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.
This is Needham’s second Solarize Mass program. The first, in 2014, resulted in the installation of over 100 solar PV systems in just over a year, a number that has grown to over 450 since. This year’s Solarize Plus Needham program aims to significantly increase the number of homeowners enjoying the benefits of solar PV, promote electric vehicle adoption and offer cost-effective air source heat pump technology for home heating & cooling.
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.
About Solarize Mass Plus
The Solarize Mass Plus program aims to increase the adoption of small-scale solar electricity systems and additional clean energy technologies such as battery storage, air source heat pumps, solar hot water, or electric vehicles through a grassroots educational campaign, driven mainly by local volunteers, and reduced pricing that increases the savings for participants as more units are sold. Solarize Mass Plus is a partnership between the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC), the Department of Energy Resources (DOER) and local communities, Solarize Mass reduces the overall cost of solar in municipalities across the state, helping residents save as much as 21 percent on average on solar pricing compared to the statewide average.
More on Solarize Plus Needham
- Mass Solar Loan Flyer
- Massachusetts Homeowners Guide to Solar Financing
- Massachusetts Residential Guide to Solar Electricity
- Massachusetts Residential Guide to Solar Hot Water
- Solar 101 Handout – October 2017