Leader designation from the Maine Department of Environmental Protection. Other green initiatives include energy efficient lighting, natural cork flooring in the spa, organic fertilizers and the use of fresh, locally grown and raised ingredients in its cuisine.

The Cliff House Resort & Spa, owned and operated by the Weare Family since 1872 is located on 70 oceanfront acres in southern Maine. More information can be found at www.cliffhousemaine.com, on Facebook or by calling (207) 361-1000.

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