Financial Resources & Incentives
- Green Communities
The Green Communities Division strives to help all 351 Massachusetts cities and towns find clean energy solutions that reduce long-term energy costs and strengthen local economies. The division provides technical assistance and financial support for municipal initiatives to improve energy efficiency and increase the use of renewable energy in public buildings, facilities and schools.
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- Net Metering Frequently Asked Questions and Answers
- Solar Carve-Out / SRECs
The Department of Energy Resources (DOER) has carved-out a portion of the RPS Class I Renewable Energy requirement to support distributed solar photovoltaic (PV) energy facilities, as provided by the Green Communities Act of 2008.
- MassCEC Commonwealth Solar II
Provides rebates for homeowners and businesses in Massachusetts who install solar photovoltaics.
- MassCEC Commonwealth Wind
The Commonwealth Wind Program (“CommWind”) assists appropriately-sited wind energy development in Massachusetts that can help achieve the Commonwealth's goals for a clean environment and a robust economy.
- Federal Renewable Energy Production Tax Credit
Requirements & Technical Assistance
- Land Based Wind Energy: A Guide to Understanding the Issues and Making Informed Decisions, MassCEC and CLF Ventures - PDF
- 310 CMR 7.00: Air Pollution Control Regulations
Emission limits, pollution control standards, and permit requirements for a range of facilities and activities.
- Fact Sheet: MassDEP Noise Policy
- MassGIS Wind Energy Large Scale Site Screening Tool
Interactive map application features towns with both parcel and significant high wind.
- Wind Energy Model Zoning By-Law
Use our updated wind bylaw for assistance in establishing standards for wind power development.
- Fact Sheet: Developing Renewable Energy Facilities on Closed Landfills
- Distributed Generation and Interconnection
If you install new technology or a system, such as solar panels or a wind turbine on your site, there are resources to help you understand the process of interconnection with utilities. This link will take you to DOER's Google Web site.
Learn more about solar and wind projects at closed landfills in Massachusetts and across the country.
The Town of Hull, Massachusetts, has won the Department of Energy's Wind Power Pioneer Award. The distinction recognizes the Town of Hull for its "outstanding leadership in advancing the use of wind power in a coastal community".