Still not sure about going solar? Come to an open house and see how other Natick residents are utilizing solar power.
Solarize Mass Natick open houses are in full swing! Read about them in this article in the Metrowest Daily News. The next open house is this Saturday, June 4, from 2-4pm at 31 Stacey St. in Natick.
Leo Ryan speaking to a group of interested Natick residents about the benefits of Solarize Mass Natick and Boston Solar.
The MEET THE SOLAR INSTALLER, event on Thursday, May 19th, was a big success! We'll be posting a video of the event soon. The 90 people in attendance learned how SOLARIZE MASS NATICK raises awareness about solar, simplifies the process of going solar, and lowers costs for Natick town residents and businesses.
Boston Solar's pricing is exclusive to the SOLARIZE MASS NATICK program through October 1, 2016, and represents a 25% savings over the average Natick install in 2015. Costs fall even lower as more people sign up to purchase or lease systems with Boston Solar! With so much interest, we are optimistic we are on our way to Tier 5 discounted pricing!
Three families have gotten Solarize Mass Natick off to a fast start! These families have committed to installs with our designated installer, Boston Solar. This is exciting because Solarize Mass Natick is a bulk buy program. The more people who go solar through it, the lower the price for all participants. With these three systems, we have already reached Tier 2 pricing. We need approximately 4 more homes to reach Tier 3 pricing and 30 more homes to reach Tier 5 pricing (assuming each home is an average-sized install for Natick). No matter when you sign up for Solarize Mass Natick, however, you’ll receive the final discounted pricing for the program. Early signers will get rebate checks for the difference between Tier 1 pricing and the final program pricing!
Tonight, you can come out and learn more about Solarize Mass Natick! Solarize Mass Natick officially launches this evening with our Meet the Installer Event at the Natick Community Senior Center at 7pm. (There will be free cookies, which is a hard offer to pass up.)
Natick residents including Leo Ryan, Marge Roberson, Paul Power, Ron Miller, Dick Cugini, Pat Conaway, and Jonathan and Vicky Guest explain how going solar has been a good financial decision for them.
What can plants teach us about solar power? Lilja 3rd and 4th graders have some great ideas!
Last Friday, Wellesley College students volunteering with Solarize Natick visited Lilja to teach a hands-on workshop on solar. After a short presentation about Solarize Mass Natick and a great discussion of the advantages and challenges of renewable energy (these kids are smart!), the Wellesley students went out to Lilja’s outdoor classroom and helped the Lilja students look at the different ways plants and trees are structured to take advantage of sunlight. The 3rd and 4th graders diagrammed how the plants were built, and then drew solar arrays to match. It was a great experience for Solarize Mass Natick, the Wellesley students, and the Lilja 3rd and 4th graders.
Paul Paul Power, a science teacher at Kennedy Middle School, explains why he put a solar array on his home with Boston Solar last year.
Read the coverage on Wicked Local Natick here.
Natick is already a leading solar suburb in Metrowest. There are nearly 300 homes with solar in Natick, which is just ahead of Milford and Marlborough. When you look at the number of installs per resident, however, Natick is actually in the middle of the pack. Only 2 out of every 100 homes have solar. The regional leader is Harvard, where nearly 5 of every 100 homes have solar. It is no coincidence that Harvard was one of the first towns to take part in Solarize Massachusetts. That is why Natick volunteers have brought Solarize Mass Natick with its community education program and discounted pricing to Natick this year!
Read the full article here: Boston Solar deal OK'd
By Brian Benson
Apr. 22, 2016
Adam is in charge of the SolarizeMass Natick Blog. He does not have solar on his own home, but he is excited about Solarize Mass Natick because he wants to help the community, and believes in solar. He is also helping out as a photographer!