We hope that everyone is dry, warm and safe after our brush with Hurricane Sandy!
Speaking of Sandy, this is just in from the Mass CEC:
Given that Massachusetts was hit by tropical storm Sandy this week, MassCEC recognizes that the storm may have caused disruptions in travel and made it difficult to execute contracts. As a result, we will allow all installers (if they chose) to contract under the program with customers through Sunday, November 4, 2012. Any contracts signed after this date will not be included in the Solarize Mass Program, but you are welcome to apply for a rebate under the Commonwealth Solar II Rebate Program.
On August 22, when the sun still shone and T-shirts were appropriate, Wayland Solar Coaches Anne Harris and Kaat Vander Straeten joined Astrum Solar rep Troy Herrod at the Wayland Farmers Market. Market manager Peg Mallett snapped this picture.
We have some great news to share with you: due to high demand from residents and businesses, the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) worked with Astrum Solar to extend the Solarize program to October 31!
Astrum Solar will extend a limited set of their Solarize offers – namely the $0 Down Lease and Purchase – for all those in Wayland, Lincoln and Sudbury who sign a contract before October 31.
So if you’ve been thinking about it, but were too pressed for time, you’ve been given a second chance! But don’t wait: the site surveys and paperwork take a while, so it’s best, if you’re interested, to call Astrum Solar right now to discuss your plans and to schedule a no-hassle, no-cost, no-obligation site visit.
Spread the word!
Residents are invited to the second Solar Tour
- on Saturday, Sept. 15
- from 1 – 3 pm
- at 33 York Road, Wayland.
See you there!
We began the month of August in spectacular fashion by reaching Tier Five – the highest cost savings at over 250 kW contracted – well ahead of the other 14 communities in the program. Do we know a good thing when we see it! And here are the numbers for August:
Lincoln 21 224
Sudbury 16 151.25
Wayland 55 483
TOTAL 92 858.25
That megaWatt seems very, very feasible!
Curious? We planned two Solar Tours, during which you can check out a producing, Astrum installed solar array, chat with the home-owner, Astrum reps and solar coaches, and compare notes with other interested residents. There will be light refreshments, balloons and lawn signs.
- 9/8, 1-3 pm, Solar Tour in Sudbury – 61 Oakwood Avenue, Sudbury, MA
- 9/15, 1-3 pm, Solar Tour in Wayland – 33 York Road, Wayland, MA
Tell your interested friends and neighbors not to delay and to contact Astrum Solar asap (1-800-903-6130 or visit the Astrum Solarize Page), since the deadline of September 30 is for a signed contract (that is, a site survey, system proposal and all the paperwork), all of which takes a good two weeks.
Also read the blog post by Bill Morrison in the Patch.
The Mass CEC just released a press release about our reaching Tier Five. We now have contracts for no less than 53 separate systems, representing 484 kW of new capacity. One installation has been completed and many more are slated to happen in the very near future.
Even though Tier Five is the highest Tier that can be reached, it’s not, by far, the last milestone. We will hit 500 kW very soon, but we’re going for 1000 kW in small residential and commercial solar capacity. We can do it, just you wait!
Or rather, don’t wait! The program ends September 30. After that our Solarize savings turn into a pumpkin.
Remember these people? They are the Reichelts, who signed the very first 2012 Solarize Massachusetts contract in the state. That was on June 12, and today they had 90% of their array installed. Looking good!