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Add State and Local Incentives to the 30% Federal Tax Credit
Learn about solar incentives and solar rebates. Find out what is available to you through federal, state and local programs, as well as local utilities.
State and Local Solar Panel Rebates
Combining the Federal tax credit with state incentives you qualify for may significantly reduce the cost of your solar PV system.

Read more good news about these programs and important tips on qualifying below.
Federal Solar Tax Credit
30% of the cost of your Solar Electric System and installation can be deducted from your federal tax bill.

Read more about this credit and what qualifies.





Solar Incentives by State… Click on your state to see what is available.    
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— You may be able to afford a larger solar PV system than you originally thought!
— You may be able to add the battery backup system you were planning to buy in a year or two



The Good News About Solar System Incentives, Qualifications and Tips
Some solar incentive programs pay you back over time, based on the energy you generate. Other solar incentives are one-time payments of rebates or credits. Incentive requirements and definitions may vary between states.

Incentive types can be specifically for residential, schools, business, or industrial; or inclusive of all of them. Solar incentives are mainly for grid tied systems and are sometimes available for off grid systems.

The incentives may be only for solar photovoltaic (electric), for electricity generated by wind, or for solar thermal (hot water generation). Other types of incentives may incorporate multiple solar technologies.

Programs with yearly or periodic application dates have credits or rebate rates that may be stepped down over time.

To qualify for incentives, your solar system may have to be installed by a licensed Photovoltaic System Installer, and/or connected to the grid by a licensed Electrician. This may be particularly true for Grid-Tie (Grid-Intertied) systems.
Plan ahead and act quickly. Many incentive programs are time sensitive. First-come-first-served programs, such as lotteries, can be spoken for in minutes after the opening of their application date.

Be careful including incentives in your PV system's budget due to requirements and possible deadlines to meet before qualifying.

Always consult a tax professional in regards to your eligibility for tax incentives.





Solar Incentive Glossary
Battery Backup Systems
Battery backup systems can store electricity from the grid or a fuel-powered generator to provide emergency power when the grid goes down. It can also store energy created PV system to power appliances and lights at night after the sun goes down.

Feed in Tariffs,
a Performance Based Incentive, or PBI

(Available for Grid Tied Systems.)
Feed-in Tariffs are typically long term contracts with your local utility for performance-based compensation.

The contracts are typically a 15-25 year purchase agreement at a guaranteed rate. The rate may decrease over time as specified in the agreement. Feed-in Tariffs may ultimately pay for your PV system or even exceed your initial investment depending on the specifics in the contract.

Originally started in Germany in 1990 and restructured in 2000 to include the right to interconnect to the utility grid. It was designed as an incentive to promote cost-effective renewable energy use and advancements in technologies. Due to its success, the current German policy is the cornerstone for the creation of many feed-in tariff programs around the globe.

Green Building Programs
(May be available for Off-grid and/or Grid-tied Systems.)
Green Building Programs are generally for new construction and remodeling, or just adding a solar electric system. The most common incentives are reductions or waivers of building permit fees. Some state or local organizations offer coupons that reduce construction and/or installation costs to homeowners. The home or business owner usually gives the coupon to their program-authorized installer/contractor. Once the system is installed the installer/contractor can be reimbursed for the amount of the coupon by the program's organization.

Grid-Tied PV Systems
Grid tied systems are inter-connected to send energy back to the grid when your solar electric system creates more than you're using; and you can receive energy from the grid when you're using more electricity than your system is generating at the moment. Learn more about grid-tied solar systems.

Loans
(May be available for Off-grid and/or Grid-tied Systems.)
State or local governments may offer low or zero interest loans for renewable energy projects. Terms are typically 10 years or less. If you are going to purchase or remodel a home that you are going to add a solar system to you may also want to see the Energy Star website for information on Energy Improvement Mortgages (EIMs).

Property-Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing may be offered by states that have been authorized to participate in this program. The amount of the loan is determined by a special assessment of your property and is typically repaid over a period of years.

