Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences, in East Boothbay, is now drawing more than 90% of its electrical power from renewable energy, thanks to the new construction of a solar farm in Waldoboro.

Bigelow Laboratory is one of the largest users of the farm, according to a news release Thursday.

The 10-acre solar array is owned by SunRaise Investments, a Portsmouth, N.H., solar energy developer, owner and operator. The array went online in July.

It produces over three megawatts of electricity, enough to power 700 homes. The laboratory is using about 30% of the output. Read more