Enough Watertown residents took part in the Solarize Massachusetts program to reach the second highest level, which will result in savings for those taking part.
The program was open to Watertown residents and businesses, and 28 photovoltaic solar systems will be installed around Watertown through the program, Solarize Watertown announced. Combined, the systems will provide 136 kilowatts of solar energy.
Watertown Solar Coach Matt Riegert said residents who act quickly can still take part in the program.
“Although the program officially ended on June 30th, the Solarize Watertown designated installer, Next Step Living, is honoring the Tier 4 pricing through the month of July,” Riegert said.
The program is jointly run by the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center and the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources. Statewide, 15 communities took part in the program this year, and 932 residents and businesses signed up to take part. Thirteen of the 15 communities had enough people sign up to reach the Tier 5, which provides the highest discounts. Amherst had the most with 174 customers and 1,195 kilowatts.
“The success of Solarize Mass is further evidence that homeowners and businesses across Massachusetts are eager to embrace solar electricity. We will continue to work with individuals, cities, towns and businesses to make local, clean power accessible,” said DOER Acting Commissioner Meg Lusardi.