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

MA Electric Vehicle (EV) Rebates return in 2020

EV purchases and leases made on or after January 1, 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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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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Big Rebates Renewed for New, Efficient Woodstoves

Massachusetts residents and businesses with a working, non-EPA certified woodstove or fireplace insert are eligible for a standard rebate of $500 to $1,750 for replacing it with a qualifying, EPA-certified model. Those who meet income requirements are eligible for rebates $2,000 to $3,250. More details are available at https://www.masscec.com/commonwealth-woodstove-change-out.

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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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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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 IMG_3355 EV in DC during climate march

Save Big on New & Used electric vehicles                                                            

This offer for big discounts on select electric vehicles (EVs) came my way from the nonprofit, Green Energy Consumers Alliance and their Drive Green initiative.
Check this link for current offers:
Their website includes a list of participating dealers, cars, and discounts under the program offering new and used EVs.
Questions? Contact Green Energy Consumers Alliance at 800-287-3950, email: hello@greenenergyconsumers.org.

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Mass Save Early Heating & Cooling Equipment Replacement Rebates

Mass Save is offering heating and cooling equipment replacement rebates year-round of up to $3,500, for replacing working 30 year old or more boilers and 12 year old or older furnaces and qualifying central AC and air source heat pumps.

First schedule an energy assessment or site visit to find out if your heating or cooling system is eligible and make sure that the new equipment to be installed meets Mass Save specifications. You may also be able to use Mass Save’s 0% HEAT Loan for your new system.

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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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