Update: Residential Solar Rebate has been expanded to fund applications through 2020

Solar for Residential Customers

MGED is continuing to offer the Municipal Light Plant (MLP) Solar Program rebate, supporting residential customers who want to install a new solar array for their home energy use. Funding has been expanded to continue the program for installations completed in this year and through 2021.The MLP Solar rebate program matches our incentive amount with state funding awarded by the Department of Energy Resources (DOER) for a combined $1.20 per watt rebate. Customers can be approved for this rebate if their planned solar array meets specific requirements to maximize energy production with little to no shading.

Municipal utilities such as MGED work with the DOER and our energy service agency, Energy New England (ENE) to offer the full rebate amount at installation. Customers of Investor Owned Utilities like Eversource and National Grid are paid this rebate over ten years on their energy bills but customers of participating MLP utilities don’t have to wait. MGED is taking part in this remarkable incentive program which is designed to send a strong signal to customers of municipal utilities. The program encourages more robust renewable energy adoption by making this technology more affordable for MGED customers.

Program Highlights

  • Provides $1.20 per watt of installed solar production. For example:
  • Systems sized for 3 kW of solar energy production (direct current) will be eligible for a $3,600 rebate
  • Systems sized for 7 kW can qualify for $8,400
  • Systems of the maximum size of 10KW can receive $12,000
  • Rebates will equal no more than 1/2 the installed cost of any system
  • Participating customers will also have financing options available through the Mass Solar Loan program, with low-interest, fixed rates and support for income qualified residents.

Only customers with renewable generation systems approved by MGED will qualify to receive the rebate. Learn more about applying for solar interconnection here. Or call our administrative office at 508-947-1371 for more information.

Funds are limited and the program may be discontinued or suspended when funds are depleted.