Going Solar

Helping more Needham residents benefit by installing Solar PV

In 2014 Green Needham brought the Solarize program to Needham, resulting in the installation of over 130 solar PV systems in just over a year. Since that time, solar installations have continued to grow as more Needham residents have learned about the benefits. As of the December 2018, there were over 450 homes generating electricity through solar PV. Green Needham’s Going Solar pages are here to help you get started.

Where’s Solar in Needham?


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Solarize 2 – We are exploring the possibility of a second Solarize program.  Yes, Solarize Needham helped 160 Needham residents add solar arrays in 2014.  With 450 systems now installed, many more residents can look at a neighbor’s house and  ask, “why shouldn’t I do that?” 

A second Solarize program  could make it easier for many additional Needham residents to install solar, adding more green energy to the grid. 

We have the option to pair a new Solarize program with a companion program promoting heat pumps, an efficient heating/cooling solution that uses electricity instead of gas or oil, and may be a good fit for some homeowners.

Get Involved:

  • We’re looking for one or two people to fill out a core team for a Solarize program. This is a great opportunity for someone interested in the solar industry. A number of Solarize program coaches – including our own Artie Crocker – have gone on to jobs in the industry.
  • If you have installed solar and would like to help your neighbors and friends to do the same, please consider becoming a solar ambassador and/or joining our Solar Team.

Please contact Nick Hill or Donna Vello for more information.

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