Mayor Menino Calls on Residents to Solarize Their Homes


WASHINGTON, D.C. – November 15, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — Mayor Thomas M. Menino today called on Boston residents to solarize their homes as the City builds on the success of its Renew Boston Solarize program. Since its August 26 launch, the program has signed contracts with 60 Boston residents to install a combined total of 302 kW of solar power and has reached Tier 4 community pricing. More than 700 homeowners have received or scheduled solar home assessments and is well on its way to reaching its goal of 150 homes “Solarized.” The deadline for participation in the current bulk pricing offer isNovember 30.

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“My team is dedicated to reaching even more residents to see if going solar is right for them,” Mayor Menino said. “Through the Renew Boston Solarize program, residents can lock in lower energy costs, create new clean energy jobs right here in Boston and help us continue to ‘greenovate’ our city.”

Renew Boston Solarize has partnered with Next Step Living, a leading whole-home energy solutions company, to conduct the program’s solar home assessments and bring competitively priced solar panels to Boston homeowners by providing more affordable rates and streamlining the process for going solar.

Renew Boston Solarize continues to hold free Solar Information Workshops in neighborhoods across the city this fall. Upcoming workshop locations include Mattapan and East Boston. Visit for workshop details or to see if your home is a good candidate for solar. To date there are over a 400 residential solar installations in Boston which can be viewed on the Renew Boston Solar map at

Renew Boston Solarize is part of Greenovate Boston, Mayor Menino’s new citywide branding for Boston’s sustainability initiatives. Visit for more information

About Greenovate Boston
Greenovate Boston is a collective movement to ensure a greener, healthier and more prosperous future for the city by meeting Mayor Thomas M. Menino’s goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 25 percent by 2020 and 80 percent by 2050. Propelled by creativity and drive, Greenovate Boston will encourage continued sustainable growth within the city, making Boston the greenest in the United States. Visit for details.

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