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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 …

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 …

USDA Taking Applications for Rural and Farm Energy Funding

On January 20, USDA announced that it is taking applications for Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) funding. For FY2012, USDA has $25.4 million in budget authority for REAP, which will support at least $12.5 million in grant funding and approximately $48.5 million in loan guarantees. USDA is taking applications for all components of the …

Net Metering

Net metering programs serve as an important incentive for consumer investment in on-site renewable energy generation. Net metering enables customers to use their own generation from on-site renewable energy systems to offset their consumption over a billing period by allowing their electric meters to turn backwards when they generate electricity in excess of their demand, …

Residential Tax Credit

Massachusetts allows a 15% credit — up to $1,000 — against the state income tax for the net expenditure of a renewable-energy system (including installation costs) installed on an individual’s primary residence. If the credit amount is greater than a resident’s income tax liability, the excess credit amount may be carried forward to the next …

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