It has been another illuminating year here at Boston Solar, and we are still proud to be the premier Massachusetts based solar installer serving the needs of homeowners and business owners throughout the state. Before the craziness of the holidays, and before a new year begins, we wanted to take a moment and reflect on the impact our solar installations have had on our community.
Think globally, but act locally. Sure, solar energy helps the global environment by reducing the carbon emissions that cause the negative effects of climate change, but it starts right here in our local community. Here’s what we’ve been able to do this year:
Customers and businesses served: 275
Towns served this year: 135
Total kW installed: 3,217.023 kW
Non-profits, churches, schools, and community organizations served:
East Congregational Church in Milton
St. Mary & St. George Coptic Orthodox Church in Scituate
Temple Reyim in Auburndale
Solar Energy Systems Size and Production:
Average system size: 11.827 kW
Largest Solar PV System size: 180.56 kW
Smallest Solar PV System size: 1.92 kW
Estimated Total Production for First Year of Production: 3,558,536 kWh
3,558,536 kWh offsets 2,516 metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions! That’s the equivalent of taking 534 cars off the road for 1 year, 5,836 barrels of oils consumed and carbon sequestered by 42,000 trees!
10 years Production kWh = 32,026,824
20 years Production kWh = 53,378,040
53,378,040 kWh offsets 37,746 metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions. That’s taking 8,000 cars off the road for a year, 87,000 barrels of oil not consumed and carbon sequestered by 624,000 trees!
Total Saved in First Year = $803,162
Total Saved over 10 Years = $7,228,454
Total Saved over 20 Years = $12,047,424
Federal Investment Solar Tax Credit (ITC) = $3,203,991
MA Tax Credit @ $1000 per install = $275,000
SMART Solar Incentive Program (based on average system size) = $2,293,225
Total incentives earned in 2019: ITC+ MA Tax credit + SMART = $5,772,216
Who doesn’t love to have a drink while talking about solar energy? We enjoy both. Last year, we bought 150 beers and ciders for #MakeYourDays events, where we will buy you a drink while we answer all of your questions about renewable energy and solar panels, like “Why are solar panels good for the environment?” and “How does the Mass SMART Solar Incentive program work?”
If you want to chat up Ben from Boston Solar, just follow us on Twitter or Instagram and look for our tag, #wheresben.
But we don’t need to have a drink in hand to talk about solar — we drove 11,900 miles to events across Massachusetts this past year, speaking at events from the Northampton Music Fest to the Swampscott Farmer's Market and the Boston Green Fest to further inform our friends and neighbors on SMART solar incentives for homeowners.
We’ve also added a few new features to our bag of tricks this year. We have expanded our solar battery capabilities, and partnered with other trusted contractors throughout the state to offer even more ways for homeowners and business owners to reduce their carbon footprint, lower greenhouse gases and energy costs, and maximize their solar panel’s environmental impact:
We’re now a Tesla Powerwall Certified Installer
We install sonnenBatterie solar batteries: Sonnen eco & Sonnen ecologic batteries
Boston Solar is a participant in the Solarize Mass Plus Programs in:
Partnerships for combining solar and heat pump installations:
All of this, on top of our unmatched Solar Production Guarantee, makes Boston Solar the number one Massachusetts based solar contractor. Whether you are looking for solar panels as a Boston homeowner, are hoping to save on your commercial solar installation through Massachusetts commercial solar incentives, or are simply looking to gain a little more information about how solar panels help the environment, Boston Solar is your go-to resource for all of your solar needs.
Ready to join your friends and neighbors in harnessing the power of the sun? Schedule a free quote today. Call Boston Solar at 617-858-1645 or get in touch today.