Our original goal was 100 solar installations in 2016 but we topped 260, making it the most successful program in Massachusetts! As of June 2018, there are 298 solar sites in town! Let's get to 300 sites by July!
While the designated installer, Direct Energy Solar(DES) continues to service existing residential installations, as of 7/31/17, they aren't signing up any new residential installs. BGS continued with NeighborhoodSolar.org(NS), working with SunBugSolar.com, but this group discount program ended October 1, 2017.
After October 1, 2017, residents can get quotes from a free very successful solar clearing house called, EnergySage.com where you can get bids from multiple solar installers but check if the installation can be complete before the SREC program expires.
Note that SunBugSolar.com is currently putting residents on a 45-day installation schedule to be completed before the SREC II state incentive program is slated to end on 9/1/18 so you have to act this summer to get in that installation queue.
Belmont Volunteer Solar Coaches can still be reached at coach@BelmontGoesSolar.org or 617.855.8209 to assist with your decision. State-level financial incentives which represent a third of the installation cost will be expiring soon so it's not too late to go solar and enjoy the financial incentives so long as your installation is completed by 9/1/18.
Belmont Goes Solar is a volunteer group of Belmont residents knowledgeable and enthusiastic about solar. The group is supported by the Board of Selectmen, and formed by members of the Belmont Energy Committee, Mothers Out Front, Sustainable Belmont and Belmont Light. It is not an agency, board or committee of the Town of Belmont.
You can still go solar! Here's how:
LEARN MORE ABOUT SOLAR
Download the Belmont Goes Solar workshop presentation here
(Note that this presentation refers to the former installer, Direct Energy Solar, but many of the slides are comparable to current installers as well. )
ASK QUESTIONS OF BELMONT SOLAR COACHES
Volunteer Belmont Goes Solar coaches Mark Davis, Martin Plass and Mark Robbins are Belmont residents who are very knowledgeable about solar and have volunteered to answer your questions. Email coach@BelmontGoesSolar.org or call 617.855.8209.