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Resources for MA Residents

General Information & Grants

MassSAVE - Home energy assessments, incentives for energy efficiency updates and purchases of high efficiency equipment

MA Clean Energy Center - Grants for clean heating & cooling projects, funding for woodstove change-outs, solar energy information

American Lung Association Woodstove Changeout Program - Grants for replacing old and inefficient woodstoves for western MA residents

MA Department of Energy Resources - General information about state programs to improve energy efficiency and increase adoption of renewable energy technologies

Center for EcoTechnology - Information and technical assistance regarding green building, recycling, energy efficiency and renewable energy

Solar Photovolatics (PV)

Purchasing a Home with a Solar Photovoltaic Array - Considering purchasing a home that has an existing solar PV array?  Read our fact sheet for information about what you should ask the seller

Considering a Solar Photovoltaic Array for Your Home - Considering installing a solar PV array on your property?  This fact sheet covers basic financial and operational considerations for residential-scale solar PV arrays

Calculating SMART Incentives for New Residential Solar Photovoltaic Arrays - Detailed instructions on how to use the SMART calculator to determine the SMART incentives for residential-scale solar PV development on your property

Guide to Residential Solar PV - All the basics of solar PV systems and how to get a system installed for your home, from the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center

Mass Solar Loan Program - Low-interest, fixed-rate loans to help residents purchase solar photovoltaic systems

Wind Energy

Residential Wind Energy - Information on how to determine if a residential-scale wind turbine is right for your property, and how to get a system installed, from the UMass Wind Energy Center

Municipal Aggregation

Municipal Aggregation - Information about how your community can purchase electricity in bulk to obtain price savings, price stability, and a greener electricity supply