More about solar power in MA
Support for solar energy in Massachusetts is strong: the state boasts an array of tax credits, rebates, loans and other incentive programs to help residents and businesses get solar. You can review our Massachusetts solar incentives page for more information, but a few of these programs deserve a quick review here. The state provides a renewable energy personal income tax credit worth up to 15% of system costs, up to $1,000. Excess credit can be carried forward for three years. There's also a renewable energy certificate (REC) purchase program available from Mass Energy, a non-profit that will buy the RECs associated with the electricity generated by solar photovoltaic (PV) systems. As of mid-2009, Mass Energy was offering $0.03/kWh for a 3-year contract. The state's main solar rebate program is administered through the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative (MTC). To be eligible, you must be a customer of one of the participating investor-owned utilities. Rebate amounts vary by sector and system size. Beyond this, a number of the state's other utilities offer rebate programs for both solar PV systems and solar thermal (solar hot water) systems. The bottom line is that, on balance with the rest of the country, Massachusetts provides strong support to residents and businesses who adopt solar power solutions. And don't forget about the 30-percent renewable energy tax credit available from the federal government. Resident who take the federal credit, worth up to 30 percent of total installed system costs, may carry forward any excess credit to the subsequent tax year. Finally, for commercial systems installed in 2009 and 2010, businesses can receive a solar energy grant instead of, and equal to, the 30-percent tax credit.
Among the Massachusetts solar installation pros above, you'll find an array of service offerings: solar panel installation, solar thermal system installation, LEED-certified building and contracting, home energy audit rating system (HERS) experts, and miscellaneous renewable energy consulting services. To get started on your project, simply complete our solar information form. It's free and takes only a few minutes to fill out. After we learn about your monthly energy needs, we'll work with our MA solar installation partners to get you quality service and an unbeatable price. What are you waiting for? Get solar in Massachusetts.