Check with your local banks and credit unions as they may offer renewable energy loans for less than the prime rate. Also consider that mortgage loans and home equity loans can offer several advantages: longer terms, lower interest rates than conventional bank loans, and tax-deductible interest.
Net Metering
(Available for Grid Tied Systems.)
As of January 2012, only four states do not have net metering policies ‐ South Dakota, Mississippi, Alabama and Tennessee. These programs are for utility customers who generate their own electricity and feed excess energy back into the grid. Net-metered customers may use grid energy when their electrical demand exceeds their solar electric system's output. Solar electric credit rates are applied to the customer's total electric use and are shown on the utility bills.

The credit rates and rules vary from state to state. Unused solar electric system credits may expire in a specified time period or they may be carried over from year to year. The credits may only be applied to the utility bill or you may be allowed to get a refund check at the end of a designated period, usually the end of the year.

Off-Grid PV Systems
Off grid systems do not feed energy back to the grid. You may be completely independent from the grid or you may be receiving grid electricity to supplement your system (Grid-Assisted). Learn more about off-grid solar systems.

Solar PV System (Photovoltaics)
A solar PV system uses photovoltaic panels (or modules) to create electricity. This powers appliances, lights, and other electric equipment.

Solar Thermal System
A solar thermal system uses panels (or modules) to heat water. The hot water is typically used instead of a water heater for everyday water use, or in a radiant heating system to warm the air.

State and Local Tax Incentives
(May be available for Off-grid and/or Grid-tied Systems.)
  • Personal tax incentives include income tax credits (dollar-for-dollar reduction on what you owe) and income tax deductions (reduces your taxable income).
  • Property tax exemptions, exclusions and credit incentives generally exclude the added value of the system from your yearly property tax. Abatements may reduce a percentage of your yearly property tax over time.
  • State sales tax incentives can be an exemption from or a credit towards the applicable sales tax.
Utility Rate Discounts & Rebates
(Available for Grid Tied Systems.)
Some utilities and state or local programs may offer temporarily reduced rates on utility bills, or one time rebates on the installation of solar systems and purchases of energy efficient appliances and/or HVAC systems.


Updated: 12/03/2016
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Massachusetts Solar Incentives
Updated: 12/03/2016
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INCENTIVE NAME: Residential Renewable Energy Income Tax Credit
CATEGORY: Financial Incentive
TYPE: Personal Tax Credit
SECTOR: State
TECHNOLOGY: Solar Photovoltaics,
CODE: MA06F
DETAILS:
Incentive Amount - 15%
Maximum Incentive - $1,000
Eligible System Size - Not specified
Equipment Requirements - System must be new and in compliance with all applicable performance and safety standards and must be reasonably expected to remain in operation for at least five years.
Carryover Provisions - Excess credit may be carried forward three years
LAST UPDATE: 06/01/2015

INCENTIVE NAME: Renewable Energy Equipment Sales Tax Exemption
CATEGORY: Financial Incentive
TYPE: Sales Tax Incentive
SECTOR: State
TECHNOLOGY: Solar Photovoltaics,
CODE: MA05F
DETAILS:
Incentive Amount - 100% exemption
Maximum Incentive - None
WEBSITE: http://www.mass.gov/dor/individuals/taxpayer-help-and-resources/tax-guides/salesuse-tax-guide.html
LAST UPDATE: 11/06/2015

INCENTIVE NAME: Renewable Energy Property Tax Exemption
CATEGORY: Financial Incentive
TYPE: Property Tax Incentive
SECTOR: State
TECHNOLOGY: Solar Photovoltaics,
CODE: MA01F
DETAILS:
Incentive Amount - 100% exemption for 20 years.
Maximum Incentive - Not specified.
WEBSITE: http://www.state.ma.us/doer
LAST UPDATE: 02/13/2015

