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Mayor Menino Announces Deadline Extension of Renew Boston Solarize to Meet City's High Demand for Solar Power Installations


On Monday, Mayor Thomas M. Menino announced the deadline for residents to sign up to solarize their homes with the Renew Boston Solarize program has been extended to December 31, citing high demand for this community bulk pricing program. The high rate of participation has helped Renew Boston Solarize achieve the lowest mark of tiered pricing for all of the 102 signed contracts to date.  With the deadline extension, Bostonians now have an extra month to sign up and help reach the goal of 150 homes “Solarized.”

“My team is dedicated to reaching even more residents to see if going solar is right for them,” Mayor Menino said. “Through the Renew Boston Solarize program, residents can lock in lower energy costs, create new clean energy jobs right here in Boston and help us continue to ‘greenovate’ our city.”

Renew Boston Solarize has partnered with Next Step Living, a leading whole-home energy solutions company, to conduct the program’s solar home assessments and bring competitively priced solar panels to Boston homeowners by providing more affordable rates and streamlining the process for going solar. 

The program was originally scheduled to end November 30. The program is designed to increase adoption and reduce the cost of solar energy, offering residents and businesses long-term, and discounted solar pricing lower than traditional sources of electricity.

            Renew Boston Solarize will hold free Neighborhood Solar workshops in December in the neighborhoods of Brighton, Dorchester, and Hyde Park. Interestedhome owners can get information about going solar and sign up for a free consultation at www.RenewBoston.org/Solar or call 617-532-5999.   


Neighborhood Solar Workshops in December:


Brighton - Saturday, December 7, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. 
Boston Public Library, 40 Academy Hill Road

Dorchester – Saturday, December 14, 2013 at 10:00 a.m.
Grove Hall Library, 41 Geneva Ave

Hyde Park – Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 7:00 p.m.
Hyde Park Municipal Building 1179 River Street


While some homeowners may not be able to install solar energy, Renew Boston offers extensive energy efficiency services to reduce energy costs.  More information is available at www.RenewBoston.org.  Renew Boston's energy programs help support the City's sustainability initiative Greenovate Boston, which encourages residents and businesses to help the city reduce its carbon emissions by 25 percent by 2020 and 80 percent by 2050.


About Greenovate Boston

Greenovate Boston is a collective movement to ensure a greener, healthier and more prosperous future for the city by meeting Mayor Thomas M. Menino’s goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 25 percent by 2020 and 80 percent by 2050. Propelled by creativity and drive, Greenovate Boston will encourage continued sustainable growth within the city, making Boston the greenest in the United States. Visit http://greenovateboston.org for details.




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