Solar

The popularity of solar power is growing fast in Massachusetts.  Approximately 25% of Massachusetts’ carbon emissions come from electricity generation.  With solar, you can reduce your carbon emissions from electricity generation to zero! 

Massachusetts’ legally mandated Renewable Portfolio Standard establishes a baseline percentage of renewable energy sources (solar, wind, hydro, etc.) as a percentage of total energy sources (which also includes natural gas, coal and oil) that electricity suppliers like National Grid and Eversource must provide.  In 2020, the renewable energy component is approximately 16%, and the mandated percentage will increase 2% each year through 2029, and 1% each year after 2029. 

Thanks to generous financial incentives, you can install solar panels with no up-front cost whatsoever. The modest solar payments are lower than the savings on your electric bills, so you end up paying less for electricity.

The Sharon Solar Network is a group of Sharon residents who have installed solar panels, and are happy to share their experiences. To get in touch with them, contact Paul Lauenstein at 781-784-2986 or email lauenstein@comcast.net.

Thinking of transitioning to solar?  There are lots of good companies out there! Sustainable Sharon has received local recommendations for three solar companies.

Each of these companies have offered to provide SSC with a bonus if the referral results in an installed solar system. So please mention SSC when you contact these companies. 

NEC Solar www.nec-solar.com
Email:  Artie@Nec-Solar.com
Office:  781-444-7020
SSC Referral Bonus: $500

Rayah Solar  www.rayahsolar.com
E-Mail: selah@rayahsolar.com
Office: (617) 564-3159
SSC Referral Bonus: $500

Sunbug Solar www.sunbugsolar.com
E-mail:  info@sunbugsolar.com
Office:  (617) 500-3738
SSC Referral Bonus: $250

If your rooftop is not suitable for solar panels, there are also  Community Solar Options in Sharon.

Helpful links:

Solar Mass Renewable Target (SMART)

Net Metering:  https://www.masscec.com/solar-incentives-and-programs