Residential Renewable Energy Income Tax Credit

The credit is available to any owner or tenant of residential property. For a newly constructed home, the credit is available to the original owner/occupant. Joint owners of a residential property…

Eligibility: Residential

Savings Category: Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Solar Photovoltaics, Wind (All), Wind (Small)

 

Renewable Energy Equipment Sales Tax Exemption

Massachusetts Tax Form ST-12 is available on the Massachusetts Department of Revenue web site. The form may be completed and presented to the vendor at the time of purchase.

Eligibility: Residential

Savings Category: Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Solar Photovoltaics, Wind (All), Geothermal Heat Pumps… More

 

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 (Personal)

Massachusetts offers a personal 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 Energy…

Eligibility: Residential

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- Residential Energy Conservation Loan Program

The Holyoke Gas & Electric (HG&E) Residential Energy Conservation Program provides residential customers with loans to help make energy saving improvements to eligible homes. The loan…

Eligibility: Residential, Multifamily Residential, Low Income Residential

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

 

Chicopee Electric Light- Residential Solar Rebate Program

Chicopee Electric Light offers rebates to residential customers who install solar photovoltaic (PV) systems on their homes. Customer rebates are $0.50 per watt for a maximum of $2,500 per…

Eligibility: Residential

Savings Category: Solar Photovoltaics

 

MuniHELPS- Offered by 17 Utilities through the MMWEC

The Massachusetts Municipal Wholesale Electric Company (MMWEC) provides the Home Energy Loss Prevention Services (HELPS) Program to eighteen municipal utilities in Massachusetts.

Eligibility: Residential

Savings Category: Solar Photovoltaics, Clothes Washers, Dishwasher, Refrigerators/Freezers, Dehumidifiers… More

 

Marblehead Municipal Light Department- Solar Rebate Program

Interested customers must contact Marblehead directly to apply and confirm incentive availability before starting any projects. This incentive may change or be canceled at any time.

Eligibility: Residential

Savings Category: Solar Photovoltaics

 

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

 

Taunton Municipal Lighting Plant- Residential PV Rebate Program

Customers of Taunton Municipal Lighting Plant (TMLP) may be eligible for a $1.50/watt rebate on solar photovoltaic (PV) installations, up to a maximum rebate of $4,500. The system must be installed…

Eligibility: Residential

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- Residential Renewable Energy Rebates

Reading Municipal Light Department (RMLD) offers rebates of $1.00/watt for solar photovoltaic and small wind installations for residential customers. A $0.25/watt adder is available for using local…

Eligibility: Residential

Savings Category: Solar Photovoltaics, Wind (All), Combined Heat & Power, Wind (Small)

 

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

 

Mass Solar Loan Program

Massachusetts offers fixed low-interest loans to residents purchasing solar photovoltaic (PV) systems. One purpose of this program is to provide more opportunity for residents to own solar PV…

Eligibility: Residential, Low Income Residential

Savings Category: Solar Photovoltaics

 

Source: U.S. Department of Energy