Wind Rebate Program Overview

Rebate Program Overview Micro wind systems are supported through a hybrid rebate consisting of two parts: Rebate 1: Will be based on the rated capacity of the system at 11 m/s (taken from the system’s power curve). Rebate 2: Will be based on the verified estimate of kilowatt-hours produced by the system for its first year of operation. Ninety percent of the rebate will be paid after project completion and ten percent will be paid after 12 months reporting of electricity production and monitored wind data. The total rebate is capped at:...

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USDA Taking Applications for Rural and Farm Energy Funding

On January 20, USDA announced that it is taking applications for Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) funding. For FY2012, USDA has $25.4 million in budget authority for REAP, which will support at least $12.5 million in grant funding and approximately $48.5 million in loan guarantees. USDA is taking applications for all components of the REAP program with the following deadlines: • renewable energy system and energy efficiency improvement grant applications and combination grant and guaranteed loan applications until March 30,...

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ReBuild Western Massachusetts

The program designed to provide over $8 million in financial assistance to help residents impacted by the storm rebuild using energy efficiency practices and renewable energy technologies. The Department of Energy Resources (DOER), in partnership with the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC), is providing incentives and grants, subsidizing construction loans for energy improvements, and providing technical assistance to help homeowners, businesses, and municipalities that sustained damages inflicted by the June 1, 2011 tornadoes in...

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Commonwealth Wind

Community Scale Wind Initiative Block 7 is Now Open for Applications. The Commonwealth Wind Community Scale Initiative provides grants through a competitive application process for the installation of Wind Projects by professional, licensed contractors at commercial, industrial, institutional, residential, and Public Entity facilities. The Applicant and project site must both be served by distribution utilities that pay into the Massachusetts Renewable Energy Trust Fund, administered by the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC).  The...

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Micro Wind Program Overview


The Commonwealth Wind Incentive Program – Micro Wind Initiative provides rebates for the installation of small wind projects with power capacities from 1 kW to 99 kW and located at residential, commercial, industrial, institutional, and public facilities. The project site must be located in the territory of either a Massachusetts investor-owned electric distribution utility or a Municipal Light Plant Department that pays into the Massachusetts Renewable Energy Trust Fund. Applications are received on a rolling, first come first served...

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The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) is now accepting Wind Resource Assessment Grant applications

The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) is now accepting Wind Resource Assessment Grant applications on a rolling basis for eligible Commercial Wind projects. These grants provide assistance for installing meteorological towers for commercial, non-public wind projects that meet all of the following requirements: Expected project capacity of greater than 2.0 MW, The potential to host at least three wind turbines, and Plan to serve the wholesale power market.   Projects that are not eligible commercial wind projects are...

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