CEC Launches New Community Solar Program In Massachusetts


Clean Energy Collective (CEC) has launched a new community solar program in Massachusetts. The company says its SolarPerks program affords ratepayers in the service territories of NSTAR and National Grid the opportunity to participate in a shared utility-scale solar PV array for no money down and guaranteed monthly savings for 20 years. There is no installation, permitting, personal financing or maintenance required, CEC adds.

‘The simplicity of this program will be attractive for anyone considering solar, especially in a market with high energy costs,’ says CEC founder and CEO Paul Spencer. ‘This is the most accessible and affordable solar program offered in Massachusetts.’

CEC says it builds and operates community solar projects open to all residential and commercial ratepayers in a participating utility territory. The clean energy generated is delivered to the utility grid. According to the company, SolarPerks members receive credit on their electric bills for their subscribed energy production and then pay CEC 95% of this credit, retaining a 5% savings for themselves.

CEC says it has already completed and sold out two arrays in Massachusetts and, in support of the projected demand for SolarPerks, is developing eight additional projects throughout the NSTAR and National Grid territories spanning 12 MW in total.

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