Solar Power In Massachusetts

Massachusetts: Leading The Solar Revolution

Cut Your Utility Bill With Residential Solar

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Where Massachusetts ranks in state electricity rates.

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The amount one of MA’s biggest utilities attempted to hike rates in just one year.

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The amount that going solar will add to your property tax bill!

Solar Delivers value For MA Residents

Massachusetts may be known for its rich history, but the Bay State is one of the nation’s leaders in driving the residential solar future.

A combination of high utility rates and forward-thinking, pro-solar policies has made Massachusetts a great state to go solar, in spite of being a state more known for harsh winters than abundant sunshine.

As a homeowner in Massachusetts, you can save money and live more comfortably with solar. Zenernet can help – book your consultation now, or read on to learn more.

See how much solar in Massachusetts can save you.

Why Go Solar In Massachusetts?

Massachusetts makes up for getting less sun than some of the more obvious “solar states” with one of the nation’s best packages of solar incentives. High electric rates – the 5th highest in the nation – are leading more and more Massachusetts homeowners to consider how they can save money and gain more energy independence with residential solar.

Relief From Rising Utility Rates

Despite relatively low energy usage, Massachusetts electric rates have been steadily rising for years, with even more hikes predicted to come. Going solar can give Massachusetts residents respite from these rate increases by offsetting part of their monthly utility bill, and as rates go up, the value of the solar investment increases too.


The Solar Massachusetts Renewable Target (SMART) program pays solar-empowered homeowners with three of the state’s largest utilities a fixed rate per kilowatt hour (kWh) of energy their solar systems produce for 10 years. Lower-income customers, or those who add battery storage to their solar systems, get paid at higher rates.

Making Your Utility Pay You With Solar Net Metering

Net Metering programs make solar more financially beneficial for homeowners in many states. Simply put, Net Metering allows energy your solar system produces that you don’t use to be sent back to the grid, and your utility credits you for it, increasing your savings.

Massachusetts Solar Quick Facts


Average cost to install solar panels in Massachusetts

5.3 Years

Average payback period


Average 20-year savings


Average electricity bill offset

*Costs, payback periods, and savings vary based on county.

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Are Solar Panels Worth It In Massachusetts

Going solar in Massachusetts is not only a smart financial decision today but a stable, predictable investment for years to come. In 2022, solar panels are no longer a luxury purchase. Significant improvements in solar technology and reductions in installation costs have given Massachusetts homeowners the power to save money while giving them greater freedom from reliance on utility companies.

Reduce or Eliminate Your Electric Bill

Powering your home with renewable solar energy can significantly reduce your dependence on utility companies and lower your monthly energy costs. Better yet, if your home solar system produces more energy than you need that month, many Massachusetts utility companies will give you credit on your next electric bill. That means on those few cloudy days when your solar system isn’t producing enough power, you can apply solar credits to your monthly electricity bill to reduce or even eliminate the out-of-pocket cost.

Solar Technology Has Improved Greatly

Since the invention of the first usable solar panel in 1954, solar technology and solar panel efficiency have evolved rapidly. In less than 70 years, solar panel efficiency has increased by more than 100%. Recently named one of the World’s Most Innovative Companies, Zenernet is making solar smarter with the latest smart home technology. With our easy-to-use monitoring portals, you can conveniently view real-time and long-term solar production stats from any device. In addition to our innovative monitoring systems, we also offer an array of smart home add ons to help you take control of your home energy use and get even more value out of your solar investment.

Build Equity in Your Home

Not only does solar power help you save on your utility bills, but it can also increase the value of your home. Recent studies show that installing solar panels in your home can increase the value of your home by up to 4.1%. With the typical home value in Massachusetts over $540,000 in 2021, that’s a premium of over $22,000! Gaining energy independence, adopting the latest technology, lowering utility costs, and building equity on your home are just a few of the reasons why Massachusetts residents are investing in solar with Zenernet.

Choosing The Right Solar Panels For Your Home

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When it comes to choosing the right solar equipment for your home, there is a lot to consider. Solar Panels – the most visible component of your system – are not one size fits all. Solar panels vary by type, appearance, performance, and cost.

In addition to the panels, there are several other essential components to your home solar system, including but not limited to the inverter, battery, and racking system. When it comes time to decide on the right equipment for your home, it’s important to remember that every home and location is unique.

At Zenernet, we work with you to design the perfect solar system for your unique needs. We partner with the leading solar equipment manufacturers on the market today to source the best quality solar equipment available. These partnerships allow our team of experts to create a custom combination of components for your home, so you only pay for the solar system you want – nothing more.

We are committed to facilitating a stress-free and transparent customer experience from start to finish. Book a no-pressure consultation to answer all your questions about going solar.

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Massachusetts Solar Panel Tax Credits and Exemptions

Going solar doesn’t have to be a financial burden. With Zenernet, many homeowners can switch to solar and start saving right away with federal incentive programs. Since implementing the Federal Solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC) in 2006, the U.S. solar industry has grown by more than 10,000%. Due to the success of this program, homeowners will continue to benefit from this tax credit through 2024. All Zenernet solar installations qualify for the Federal tax credit!

In addition to the federal tax credit and the state level grant programs already discussed, Massachusetts has state tax incentives for homeowners going solar. Like many of the other best states for residential solar, Massachusetts exempts renewable energy upgrades like solar from both sales tax and from property taxes, saving you money both on the price of your install and over the life of your system.

In addition to the sales and property tax exemptions, Massachusetts allows a credit of 15% – up to $1000 – against your state income tax for the purchase of your solar system, making going solar even more affordable.

In preparation for your solar installation, our team of energy experts will help you take advantage of the solar tax credit and incentive opportunities that are available to you.

Why Choose Zenernet

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In Massachusetts

Become one of the thousands of Massachusetts residents who are saving money and living more comfortably with residential solar. Take advantage of sunny weather, attractive tax incentives, and Net Metering that makes your utility pay you. You can save thousands of dollars over the life of your solar installation, gain independence from your utility companies, and contribute to a better future!

You deserve the peace of mind that comes with knowing that you are no longer dependent on Massachusetts utility companies to power your life and home. Take back your power with Zenernet solar and start saving thousands right away. Book a no-pressure consultation to answer all your questions about going solar.