When does the Federal Solar Investment Tax Credit decrease?

Before we get into solar, what is a Tax Credit? A tax credit is money that the government gives taxpayers back from what they paid in to taxes. It is a dollar-for-dollar reduction in income taxes from your federal tax filing. If you earn a $5,000 tax credit, your federal taxes will be $5,000 less. […]

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What is SMART and How Can Homeowners Benefit from it?

Before we get started on discussing the Solar Massachusetts Renewable Target (SMART) Program, we should take a look back at how the solar initiative began. In January 2010, the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER) launched its first solar initiative program, then known as SREC (Solar Renewable Energy Certificates). The program had set a capacity […]

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Massachusetts Funds Municipal Solar Rebate Program

Governor Charlie Baker and Lt. Governor Karyn Polito have announced a rebate program through the Department of Energy Resources (DOER), the Massachusetts Municipal Electric Cooperative (MMWEC) and Energy New England (ENE), for the installation of solar photovoltaic systems in certain Municipal Light Plant (MLP) service territories. The $2.3 million program is funded by DOER with […]

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