By subscribing to a solar farm, you can save money on electric bills and support clean energy deployment without needing to install your own solar electricity system. You may receive net metering credits or offsets towards your electric bill.

You can utilize our project finder below to see what your local options are. Here are the steps to follow:

  • Select your electric utility: To find community solar projects that may be available to you, select your electric utility in the left sidebar of the map below. Please note: to enroll in a community solar project, it must be located within the boundaries of your utility territory.
  • Search for projects: To find projects more likely to be open for enrollment, set Project Status to “Coming Soon.”
  • Sort by desired criteria: Review the list of projects in the table under the map, sort by column titles for specific project traits or select towns on the map to find projects in specific geographies.
  • Enroll: To enroll in a project you see, you’ll need to apply with the subscription manager that’s registering customers for the project. The Developer listed in the table is often not the same organization that’s managing subscriptions. There are a few ways to find the subscription manager:
    • Click on the subscription manager logo in our list below and find the project by its town location
    • Make note of the town the project is in & do a search for ”Town Name” Community Solar in a search engine, then look for mention of the subscription company
    • Use the approximate zip code of the project’s location to find it on the EnergySage Community Solar Marketplace

Please note that the below listed projects represent community solar projects installed under the SMART incentive program and may not include projects built under prior incentive programs or in municipal utility territories not participating in SMART.

Here is some useful vocabulary to help you navigate the process of enrolling in community solar:

  • Developer: Applicant Company to the SMART program (may not manage subscriptions for the project, see instructions above to look for subscription management company)
  • Project Status:
    • Coming Soon: Project is in construction, may be looking for subscribers
    • Operational: Project is operational and interconnected, likely already fully subscribed
  • Low-Income Focused: 50% of the project capacity must be allocated to either:
    • Low income customers (must receive income discounted rate from a distribution company)
    • Residents of low income designated Environmental Justice Communities (see this map to see if you live in a low income Environmental Justice Community)
  • Solar Array Type: Provides information on the location of the solar array, for example if it is mounted on a building, or a ground mount.
  • Operation Date: Date the project was completed and interconnected to the grid (for “Operational” projects)

Community Solar Marketplace

Community Solar Subscription Managers

Does your company provide community solar subscriptions in MA? If so, email to propose listing your organization here.

Please note MassCEC has absolute discretion to approve or deny a request to list an organization on our website.

*Disclaimer: MassCEC has not investigated, and MassCEC expressly disclaims any duty to investigate any company, product, service, process procedure, design, or other matter regarding community solar presented on this website. The entire risk of use of any installer, equipment vendor, company, product, service, process, procedure, or design is assumed by the customer.

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