Selectmen signed an agreement Tuesday this week to officially launch Solarize Medfield – http://www.solarizemedfield.org/ – great website. This from the website –
Medfield meets Solar
The Town of Medfield has been selected to participate in the “Solarize Massachusetts” grant program, which is designed to promote solar photovoltaic (PV) installations on homes and small businesses in selected communities across the state. The Solarize Massachusetts grant program is co-sponsored by the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (Mass CEC) and the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources, Green Communities Division.
The Solarize Medfield team’s goal is to increase the adoption of solar energy systems through a grassroots educational campaign, driven mainly by Medfield volunteers, and partnered with an Installer to be selected, with a tiered pricing structure that increases the savings for everyone as more home and business owners in town sign up.
Mass CEC will provide us their technical and marketing expertise and guidance, to help bring us a wide variety of vender proposals. Our Request For Proposal (RFP) will be going out shortly so that vendors can begin bidding to be Medfield’s installer.
How the program works
Once a vendor is selected, each homeowner will contact the vendor for a free evaluation and quote to install solar on their property. The vendor will explain the details of the install and evaluate the homeowner’s property. Some properties may not be optimally situated for solar.
The vendor will then install the system, provide training, manage all the paperwork needed, and handle all owner issues directly. It is because the quality of service really matters that only top rated vendors will be considered.
Once your contract is signed, the system adds to the tiered pricing formula. If following tiers are reached after you sign, the vendor will refund the difference to you.
The Solarize Medfield program will have two Solar Coaches available to help you through the process. The Solarize Medfield team will also be hosting live information events as well as producing informational videos. This website will also be updated regularly to keep the information current.