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.
Solarize Plus Needham is officially underway! – July 29, 2019 – Selection of solar PV and air source heat pump installer partners is taking place during August. We anticipate that partners will be in place and available to begin working with Needham homeowners in early September.
Going forward, please visit the Solarize Plus Needham page for information on the program.
Solarize Plus Needham is off and running! – July 16, 2019 – The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center today released the installer RFP developed in collaboration with the Needham Solarize Plus team. This RFP solicits proposals from solar PV and air source heat pump installers.
Solarize Plus – July 1, 2019 – A formal announcement of the Solarize Plus 2019 participants should come within the next several weeks. Our Solarize team has been in conversations with the Clean Energy Center throughout the month of June. Should we be chosen, we anticipate that a Solarize Plus program could be underway in Needham by September.
Solarize Plus – June 5, 2019 – Our Solarize team met with the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center in Boston. We hope to hear soon about our participation in the Solarize Plus program.
April 12, 2019 – We are finalizing Needham’s application to participate in the 2019 Massachusetts Solarize Plus program. Our application will pair a Solarize PV Solar 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.
We are pleased to have Donna Vello (a Green Needham Steering Committee member) and Paul Dellaripa, MD sign on as Solar Coaches for Solarize Plus Needham.
What you can do:
- Let us know you are interested! The more people that express interest now, the better pricing we are likely to receive during the installer selection process.
- Already have solar? Share your knowledge and enthusiasm to help others go solar as a Solar Ambassador.
- If you are considering solar, start here and the with other resources on this page.
- 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 Donna Vello for more information on how you can get involved.
Mass Solar Loan Flyer
Massachusetts Homeowners Guide to Solar Financing
Thorough guide to financing options and glossary of terms. Published by Massachusetts DoER in December 2015.
Massachusetts Residential Guide to Solar Electricity
Thorough introduction to installing a solar PV system. Published by the Mass Clean Energy Center
Massachusetts Residential Guide to Solar Hot Water
19-page guide to Residential Solar Hot Water systems published by the Mass CEC (July, 2012)
Solar 101 Handout – October 2017
Handout containing slides and notes from Solar 101 held on 10/18/17.