Starting May 20th, WMGLD will begin accepting applications for a new rebate program for customers who want to install solar panels for their homes or businesses. As part of the Municipal Light Solar Rebate Program (MLP Solar Rebate Program), WMGLD has pledged $110,000, which the Department of Energy Resources (DOER) will match, for a potential total of $220,000 in program funds. Approved projects will receive one-time rebates of up to $1.20 per watt off the cost of the installed system and awards will be dispensed on a first-come, first-serve basis while program funds last.
WMGLD, along with other municipal light plants across the state, worked with the DOER and WMLGD’s energy services agency, Massachusetts Municipal Wholesale Energy Company (MMWEC), to develop the new program over the past several months. A key intent of the program is to provide a program option to municipal light customers in the wake of SREC, the State’s previous solar incentive program, which expired in 2018.
For complete program details and application instructions, visit WMGLD’s Solar Rebate Program page
For the official WMGLD Press Release, click here.
- Funds will be available until they are reserved or until June 2020, whichever comes first
- System size is capped at 10kW DC for residential systems and 25 kW DC for commercial systems (Systems larger than this can be installed with permission from WMGLD but will not be eligible for any rebate funds)
- Awards will be allocated as a rebate of $1.20 per watt of installed solar production
- Rebates will equal no more than 50% of the installed cost of any system capped at $12,000 for Residential and $30,000 for a commercial system
- Participating customers will also have financing options available through the Mass Solar Loan program, with
low-interest, fixed rate options and support for income qualified residents