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Resources for MA Residents

General Information & Grants

MassSAVE - FREE home energy assessments, incentives and zero-interest loans for energy efficiency updates and purchases of high efficiency equipment

Ener-G-Save - For Pioneer Valley residents, this non-profit facilities the MassSAVE energy assessment process, aids in finding contractors to do energy efficiency updates, and advises on additional energy savings options (e.g. heat pumps, solar installations)

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