INCENTIVE NAME: Alternative Energy and Energy Conservation Patent Income Tax Deduction (Corporate)
CATEGORY: Financial Incentive
TYPE: Industry Recruitment/Support
SECTOR: State
TECHNOLOGY: Solar Photovoltaics,
CODE: MA02F
DETAILS:
Incentive Amount - 100% deduction
Terms - 5 years
LAST UPDATE: 10/02/2015

INCENTIVE NAME: Alternative Energy and Energy Conservation Patent Income Tax Deduction (Personal)
CATEGORY: Financial Incentive
TYPE: Industry Recruitment/Support
SECTOR: State
TECHNOLOGY: Solar Photovoltaics,
CODE: MA08F
DETAILS:
Incentive Amount - 100% deduction
LAST UPDATE: 10/02/2015

INCENTIVE NAME: Net Metering
CATEGORY: Regulatory Policy
TYPE: Net Metering
SECTOR: State
TECHNOLOGY: Solar Photovoltaics,
CODE: MA01R
DETAILS:
Applicable Utilities - Investor-owned utilities
System Capacity Limit - 10 MW for net metering by a municipality or other governmental entity; 2 MW for all other "Class III" systems; 1 MW for all other "Class II" systems; 60 kW for all other "Class I" systems
Aggregate Capacity Limit - 4% of utility's peak load for private entities; 5% of utility's peak load for municipalities or governmental entities
Net Excess Generation - Varies by system type and customer class
Ownership of Renewable Energy Credits - Customer owns RECs
Meter Aggregation - Neighborhood net metering allowed
WEBSITE: http://www.mass.gov/eea/grants-and-tech-assistance/guidance-technical-assistance/agencies-and-divisions/dpu/dpu-divisions/legal-division/dpu-and-green-communities-act/net-metering/net-metering.html
LAST UPDATE: 11/13/2015

INCENTIVE NAME: Solar Easements & Rights Laws
CATEGORY: Regulatory Policy
TYPE: Solar/Wind Access Policy
SECTOR: State
TECHNOLOGY: Solar Photovoltaics,
CODE: MA02R
LAST UPDATE: 12/16/2015

INCENTIVE NAME: Renewable Portfolio Standard
CATEGORY: Regulatory Policy
TYPE: Renewables Portfolio Standard
SECTOR: State
TECHNOLOGY: Solar Photovoltaics,
CODE: MA05R
DETAILS:
Standard - Class I (New Resources): 15% of by 2020 and an additional 1% each year thereafter
Class II (Existing Resources): 5.3% in 2014 (1.8% renewables and 3.5% waste-to-energy) and 5.5% in 2015 (2.0% renewables and 3.5% waste-to-energy)
Technology Minimum - In-State Solar PV: Mandated target of 1600 MW by 2020
Compliance Multipliers - None
REC Lifetime - Three years
Credit Trading/Tracking System - Yes (NEPOOL-GIS)
Alternative Compliance Payment - 2015 Alternative Compliance Payments:
Class I: $67.07/MWh
Class II: $27.53/MWh
Class II Waste Energy: $11.01/MWh
Solar Carve-Out: $496.00/MWh
Solar Carve-Out II: $375.00/MWh
WEBSITE: http://www.mass.gov/energy/rps
LAST UPDATE: 12/04/2015

INCENTIVE NAME: Renewable Energy Trust Fund
CATEGORY: Regulatory Policy
TYPE: Public Benefits Fund
SECTOR: State
TECHNOLOGY: Solar Photovoltaics,
CODE: MA07R
DETAILS:
Types - Renewables
Total Fund - $150 million over a five-year period (1998-2002); $25 million per year from 2003 to 2010; and approximately $23 to $24 million starting in 2011
Charge - $0.0005 per kilowatt-hour (0.5 mill/kWh) in 2003 and in each following year
WEBSITE: http://www.masscec.com/content/financial-information
LAST UPDATE: 02/20/2015

