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Solar Projects



Chicopee Electric Light supports our customers' decisions to pursue the installation of solar power projects. Residential customers interested in harnessing energy from the sun can get a rebate of $0.50 per watt for a maximum of $2,500 per installation. Incentives are limited to the first 75,000 watts per year. CEL is offering these rebates to support the use of renewable energy. Customers will be required to have an automatic transfer switch that disconnects from the grid if power is lost to protect its workers from electrocution. Customers may also be able to take advantage of federal and state tax incentives for the installation of these systems.

Chicopee Electric Light does not allow third party Purchase Power Agreements (PPA's) as stated in the Distributed Generation Policy.

For more information regarding Solar Projects please review the links below:

For a guide to additional federal and state incentives:



For a guide to finding a solar installer:


For our guide to the Residential Solar Project Process:

Residential Solar Project Steps


For our guide to the Commercial / Industrial Solar Project Process:

Commercial / Industrial Solar Project Steps

For our Electric Utility Account Release Authorization Form:

Electric Utility Account Authorization Release Form


For our solar project preliminary review form:

Solar Project Preliminary Review Form


For a Solar Rebate Application:
Solar Rebate Application

For more information regarding Solar:

Contact Joseph Lynch at 598-8311 ext. 173



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