How Heat Pumps and Solar Can Save You Money in 2023

Jun. 29, 2023

Home electrification has become a hot topic in Boston and throughout the country, making more households consider electric appliances than ever before. Since more than half of a home’s energy usage comes from heating and cooling, replacing your inefficient HVAC system with an electric heat (and AC) pump can make a great impact on reducing your carbon footprint.

However, with more electric appliances comes more electricity usage, and installing residential solar can help you maximize the benefits of electrifying your home. In fact, solar energy with storage and home electrification can help you convert to a fossil-fuel-free home!

With over 5,000 completed solar installations, our team can help you evaluate your electricity needs and install a solar system to power a heat pump, and your entire home.   

Benefits of Powering a Heat Pump With Solar Energy

Converting to a heat pump while generating your own electricity with solar panels can drastically reduce your reliance on fossil fuels. If your home runs on electricity from the grid, that electricity isn’t coming from a renewable source like solar panels. But the power your solar panels produce is 100% renewable. 

There are many other benefits of combining heat pump installation with solar panels, such as:

Energy Savings

Since heat pumps can efficiently heat and cool your home, you can replace both your furnace and air conditioner with one system. With solar battery storage and a properly sized system, your solar panels can run a heat pump exclusively with solar electricity, saving you money on your electric bills. 

Whole Home Comfort

Traditional heating systems are prone to home health and comfort issues, like drafty rooms and carbon monoxide leaks. With heat pump installation, you can breathe easier with better indoor air quality and have consistent temperatures throughout your entire home. When you generate the electricity you use yourself, you’re creating a cleaner environment for your home and the earth. 


Heat pumps come in a variety of shapes and sizes, making them adaptable to any home. Whether you install a mini split heat pump, ducted heat pump, or geothermal heat pump, you can efficiently run it with solar power. The experts at Boston Solar can help you determine how many solar panels you’ll need for a heat pump to supply whole-home or supplemental heating and cooling.

Take Advantage of Heat Pump & Solar Incentives

Not only can you save on your solar installation with solar incentives, but you can also qualify for heat pump incentives! 

Heat Pump Incentives

Mass Save® heat pump rebates - Up to $16,000 for air-source heat pumps and up to $25,000 for ground-source heat pumps.
Inflation Reduction Act heat pump tax credit - 30% federal tax credit for air-source or geothermal heat pump installation (up to $2,000).

Solar Incentives

Federal Solar Tax Credit - 30% federal tax credit for solar panel and battery installation. 
Net Metering - Sell your excess power to the grid in exchange for utility credit! 
ConnectedSolutions - Earn incentives for sharing stored solar energy with the electric grid. 

Boston Solar Is Your Trusted Solar Partner 

Boston Solar has been empowering Massachusetts for more than 11 years with residential and commercial solar installations. We believe solar energy is extremely valuable for households going through electrification upgrades, including heat pump installation. With our expertise, we can help you use solar panels to create your own electricity, run a heat pump, and live free of fossil fuels!

Schedule a free consultation today. Call 617-858-1645 or contact us online.
How Heat Pumps and Solar Can Save You Money in 2023

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