This block is closed. For current information, please visit www.masscec.com/solar.
Commonwealth Solar II provides rebates for homeowners and businesses in Massachusetts who install solar photovoltaics (PV). This page provides detailed program information for installer/integrators, program particpants, and other interested parties. For more information about the Commonwealth Solar II program, please see www.masscec.com/solar. For general information regarding solar PV or solar hot water, please visit www.masscec.com/aboutsolar.
Block 9 Rebate Levels (capacity measured in DC @ STC)
The Host Customer (and project site) must be a customer of a Massachusetts electric distribution utility that collects the Renewable Energy Systems Benefit Charge from their customers and deposits those funds into MassCEC's Renewable Energy Trust Fund. Further eligibility requirements apply, and potential rebate recipients should read the full program documentation (linked below) before moving forward.
Recipients of the Commonwealth Solar II rebate will also be eligible to earn Solar Renewable Energy Certificates (“SRECs”) through participation in the newly launched RPS Solar Carve-Out, managed by the Department of Energy Resources (DOER). The RPS Solar Carve-Out is a market-based incentive program to support residential, commercial, public, and non-profit entities in developing solar photovoltaic (PV) projects across the Commonwealth. DOER has developed a price support mechanism for SRECs, referred to as the Solar Credit Clearinghouse, to facilitate solar project development and financing in the SREC market. As with RPS Class I RECs, SRECs will be traded on the New England Generation Information System. More information is available on DOER’s web site.
Note: MassCEC has continued to make programmatic adjustments to provide a more streamlined rebate process. Please read all program documents carefully for important changes.
Rebates must be approved by MassCEC prior to starting the solar installation.
Commonwealth Solar Resources