Chicopee Electric Light supports our customers' decisions to pursue the installation of solar power projects. We are excited to announce our participation in the Massachusetts Municipal Light Plant Solar Program. CEL and the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER) are offering rebates to support the installation of residential solar generation. Residential customers interested in harnessing energy from the sun can receive a rebate of $1.20 per watt, up to the lower of 50% of project costs or $12,000 per qualifying installation. These rebates are limited to residential installations that are 10kW or less, with a maximum of 20% shading, and must face between 90 and 270 degrees. See our guide to the Residential Solar Project Process to see the steps required to take advantage of this rebate opportunity. All interconnecting customers will be required to have an automatic transfer switch that disconnects from the grid if power is lost to protect 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.


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