Mass Solar Loan Program Update

Effective June 20th, 2016 are the following revisions to the Mass Solar Loan program. The revised program manual will include a number of updates incorporating feedback from the progam's first five months, including: Non-owner-occupied rental properties are now eligible under the program provided the property has four or fewer units. A landlord is eligible for program support for one solar loan for a rental property, but may elect to receive an additional a loan for his/her own home, as well. Owner-occupied properties with four or...

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$30M Residential Solar Loan Program

BOSTON – January 6, 2015 - The Patrick Administration today announced the final design of a $30 million residential solar loan program to complement the nation-leading solar market in Massachusetts. The Mass Solar Loan program, designed to make it easier for homeowners to finance solar electric projects on their homes, will work with banks and credit unions to expand borrowing options through lower interest rate loans and encourage loans for homeowners with lower income or lower credit scores. The Mass Solar Loan program, which has been...

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Important Update Regarding the Commonwealth Solar II Rebate Program

Dear Massachusetts Solar Stakeholder, The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) would like to provide an important update regarding the Commonwealth Solar II rebate program. As MassCEC has previously indicated, the Commonwealth Solar II rebate program is scheduled to sunset permanently at the end of funding Block 20.  Launched in January 2010, the program has helped to jump-start the small-scale solar market in Massachusetts, and has grown along with this segment of the industry.  To date, the CSII Program has awarded over 10,000...

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Rebate Program to Sunset at End of Year

Block 18 of the Commonwealth Solar II rebate program is scheduled to re-open through 5 p.m. ET on Friday June 13, 2014. Block 18 had closed ahead of schedule due to an unprecedented volume of applications and over-subscription of available funding. The Mass CEC is also proposing to sunset the rebate program by the end of 2014, and are proposing to decrease incentive levels for Blocks 19 and 20: As our experience with Block 18 illustrates, the resources needed to continue funding this program at current rebate levels and application volumes...

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Commonwealth Solar II: Block 17 Update

MassCEC is pleased to announce that Block 17 of the Commonwealth Solar II Rebate Program launched at 1 p.m. on Monday, January 13, 2014. The Commonwealth Solar II Rebate Program helps finance the installation of solar photovoltaic (PV) systems for residential, non-profit, public, and commercial projects up to 15kW in capacity. Block 17 will consist of $1.5 million and will last until the funds are reserved or until the end of the first quarter 2014, whichever occurs earlier. Funding is available for customers of investor owned utilities or...

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Commonwealth Solar II Rebate Program Announcement

Just announced: Block 16 of the Commonwealth Solar II Rebate Program has closed. The program is scheduled to re-open January 13 with Block 17. Below is a list of program updates and changes: Block 17 will have $1.5 million of funds available. This block will remain open until all of the funds are reserved or until March 31, 2014, whichever is sooner. Block 17 rebate levels will remain the same as in Block 16. MassCEC will no longer require evidence of fulfilling the energy efficiency requirement in order to process the rebate payment. By...

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