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Reading Municipal Light Department - Residential Renewable Energy Rebates   

Last DSIRE Review: 12/07/2012
Program Overview:
State: Massachusetts
Incentive Type: Utility Rebate Program
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies: Photovoltaics, Wind
Applicable Sectors: Residential
Amount:$1.00 per watt (adders may be available)
Maximum Incentive:$2.50 per watt, up to $5,000
Equipment Requirements:PV panels must be certified to UL 1703 and have a 20 year manufacturer's warranty. Inverters must meet UL 1741 and come with a 2 year warranty. An external disconnect switch is required.
Installation Requirements:Installers must work with Reading Municipal Light Department to follow interconnection, net metering requirements and the installation should follow all applicable building, zoning and electrical codes.
Ownership of Renewable Energy Credits:Customer, but Reading Municipal Light Department retains the right to purchase the RECs at $0.03/kWh
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Reading Municipal Light Department (RMLD) offers rebates of $1.00/watt for solar photovoltaic and small wind installations for residential customers. A $0.25/watt adder is available for using local contractors and manufacturers (within 500 miles) and RMLD provides an additional incentive up to $1.25/watt if the customers participates in an energy efficiency audit and has RMLD conduct an evaluation study of the proposed installation.

Pre-approval is required and interested residential customers should contact RMLD at the onset of project interest and implementation.

  Reading Municipal Light Department
Customer Service
PO Box 150
Reading, MA 01867
Phone: (781) 944-1340
Phone 2: (781) 942-6598
Fax: (781) 944-0614
Web Site:
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