In November 2015 the Belmont Light Board implemented a new solar-friendly policy after years of discussion which provides a feed-in tariff for solar power that is fed back into the grid at 11 cents per kWh. This has spurred an explosion of solar installations in Belmont, mostly through the Belmont Goes Solar community campaign, which runs from January 2016 to March 2018, and has brought more than 290 new roof top solar systems into town so far. The federal and state incentives are still very lucrative and together with the Belmont feed-in tariff makes solar systems affordable. State-level financial incentives which represent a third of the installation cost will be expiring very soon. If you are interested in getting solar you can check out more information at BelmontGoesSolar.org, or contact Martin Plass (one of the Belmont Solar Coaches) at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Read more about Solar in Belmont:
- Browse additional resources.
- Recently created website dedicated to Belmont Distributed Generation issues belmontcleanenergy.
- Read Sustainable Belmont’s Energy Working Group’s Commentary submitted on August 2014, as well as individual commentaries.
- View Belmont Media Center recording of June 2014 public hearing.