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 have grown enormously. Continued funding at current levels is unsustainable and there is a clear need to phase-out the Commonwealth Solar II rebate program in an orderly manner.
The program is going to be phased out and replaced by other incentive programs such as the SREC II program and the DOER’s residential solar loan program, which will be up and running by the fall of 2014. For more info, visit the MassCEC website here.