Solarize Mass is offering tours to help people better understand what having solar looks like in a home.
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Tuesday, September 11, 2012
This was submitted by Wayland Solar Coach Katrien Vander Straeten The first Solar Tour in the Solarize Lincoln-Sudbury-Wayland program, last week Saturday, was a hit. Around 30 people came to the Wolozin-Morrison house in Sudbury to get a closer look at a solar system that was installed by Astrum Solar in May (before the Solarize program kicked in) and has been running for three months now. You may think the rooftop array -- in this case, 24 panels -- is the main event of a solar home tour, but there is a lot more going on behind the scenes. Owner Bob Morrison took his guests into the basement to inspect the solar power meter, which is the entry point of the solar electricity into the house. It is from this meter, which keeps track of …
Mark and Kim Reichelt of Wayland are the first homeowners to sign a contract under the Solarize Mass program.
Wayland homeowners Mark and Kim Reichelt are the first couple to take advantage of this year's Solarize Mass program that will make going solar a bit easier and less expensive for residences and businesses. In April, representatives from Wayland, Sudbury and Lincoln joined representatives from 14 other communities to accept Solarize Mass grants intended to help the state's designated Green Communities encourage "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." Wayland, Sudbury and Lincoln were accepted to the Solarize Mass program on a …