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Massachusetts may not be known for its sun-soaked days, with an average of 197 sunny days annually, it is still the eighth-largest producer of solar energy in America. Unfortunately, despite its impressive ranking, the state has not yet reached its full solar potential. Google's Project Sunroof calculated that a mere 75% installation rate of solar panels on buildings in MA would increase yearly electricity production to 19.5 million MWh AC per year.* 

4 Reasons Why It’s Worth Going Solar in Massachusetts


Add battery storage to your solar system so you can rely on clean energy and disconnect from the grid during outages.



Reduce your carbon footprint while harnessing the power of the sun. Solar panels take advantage of this by providing consistent, reliable power.



Solar power has many advantages over fossil fuels as a renewable energy source. It is a more viable option for your home, community, and the environment.



Due to the increasing popularity of solar-powered homes, they stand out, resulting in immense profits as they sell faster and at a higher value in the national real estate market.

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Claim the 30% solar tax credit on your solar investment.

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Available Solar Incentives Massachusetts

Incentives help lower the cost of your solar energy system. Those available in Massachusetts include:

  • Solar Tax Credit: Most solar energy installations are eligible for the Residential Clean Energy Credit, previously called the Solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC). Eligible homeowners can deduct up to 30% of their solar power system’s costs from their total tax liability for the year of installation.

  • MA Solar Tax Credit: Massachusetts has a state tax credit equal to 15% of system cost up to $1,000.

  • State Property Tax Exemption: Solar has been shown to increase the value of your home. Massachusetts exempts this addition from your property taxes, meaning you don’t pay extra taxes because you got solar panels.

  • SMART: The Solar Massachusetts Renewable Target (SMART) Program launched in 2018 and offered National Grid, Unitil, and Eversource customers significant incentives. While program capacity remains in select areas, the incentive rate across utilities has reached or is are nearing zero.

  • Connected Solutions: Battery storage owners can earn hundreds of dollars each year by allowing the utility, Eversource or National Grid, to access stored energy during times of peak electricity demand which avoids the use of traditional power plants.

  • Local Utility Rebates: Some local utilities, such as Concord Municipal Light Plant, may offer solar rebate programs to offset the cost of your renewable energy system even further.

  • Sales Tax Exemption: Solar is exempt from Massachusetts’s sales tax.

Switching to solar is easy with ORION

Orion Smart Power is one of the country’s fastest-growing companies. We actively install in twenty states. Not in one of these states?

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