We have solar projects across the US. Learn more about Massachusetts solar below and watch for more states coming soon.
  • SunPower® Solar for Massachusetts

    Go solar the SMART way, with SunPower

The Bay State ranks among the top 10 solar states and offers a new SMART incentive program to double the state’s solar capacity. SunPower has a team of experts and local installers in Massachusetts to help your organization take advantage of these incentives before they run out.

Solar Massachusetts Renewable Target

Get SMART, before incentives run out

The new SMART (Solar Massachusetts Renewable Target) program is aimed at adding 1,600 megawatts (MW) of solar power, and offers fixed incentives versus the fluctuations of solar renewable energy credits (SRECS). But act now because incentives will fall as more solar capacity is added.

7 Steps to SMART Solar in MA

The SMART Timeline: Keep your solar project on track

If you want to secure your organization’s solar installation in Block 1, the time to act is now. SunPower explains the 7 steps to help your organization reach major project milestones in sync with SMART program milestones.

 

 



Educational Webinars
Massachusetts SMART Solar Program
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Watch Introduction to the SMART Program and download the presentation  

Watch Solar + Storage: A SMART Combination and download the presentation
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Watch Solar + Storage: A SMART Combination and download the presentation

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Watch Solar Canopies & Carports and download the presentation

How much can your organization save with the Commonwealth’s SMART program?

Massachusetts Case Studies

Stonehill College Solar Carport
Stonehill College
Stonehill College offsets an estimated 25% of electricity with solar.
Macy's Massachusetts
Macy's
Macy’s has solar on 71 sites across eight states including Chestnut Hill in Massachusetts.
solar carport
Cronig's Market
Cronig’s market in Martha’s Vineyard expects to save $2 Million in 25 years.

Types of Solar and Storage

Why go solar with SunPower?

30 Year  

track record

of successful solar projects

45%  

more power

than conventional panels*

  • *. 2 SunPower 327W compared to a Conventional Panel on same sized arrays (260W, 16% efficient, approx. 1.6 m2), 3% more energy per watt (based on 3pty module characterization and PVSim), 0.75%/yr slower degradation (Campeau, Z. et al. "SunPower Module Degradation Rate," SunPower white paper,  2013).

25 Year  

industry-leading

power and product warranty 

Getting your solar project financed

Frequently Asked Questions

When will the SMART program begin?

The program is expected to fully replace SREC II in mid 2018. Projects interconnected after January 1, 2018 are eligible for SMART assuming they have not applied for SREC II. Given typical development timelines, most new solar projects will be eligible for SMART.

How long will the SMART program last?

SMART will be available for new solar projects until the program’s capacity of 1,600 MW is reached.

What happens to existing Massachusetts state incentive programs?

SMART will replace the Commonwealth’s previous SREC-based incentive programs. SREC programs have reached their original planned capacity, although SREC II has been extended through the Spring of 2018. Relative to the SREC programs, SMART offers more predictable, consistent income.

Does SMART replace net metering?

The SMART program is separate from net metering credits, and incentive income will be delivered separately from the system owner’s utility bill.

Do I have to own the system?

You do not have to be the owner of the system to benefit from this program. Organizations that choose to finance their system with options like solar PPAs or leases can still benefit through expected rate reductions passed on from the actual system owner.

How can my organization participate?

When the program becomes operational, solar projects must submit an application to a state “Solar Program Administrator” who will approve participants and manage block reservations. The Administrator will also determine total incentive amounts and issue monthly payments. An energy consultant or solar provider can help guide you through this.

In order to qualify for a SMART block, projects must submit an executed Interconnection Services Agreement, proof of site control, and all special project permits to the Solar Program Administrator.