After a highly successful Solarize Mass program, including a one-month extension due to strong demand, the formal program has ended with the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC). In participating in the Solarize Mass program, Outer Cape Energize made large strides in educating Outer Cape residents about solar energy and through public outreach, more than 300 Outer Cape homeowners expressed interest in converting to solar energy. Since the program started 90 solar systems have been purchased, representing over 631.3 kW of solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity, to generate clean energy year after year following installation. However, Outer Cape Energize and ACE Solar want to keep the momentum going to get to a total of 800 kWs worth of contracted systems by December 31, 2018. Please help us reach this major milestone with the purchase of a solar PV system for your house or business. On top of helping us reach our goal, you’ll benefit in three ways:
- You will reduce your carbon emissions, helping to create a cleaner environment!
- You will save money! ACE Solar has agreed to continue the Tier One pricing from our Solarize Mass program, providing savings of at least 20% off standard pricing.
You will help out one or more non-profit organizations, who provide important services to the Outer Cape Communities of Provincetown, Truro, Wellfleet, and Eastham.
If we reach our goal of 800 kWs, ACE will provide the benefit of four-25kW solar PV systems to one or more Outer Cape Non-profit organizations. Stay tuned for updates including more information about the non-profit donation process.
ACE Solar selected as Outer Cape Energize Solar Installer.
Come to one of our meetings shown on the right and “Meet the Installer”. If you haven’t one so already, sign up with the form on the right to be contacted.
Welcome to the Outer Cape Energize Program
Outer Cape Energize is a town-sponsored part of the 2018 Solarize Mass program plus a lot more. We encourage the adoption of small-scale solar electricity systems through a grassroots educational campaign, driven mainly by local volunteers and terrific pricing from our selected vendor, Ace Solar. To sign up use our contact form on the right.
We will pair this with additional technologies aimed at reducing carbon emissions. We also include cost-effective conservation measures.
Our program is sponsored by the Towns of Eastham, Wellfleet, Truro, and Provincetown and is designed to educate our fellow citizens about how to have both a greener way of life and save money in the process.
The program is being conducted under guidelines and with the support of the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center. The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) is a publicly-funded agency dedicated to accelerating the success of clean energy technologies, companies, and projects in the Commonwealth.
We are holding a series of public outreach meetings in our communities throughout the Winter and Spring of 2018. Check our website or your local newspaper for a schedule of our events. Come hear about all these exciting ways in which you can help the planet and also save money. We will also be working directly with small businesses in our area.
Be sure to fill out the form on the right to stay informed and to participate in our program.
Our program has three parts. The first part encourages the installation of solar panels on homes and small businesses in our towns. Not only does this add to the production of green energy, but it is a money-making investment. We have a tiered pricing structure where the more people who install solar, the lower the price will be for all. We will be conducting a competitive procurement to select a Solar Vendor who can best serve our community.
The second part involves adopting technologies that replace the use of carbon-based fuels with less expensive green electricity. We will talk about mini-splits, air source heat pumps, air source hot water heaters and electric vehicles. This part will be conducted in partnership with Self Reliance. Self Reliance is a nonprofit that helps educates the Cape and Islands community on energy conservation, energy efficiency, and renewable energy.
The final part of the program involves energy savings through weatherization and other conservation measures. It begins with a free home energy audit which provides a list of recommended improvements. If the homeowner, renter or small business decides to make any of these improvements, the Cape Light Compact will offer subsidies, often 75% or more, towards their cost. This part of the program will be conducted in partnership with the Cape Light Compact. The Cape Light Compact is a nationally recognized award-winning energy services organization operated by the 21 towns on Cape Cod and Martha’s Vineyard and by Dukes County. The Compact’s mission is to serve its 200,000 customers through the delivery of proven energy efficiency programs, effective consumer advocacy and renewable competitive electricity supply. Electricity purchased from the Compact is 100% green.