Louisville-based RSG Energy (Nasdaq: RSGE) will team with the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center in the second round of the 2013 Solarize Mass program to help several communities increase the adoption of solar energy. The communities are Adams, Great Barrington-Egremont, Salem-Swampscott and Williamsburg-Whately-Chesterfield.
The program offers residents and businesses discounted pricing for solar through tiered community-based incentives, and the savings grow as more members of a community participate.
RGS Energy, operating as Real Goods Solar and Alteris Renewables, will offer participating Solarize Mass home and business owners the options to either purchase the solar electricity systems directly or enter into a lease or power purchase agreement.
In three of the 10 communities participating in the first round of the 2013 Solarize Mass program, RGS Energy aided in contracting more than 1.5 megawatts, representing approximately 40 percent of both the number of contracts and total kilowatts contracted for the entire Solarize program.
“RGS Energy has deep roots in Massachusetts and our local teams have installed solar electricity systems on thousands of homes, businesses and educational facilities since 2006,´ said RGS Energy’s chief executive Kam Mofid. “Given the more than 1.5 megawatts of solar projects generated by the first round of the Solarize Mass program, we’re excited about our even stronger prospect in round two.”
RGS Energy, also participated in the 2011 Solarize Mass Pilot program and Solarize Connecticut pilot program.
The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center was created by the Green Jobs Act of 2008.