Reading Municipal Light Department - Residential Renewable Energy Rebates (Massachusetts)

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Last modified on December 17, 2014.

Financial Incentive Program

Place Massachusetts

Name Reading Municipal Light Department - Residential Renewable Energy Rebates
Incentive Type Utility Rebate Program
Applicable Sector Residential
Eligible Technologies Photovoltaics, Wind
Active Incentive Yes
Implementing Sector Utility
Energy Category Renewable Energy Incentive Programs
Amount 1.00 per watt (adders may be available)

Equipment Requirements PV panels must be certified to UL 1703 and have a 20 year manufacturer's warranty. Inverters must meet UL 1741 and come with a 2 year warranty. An external disconnect switch is required.

Installation Requirements Installers must work with Reading Municipal Light Department to follow interconnection, net metering requirements and the installation should follow all applicable building, zoning and electrical codes.

Maximum Incentive 2.50 per watt, up to 5,000
Ownership of Renewable Energy Credits Customer, but Reading Municipal Light Department retains the right to purchase the RECs at 0.03/kWh

Program Administrator Reading Municipal Light Department

References DSIREDatabase of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency[1]


Reading Municipal Light Department (RMLD) offers rebates of $1.00/watt for solar photovoltaic and small wind installations for residential customers. A $0.25/watt adder is available for using local contractors and manufacturers (within 500 miles) and RMLD provides an additional incentive up to $1.25/watt if the customers participates in an energy efficiency audit and has RMLD conduct an evaluation study of the proposed installation.

Pre-approval is required and interested residential customers should contact RMLD at the onset of project interest and implementation.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Reading Municipal Light Department
Department Customer Service
Address PO Box 150
Place Reading, Massachusetts
Zip/Postal Code 01867
Phone (781) 944-1340
Phone 2 (781) 942-6598

  • Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.[1]


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