Real Goods Expands PV in Massachusetts


Real Goods Solar, Inc. is a nationwide leader of turnkey solar energy solutions for residential, commercial, and utility customers. The company has been selected as a 2013 Solarize Mass Installer by the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC)  and the Green Communities Division of the MA Department of Energy Resources (DOER) to bring solar electricity to home and business owners in Massachusetts through the Solarize Mass program. Solarize Mass is a grassroots model that encourages the adoption of small scale solar projects. Real Goods Solar will work with the Solarize Mass Community Solar Coaches in order to implement the Solarize Mass program in the Massachusetts communities of Northampton, Lee, and Williamstown.

This type of program offers residents and businesses discounted pricing for solar through tired community-based incentives to increase the adoption of solar energy. We’ve realized great success with previous Solarize programs, and we expect this one to be even stronger,” said Real Goods Solar CEO Kam Mofid. “Given the strong economic and environmental benefits, we anticipate strong participation with Solarize Mass, particularly in the designated ‘Green Communities’ of Northampton and Williamstown, and in the town of Lee, where dozens of homeowners have already asked about how they can reduce their electric bills through the program.” As a result of the Solarize Mass program and other incentives, the state is close to reaching its goal of 250 megawatts of installed solar power by 2017- 243 MW are installed to date , or the equivalent of powering 38,000 homes for a year. According to MassCEC CEO Alicia Barton: “This program brings together residents, local and state officials, and solar industry workers to form a truly grassroots effort. With everyone at the table, we can spread the word about the economic and environmental benefits of solar power across 10 communities.” Home and business owners in Lee, Williamstown, and Northampton will have until September 30, 2013 to signup and lock in their savings.

Source: Real Goods Solar to Expand Solar Adoption in Select Massachusetts Communities, GlobalNewswire, May 28, 2013

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