Senator Angus King toured a Westbrook-based microgrid power electronics manufacturer Tuesday.
Pika Energy employs 11 people and is a leader in developing clean, renewable energy technologies.
"Innovative companies like Pika Energy continue to lead the way in developing renewable technologies that will not only help drive down the price of energy for people across Maine, but will also put people to work," King said.
King said the federal government should play a supporting role in such companies by continuing to invest in the research and development of those technologies.
Pika Energy designs and manufactures power electronic products that use clean energy to provide secure power and energy savings for residential and commercial customers.
SURRY - Several fire departments are battling a fire in Surry tonight. The call came in shortly before 8pm for a fire at a home on Cross Road.
Hancock County dispatchers tell us crews from Surry, Blue Hill, Sedgewick, Penobscot and Ellsworth are all on scene.
No injuries have been reported. We'll have more information as it becomes available.