Thursday, December 6, 2012
The CEO and executive director of the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center is thanking the residents of Wayland.
Thursday, December 6, 2012
Thanks to the people of Wayland, Solarize Massachusetts was a resounding success this year. The group purchasing program, which helps to make solar more affordable, is a joint venture of the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center and the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources was launched in 17 communities across the state this year. The program generated 803 solar contracts signed statewide representing 5.1 megawatts of clean, renewable energy. In Wayland, residents and businesses have contracted 658.1 kilowatts of new solar, saving hundreds of dollars annually on their electric bills. The program’s local volunteer coordinator, Kaat Vander Straeten, was key to this success. Dan Bennett’s support was also invaluable to this effort, …
Thursday, November 15, 2012
The deadline to participate in the Solarize Massachusetts program this year has passed, but it led to a lot of new solar contracts in Wayland.
The lights have gone out on the Solarize Massachusetts program for this year, but thanks to that program more than 130 homes and businesses in Wayland, Sudbury and Lincoln will have solar-powered lights soon. The 2012 Solarize Massachusetts concluded on Nov. 4 with 802 residents and businesses signing contracts that will equal 5.1 megawatts of solar capacity when all the systems are installed, according to a press release. Solarize Mass. encourages the adoption of small scale solar photovoltaic (PV) by deploying a coordinated education, marketing and outreach effort, combined with a tiered pricing structure that provides increased savings as more residences and businesses in the community go solar. 2012 was the second year for the program…
Thursday, November 1, 2012
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 …
Thursday, September 27, 2012
Wayland, Lincoln and Sudbury are leading the state in contracts under the Solarize Massachusetts program, and now there's time for more people to sign up.
It seems safe to say that Solarize Massachusetts has been a stunning success in Wayland, Lincoln and Sudbury, the three towns sharing one contract under the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) and the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources program. In fact, Solarize Mass. has been so successful throughout the 17 participating communities in the state that the deadline to take advantage of the bulk solar energy purchasing program has been extended to Oct. 31. The original deadline was Sept. 30. “Extending the deadline will ensure everyone in these communities has the opportunity to take advantage of this program, which serves as a national model,” said MassCEC CEO Alicia Barton McDevitt in a press release. “We’re beyond …
Monday, August 6, 2012
The three communities together are under a single Solarize Massachusetts grant and collectively achieved the milestone.
Less than four months since learning of their selection as Solarize Massachusetts grant recipients, Wayland, Sudbury and Lincoln have generated enough contracts to secure the lowest pricing available for the installations. And there are still nearly two months to sign up to take part. Wayland learned in April that it had been selected, in conjunction with Sudbury and Lincoln, to reap the benefits of one of the state's Solarize Massachusetts grants. Solarize Mass encourages the adoption of small scale solar photovoltaic (PV) by deploying a coordinated education, marketing and outreach effort, combined with a tiered pricing structure that provides increased savings as more residences and businesses in the community go solar. This is the …
Monday, May 21, 2012
Last month Wayland, Lincoln and Sudbury received a joint Solarize Massachusetts grant to facilitate the installation of solar panels in those communities.
Residential and business owners in Wayland who are interested in going solar must be under contract by Sept. 30, 2012 to take advantage of the pricing and facilitation of the process offered under a Solarize Massachusetts grant. Wayland, Lincoln and Sudbury were together selected as communities to benefit from one of 13 Solarize Massachusetts grants awarded in April. The collaboration means that one solar installer will be retained to provide installation to residential and commercial customers who wish to take part. Solarize Massachusetts is a state-sponsored program that "provides a framework for municipalities, homeowners and solar installers to work collaboratively to maximize cost-savings and energy efficiency benefits." The installer…
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
The Solarize grant will help communities implement solar power.
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
This article was submitted. On April 12, representatives of Wayland, Lincoln and Sudbury joined 14 other communities in the Hopkinton Town Hall to learn of their selection for the Solarize Massachusetts program. Solarize Mass encourages the adoption of small scale solar photovaltaic (PV) by deploying a coordinated education, marketing and outreach effort, combined with a tiered pricing structure that provides increased savings as more residences and businesses in the community go solar. Only the state's 86 Green Communities, of which Wayland is one, were eligible to apply. Patrick Cloney, Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (CEC) chief executive officer, said that Green Community Act grant money has already benefited those communities on a …
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
The survey is part of the application for the Solarize Massachusetts program.
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Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Wayland residents and businesses are invited to take part in a survey that is part of the application for Solarize Massachusetts, a program allowing residents, businesses and faith organizations to purchase electricity-producing solar panels, their installation and solar power at reduced prices. The opportunity to participate in Solarize Massachusetts is being offered to Wayland because of the town's Green Community status, which it earned in 2010. "The Solarize program would help interested parties by the Town conveniently selecting the best installer and contract for the whole of Wayland," according to a press release. Hiring that installer would help cut costs, streamline the permitting process and make consistent information available …