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 Municipal Light Plants that have opted into MassCEC’s Renewable Energy Trust.

Block 17 program documents will be made available at shortly before the funding block opens. Please refer to those documents for full details.

Below are a list of program updates and changes:

  • MassCEC will no longer require evidence of fulfilling the energy efficiency requirement in order to process the rebate payment. By signing the Rebate Application and Project Completion documents, the Host Customers agrees to meet the energy efficiency requirements outlined in the Program Manual and Participant’s Agreement.
  • MassCEC now accepts electronic signatures, provided that such electronic signature and any related signing process comply fully in all respects with the United States Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act and the Uniform Electronic Transactions Act (as each may be amended from time to time) as well as any applicable state laws, statutes and regulations. Please see the Program Manual and Participant’s Agreement for more information on the requirements around electronic signatures.
  • MassCEC requests that installers list any subcontractors on a particular project in PowerClerk as part of a rebate application. The subcontractor can be selected on the first page of PowerClerk as part of the Installer drop-down menu.
  • The list of approved Data Acquisition Systems Service Providers and Minimum Technical Requirements has been updated.
  • If additional solar PV capacity is being added to an existing system, please contact MassCEC to ensure that the added capacity will be able to report to the Production Tracking System.
  • On January 4, 2014 MassCEC moved office locations to 63 Franklin Street, Third Floor, Boston MA 02110. Please update your records accordingly.
  • Finally, MassCEC offers periodic Powerclerk training that includes tutorials on the application and completion processes. Please contact [email protected] if you have new administrative staff or sales people working with the program, or would just like a refresher course on the program.


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