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Marblehead Municipal Light Department - Solar Rebate Program   

Last DSIRE Review: 12/17/2012
Program Overview:
State: Massachusetts
Incentive Type: Utility Rebate Program
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies: Photovoltaics
Applicable Sectors: Residential
Amount:Based on Commonwealth Solar II State Rebates, subject to change.
Maximum Incentive:Based on Commonwealth Solar II State Rebates, subject to change.
Eligible System Size:Based on Commonwealth Solar II State Rebates, subject to change.
Equipment Requirements:Mirrors the MassCEC solar rebate requirements: All equipment must be new, UL-listed and compliant with IEEE standards. Inverters must be certified to IEEE 929 and UL 1741 standards. All modules, inverters, and production meters must be on the California Energy Commission's list of eligible equipment. Automated reporting required for systems over 10 kW. Minimum manufacturer warranties required: 5 years product and 20 years performance for modules; 10 years for inverters; 2 years for revenue grade production meters; and 5 years for mounting equipment.
Installation Requirements:Mirrors the MassCEC solar rebate requirements: Projects must be installed in compliance with all local, state, and/or federal building and electrical laws, codes and practices. Electrical work must be performed by a Massachusetts licensed electrician. NABCEP certification recommended. Projects must have a minimum 5-year warranty provided by the installer against defective workmanship, project or component breakdown, or degradation in electrical output of more than 15% from original rated electrical output during the warranty period. Projects generally must be grid-tied and "behind the meter."
Funding Source:Marblehead Municipal Light Department (General Funds)
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Interested customers must contact Marblehead directly to apply and confirm incentive availability before starting any projects. This incentive may change or be canceled at any time.

Marblehead Municipal Light Department offers eligible customers a rebate for solar photovoltaics (PV) installations. The eligibility criteria and incentive were designed to mirror the eligibility and incentives offered under the state's Commonwealth Solar rebate program and changes when the Commonwealth Solar II program changes.* Marblehead Municipal Light Department is not required under law to contribute to the Massachusetts Renewable Energy Trust (Trust), and therefore its customers are not eligible to receive rebates through the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center programs. Marblehead accepts proposals from its customers who are interested in a solar rebate. Program availability is subject to change and/or cancellation without warning.

*The Commonwealth Solar II is administered by the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center.

  Robert Jolly
Marblehead Light Department
80 Commercial Street
PO Box 369
Marblehead, MA 01945
Phone: (781) 631-0240
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