Woburn, MA -- (SBWIRE) -- 10/01/2014 -- The Boston Solar Company, the #1 residential solar installer based in Massachusetts, has just expanded into its new headquarters at 55 Sixth Road in Woburn to better serve its customers. The company also has offices in Connecticut and Maine.
Founded as a clean energy company in 2011, Boston Solar has grown to over 90 employees in less than 3 years, and has installed solar systems on over 1,500 homes and businesses in Massachusetts.
“With the recently announced 37% electric utility rate increase, along with the rate hikes from 2013, a customer who was paying $100 a month 12 months ago will be paying over $150 on their electric bill”, said John Livermore, Marketing & Outreach Director at Boston Solar. “Customers do have a choice, and it’s clean and reliable. In Massachusetts, electricity from a solar system on your roof is now cheaper than buying it from the electric utility!”
Solar installations in Massachusetts qualify for a 30% Federal Tax Credit, $1000 State Tax Credit, a rebate check from the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center, and cash payments for producing clean energy (SRECs).
“As utility rates continue to rise, going solar has become a no-brainer. With a solar system, customers can have control over their power costs”, said Livermore.
Boston Solar handles all facets of the solar installation process, from the design phase to rebates and financing to permitting and installation, making it easy for customers to take advantage of solar energy.
A typical roof-mounted solar system is installed on a home in 1-2 days.
About Boston Solar Company
As opposed to other national solar companies that promote a lease model where the customer does not own the solar system, Boston Solar offers easy and attractive customer ownership options, in addition to a lease option for customers who want it. Boston Solar also provides Heating & Cooling Services and Energy Efficiency Solutions to the Residential, Commercial, and Non-Profit markets.
Massachusetts is experiencing a dramatic growth in solar energy adoption due in part to Governor Patrick’s goal of installing 1,600 megawatts (MW) of solar power in the state by 2020. The state’s Commonwealth Solar Rebate Program is facilitated by the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center, and funded by a surcharge on electric utility bills. The state has already exceeded Patrick’s previous goal of 250 MW, with 464 MW of solar energy installed as of 2013, according to the Solar Energy Industries Association, a national trade group.
John Livermore, Marketing & Outreach Director
55 6th Road, Woburn, MA 01801