INCENTIVE NAME: Interconnection Standards
CATEGORY: Regulatory Policy
TYPE: Interconnection
SECTOR: State
TECHNOLOGY: Solar Photovoltaics,
CODE: MA08R
DETAILS:
Applicable Utilities - Investor-owned utilities
System Capacity Limit - No limit specified
Standard Agreement - Yes
Insurance Requirements - Varies by system size, type, and sector; levels established by the Department of Public Utilities
External Disconnect Switch - Utility's discretion
Net Metering Required - No
WEBSITE: https://sites.google.com/site/massdgic/home/interconnection
LAST UPDATE: 12/03/2015

INCENTIVE NAME: Holyoke Gas & Electric - Residential Energy Conservation Loan Program
CATEGORY: Financial Incentive
TYPE: Loan Program
SECTOR: Utility
TECHNOLOGY: Solar Photovoltaics,
CODE: MA30F
DETAILS:
Maximum Loan - Single-Family Homes: $5,000
Owner-Occupied Multi-Family Dwellings: $10,000 (maximum of $5,000 per unit)
Solar: $10,000
Loan Term - General: Up to 5 years
Solar: Up to 10 years
Interest Rate - 0%
WEBSITE: http://www.hged.com/customers/save-energy-money/for-home/residential-energy-conservation/default.aspx
UTILITIES: Holyoke City of,
LAST UPDATE: 10/15/2015

INCENTIVE NAME: Holyoke Gas & Electric - Commercial Energy Conservation Loan Program
CATEGORY: Financial Incentive
TYPE: Loan Program
SECTOR: Utility
TECHNOLOGY: Solar Photovoltaics,
CODE: MA31F
DETAILS:
Maximum Loan - Multi-Family Investment Properties: $20,000 ($2,500 maximum per unit)
Loan Term - General: Up to 5 years
Solar: Up to 10 years
Interest Rate - 0%
WEBSITE: http://www.hged.com/customers/save-energy-money/for-business/commercial-energy-conservation/default.aspx
UTILITIES: Holyoke City of,
LAST UPDATE: 10/15/2015

INCENTIVE NAME: Energy Reduction Plan for State Buildings
CATEGORY: Regulatory Policy
TYPE: Energy Standards for Public Buildings
SECTOR: State
TECHNOLOGY: Solar Photovoltaics,
CODE: MA13R
DETAILS:
Energy Reduction Goal/Requirement - Reduce energy consumption at state buildings by 35% by FY 2020 (using a FY 2004 baseline)
Green Building Requirement - New construction and significant renovations over 20,000 square feet must meet Massachusetts LEED plus standards. Projects less than 20,000 square feet must meet minimum energy performance standards established by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Sustainable Design Roundtable.
Equipment Efficiency Requirement - Agencies shall adopt, where applicable, energy efficient equipment
Renewable Energy Requirement - 30% renewable energy by 2030
WEBSITE: http://www.mass.gov/eea/grants-and-tech-assistance/guidance-technical-assistance/leading-by-example/
LAST UPDATE: 07/22/2015

INCENTIVE NAME: Chicopee Electric Light - Residential Solar Rebate Program
CATEGORY: Financial Incentive
TYPE: Rebate Program
SECTOR: Utility
TECHNOLOGY: Solar Photovoltaics,
SOURCE: General Budget
CODE: MA73F
DETAILS:
Incentive Amount - $0.50/W
Maximum Incentive - $2,500
Equipment Requirements - An automatic disconnect switch is required.
Ownership of Renewable Energy Credits - Customer owns RECs, but CEL reserves the right to purchase RECs from the customer-generator.
WEBSITE: http://www.celd.com/index.php?page=solar-rebate-program
UTILITIES: Chicopee City of,
LAST UPDATE: 05/27/2015

INCENTIVE NAME: Green Power Purchasing Commitment
CATEGORY: Regulatory Policy
TYPE: Green Power Purchasing
SECTOR: State
TECHNOLOGY: Solar Photovoltaics,
CODE: MA15R
DETAILS:
Renewables % or Amount - 15% by 2012; 30% by 2020
WEBSITE: http://www.mass.gov/eea/grants-and-tech-assistance/guidance-technical-assistance/leading-by-example/
LAST UPDATE: 12/16/2015

