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


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. CMLP does not endorse or pre-qualify these companies in any way.
ACE Solar
N. Andover (NH, ME, RI)
Rayah Solar
Newton
Apex Solar Power
(MA, NH, RI, VT, CT, NY, NJ, SC)
ReVision Energy
N. Andover (NH, ME)
Astrum Solar
(MA, NH, RI, VT, CT, NY, NJ, NC, SC)
RevoluSun
Burlington (NH)
Bay State SolarRGS Energy
(nationwide)
Beacon Solar
E. Taunton (RI)
S & H Construction
Cambridge
Big Sky Solar
Sirois Electric
Burlington (NH, ME, VT)
BlueSel Home Solar
Woburn / Sandwich
Skyline Solar
Marlborough (CT, NJ)
Boston Solar
Woburn
SolarCity Corporation
(nationwide)
Bright Planet Solar
Auburn (NH, RI, CT, NY, NJ, UT, CA)
Solar Design Associates
Harvard (NH, ME, VT, CT, RI)
Bright Star Solar
Marlborough
Solar Five
Lexington
Certified Safe Electric Inc.
Pembroke
Solar Rising
Mashpee
Direct Energy Solar
Solar Roof Dymamics
(CA)
DeFreitas Enterprises
Chelmsford
Solar Wolf Energy
Auburn
EarthLight Technologies
Hadley (CT, OR)
Solect Energy Development LLC
Hopkinton (RI, CT, IL)
Endless Energy
Marlborough (PA)
Solworks Energy
(MA, DC)
Future Energy Solar
Melrose
Steven Coldwell Electrician
Hubbardston
GAF Energy
(NY, CA)
Summit Solar
Weymouth (NH, RI, NY, SC, UT)
Go Green Industries
Westford
Sunation Solar Systems
(NY)
Great Sky Solar
Cambridge
SunBug Solar
Woburn / Westfield
Intelligent Solar Services
Lancaster
Sunlight Solar Energy
Waltham (CT, CO, OR)
Invaleon Technologies
Haverhill
Tierney Electrical
Braintree (NH, ME, VT, RI, CT)
Level Solar
Transformations, Inc.
Townsend
Mass Renewables
Bellingham
Trinity Solar Systems
West Wareham
(RI, CT, NY, NJ, PA, DE, MD, FL)
Munro Distributing
Twin State Sun, LLC
New England Clean Energy
Hudson
Tesla Energy
(CA, nationwide)
NuWatt Energy
Woburn (NH, TX, CA)
United Solar Associates
Malden (NH, ME, CT)
Northeast Solar Services
Hatfield
Viridis Energy Solutions
Woburn