Renewable Energy Property Tax Exemption

This incentive applies only to the value added to a property by an eligible system, according to the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER). It does not constitute an exemption for…

Eligibility: Commercial, Industrial, Residential, Agricultural

Savings Category: Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Solar Thermal Electric, Solar Photovoltaics, Wind (All)… More

 

Alternative Energy and Energy Conservation Patent Income Tax Deduction (Corporate)

Massachusetts offers a corporate income tax deduction for (1) any income — including royalty income — received from the sale or lease of a U.S. patent deemed beneficial for energy conservation or alternative energy development by the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources, and (2) any income received from the sale or lease of personal or real property or materials manufactured in Massachusetts and subject to the approved patent. The deduction is effective for up to five years from the date of issuance of the U.S. patent or the date of approval by the Massachusetts Department of…

Eligibility: Commercial

Savings Category: Solar – Passive, Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Geothermal Electric, Solar Thermal Electric… More

 

Net Metering

Eligibility and Availability

Eligibility: Commercial, Industrial, Local Government, Nonprofit, Residential… More

Savings Category: Geothermal Electric, Solar Thermal Electric, Solar Photovoltaics, Wind (All), Biomass… More

 

Solar Easements & Rights Laws

Massachusetts also prohibits restrictions on solar devices, voiding “any provision in an instrument relative to the ownership or use of real property which purports to forbid or unreasonably rest…

Eligibility: Commercial, Industrial, Local Government, Nonprofit, Residential… More

Savings Category: Solar – Passive, Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Solar Thermal Electric, Solar Thermal Process Heat… More

 

Renewable Energy Trust Fund

The renewable energy fund, known as the Massachusetts Renewable Energy Trust Fund, is supported by a non-bypassable surcharge of $0.0005 per kilowatt-hour (0.5 mill/kWh), imposed on customers of…

Eligibility: Commercial, Industrial, Investor-Owned Utility, Nonprofit, Municipal Utilities… More

Savings Category: Geothermal Electric, Solar Thermal Electric, Solar Photovoltaics, Wind (All), Biomass… More

 

Interconnection Standards

Massachusetts’ interconnection standards apply to all forms of distributed generation (DG), including renewables, and to all customers of the state’s three investor-owned utilities (Unitil,…

Eligibility: Commercial, Industrial, Local Government, Nonprofit, Residential… More

Savings Category: Geothermal Electric, Solar Thermal Electric, Solar Photovoltaics, Wind (All), Biomass… More

 

Holyoke Gas & Electric- Commercial Energy Conservation Loan Program

Holyoke Gas & Electric’s Commercial Energy Conservation Program offers zero interest loans to its commercial customers who are making energy efficiency improvements to facilities. The…

Eligibility: Commercial, Industrial, Federal Government, Multifamily Residential

Savings Category: Solar Water Heat, Solar Photovoltaics, Equipment Insulation, Water Heaters, Lighting… More

 

Concord Municipal Light Plant- Solar Photovoltaic Rebate Program

Concord Municipal Light Plant (CMLP) offers rebates to customers who install solar photovoltaic (PV) systems that are designed to offset the customer’s electrical needs. Systems must be owned by…

Eligibility: Commercial, Industrial, Local Government, Nonprofit, Residential… More

Savings Category: Solar Photovoltaics

 

Local Option- Energy Revolving Loan Fund

Property-Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing effectively allows property owners to borrow money to pay for energy improvements. The amount borrowed is typically repaid via a special assessment…

Eligibility: Commercial, Industrial, Residential

Savings Category: Solar Water Heat, Solar Photovoltaics, Other EE

 

Reading Municipal Light Department- Business Energy Efficiency Rebate Program

Reading Municipal Light Department (RMLD) offers energy efficiency incentives to eligible commercial and industrial customers. Rebates of up to $50,000 are available to customers who wish to reduce…

Eligibility: Commercial, Industrial, Federal Government

Savings Category: Solar Photovoltaics, Wind (All), Combined Heat & Power, Chillers, Processing and Manufacturing Equipment… More

 

Hudson Light & Power- Photovoltaic Incentive Program

Hudson Light & Power Department, the municipal utility for the Town of Hudson, offers a limited number of solar photovoltaic (PV) rebates for residential, commercial, industrial, and municipal…

Eligibility: Commercial, Industrial, Local Government, Nonprofit, Residential

Savings Category: Solar Photovoltaics

 

Solar Renewable Energy Certificates (SREC-I)

NOTE: In April 2014, the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER) issued final changes to its RPS Class I and RPS Solar Carve-Out programs. These changes resulted in the establishment of…

Eligibility: Commercial, Industrial, Local Government, Nonprofit, Residential… More

Savings Category: Solar Photovoltaics

 

Solar Renewable Energy Certificates (SREC-II)

Massachusetts’ renewable portfolio standard (RPS) requires each regulated electricity supplier/provider serving retail customers in the state* to include in the electricity it sells 15% qualifying…

Eligibility: Commercial, Industrial, Local Government, Nonprofit, Residential… More

Savings Category: Solar Photovoltaics

Source: U.S. Department of Energy