MLP Solar Rebate Program

MLP Solar Rebate Program

In May 2019, MMWEC assisted the Municipal Electric Association of Massachusetts (MEAM) and the DOER in creating the MLP Solar Rebate Program, which allowed customers of participating municipal light plants (MLPs) an incentive off the cost of solar installations. MMWEC was awarded $772,000 by the DOER on behalf of its participating members to administer the program. Participating MLPs included the municipal utilities located in Ashburnham, Boylston, Chicopee, Groton, Holden, Ipswich, Mansfield, Marblehead, Paxton, Princeton, Shrewsbury, South Hadley, Sterling, Templeton, Wakefield, and West Boylston

The incentive program included a solar rebate of up to $1.20/watt, capped at 50% of total costs. Municipal light plants contributed 60 cents per watt or 50%, and DOER contributed 60 cents per watt, or 50%.

In May of 2020, MMWEC was awarded an additional $372,200 from the DOER as part of the second round of funding for the MLP Solar Rebate Program.

Applications for the MLP Solar Rebate Program were accepted until June 30, 2021. The rebates were subject to availability. Projects receiving a rebate award letter after January 1, 2021 must be completed within 12 months of project approval date.

If you have a question about an approved project, please email or call (413) 308-1311.

Continuing Solar Rebates

Ipswich Electric Light Department (IELD), Shrewsbury Electric and Cable Operations (SELCO), and Wakefield Municipal Gas & Light Department (WMGLD) continue to offer solar incentives. IELD is offering a rebate of $.30/watt and SELCO and WMGLD are offering $1.20/watt. WMGLD customers can apply for the new solar rebate program HERE. SELCO customers can apply HERE and IELD customers can apply HERE.