Lease / Buy / Choose a Solar Installer

Leasing a System


You can choose to either purchase or lease a solar PV system. If you choose to lease a system, a solar leasing company would install the system on your property for little or no upfront cost to you. They would own and operate the system. You would pay them a monthly equipment lease fee which is less than what you would have paid CMLP, on average, to deliver the same amount of electricity to your house.  One caveat: the lease agreement must be approved by CMLP’s legal counsel in advance. To date, they have approved lease agreements offered by Direct Energy Solar (formerly Astrum Solar) and New England Clean Energy – the only two that have submitted agreements for approval. 

Owning a System


General information about system installation costs can be found here: www.masscec.com/solar-costs-performance.

Residents can get loan assistance from MassCEC.

You can find information about the federal tax credits for solar PV installations here: energystar.gov/index.cfm?c=tax_credits.tx_index#c3 and state tax credits here: programs.dsireusa.org/system/program/detail/144.

PV Installers


CMLP recommends getting 3 quotes for any significant work you have done on your house.  We do not have a list of pre-screened solar contractors, but you can find some through the following avenues:

Here is a list of companies that have installed systems in Concord, showing the business name, number of installations since 2019, Massachusetts office location, what other states they serve, and if they've also installed batteries in Concord. CMLP does not endorse or pre-qualify these companies in any way.
ACE Solar - 2
N. Andover (NH, ME, RI)
Endless Energy
Marlborough (PA)
Rayah Solar
Newton
Solworks Energy - 1
(MA, DC)
Apex Solar Power
(MA, NH, RI, VT, CT, NY, NJ, SC)
Energy Monster - 1
Worcester (RI, FL)
ReVision Energy - 3
N. Andover (NH, ME)
Steven Coldwell Electrician
Hubbardston
Astrum Solar
(MA, NH, RI, VT, CT, NY, NJ, NC, SC)
Future Energy Solar
Melrose
RevoluSun - 9
Burlington (NH)
Summit Solar - 3
Weymouth 
(NH, RI, NY, SC, UT)
Bay State SolarGAF Energy - 1
(NY, CA)
RGS Energy
(nationwide)
Sunation Solar Systems
(NY)
Beacon Solar - 1
E. Taunton (RI)
Go Green Industries
Westford
S & H Construction
Cambridge
SunBug Solar - 15
Woburn / Westfield
[Batteries installed also]
Big Sky Solar
Great Sky Solar - 4
Arlington
Sirois Electric
Burlington (NH, ME, VT)
Sunlight Solar Energy - 6
Waltham (CT, CO, OR)
BlueSel Home Solar - 1
Woburn / Sandwich
Intelligent Solar Services - 1
Lancaster
Skyline Solar
Marlborough (CT, NJ)
Tierney Electrical
Braintree 
(NH, ME, VT, RI, CT)
Boston Solar - 3
Woburn
[Batteries installed also]
Invaleon Technologies - 5
Haverhill
SolarCity Corporation
(nationwide)
Transformations, Inc.
Townsend
Bright Planet Solar
Auburn 
(NH, RI, CT, NY, NJ, UT, CA)
Level Solar
Solar Design Associates - 2
Harvard 
(NH, ME, VT, CT, RI)
Trinity Solar Systems
West Wareham
(RI, CT, NY, NJ, PA, DE, MD, FL)
Bright Star Solar - 3
Marlborough
Mass Renewables - 4
Bellingham
[Batteries installed also]
Solar FiveTwin State Sun, LLC
Certified Safe Electric Inc.
Pembroke
Munro Distributing
Solar Rising - 1
Mashpee
[Batteries installed also]
Tesla Energy - 10
(CA, nationwide)
[Batteries installed also]
Direct Energy Solar
New England Clean Energy - 10
Hudson
Solar Roof Dymamics - 1
(CA)
[Batteries installed also]
United Solar Associates - 1
Malden (NH, ME, CT)
DeFreitas Enterprises - 1
Chelmsford
NuWatt Energy - 10
Woburn (NH, TX, CA)
[Batteries installed also]
Solar Wolf Energy - 1
Auburn
Viridis Energy Solutions - 1
Woburn
EarthLight Technologies - 1
Hadley (CT, OR)
Northeast Solar Services
Hatfield
Solect Energy Development
Hopkinton (RI, CT, IL)