INCENTIVE NAME: MuniHELPS - Offered by 17 Utilities through the MMWEC
CATEGORY: Financial Incentive
TYPE: Rebate Program
SECTOR: Utility
TECHNOLOGY: Solar Photovoltaics,
CODE: MA75F
DETAILS:
Incentive Amount - Varies by utility
Maximum Incentive - Varies by utility
WEBSITE: http://www.munihelps.org/index.html
UTILITIES: Town of Ashburnham, Town of Boylston, Chicopee City of, Town of Groton, Holyoke City of, Hull Municipal Light Plant, Town of Ipswich, City of Marblehead, Town of Paxton, Town of Princeton, City of Russell, Town of Shrewsbury, Town of South Hadley, Town of Sterling, Town of Templeton, Town of Wakefield, West Boylston Town of, City of Westfield,
LAST UPDATE: 06/19/2015

INCENTIVE NAME: Marblehead Municipal Light Department - Solar Rebate Program
CATEGORY: Financial Incentive
TYPE: Rebate Program
SECTOR: Utility
TECHNOLOGY: Solar Photovoltaics,
SOURCE: Marblehead Municipal Light Department (General Funds)
CODE: MA83F
DETAILS:
Incentive Amount - Based on Commonwealth Solar II State Rebates, subject to change.
Maximum Incentive - Based on Commonwealth Solar II State Rebates, subject to change.
Eligible System Size - Based on Commonwealth Solar II State Rebates, subject to change.
Equipment Requirements - Mirrors the MassCEC solar rebate requirements: All equipment must be new, UL-listed and compliant with IEEE standards. Inverters must be certified to IEEE 929 and UL 1741 standards. All modules, inverters, and production meters must be on the California Energy Commission's list of eligible equipment. Automated reporting required for systems over 10 kW. Minimum manufacturer warranties required: 5 years product and 20 years performance for modules; 10 years for inverters; 2 years for revenue grade production meters; and 5 years for mounting equipment.
Installation Requirements - Mirrors the MassCEC solar rebate requirements: Projects must be installed in compliance with all local, state, and/or federal building and electrical laws, codes and practices. Electrical work must be performed by a Massachusetts licensed electrician. NABCEP certification recommended. Projects must have a minimum 5-year warranty provided by the installer against defective workmanship, project or component breakdown, or degradation in electrical output of more than 15% from original rated electrical output during the warranty period. Projects generally must be grid-tied and "behind the meter."
WEBSITE: http://www.marbleheadelectric.com/index.php?id=166
UTILITIES: City of Marblehead,
LAST UPDATE: 05/27/2015

INCENTIVE NAME: Concord Municipal Light Plant - Solar Photovoltaic Rebate Program
CATEGORY: Financial Incentive
TYPE: Rebate Program
SECTOR: Utility
TECHNOLOGY: Solar Photovoltaics,
CODE: MA94F
DETAILS:
Incentive Amount - $625/kW AC
Maximum Incentive - $3,125
Equipment Requirements - Inverters must have 5-year minimum warranty; modules must have 20-year warranty and have an overall average output of 85% (or greater) of designed rating.
Ownership of Renewable Energy Credits - Concord Municipal Light Plant owns RECs
WEBSITE: http://www.concordma.gov/pages/ConcordMA_LightPlant/Rebates%20and%20Programs
UTILITIES: Town of Concord,
LAST UPDATE: 05/27/2015

INCENTIVE NAME: Model As-of Right Zoning Ordinance or Bylaw: Allowing Use of Large-Scale Solar Energy Facilities
CATEGORY: Regulatory Policy
TYPE: Solar/Wind Permitting Standards
SECTOR: State
TECHNOLOGY: Solar Photovoltaics,
CODE: MA17R
WEBSITE: http://www.mass.gov/eea/energy-utilities-clean-tech/green-communities/gc-grant-program/criterion-1.html
LAST UPDATE: 06/05/2015

