The Wellfleet Energy Committee has won a grant from the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) to participate in the Solarize Massachusetts program.
The Solarize Wellfleet program aims to increase the adoption of small-scale solar electricity systems through a grassroots educational campaign, driven mainly by Wellfleet volunteers, and a tiered pricing structure that increases the savings for everyone as more home and business owners in town sign up.
Representatives from Wellfleet will select a designated installer in the coming weeks. The selected installer will offer a five-tiered pricing structure in which the savings will increase for everyone as more contracts are signed.
Home and business owners who want to participate can either purchase the solar electricity systems directly or enter into a lease or power purchase agreement (PPA) with the installer. Under a lease or PPA, the installer will own, operate and maintain the system, while the home or business owner agrees to purchase the power generated by the system at an agreed-upon rate.
Outreach efforts in Wellfleet will be led by Solar Coach Richard Elkin, who can answer questions and assist home and business owners looking for more information on the program.
The committee is soliciting support from Wellfleet civic organizations to help spread the word about this program.