Mendon-Upton Solarize Mass Plus
Mendon-Upton Solarize Mass Plus officially ended June 15, 2021, but we (our volunteers and our website) continue to offer residents and small businesses education and information on solar photovoltaics (PV), battery storage for solar PV, solar thermal hot water, air source heat pumps, ground source heat pumps and electric vehicles (EV).
What is Solarize Mass Plus?
This program was a cooperative effort between the state, local officials, clean energy technology installers, volunteers, and residents coming together to spread the word on the environmental and economic benefits of clean energy technologies.
The program resulted in reduced pricing by using a competitive installer selection process and aggregating homeowner buying power to lower installation price for participants. The Mendon-Upton program officially ended June 15, 2021. While the special pricing for Mendon and Upton homeowners and businesses finished, our 5 partner installers are still available to give free estimates for the technologies we highlighted, and there are still many state and national financial incentives.
Learn more about each of the technologies we offered by clicking the links below.
Questions? Contact us.
An interactive webinar presentation on the Clean Energy Home was be held on Tuesday, February 23, hosted by the Mendon and Upton libraries. We're posting the videos from the event here!
Clean Energy in the News
To see more news articles about or featuring the Mendon-Upton Solarize Mass Plus program, please visit our In the News page.
Boston Globe, Aug. 21, 2021: Massachusetts should be converting 100,000 homes a year to electric heat. The actual number: 461
"Nearly one third of Massachusetts’ emissions come from its more than 2 million buildings. The state says eliminating those emissions by shifting to electrical sources — and replacing fossil fuel energy generation with renewable sources, such as wind, hydro-power, and solar — is critical to achieving net zero emissions in time to do the most good. Between 2021 and 2030, the state estimates, about 1 million residential heating systems will come to the end of their service lives — each a fossil fuel system that could be replaced by one using electricity." Read the full article here.
WBUR News, Aug. 17, 2021: Mass. Environment Group Draws Lessons From Local Clean Energy Projects
The Mendon-Upton Solarize Mass Plus Program was mentioned in the WBUR News, Aug. 17 edition:
Mass. Environment Group Draws Lessons From Local Clean Energy Projects
"In Worcester County, the Mendon-Upton Solarize Mass Plus program hosted webinars and conducted other outreach efforts to teach residents about six different "green technologies" — solar photovoltaics, battery storage, solar hot water, air source heat pumps, ground source heat pumps and electric vehicles.
Residents have signed 65 contracts with the program so far, according to the report, including 31 for air source heat pumps and 30 for solar photovoltaic systems."
Read more in the full article.