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The Solarize Massachusetts (Solarize Mass) Northampton program looks to increase the adoption of small-scale solar electricity systems through a grassroots educational campaign, driven mainly by Northampton volunteers, and a tiered pricing structure that increases the savings for everyone as more home and business owners in town sign up.
Northampton representatives have selected Real Goods Solar as the designated installer for the program. The company is offering a five-tiered pricing structure in which the savings will increase for everyone as more contracts are signed.
Home and business owners who want to participate can either purchase the solar electricity systems directly or enter into a lease or power purchase agreement (PPA) with the installer. Under a lease or PPA, the installer will own, operate and maintain the system, while the home or business owner agrees to purchase the power generated by the system at an agreed-upon rate.
Outreach efforts in Northampton are being led by Solar Coach Susan Lantz, who can answer questions and assist home and business owners looking for more information on the program.
To keep up to date on local news and events, visit the city's www.solarizenorthampton.com.