Solar Energy in Natick, Massachusetts
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Community Solar for Natick, Massachusetts Residents and Small Businesses
Renewable resources like solar power are not always available or convenient for Natick area residents and small businesses. Green energy plans often contain hidden fees and premium costs, and rooftop solar has a number of constraints. Now, Natick, MA has a solar energy option that does not require rooftop panel installation or upfront costs, and the program is easy to join.
Clearway’s Natick Massachusetts Community Solar program is an alternative option for customers who want to support renewable energy in the Commonwealth and reduce their utility charges without all the hassles of rooftop panel systems. Clearway offers a savings guarantee and now through May 15, 2021, you can enroll with a $0 cancellation fee.
Clearway Community Solar farms have a limited number of spaces and fill up quickly. Subscribe to a local solar farm today.
Community Solar in Natick, MA
Massachusetts has set notable renewable energy goals. In fact, the Commonwealth has set a target of reducing greenhouse emissions by 80% by the year 2050. The Natick community has a large role to play in the reduction of greenhouse emissions and the adoption of renewable energy. The first step is making it easy for residents to go solar and support renewable power.
In August 2020 The Town of Natick joined Clearway’s Community Solar program to support the town’s ongoing environmental mission. The Town of Natick’s has a nearly four Megawatt subscription spanning across four Clearway Community Solar farms. You can read the press release here.
As an early adopter to solar energy, the greater Boston area has been implementing solar energy and green building programs since the early 2000s and in 2007, was named by the Department of Energy (DOE) as one of the 13 Solar America Cities.
What is Community Solar?
Community Solar is a solar energy subscription program that is available to Natick residents and small businesses. In the past, solar power was only available to those who could afford the large upfront costs of rooftop solar or that met structural qualifications. Those who didn’t qualify or did not want rooftop solar panels were unable to invest in solar energy. However, Community Solar farms, like those built by Clearway Community Solar, make solar energy accessible to everyone through their local solar farm without the hassle or upfront costs of rooftop solar panels.
Clearway’s current offer in Natick includes a savings guarantee. Here’s how it works: First, the solar power generated by a Clearway solar farm is sent directly to the power grid. In return for supporting renewable energy, subscribers receive solar bill credits applied to their utility bill. Customers pay Clearway for the solar bill credits at a discounted rate – 7% off every month, guaranteed. In summary, for every $1.00 that reduces a subscriber’s utility bill, the customer only pays Clearway $0.93 and supports renewable energy along the way.
Clearway Community Solar
Community Solar arrays are built and maintained by Clearway Community Solar at an offsite location that receives plenty of sunlight. The solar farms also generate solar energy during the winter. Customers subscribe to the program and the power produced is then delivered directly to the local power grid. In return for the support of renewable power to the grid, customers will receive solar bill credits that are applied to their utility bill, reducing the charges. Solar bill credits can potentially cover the entire amount of a utility bill, depending on home energy consumption and the amount of solar production; the impact of the solar bill credits will vary from month to month, but customers are guaranteed to save on their costs. That’s right, a renewable energy savings guarantee! Natick customers are guaranteed to save on the cost of the solar bill credits, and the program also includes convenient cancellation terms – currently $0 cancellation fees. Please refer to the Community Solar Customer Agreement for all cancellation details – your energy consultant will walk through the program terms with you in your phone consultation.
Community Solar farms help make renewable energy available for Natick residents, and others throughout Massachusetts. You can learn more about Community Solar with our Community Solar 101 guide.
Understanding Savings with Clearway
Clearway customers pay Clearway directly for the solar bill credits received on their utility bill with a savings guarantee. For every $1.00 in solar bill credits, Massachusetts customers only pay Clearway $0.93. Here’s an example:
Example for illustrative purposes only. Savings calculated on the value of the net metering credits generated by the residential solar subscription and varies by region. Clearway is not responsible for utility delays in applying net metering credits. Refer to the community solar contract for full agreement terms. Subject to credit approval and a 20-year agreement term.
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About the MA SMART Program
Now, Massachusetts has created the SMART Program, which is a long-term sustainable solar incentive program that promotes cost-effective solar development across the Commonwealth. One of the benefits of more solar energy development in Massachusetts is the availability of Community Solar Farms to Natick residents. While rooftop solar can present many challenges to residents living in Natick and its surrounding areas, Community Solar does not require any panel installations on a property or upfront costs. It’s additionally available to renters and homeowners alike, as well as small business owners.