Posted on behalf of the Mayor’s Office of Environmental and Energy Services

Mayor Thomas M. Menino in partnership with the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center has launched Solarize Mass – Boston, a summertime campaign to make solar more affordable and easily accessible for the city’s homeowners and small businesses.  Solarize Mass – Boston increases the purchasing power of residents and small businesses by aggregating small-scale solar to reduce costs and bring solar energy to Boston’s neighborhoods.

Solarize Mass – Boston is holding free solar workshops in neighborhoods across the city this summer and early fall.  These workshops will introduce home owners and small businesses to the basics of solar energy and the installation of small-scale solar PV systems, as well as highlighting available incentives, explaining how a home or business is right for solar, and the various financing options available to purchase or lease solar panels.  Currently workshops are scheduled in Jamaica Plain, Mattapan, Roslindale and West Roxbury over the next month with more neighborhoods to be announced soon.

Interested home owners and businesses can get information and sign up for a free consultation at or call 855-335-SOLAR.   There are no income qualifications, but participants must be home or buildings owners.

Upcoming Solarize Mass – Boston Workshops:

  • Jamaica Plain, Curtis Hall Community Center on Wednesday, July 11, 2012 from 6pm to 8pm
  • Mattapan Public Library on Tuesday, July 17th, 2012 from 6pm to 8pm
  • Roslindale Community Center on Wednesday, July 25th, 2012 from 6pm to 8pm
  • South Dorchester, Adams Street Public Library on Wednesday, August 1st, 2012 from 6pm to 7:30pm

In addition to this opportunity with Solarize Mass – Boston, the City’s Renew Boston program is continuing to offer extensive energy efficiency opportunities to reduce energy costs.  Find out more at