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Financial Incentive Program

Place Massachusetts
Additional Place applies to Boston
Name City of Boston - Renew Boston Solar Program (Massachusetts)
Incentive Type Local Rebate Program
Applicable Sector Residential
Eligible Technologies Photovoltaics, Solar Water Heat
Active Incentive No
Incentive Inactive Date 2012-08-21
Implementing Sector Local
Energy Category Renewable Energy Incentive Programs
Amount No longer available




Eligible System Size No longer available

Equipment Requirements Not specified
Start Date 2011-06-21
Expiration Date 2012-07-02

Funding Source American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) Energy Efficiency Conservation Block Grant (EECBG)

Installation Requirements Not specified


Maximum Incentive No longer available

Ownership of Renewable Energy Credits System owner


Program Budget $140,000





Program Administrator City of Boston
Website http://www.renewboston.org/solar-rebate-program/

Last DSIRE Review 2012-08-21
Last Substantive Modification
to Summary by DSIRE
2012-08-21


References Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency[1]


Summary

July 2012 Update: This rebate program is no longer available. Instead, Boston is now a part of the statewide Solarize Massachusetts program, which encourages the adoption of rooftop solar via education, marketing, and tiered pricing.


Boston opened its pilot solar rebate program in June 2011 using funds secured by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) program, originally for solar photovoltaics and now for solar hot water as well (added in January 2012). Only residents that have participated in a MassSAVE or Renew Boston energy audit within the past year and have implemented all the rebate-eligible measures from the audit are eligible. If no rebate-eligible measures were identified via the audit, the homeowner must have made a substantial investment in improving the home's efficiency by purchasing and installing a high efficiency HVAC or water heating system (for example), to be eligible for the Renew Boston Solar rebates. These PV rebates are added to rebates available through the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center Commonwealth Solar II Program and the solar thermal rebates are added to rebates available through the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center Commonwealth Solar Thermal Program.

Boston is one of 13 inaugural U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)Solar America City Partners under the Solar America Communities Initiative.


Incentive Contact

Contact Name Renew Boston
Department City of Boston



Place Boston, Massachusetts

Phone (617) 635-7283


Email solar@renewboston.org
Website http://www.renewboston.org/
     
     


















  • Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.[1]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1  "Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency"

Rebates Grants Solar Photovoltaic Incentives

PV Rating DC





PV Residential Max KW 5

PV Residential Max $ 2800




































Rebates Grants Solar Water Heating Incentives

SWH Residential Max $ 3500















  • Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.[1]

References

  1.  "Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE)"