Open PV Installation Program (Massachusetts)

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Financial Incentive Program

Place Massachusetts

Name Open PV Installation Program
Incentive Type State Rebate Program
Applicable Sector Commercial, Industrial, Residential, Nonprofit, Schools, Local Government, State Government
Eligible Technologies Photovoltaics
Active Incentive No

Implementing Sector State/Territory
Energy Category Renewable Energy Incentive Programs
Amount 3.50/W-AC plus 0.38 per kWh over 3 years (<10 kW) ; 2.80/W-AC plus 0.30/kWh for 3 years (10kW or greater)

Maximum Incentive 5/W-AC (<10 kW); 4/W-AC (10 kW or greater)

Date added to DSIRE 2003-02-21
Last DSIRE Review 2004-08-06

References DSIRE[1]


The Massachusetts Technology Collaborative (MTC) has awarded more than $1.4 million to nine organizations in the first round of its Open PV Installation Grant program. These organizations will facilitate the installation of and provide financial incentives for approximately 300 kW of PV throughout the state. All building types are eligible, including residential, commercial, industrial, retail, institutional, or governmental.

Financial incentives take the form of an installation grant of $3.50 per Watt-AC for systems under 10kW and $2.80 per Watt-AC for systems of 10 kW or greater. In addition, a production incentive for small systems (<10 kW) will be paid at the rate of $0.38 per kilowatt-hour (AC) for three years. The production incentive for systems 10 kW or greater will be paid at the rate of $0.30 per kilowatt-hour (AC) for three years.

Note that some of the organizations can provide incentives to individuals and businesses who install small-scale PV projects. Click here for contact information for these organizations.

Eligible PV projects must be pre-approved and installed by PV experts with licensed installers and electricians. Project sites must be a customer of one of the following investor-owned electric distribution utilities: Fitchburg Gas and Electric, Massachusetts Electric, Nantucket Electric, NStar Electric, or Western Massachusetts Electric.

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


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