Buying Clean Electricity
An easy way to bring clean energy home is to purchase your electric power from offsite clean energy sources, like utility-scale solar or wind.
80% of the electricity consumed in Massachusetts currently comes from fossil fuel sources. However, you can opt in to purchase cleaner electricity through your electric utility or an alternative supplier. Anyone who pays an electric bill, including renters, can buy clean electricity.
Renters / Homes without Available Roof Space or Sun Exposure / Homeowners Not Ready to Invest in Solar Electricity for Their Home / As an Alternative to Community Solar
Solar Electricity: Installing a solar electricity system on your roof is a great way to transition part or all of your home’s electricity to clean sources. A solar electricity system uses electricity generated on-site by the solar panels to power your home. Installing a solar electricity system may be a larger up-front investment than purchasing clean electricity but pays for itself over time and can become a revenue-generating asset for the owner.
Community Solar: With community solar, a solar electricity system is installed on a suitable roof or parcel of land, and then participants who live elsewhere sign up to receive benefits from the system, either by receiving net metering credit, or offsets toward their electric bill. Participants get benefits from a solar electricity system without the large upfront investment or need for suitable roof space for solar panels, save money, and support clean energy deployment.
Pledge to reduce your home’s carbon footprint by replacing old systems and appliances with clean energy technologies over time.