Massachusetts looks to make renewable energy more affordable


BOSTON (WWLP) – Massachusetts leaders are working to ensure all residents, including low income families, have access to renewable energy sources. Many low-income residents can’t afford to install solar panels or renewable energy technologies that provide long term cost savings.

On Thursday, the Baker administration announced $10-million in grants to make energy more affordable for low-income residents by installing clean energy technologies like solar panels; $3-million will go toward installing solar electric and energy efficient heating and cooling systems in low-income housing units.

State Senator Anne Gobi told 22News that programs like this will help families save on one of their largest expenses; “Massachusetts has been the leader in clean energy for the entire United States. Anything we can do to get more people into the program is a positive.”

The awards are expected to provide low-income residents with up to $4.5-million in energy cost savings.

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