Another Trip Around the Sun—Boston Solar’s 2021 Year in Review

Dec. 16, 2021

It’s been another great year here at Boston Solar! As we look back on this past year, we want to say thank you to the hundreds of homeowners and businesses who have trusted us with their solar installations in 2021, and highlight some of our shared successes. 

 

More than 400 Solar Panel System Installations for Massachusetts Homes & Businesses 

We installed over 400 solar energy systems across 160 towns and cities in 2021, helping Massachusetts on its path to a clean energy future. Take a look at exciting stats from these projects: 

  • 394 home solar systems
  • 37 commercial solar systems 
  • 4883.19 kW of power
  • 26 solar batteries 

The residential solar systems we installed this year ranged from 3 kW to 30.81 kW and commercial systems ranged from 5.94 kW to 190.18 kW. Our solar engineers continue to push the envelope when it comes to custom solar design with systems of all sizes and production capabilities. To date, we’ve installed over 4,800 solar installations! 

 

Over Half a Million Dollars in Energy Savings! 

Solar panels really do save on energy and this year’s stats prove it. Our residential solar customers have saved an estimated $472,800 on energy costs this year. That means those residential customers would save $16,548,000 in energy savings over the 25 year lifespan of their solar systems.

But the savings don’t stop there. We’ve also helped our customers take advantage of Massachusetts solar incentives, like the MA SMART solar incentive program, leading to more affordable solar installations and faster payback periods. In 2021, our residential customers saved a cumulative average of $394,000 through the MA state solar tax credit and received $2,181,578 in SMART solar incentive savings.

 

Reduced Carbon Emissions by 3,591 Metric Tons 

In 2021, we installed enough solar to produce 5,067,228 kWh of electricity, which is equivalent to 3,591 metric tons of carbon dioxide, or 7,916,923 pounds! That’s equal to: 

  • The amount of carbon sequestered by 59,379 trees
  • CO2 emissions from 404,080 gallons of gasoline being consumed 
  • Greenhouse gas emissions avoided by 152,798 bags of waste being recycled instead of sent to a landfill 

As a leading solar company in Massachusetts, Boston Solar is proud to play a role in the state’s transition to renewable energy. By installing solar throughout the state, we’re able to improve the local environment while helping to slow global climate change at the same time. 

 

Boston Solar Became an Official Partner of the Boston Red Sox!  

Boston Solar stepped up to the plate this year as an official partner of the Boston Red Sox! We are very excited to announce that we will be installing a commercial solar array on the new MGM Music Hall at Fenway. 

We also had some other exciting events this year, including the sale of our first megawatt (MW) project, conducting pilot lead gen tests with our supply partner, Enphase, and installing several residential-style solar systems that qualified for the Low and Moderate Income Program. 

 

Start 2022 Off on the Right Foot With a Solar Consultation 

As 2021 comes to a close, Boston Solar’s installers are getting ready to ring in the new year with a new slate of solar panel installations, and we’d love to add your project to the list. 

We’re proud to be the #1 MA-based residential solar installation company, and we’re here to answer all of your questions about renewable energy. Reach out to us today to learn more about how much solar panels cost, the kind of savings you can expect when you go solar, and more. 


Looking for a trusted solar installer near you? Call Boston Solar at 617-858-1645 or contact us to schedule a solar consultation. 

Another Trip Around the Sun—Boston Solar’s 2021 Year in Review
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