There has never been a better time for the island of Nantucket to go solar and the Cotuit Solar Team is here to help you every step of the way. We make going solar easy. Cotuit Solar is your local Cape & Islands solar installer with over 30 years of experience. Read more about “Why Cotuit Solar.”
As of July 2017, the town of Nantucket launched a solar rebate program for residents. This program provides residents, on a first come first served basis a $2500 rebate to help defray the cost of a solar installation. Click here to learn more.
Solar & Nantucket Historic District
In addition, the Nantucket Historic District Commission has given the green light to solar projects. Cotuit Solar has installed two projects, we have two more ready to go in Sconset and Madaket and a number of proposals and site evaluations in the pipeline.
In the news we are learning that National Grid is looking for “non-wire alternatives” to building a third transmission line from the Cape to the island. Non-wire alternatives are defined as “increasing participation in energy efficiency, and building in renewable energy production.” If National Grid were to need to meet the needs of future island electric demand by building a 3rd transmission line (they really don’t want to do that) then the costs of that would be passed on to you, the consumer. Read the article here.
Finally, there is a low interest MA Solar Loan available with a component, for income eligible households to reduce the principal 20% to 30%. There is also the robust Solar Renewable Energy Credit program available, locked in for 10 years. But both are scheduled to come to a close in early 2018.
Don’t forget residents can still take advantage of the 30% federal tax credit and primary homeowners can use the $1000 state tax incentive. Give us a call today or fill out our online form to find out more 508-428-8442.
Hear what this Nantucket resident has to say about her experience going solar:
“I have been eager to install solar power on our home for years. We live on Nantucket, and until recently, locally, it has been an ordeal to get permission because of the Historic District’s strict guidelines in disrupting the historical character of the island’s architecture. That has changed and solar work is alive and well on Nantucket. Installing solar power is a multi-layered experience. There are many moving parts that include shifting utilities and construction. Hiring an installer who is absolutely TURN KEY with the most knowledgeable and pleasant people around made the experience one of trust and complete satisfaction. I chose COTUIT SOLAR to be my installer. From the onset they designed my array from aerials on Google maps.
Once we knew my roof was a surface that would work, they… 1.) helped me with my application to the HDC (providing the required house elevations and information about the panels). 2.) obtained all of the necessary Nantucket building department permits. 3.) obtained the National Grid “Authorization to Interconnect” permits. 4.) educated me on the local and national solar installation rebates. 5.) provided information on securing a low interest loan to pay for the system. 6.) installed the system in 1.5 days. Clean, awesome people. 7.) set up the myriad of companies involved with buying my SRECS (Solar Renewable Energy CreditS) 8.) set up my monitoring system (fun to look at). Cotuit Solar is a part of my life now. Trustworthy beyond compare. Incredibly professional/knowledgeable company that is devoted to renewable energy and having you come on board.” (Cary Hazlegrove 2017 Nantucket)
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