New England Breeze Solarize-ing this Winter
|January 20, 2012||Filled under releases, United States||
New England Breeze Solar completes installation of first 100 kilowatts (kW) of solar panels in Harvard as part of the Solarize Massachusetts program.
Hudson, MA – Dedicated work crews and Mother Nature’s cooperation have made for an extended solar installation season. Good thing, since more than seventy households signed up to be part of the Solarize Mass pilot program and install 400 kW of solar power in Harvard, MA. New England Breeze Solar, the locally owned Solarize integrator selected by MassCEC, installed the first kilowatts of the program in August 2011. “I’m pleased with our crews’ ability to maintain installation quality and an aggressive installation schedule,” says Jonathan Williams, Lead Installer and Co-Owner of the company. “New England Breeze made the whole process very simple and straightforward, and their crew was very professional,”
Mass Clean Energy Center launched the Solarize Mass pilot program in summer 2011. By October, the program was declared an unprecedented success, even drawing the attention of the Department of Energy’s Sunshot initiative. The town of Harvard, a model of environmental leadership, is poised to boast the most solar per capita in Massachusetts, and possibly on the East Coast.
Williams’ system was the first to be installed. Tom says, “The Solarize Mass program was the perfect blend of public and private incentives to really make solar power work financially for my family. Although we wanted to install solar for environmental reasons, the program made it a very good
financial decision too, with a payback in about five years.”
Many of the twenty installed systems have already generated income in the form of Solar Renewable Energy Certificates (SRECs). In addition to saving money on electric bills, solar system owners benefit from SREC income for each megawatt-hour (1,000 kWh) the system produces. A typical system will likely generate over $3,000 in 2012 SREC income. Now that is putting the sun to work for you.
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New England Breeze Solar specializes in the installation of residential solar electric and solar water heating systems. Offering simple solar solutions to help customers secure their energy future, New England Breeze Solar is putting the sun to work for you. For further information, please visit the website www.NewEnglandBreeze.com or call 978-56-SOLAR.
About MassCEC and Solarize Mass
Created by the Green Jobs Act of 2008, MassCEC’s mission is to foster the growth of the Massachusetts clean energy industry by providing seed grants to companies, universities, and nonprofit organizations;
The Solarize Mass program was recently named a finalist in Renewable Energy World’s Innovation of the Year Award.
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