Guide Municipal Light Plant Solar Rebate Program

The application page for the solar rebate program available to customers in Massachusetts Municipal Light Plant (MLP) service territories. Please check to see if your MLP is participating in this program to see if you are eligible.

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Program Overview

The Department of Energy Resources (DOER) has partnered with the Massachusetts Municipal Electric Cooperative (MMWEC) and Energy New England (ENE), to offer a rebate program for the installation of solar photovoltaic systems in certain Municipal Light Plant (MLP) service territories.  DOER and the participating MLPs will offer rebates of $1.20 per watt, up to 50% of system costs, on installations of 25 kW DC of less.  DOER and the participating MLPs will each provide half of the funding for these rebates. DOER has committed $2.3 million to this program to date.

System owners must work with a primary installer/integrator to complete and submit the MLP Solar Program application, linked below.   To be eligible for a rebate, system owners and applicants must follow all application procedures and systems must meet the technical specifications, which are listed in the Program Manual, linked below.  Potential applicants should contact their MLP or Program Administrator for information on available funding.

Please direct any questions on this program to DOER at DOER.MLPSolar@mass.gov.

Application Links and Program Information

Basic Eligbility Requirements

In order to qualify, a facility must meet at least the following criteria, as well as any other requirements described in the MLP Solar Rebate Program Manual:

  • Have a capacity of 25 kW DC or less;
  • Have no more than 20% reduction in output due to shading. Please refer to the Program Manual for more information on this requirement;
  • Have an azimuth between 90 (east) and 270 (west) degrees;
  • Have a commercial operation date of November 27, 2018 or later;
  • Be interconnected to a participating MLP’s distribution system; and
  • Cannot have received a Statement of Qualification under the Solar Carve-out II Program

Program Documents and Application Materials

Program Administrator Websites

Applications must be submitted to the appropriate program administrator (either MMWEC or ENE) depending on the municipality in which the solar facility is located (see list of participating communities and program administrators below).

 

ENE Website

 

MMWEC Website

List of Program Administrators and Participating MLP Municipalities

ENE

  MMWEC    

MLP

Also Serves

Pledge

MLP

Pledge

Belmont

 

$100,000

Ashburnham

$50,000

Braintree 

 

$250,000

Boylston

$30,000

Concord

 

$330,000

Chicopee

$105,000

Danvers 

 

$10,000

Groton

$10,000

Georgetown

 

$10,000

Holden

$50,000

Groveland

 

$10,000

Ipswich

$125,000

Hingham

 

$170,000

Mansfield

$100,000

Hudson 

Stow

$125,000

Marblehead

$27,500

Littleton 

Boxborough

$50,000

Paxton

$12,000

Merrimac

 

$25,000

Peabody

$25,000

Middleborough

Lakeville

$75,000

Princeton

$10,000

Middleton

 

$100,000

Shrewsbury

$125,000

North Attleboro 

 

$30,000

South Hadley

$50,000

Norwood 

 

$100,000

Sterling

$48,540

Reading

Lynnfield    

North Reading

Wilmington

$250,000

Templeton

$50,000

Rowley

 

$50,000

Wakefield

$150,000

Taunton 

Berkely    

Dighton 

Raynham

$350,000

West Boylston

$60,000

Wellesley

 

$115,000

 

 

Westfield

 

$25,000

 

 

 

Disclaimer: Each participating MLP has obligated a specific amount of funding to this rebate program.  The Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources will not process applications or issue a Rebate Award Packet if a Program Administrator has informed DOER that a MLP’s funds have already been fully committed. Please consult with your MLP or Program Administrator before submitting a Rebate Application.

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