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Solarize Mass Deadline Extended Due to Sandy's Disruption

Interested individuals will have a few more days to take advantage of the reduced solar power pricing since Hurricane Sandy proved a bit disruptive.

The Solarize Massachusetts program, of which Wayland is a part, was scheduled to end on Oct. 31, but Hurricane Sandy's effects have led program organizers to extend that deadline to Nov. 4.

"With the storm bringing high winds and heavy rain to Massachusetts, we want to ensure that solar installers and home and business owners can safely execute contracts," said MassCEC CEO Alicia Barton McDevitt. "This will give homeowners and businesses extra time to focus on storm recovery while keeping the program open so they can still participate."

The Solarize Mass. program is intended to encourage residents and businesses to adopt solar power by offering bulk purchasing capabilities to the communities involved. The installation cost is organized into a five-tier system; as more people in a community contract for solar, the price for everyone in the community drops. Wayland, Lincoln and Sudbury are considered a single community for the program and have achieved Tier 5 pricing, the lowest pricing available.

Astrum Solar was selected as the solar installer for those three towns. Anyone interested in taking advantage of the Solarize Mass program should contact Astrum Solar directly.

“We want to make sure people will have some extra time to participate in this program following the devastating storm this week,” said DOER Commissioner Mark Sylvia. “We appreciate the work of the communities to get the word out to residents and businesses about the opportunity to lock in discounted solar pricing.”

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