The Solarize Mass program is a cooperative effort between the state, local officials, volunteers, residents, and small business owners coming together to spread the word on the environmental and economic benefits of solar electricity.
Administered at the state level by the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) and the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER), Solarize Mass relies on two key components:
A coordinated community education, marketing, and outreach effort targeted at home and business owners that is organized by a partnership of municipal leaders, grassroots volunteers, and a selected solar electricity installer.
A discounted bulk pricing for increased customer savings and a pricing structure that provides increased savings as more people in the community contract for solar electricity.
Who is Involved From the Community?
Like the other communities participating in Solarize Mass this year, Longmeadow will have designated a municipal representative, Stephen Crane, who will offer municipal support for the program, and a community solar coach, Steven Marantz, who will coordinate the community outreach process, answer questions from residents and businesses, and be the main point of contact for community members looking for more information on the program. In Springfield, the solar coach is Mike Kocsmiersky.
Solar Installer Information
Longmeadow and Springfield representatives, with a technical review from a third-party technical consultant, will review competitive proposals from solar PV installers. These representatives will ultimately choose the proposal that they feel is best, with judging criteria focused on competitive pricing and the ability to provide the highest quality design and installation services for customers.
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