Solar Incentives for Massachusetts Homeowners

By going solar in Massachusetts you’ll benefit from reduced or eliminated electricity bills, self-generated renewable energy that helps the environment, and protection from long-term rising energy costs. What also makes solar a smart investment here in Massachusetts is all the lucrative solar incentives and tax credits available to homeowners owners making our state one of the best to go solar in the nation. The advantages of solar energy go beyond individual economic gain. They benefit all of us here in Massachusetts and throughout the country, which is why the state and federal governments have implemented solar tax credits and incentives to encourage and empower homeowners to make the switch to solar energy.

Learn more about the different residential solar panel incentives available in Massachusetts. To find out about the value of incentives you may qualify for, reach out to Boston Solar today. We can help you save as much as possible on your solar panel installation. There are many solar incentives for residential solar panel installation that Massachusetts homeowners can take advantage of. Here are the current solar incentives available for Massachusetts homeowners:

The Solar Tax Credit / Investment Tax Credit (ITC)

The Solar Tax Credit / Investment Tax Credit (ITC)

The federal Investment Tax Credit (ITC), also known as the federal solar tax credit, is one of the most lucrative solar incentives for homeowners. Through the solar tax credit, homeowners can claim a federal tax credit that’s worth a percentage of the total cost of their solar installation project and solar batteries may also qualify. 
Net Metering for Homeowners

Net Metering for Homeowners

Net metering allows grid-tied solar homeowners to send the excess electricity their solar panels generate yet can’t use immediately back to the grid in exchange for an utility credit. The credits you accumulate can be used to pay for any grid-generated electricity you use when your solar panels are not producing enough energy to meet your consumption demands. Net metering is only available in a few states, including Massachusetts.
Solar Massachusetts Renewable Target (SMART) Program For Homeowners

Solar Massachusetts Renewable Target (SMART) Program For Homeowners

The SMART solar incentive program is one of the best solar incentives in the country and it’s only available in Massachusetts. The SMART program allows homeowners to receive a monthly direct payment from their utility (National Grid, Eversource, or Unitil), depending on the amount of energy their solar system, including solar batteries, produces for up to 10 years. 
Massachusetts State Solar Tax Credits and Exemptions for Homeowners

Massachusetts State Solar Tax Credits and Exemptions for Homeowners

Massachusetts homeowners can also receive a credit on their state income taxes when they install solar panels. The credit is worth 15% of the total cost of the system, but there is a $1,000 cap. Additionally, your solar energy system is 100% exempted from property taxes for 20 years and the 6.25% sales tax is also exempt on solar energy installations.
Connected Solutions Program for Homeowners

Connected Solutions Program for Homeowners

ConnectedSolutions is an incentive program for solar panel owners who also use solar battery storage. The program is designed to make the New England electricity grid stronger and more reliable by pulling energy from grid-tied solar batteries during peak demand times during the summer and winter. In return, participants receive a payment based on the amount of energy their solar storage system provides during these dispatch events. 

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