For many residents, business owners, and municipalities throughout Massachusetts, installing a solar electric system is a smart investment that converts clean, free sunlight to electricity, reduces air pollution, reduces or eliminates monthly electricity bills, and contributes to the local economy by creating local jobs and supporting local businesses. 

Please visit About Commerical Solar to learn the basics of solar electricity, find information and resources about how to procure solar, and ask questions from our commercial solar advisor. 

 

Available Programs:

Commercial Solar Advisor Service

As part of a suite of informational tools and resources for commercial entities interested in on-site solar electricity, a cost-free ‘Ask an Advisor’ service is now available. This independent and objective advisor can answer general questions, assess initial feasibility, provide procurement advice, and assist with technical challenges related to solar electricity and energy storage solutions.

Key Points
  • Cost-free and independent advisor to commercial entities considering solar electricity or energy storage
  • Can assess feasibility and potential benefits of solar electricity and storage for your commercial property
  • Provides resources and guidance to aide with the procurement and installer selection process

 

Next Steps

 

Solarize Massachusetts

Solarize Massachusetts (Solarize Mass) is a community-based education, outreach and group buying program that allows residents to band together to save money on solar electric systems. Since Solarize Mass launched in 2011, the program has resulted in more than 18,000 individuals expressing interest in pursuing solar electricity. Over 3,300 residents and business owners in the 66 communities signed contracts resulting in 22.3 megawatts of contracted capacity. In addition, the number of small-scale solar electricity projects in almost every community doubled as a result of the program.

The Solarize Mass Plus program pairs the Solarize Mass model with an additional technology offering. This program was piloted in 2017 and participating communities opted for solar PV plus solar hot water and solar PV plus air source heat pumps, resulting in contracts for 37 complementary clean technology systems. Eligible technologies range from various Clean Heating and Cooling technologies, to Energy Efficiency or Electric Vehicles.

Key Points
  • Learn about the environmental and economic benefits of solar electricity
  • Join with your neighbors and friends to get a lower cost proposal for a solar electric system
  • Save up to 20 percent on the statewide average for solar electricity 
Next Steps
  1. Learn More about solar electricity
  2. Find out if your city or town is currently participating in Solarize Mass
  3. If not, work with your community to apply to Solarize Mass
  4. If your community is participating in Solarize Mass, contact your local group to sign up or to volunteer

Mass Solar Connect

Mass Solar Connect increases the adoption of small-scale solar electricity systems for members of participating Massachusetts-based non-profit groups through an outreach and education campaign coupled with competitive pricing and an online bidding platform.

Key Points
  • Learn about the environmental and economic benefits of solar electricity
  • Join with your colleagues and group members to get a lower cost proposal for a solar electric system
  • Save on the statewide average for solar electricity 
Next Steps
  1. Learn More about solar electricity
  2. Find out if your non-profit is participating in Mass Solar Connect
  3. If your non-profit is participating in Mass Solar Connect, contact your non-profit to sign up or to volunteer