Patrick administration selects 15 communities to participate in Massachusetts Solar Incentive Program's second round
Bedford, Lexington, Needham, and Watertown are among the communities chosen to participate in the second round of the 2013 Solarize Massachusetts program.
The grassroots solar energy program, run by the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center and the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources, aims to increase the adoption of solar energy while reducing its overall cost. Residents are offered a tiered pricing structure where savings increase as more people sign on.
“The popularity of Solarize Mass highlights the growing interest in renewable energy across the state,” said Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary Rick Sullivan in a press release that named the 15 communities chosen for the program. “Programs like Solarize Mass allow people across Massachusetts to join the clean energy revolution right at their own homes and businesses, while creating local jobs here in the Commonwealth.”
A designated solar installer will be chosen from each community through a competitive bidding process.
Ten communities participated in the first round of the program and a total of 551 contracts for solar installation were signed.
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