BOSTON – The Mass. Clean Energy Center and the Mass. Department of Energy Resources have announced the launch of the 2013 Solarize Massachusetts program.
According to a news release, the program is designed to increase the adoption of solar energy, further reduce the overall cost of solar power – offers residents and businesses discounted pricing for solar. The more people sign up, the greater the savings for everyone.
The program is open to all Massachusetts communities, including those designated by the Department of Energy Resources as Green Communities, which meet five “clean” energy requirements and commit to reducing energy use by 20 percent.
Individual cities, towns and groups of contiguous municipalities can apply by downloading a request for proposals and applying by Feb. 20
In 2012, 17 cities and towns participated in the program, with 803 residents and businesses signing contracts to install solar electricity systems with the capacity to generate 5.1 megawatts of clean, renewable energy – enough to power the equivalent of 807 average Massachusetts homes annually.
Additionally, according to the release, the program was also directly responsible for the creation of 32 new jobs.
More information on the program can be found at www.solarizemass.com. •
Join PBN and two panels of successful female executives, business owners and entrepreneurs as we delve into what women should do to advance their careers, and become leaders in the corporate world and their own enterprises.
PBN's annual Book of Lists has been an essential resource for the local business community for almost 30 years. The Book of Lists features a wealth of company rankings from a variety of fields and industries, including banking, health care, real estate, law, hospitality, education, not-for-profits, technology and many more.