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.

Solarize Mass - Program Background

Now in its seventh year, Solarize Mass is a partnership between MassCEC and the Green Communities Division of the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER).

How it works

The Solarize Mass program looks to increase the adoption of small-scale solar electricity systems through a grassroots educational campaign, driven mainly by local volunteers and reduced pricing that increases the savings for participants. 

Solarize Mass - Apply

2017 Solarize Mass

MassCEC and DOER are currently accepting community proposals for the 2017 Solarize Mass program, with a goal of selecting up to 10 communities or groups of communities. Of these ten communities, MassCEC and DOER may elect to select two or more (2) communities (or groups of communities) who have specifically applied to participate in the Solarize Mass Plus multiple-technology pilot.

Solarize Mass - Who's Eligible?

2017 Solarize Mass Program

The 2017 Solarize Mass program is currently accepting community applications. See the "How Do I Apply?" tab for more details.

On April 19th, 2017 the following communities were selected: the community of Winthrop as part of the Solarize Mass Program and Newburyport and the partnership of Lincoln-Sudbury-Wayland as a part of the Solarize Mass Plus Pilot Program, opting for solar PV plus air-source heat pumps and solar PV plus solar hot water respectively.


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. 


The switch starts here. Make the switch to clean energy and save money. 

There are some easy steps you can take to save energy and cut costs in your home. From adjusting your thermostat down a few degrees to applying for rebates on energy saving technologies, Massachusetts residents have a lot of choices.

Clean Heating and Cooling

MassCEC's Clean Heating and Cooling programs offer rebates to support the installation of renewable heating, hot water, and cooling technologies at homes across the Commonwealth. These technologies offer a high level of comfort, are generally more cost-effective to operate than traditional systems, while reducing a home's carbon footprint. 

Cheap and Clean: How Americans think about energy in the age of global warming

Event Time: 
Thursday, September 17, 2015 - 4:45 PM to 5:45 PM
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Event Location: 
Building 4, Room 270
MIT Campus
Cambridge , MA 02139

David Konisky
University of Indiana School of Public and Environmental Affairs


How do Americans think about energy? Is the debate over fossil fuels, nuclear power, and renewable energy highly partisan and ideological? Are people’s preferences for different energy sources idiosyncratic, or is there a common pattern that explains how people view energy across sources? How much does concern about climate change weigh on these opinions? David Konisky answers these questions and more in a discussion of his 2014 book, Cheap and Clean. 


About the speaker

David Konisky is Associate Professor of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University. Konisky’s research focuses on American politics and public policy, with particular emphasis on regulation, environmental politics and policy, state politics, and public opinion. His research has been published in leading political science and public policy journals, and he has the authored or edited three books, including most recently, Failed Promises: Evaluating the Federal Government’s Response to Environmental Justice (MIT Press, 2015). Konisky earned his Ph.D. in political science at MIT, and has master’s degrees in environmental management and international relations from Yale University and a bachelor’s degree in history and environmental studies from Washington University in St. Louis. Prior to joining the faculty at Indiana University, he served on the faculty at Georgetown University. 

MITEI Symposium, made possible with generous support from IHS.