Consumer incentives, low-cost loans, EV discounts, workshops, resources…

No Cap on Mass Save Insulation Incentive

Mass Save will cover 75% of the cost of qualifying insulation measures, with no limit on the total. You will still need to pay for the 25% out-of-pocket costs or explore getting a 0% Mass Save HEAT Loan for that expense.

To see if you qualify, you can call Mass Save at 866-527-SAVE (7283). If you are eligible, you can schedule an energy assessment to get the process rolling.

There’s more information on their website [https://www.masssave.com/en/saving/residential-rebates/special-limited-time-offer-on-home-insulation/], but you’ll need to talk with Mass Save to find out for sure if you qualify.

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MA Electric Vehicle (EV) Rebates return in 2020

EV purchases and leases made in 2020 are eligible for a MA electric vehicle rebate. All-electric Battery Electric Vehicles (BEVs) with a sales price under $50,000 are eligible for a $2,500 rebate. Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEVs), [with a chargeable battery and a gas engine] that are priced at under $50,000 and have a battery range of 25+ miles, are eligible for a $1,500 rebate.

https://mor-ev.org/eligible-vehicles

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Big discounts on new & used EVs

 IMG_3355 EV in DC during climate march
Big discounts on select electric vehicles (EVs) from the nonprofit, Green Energy Consumers Alliance and their Drive Green initiative. Be sure to read the details about the offer from each dealer such as when the offer expires, if it requires financing with the dealer, etc.
Questions? Contact Green Energy Consumers Alliance at 800-287-3950, email: hello@greenenergyconsumers.org.

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Finding Used EVs

Find used EVs for sale in your area by dealers and private sellers.

https://www.myev.com/

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Guide to charging an electric vehicle at home and on the go

http://greenenergyconsumers.org/drivegreen/charging#range

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Electric Vehicle Handbook

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Plug-In Electric Vehicle Handbook for Consumers (note: excessive jargon and acronym warning)

https://www.afdc.energy.gov/uploads/publication/pev_consumer_handbook.pdf

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Solar Massachusetts Renewable Target (SMART) Program

Check with solar installers for current SMART program incentives. Incentives have dropped quickly since the program was initiated in late 2018 and is under review for adding new SMART incentives when the program has completed its initial goal.

Massachusetts SMART Solar Program: Complete Overview of New Incentive

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MA Solar Loan

This program makes low interest loans available for financing residential solar power (PV), allowing homeowners to get solar without the large upfront costs!

The program offers:

  • A low-interest, fixed-term loan for homeowners and residents
  • Additional loan support of 10-30% off the cost, for income-qualified moderate to low-income solar owners

Two lenders are participating in the program in our area.

To qualify for this loan, you’ll need to start with a quote from a participating MA Solar Loan Installer (list available on the website below) and review the program steps on their website before starting the installation process.

See www.masssolarloan.com for more details.

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26% Federal Tax Credit for Home Solar 

The 26% federal investment tax credit for residential solar power projects lasts through 2020, tapering down 4% each year and expiring in 2022. So, if you want to explore getting solar power for your home, you have time to decide and to take advantage of this big solar tax credit.

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Mass Save Rebates for Clean Heating & Cooling

Mass Save offers sizeable rebates for efficient, electric air source heat pumps (centralized & ducted) and ductless mini splits.

For more details, see https://www.masssave.com/en/saving/residential-rebates/electric-heating-and-cooling/.

And you can apply for a 0% Mass SAVE HEAT Loan for air source heat pumps & mini splits.

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