Residential

MassCEC provides rebates and other incentives to residents who are looking to adopt clean energy at their own homes.

Residential incentives offered by MassCEC include rebate programs for solar electricity and solar hot water, vouchers for the replacement wood-burning heating units and assistance with other technologies.

Commonwealth Woodstove Change-Out - Program Background

Through a partnership between MassCEC and the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER), the Commonwealth Woodstove Change-Out Program has committed $1.8 million in funding for change-outs from 2017 through 2019. The 2017 program represents the sixth round of funding since the program's launch in 2012.

The program has helped more than 1,400 residents swap out their non-EPA certified, inefficient stoves for newer, cleaner models, and approximately 500 of these rebates went to residents earning less than 80 percent of the state median income.

Commonwealth Woodstove Change-Out - How Do I Apply?

Step 1: Contact a Participating Stove Professional

Each homeowner should first select a participating stove professional, who will submit the rebate application on his or her behalf. MassCEC maintains a list of stove professionals and tips for finding an installer participating in the 2017 Commonwealth Woodstove Change-Out Program.

When contacting a stove professional, a homeowner should be prepared to provide:

The SEIA Solar Business Code and Complaint Resolution Process

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Tuesday, February 09, 2016 - 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
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As part of SEIA’s consumer protection efforts, SEIA promulgated the SEIA Solar Business Code (“Code”) to further transparency and understanding in solar power transactions, while maintaining high levels of competitiveness.  The Code covers many aspects of the standard solar transaction, including advertising, sales and marketing, and contracting. SEIA also adopted a Complaint Resolution Process to resolve complaints arising from the Code. Participants will hear an overview of the Code’s rules and the Complaint Resolution Process, and have a chance to ask questions about both.

In this webinar, we'll start by providing a brief overview of SEIA’s consumer protection efforts. Building on this groundwork, we’ll dive into the SEIA Solar Business Code, and discuss the five sections: Guide Principles; Unfair, Deceptive, or Abusive Acts or Practices; Advertising; Sales and Marketing Interactions; and Contracts. We will then go over how the Complaint Resolution Process works from submitting a complaint to appealing a decision. Participants will have a chance to ask questions about the Code’s requirements and the Complaint Resolution Process.

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