Massachusetts To Make Funding Available For Solar Thermal Systems


The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) has launched Commonwealth Solar Hot Water, a long-term program designed to encourage the installation of both commercial and residential solar hot water systems.

The MassCEC will accept applications for the $10 million, multiyear program this July through 2016.

The program is modeled after two pilot solar hot water programs that have awarded rebates for 300 residential and commercial solar systems since February 2011. Similar to the pilot programs, the new program will offer rebates for qualifying solar hot water projects at residential, multifamily and commercial buildings.

Program funding will be distributed over 4.5 years, through the end of 2016. The first year of the program will be funded with $1.5 million from MassCEC's Renewable Energy Trust Fund.

More information on the program is available here.

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