Mass Solar Connect, a program with the objective of helping South Coast residents use renewable solar energy to power their households, has extended its deadline to November 30th so that it can serve more people across communities. With Mass Solar Connect, local homeowners can access competitive bids for the purchase and installation of solar photovoltaic systems at the best possible prices. This platform is entirely free for homeowners to explore and see pricing.
Mass Solar Connect, created by the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC), is a partnership with MassCEC, PickMySolar, an online solar marketplace platform, and two community non-profit organizations, Self-Reliance and the Marion Institute. The program's objective is to increase the adoption of solar PV systems across Southeastern Massachusetts.
“Mass Solar Connect aims to make solar energy more affordable and accessible for South Coast residents,” said Megan Amsler, Executive Director of Self-Reliance. “By extending the deadline for the program, we can assist even more residents to go solar in the Commonwealth, which helps to meet the state's clean energy goals.”
Local residents can join the program by visiting Pick My Solar’s Massachusetts comparison-shopping marketplace and confidentially enter their address. This then allows them to see cost projections for a solar system and get an average of six to 12 competitive quotes from local solar providers. Pick My Solar vets every solar provider to make sure they are high-quality, and only Pick My Solar and the selected solar provider can view the homeowner’s location and contact information. Through this Hassle-Free process, Mass Solar Connect offers solar system prices that are 20 percent less than the average market rates. At the same time, homeowners can find out about federal and state incentives for installing solar, as well as the Mass Solar Loan to help with financing a project.
“Our online platform makes the solar process easy, safe, straightforward, and cost-effective,” explained Pick My Solar CEO Max Aram. “Thanks to Mass Solar Connect, the South Coast community can explore solar at great prices from the best local companies.”
To register for Mass Solar Connect and explore free solar system quotes, homeowners can visit Pick My Solar’s Mass Solar Connect webpage before the November 30th end date. To find out more about federal and local incentives for adopting solar, check out MassCEC’s online information. Find out more about Mass Solar Loans here.
About Pick My Solar
Pick My Solar is an online solar marketplace giving home and business owners expert advice and quality custom bids from a national network of top solar installers. Pick My Solar’s aim is to simplify the solar purchasing process, drive down costs, and provide the consumer advocacy necessary for solar to achieve broad market success. The service has won several awards, including the Kauffman Foundation’s Innovation Award, two U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Catalyst prizes, and 2015 Tech Week National Startup of the Year.
Self-Reliance manages heat and power buying cooperatives, conducts a variety of community training seminars and offers energy consulting services. By working to help simplify complicated energy systems, Self-Reliance's mission is to educate, inspire and empower people to take action.
About Marion Institute
The Marion Institute is an incubator of innovative models for social impact. We cultivate great ideas and support visionary leaders creating progress around the world. Based on the Southcoast of Massachusetts, the Marion Institute strives to enhance the quality of life for our neighbors as well, working to strengthen community, foster healthy living, and expand sustainability, particularly in the historic city of New Bedford, fast becoming one of the greenest cities in America.
The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) is dedicated to accelerating the success of clean energy technologies, companies and projects in the Commonwealth—while creating high-quality jobs and long-term economic growth for the people of Massachusetts. Since its inception in 2009, MassCEC has helped clean energy companies grow, supported municipal clean energy projects and invested in residential and commercial renewable energy installations creating a robust marketplace for innovative clean technology companies and service providers. Massachusetts Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary Matthew Beaton chairs MassCEC’s board of directors.