The Stow Solar Challenge ended with a bang last week! 59 residents and businesses contracted 417 kilowatts of solar energy. Not only does this blow away our goal of 200 kilowatts, it makes the Stow Solar Challenge among the most successful community solar programs in the state. Per resident, the Solar Challenge exceeded the results of all but one of the 26, state-sponsored, Solarize Mass campaigns run to date.
Everyone in Stow should be proud of our town – particularly those who made the decision to go solar. Clean, renewable solar energy is not only a smart financial decision, it is free of greenhouse gas emissions, and helps the fight against climate change.
The Stow Solar Challenge ends Friday, May 16. There has been a terrific response from Stow residents and businesses to the benefits of clean, renewable solar energy. The Challenge has exceeded the Tier 5 goal of 200 kW and looks to be headed over 300 kW! At Tier 5 you are guaranteed the largest discount through the end of the Challenge. Don’t miss out.
You did it! With the signing of the contract for the thirtieth solar system, the Stow Solar Challenge crossed the Tier 5 threshold. Over 200 kilowatts of solar electric energy! We are at the maximum discount level for all participants and our solar installer partner, New England Clean Energy, will donate a solar system to the town.
Last week, the deadline for the Challenge was extended. If you have a proposal or scheduled a site visit by April 30th, you have until Friday, May 16th to sign a contract and be guaranteed the maximum discount.
The goal of the Stow Solar Challenge is to get a great price for solar for as many people in town as possible. Clean, renewable, solar power for your home or business is a smart financial choice and a benefit to the environment.
The Stow Solar Challenge has been extended until Friday, May 16. To be eligible for the extension, Stow homeowners and businesses must have been in touch with the installer, New England Clean Energy by April 30, and either already have a proposal or scheduled a site visit.
The response to the Solar Challenge has been tremendous. To make sure everyone with a proposal has time to make their decisions, and to allow any last-minute candidates to look into the program, the Challenge is being extended for a short time. The goal of the Stow Solar Challenge is to get a great price for solar for as many people in town as possible.
If you already have a proposal, the deadline for signing a contract has been extended to May 16. If you have not yet contacted New England Clean Energy or had a site visit scheduled, you have until April 30 to get the site visit scheduled with New England Clean Energy, although the actual site visit can take place after that date. In all cases, you have until May 16 to sign a contract.
The original deadline for the program was April 30. To date, contracts representing 170 kilowatts of solar energy have been signed and a number of other residents have indicated they intend to move forward. To achieve Tier 5, the maximum discount level, contracts for 200 kilowatts are needed. And all participants, regardless of when they signed up for the Solar Challenge, will receive the maximum discount.
Stow homeowners and businesses wishing to have their properties evaluated for solar and to schedule site visits should contact New England Clean Energy at 978-567-6527 as soon as possible.
The goal of the Stow Solar Challenge is to increase the adoption of solar electric systems for homes and small business through a campaign, driven mainly by local volunteers, and a tiered pricing structure that increases the savings for everyone as more homes and business owners in Stow sign up. Find more information under the Stow Solar Challenge menu or follow the links below.
We are getting very close to Tier 5, but the deadline is approaching. If you already have a proposal from New England Clean Energy, now is the time to act or contact them with your questions. Also, with two weeks left in the Solar Challenge, please be sure your friends and neighbors are aware of this opportunity to save with solar. At Tier 5, everyone who participated in the Stow Solar Challenge receives the maximum discount – and New England Clean Energy will donate a solar system to a non-profit in town.
You’re never too old for solar, as 90-year-old Stow resident Dick Luxner likes to say. Why did Dick and his 88-year-old wife Ann go solar through the Stow Solar Challenge? “My dream is for my son and daughter to inherit our house, and now it’s worth a lot more. They’ll also inherit a $10 monthly electric bill. But, they may have to wait a while. According to my cardiologist, I may live another 10 years!”
Spring is here! This Saturday, April 5th, is Stow Clean Up day. Pick up your garbage bags and free gloves at the Lower Common near Papa Gino’s from 8 a.m. to noon.
Afterwards, reward yourself at Emma’s Cafe in the Stow Shopping Center next to Ace Hardware. Emma’s is hosting a “Solar Coffee House” from noon to 1:30 p.m. Stow Solar Challenge volunteers will be there to answer your solar questions and share a cup of coffee.
Greg Ames, one of the first residents to sign up for the Stow Solar Challenge, took a stop action video of his solar system being installed along with a discussion of the components both inside and outside his house. Watch it here.