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Going solar in Massachusetts

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For the past 10 years, Independent Power Systems has been building wind and solar grid-tied, off-grid, and battery backup systems in Massachusetts. With the numerous financial incentives for renewable energy solutions that have come out over the years in Massachusetts, there has never been a better time to invest in the future of energy. In fact, the clean energy sector has grown to make up 3% of the Massachusetts workforce, with over 1500 jobs added since 2018.

Our highly-skilled Massachusetts team are your experts in understanding all of your financial incentives that influence your return on investment, including the newly-introduced SMART program.

With a heritage of off-grid, our interest is in providing you energy resilience so you’re protected when the grid fails due to weather, impacts of climate change, or any other threat to our fragile power grid. We will act as your personal consultants to find the most appropriate technologies for your system and determine the best financial outcome for your asset.

Financing your system

Solar Incentives in Massachusetts

Various rebates and incentives ranging from electricity production payments to upfront rebates are available in your area. Several of these programs are described below. A federal tax credit of 30% of the cost of a solar PV system is also available until the end of 2019, at which point it decreases incrementally. From 2022 onwards, a 10% federal tax credit will remain in place for commercial systems.

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COMMERCIAL PROPERTY ASSESSED CLEAN ENERGY (C-PACE)

This program enables commercial property owners to finance up to 100% of the cost of a solar system (as well as other energy efficiency improvements, e.g. lighting, insulation, roof replacement, heating/cooling systems).

COMMERCIAL PROPERTY ASSESSED CLEAN ENERGY (C-PACE)

This program enables commercial property owners to finance up to 100% of the cost of a solar system (as well as other energy efficiency improvements, e.g. lighting, insulation, roof replacement, heating/cooling systems).

COMMERCIAL PROPERTY ASSESSED CLEAN ENERGY (C-PACE)

This program enables commercial property owners to finance up to 100% of the cost of a solar system (as well as other energy efficiency improvements, e.g. lighting, insulation, roof replacement, heating/cooling systems).

COMMERCIAL PROPERTY ASSESSED CLEAN ENERGY (C-PACE)

This program enables commercial property owners to finance up to 100% of the cost of a solar system (as well as other energy efficiency improvements, e.g. lighting, insulation, roof replacement, heating/cooling systems).

What is a microgrid?

What is a microgrid? A microgrid consists of power generation and storage and is able to allow its loads to be grid-connected or ‘island’ from the grid during an outage to effectively independently function in an off-grid application.

These loads could consist of a campus, group of buildings, or entire community. The energy independence that microgrids provide allows for more than just keeping the lights on – it’s an opportunity for businesses to protect their revenue, hospitals to continue the service of life-preserving electronics, critical infrastructure such as fire stations and police stations to serve their communities under any circumstances, vulnerable populations to have their refrigerated food and medicine protected during lengthy outage events, and much more.

Massachusetts has a number of incentives and grant programs available for microgrid projects, particularly for those that create impact and prioritize resilience for those that need it most. In the past, we have worked with cities, non-profits, and business to bridge the gaps that create inequality, vulnerability, and systemic failures in our societal and energy systems.

Solar Massachusetts Renewable Target (SMART)

 

A new (2018) solar power incentive program is being heralded as an important step forward in creating a Massachusetts solar policy that’s more equitable, predictable and ultimately, beneficial to more organizations throughout the Commonwealth.

The Solar Massachusetts Renewable Target (SMART) program aims to expand the benefits of solar power by incentivizing solar projects on a consistent basis. The SMART program, the product of a robust statewide input process by the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER), will enable the state to more than double its solar capacity from 1500 MW to 3.2 GW while providing more consistent incentives.

Building the Future

One System at a Time

Day in and day out we deliver the products and services we would want in our own homes to our clients and customers to help solve their energy challenges. We do this by choosing only the best, safest, and most long-lasting products available to design a system that will continue to perform year after year.

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Hannah Capshaw

Business Development and Microgrid Consultant

Hannah's Story

Hannah Capshaw is the Business Development and Microgrid Consultant at Independent Power Systems. She has a Masters degree in Renewable & Sustainable Energy from the University of Colorado Boulder and Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies from Baylor University in Waco, Texas. At IPS, she assists in the development of complex microgrid projects and manages marketing activities. She has experience in the legal field, nonprofits, and the solar industry.

After studying abroad at the Iceland School of Energy, she chose to pursue a career in renewable energy and act as a liaison for the various disciplines involved in renewable energy development. Over the course of her graduate degree, Hannah’s research focused on microgrid development for community resilience and microgrid value chains from an interdisciplinary perspective, particularly in the Caribbean. Her goal is to facilitate creative progress toward a more resilient, clean, and just future through innovative renewable energy solutions with integrity and compassion.