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Hudson Light & Power - Photovoltaic Incentive Program   

Last DSIRE Review: 06/04/2012
Program Overview:
State: Massachusetts
Incentive Type: Utility Rebate Program
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies: Photovoltaics
Applicable Sectors: Commercial, Industrial, Residential, Nonprofit, Local Government
Amount:$1.00 per watt
Maximum Incentive:Residential: $5,000
Non-residential: $10,000
Eligible System Size:Maximum size is 100 kilowatts
Equipment Requirements:Disconnect switch required, components must be new. PV panels must come with a 20-year manufacturer's warranty and must be certified to the UL-1703 standard. Inverters must be certified to UL-1741 standard.
Installation Requirements:Pre-approval required before installation, energy audits are recommended.
Ownership of Renewable Energy Credits:Customer
Start Date:03/2011
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Starting in 2011, Hudson Light & Power Department, the municipal utility for the Town of Hudson, started offering a limited number of photovoltaic rebates for residential, commercial, industrial, and municipal customers.  The maximum incentive is $5,000 for residential customers per installation per 12-month period and the maximum incentive for non-residential customers per installation per 12-month period is $10,000.  Only grid-connected systems are eligible. Interested customers must first complete the "Request for Rebate" for pre-approval; after receiving approval, the customer has one year to complete the installation.  Hudson Light & Power Department will perform an inspection after the installation is completed.

  HLPD Engineer
Hudson Light & Power
49 Forest Avenue
Hudson, MA 01749
Phone: (978) 568-8736
Web Site:
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