INCENTIVE NAME: Green Communities Grant Program
CATEGORY: Financial Incentive
TYPE: Grant Program
SECTOR: State
TECHNOLOGY: Solar Photovoltaics,
SOURCE: Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI)
CODE: MA101F
DETAILS:
Incentive Amount - Custom incentive, amount will vary
Maximum Incentive - Custom incentive, amount will vary
WEBSITE: http://www.mass.gov/energy/greencommunities
LAST UPDATE: 02/25/2015

INCENTIVE NAME: Taunton Municipal Lighting Plant - Residential PV Rebate Program
CATEGORY: Financial Incentive
TYPE: Rebate Program
SECTOR: Utility
TECHNOLOGY: Solar Photovoltaics,
SOURCE: TMLP General Funds
CODE: MA105F
DETAILS:
Incentive Amount - $1.50/W (AC)
Maximum Incentive - $4,500
Eligible System Size - Minimum size of 1 kW
Equipment Requirements - Must comply with UL 1741, UL 1703, and IEE 1262-1995 (see TMLP Interconnection Standards for details)
Installation Requirements - Must be completed by a licensed, professional contractor and licensed electrician
Ownership of Renewable Energy Credits - Customer owns RECs
WEBSITE: http://www.tmlp.com/page.php?content=clean_energy_home
UTILITIES: City of Taunton,
LAST UPDATE: 05/27/2015

INCENTIVE NAME: Local Option - Energy Revolving Loan Fund
CATEGORY: Financial Incentive
TYPE: PACE Financing
SECTOR: State
TECHNOLOGY: Solar Photovoltaics,
CODE: MA106F
DETAILS:
Terms - Financing amount locally determined; 20-year financing term
LAST UPDATE: 06/09/2015

INCENTIVE NAME: Reading Municipal Light Department - Business Energy Efficiency Rebate Program
CATEGORY: Financial Incentive
TYPE: Rebate Program
SECTOR: Utility
TECHNOLOGY: Solar Photovoltaics,
CODE: MA113F
DETAILS:
Incentive Amount - Up to $50,000
Maximum Incentive - $50,000
WEBSITE: http://www.rmld.com/commercial-customers/pages/energy-efficiency-rebate-programs
UTILITIES: Reading Town of,
LAST UPDATE: 12/02/2015

INCENTIVE NAME: Reading Municipal Light Department - Residential Renewable Energy Rebates
CATEGORY: Financial Incentive
TYPE: Rebate Program
SECTOR: Utility
TECHNOLOGY: Solar Photovoltaics,
CODE: MA114F
DETAILS:
Incentive Amount - $1.00 per watt (adders may be available)
Maximum Incentive - $2.50 per watt, up to $2,000
Equipment Requirements - PV panels must be certified to UL 1703 and have a 20 year manufacturer's warranty. Inverters must meet UL 1741 and come with a 2 year warranty. An external disconnect switch is required.
Installation Requirements - Installers must work with Reading Municipal Light Department to follow interconnection and net metering requirements. Installation should follow all applicable building, zoning, and electrical codes.
Ownership of Renewable Energy Credits - Customer, but Reading Municipal Light Department retains the right to purchase the RECs at $0.03/kWh
WEBSITE: http://www.rmld.com/sites/rmld/files/file/file/rerp.pdf
LAST UPDATE: 05/27/2015

