Rebates for your Home
If you are interested in solar photovoltaic panels for your home, now is the time to act, as Concord residents will not be eligible for thousands of dollars per household in state SREC payments once Massachusetts converts to the SMART program this summer. On average, the time from interconnection application submittal to CMLP before panels are installed to approval from CMLP to operate the PV system after panels are installed is 2 months, but we have seen this process take as little as 2 weeks. Talk with your solar installer about whether they can meet the deadline.
Residents are eligible for rebates of up to $3 per LED bulb for a maximum of 50 LED Light Bulbs per year
Heat pumps have been in use in warmer climates for decades, but in the past few years have undergone a technology revolution and are now a great heat source in cold climates such as New England. These clean heating and cooling technologies can greatly reduce your greenhouse gas emissions, reduce your energy costs, and improve the comfort of your home.
CMLP gives rebates for 3 types of heat pumps. Note that these CMLP rebates have *no expiration date*:
Link here to a 3½ minute video of a Lincoln resident talking about the ASHP system in his home.
CMLP has two rebate programs to encourage the adoption of electric vehicles (EVs):
EV Level 2 Program: This home charging system installation rebate covers up to $250 on a Level 2 charging system consisting of a 240 volt wiring circuit from your house electrical panel to a NEMA 14-50 outlet or to a home charging station.
EV Miles Program: This off-peak charging incentive offers electric bill credits to EV owners when charging at home is done during off-peak hours: 10 PM to 12 noon, Monday through Friday and all weekend.
After an energy assessment, weatherization (insulating & air-sealing your home) is the best first step to improving the comfort of your home and reducing your heating fuel costs and carbon footprint. Regardless of the type of fuel you heat your home with (natural gas, electricity, home heating oil, propane, etc.), you are eligible for a rebate - either through the state's MassSAVE program or through Concord's ongoing rebate programs. See below for links to appropriate forms. CMLP does not have a screened list of weatherization contractors, but you can find some (we recommend getting 3 quotes for any significant work you have done on your house) through the following avenues:
- Talk with friends & neighbors to see who they’ve worked with and recommend.
- Look at insulation contractor ratings on Consumer’s Checkbook via the public library's account (www.checkbook.org/library/Concord-Public-Library/login/)
- Choose one from MassSave’s list of approved weatherization contractors: https://www.masssave.com/en/learn/find-a-contractor-iic/. You’ll need to put in multiple heating fuels to see the full list of options.
- Here are links to the relevant rebate forms: