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

Renewable Energy Projects at Closed Landfills

MassDEP is actively encouraging post-closure use of landfills for the development of solar and wind power installations.

Examples of Completed Renewable Energy Projects at Landfills

Learn more about solar and wind projects at closed landfills in Massachusetts and across the country.

Hull Wins Department of Energy's Wind Power Pioneer Award

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".