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Massachusetts Rebates

Massachusetts has great solar incentives like a state income tax credit, exemptions from sales and property taxes and generous renewable energy credits for solar power production. Here you will find details about the Massachusetts Solar Initiative and the numerous incentives available for Massachusetts homes and businesses.

Massachusetts Solar Incentives Summary

Rebate Type Amount
Federal IRS Energy Tax Credit

30% of total solar installation value

Solar Power Installation Rebate None
Solar Renewable Energy Credits SRECs Minimum price via Solar Credit Clearinghouse Auction: $300/MWh
Property Tax Exemptionn 100% exemption for 20 years.
Sales Tax Exemption 100% exemption
State Tax Credit 15% credit, up to $1,000, against the state income tax

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Solarize Mass Incentive Program Opens For Applications

The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) and the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER) say the second round of the 2013 Solarize Mass program is accepting applications from cities and towns interested in participating. The program, designed to increase the adoption of solar energy and further reduce the overall cost of solar power, offers residents and businesses discounted pricing for solar.

The 2013 Solarize Mass program is under way in 10 communities: Bourne, Brookline, Carlisle, Chelmsford, Lee, Medford, Medway, Newton, Northampton and Williamstown. The program is open to all Massachusetts communities, including those designated by DOER as Green Communities - a designation DOER bestows on cities and towns that meet five clean energy requirements, including a commitment to reduce their energy use by 20%.

In the first two years of the Solarize Mass program, 21 cities and towns participated in the program, contracting more than 900 solar electricity systems with more than 5.5 MW of total capacity. Massachusetts reached the goal of installing 250 MW of solar electricity capacity four years earlier than the 2017 deadline. A new goal of installing 1.6 GW of solar capacity by 2020 has been established.

List of Massachusetts Solar Renewable Energy Efficiency Programs

  • MuniHELPS - Offered by 17 Utilities through the MMWEC
  • Berkshire Gas - Commercial Energy Efficiency Rebate Program
  • Berkshire Gas - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program
  • Chicopee Electric Light - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program
  • Chicopee Electric Light - Residential Solar Rebate Program
  • Columbia Gas of Massachusetts - Residential Energy Efficiency Programs
  • Concord Municipal Light Plant - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program
  • Concord Municipal Light Plant - Solar Rebate Program
  • Mansfield Municipal Electric Department - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program
  • Marblehead Municipal Light Department - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program
  • Marblehead Municipal Light Department - Solar Rebate Program
  • MassSAVE (Electric) - Residential Energy Efficiency Programs
  • MassSAVE (Gas) - Residential Rebate Program
  • New England Gas Company - Residential and Commercial Energy Efficiency Rebate Programs
  • Reading Municipal Light Department - Residential ENERGY STAR Appliance Rebate Program
  • Reading Municipal Light Department - Residential Renewable Energy Rebates
  • Shrewsbury Electric - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program
  • Taunton Municipal Lighting Plant - Residential Energy Star Appliance Rebate Program
  • Taunton Municipal Lighting Plant - Residential PV Rebate Program
  • Wakefield Municipal Gas & Light Department - Residential Conservation Services Program
  • Wellesley Municipal Light Plant - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program
  • Western Massachusetts Electric - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program
  • Cape Light Compact - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program
  • City of Boston - Renew Boston Solar Program
  • City of Cambridge - Cambridge Energy Alliance Solar Hot Water Grant

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