INCENTIVE NAME: Hudson Light & Power - Photovoltaic Incentive Program
CATEGORY: Financial Incentive
TYPE: Rebate Program
SECTOR: Utility
TECHNOLOGY: Solar Photovoltaics,
CODE: MA128F
DETAILS:
Incentive Amount - Range 1: $1.00/watt
Range 2: $1.25/watt
Maximum Incentive - Residential Range 1: $5,000
Residential Range 2: $6,000
Non-residential Range 1: $10,000
Non-residential Range 2: $12,000
Eligible System Size - Maximum size is 100 kW-DC
Equipment Requirements - Disconnect switch required, components must be new. PV panels must come with a 20-year manufacturer's warranty and must be certified to the UL-1703 standard. Inverters must be certified to UL-1741 standard.
Installation Requirements - Pre-approval required before installation, energy audits are recommended. Installations should be completely unshaded from 1pm to 5pm, June 1st through August 31st.
Ownership of Renewable Energy Credits - Customer owns RECs
WEBSITE: http://www.hudsonlight.com/Customer_Service/conservation.html
UTILITIES: Town of Hudson,
LAST UPDATE: 05/27/2015

INCENTIVE NAME: Solar Renewable Energy Certificates (SREC-I)
CATEGORY: Financial Incentive
TYPE: Solar Renewable Energy Credit Program
SECTOR: State
TECHNOLOGY: Solar Photovoltaics,
CODE: MA100F
DETAILS:
Incentive Amount - Varies, depending on market supply and demand
Maximum Incentive - 2015 compliance year: Alternative Compliance Payment Rate is $496/MWh (~$0.496 per kWh)
Eligible System Size - 6 MW (DC) or less
WEBSITE: http://www.mass.gov/?pageID=eoeeasubtopic&L=5&L0=Home&L1=Energy%2c+Utilities+%26+Clean+Technologies&L2=Renewable+Energy&L3=Solar&L4=RPS+Solar+Carve-Out&sid=Eoeea
LAST UPDATE: 02/16/2015

INCENTIVE NAME: Solar Renewable Energy Certificates (SREC-II)
CATEGORY: Financial Incentive
TYPE: Solar Renewable Energy Credit Program
SECTOR: State
TECHNOLOGY: Solar Photovoltaics,
CODE: MA100F
DETAILS:
Incentive Amount - Varies, depending on market supply and demand
Maximum Incentive - 2015 compliance year: Alternative Compliance Payment Rate is $375 per MWh (~$0.375 per kWh)
Eligible System Size - 6 MW (DC) or less
WEBSITE: http://www.mass.gov/eea/energy-utilities-clean-tech/renewable-energy/solar/rps-solar-carve-out-2/
LAST UPDATE: 02/16/2015

INCENTIVE NAME: Leading By Example Solar Photovoltaic Canopy Grant Program
CATEGORY: Financial Incentive
TYPE: Grant Program
SECTOR: State
TECHNOLOGY: Solar Photovoltaics,
SOURCE: RPS alternative compliance payments
CODE: MA100F
DETAILS:
Incentive Amount - State-owned systems: $0.75/Watt
Third party-owned systems: $0.50/Watt
Maximum Incentive - State-owned systems: $600,000
Third party-owned systems: $500,000
Equipment Requirements - Solar PV canopies must be at least 200 kW or a smaller scale solar PV canopy associated with an innovative strategy or project
Installation Requirements - Solar PV canopies not associated with an innovative strategy or project must be installed at a parking lot, garage roof, or pedestrian walkway. Installations must be located on property owned and operated by a state entity with at least some electricity use on-site. Installations must include electric vehicle charging stations with adequate signage.
BUDGET: $1.5 million
WEBSITE: http://www.mass.gov/eea/grants-and-tech-assistance/guidance-technical-assistance/agencies-and-divisions/doer/doer-procurements.html
LAST UPDATE: 01/04/2016

INCENTIVE NAME: Mass Solar Loan Program
CATEGORY: Financial Incentive
TYPE: Loan Program
SECTOR: State
TECHNOLOGY: Solar Photovoltaics,
SOURCE: Alternative Compliance Payments
CODE: MA100F
DETAILS:
Maximum Loan - Maximum required: $35,000; maximum possible: $60,000
Loan Term - 10 years
Interest Rate - Maximum interest rate is 3.25%
BUDGET: $30 million
WEBSITE: http://www.masscec.com/programs/mass-solar-loan
LAST UPDATE: 12/17/2015