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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 …

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 …

ReBuild Western Massachusetts

The program designed to provide over $8 million in financial assistance to help residents impacted by the storm rebuild using energy efficiency practices and renewable energy technologies. The Department of Energy Resources (DOER), in partnership with the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC), is providing incentives and grants, subsidizing construction loans for energy improvements, and providing …

Commercial Solar Hot Water Program

The Commonwealth Solar Hot Water Commercial Program offers grants through a non-competitive application process for SHW pre-design studies and construction projects at multi-family (5 units or greater), community and commercial-scale buildings. At this time, MassCEC is pleased to begin accepting pre-design study grant and construction rebate applications. Pre-Design Study Grant applications may request up to …

U.S. Department of Treasury, U.S. Department of Energy

New Funds For Renewable Energy Projects Now Available! U.S. Treasury Department Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  July 31, 2009 CONTACT: Treasury Public Affairs (202) 622-2960 Energy Public Affairs (202) 586-4940 Treasury, Energy Now Accepting Applications for Funding for Renewable Energy Projects. Direct Cash Payments Will Advance Economic Development, Expand Renewable Energy Use WASHINGTON …

New DPU Regulations Promote Adoption Of Renewable Energy In Massachusetts

The Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities (DPU) has adopted new rules designed to encourage Massachusetts’ consumers to invest in renewable resources such as solar and wind power. The new DPU rules govern the financial relationship between the commonwealth’s electric utility companies and customers who install renewable energy systems with net metering. The order establishes a …

Rhode Island Residents and businesses may qualify for state and federal tax credits as well as grants.

Rhode Island Homeowners and Businesses are often able to receive up to a 30% tax credit for installing renewable energy systems. Homeowners and businesses may also be eligible for payments in lieu of tax credits direct from the United States Treasury. For additional information and applications, visit The State of Rhode Island Office of Energy …

Massachusetts Solar Rebate Program Restarting in January 2010.

The new solar rebate programs – Commonwealth Solar II and Commonwealth Solar Stimulus – are now accepting rebate applications for residential and commercial projects to help finance the installation of these solar photovoltaic (PV) systems.  The application process, award requirements and forms are underdevelopment is ready. Contact SunWind LLC for help in understanding these new …

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