Clean Energy Programs

Clean energy refers to the suite of energy efficiency and other clean energy technologies that can help reduce energy use and dependence of fossil fuels for energy generation. There are a number of benefits to clean energy implementation, including:

  • Lower energy bills
  • Decreased operational costs
  • Improved resilience to rising energy costs
  • Reduced greenhouse gas emissions
  • Creation of local jobs
  • Improved occupant health, safety, and comfort

This web resource provides information on the clean energy programs that help make clean energy technology more affordable for residential customers in Massachusetts. Each program highlights the key program offerings and the first step for customers to take advantage of the program. Visit the following pages to find out more about the program offerings for which you may be eligible:

The table below provides a summary of clean energy programs available to residential customers and outlines what housing and program applicant types are eligible for each.  The “income eligible” designation is included to indicate programs that either have income eligibility requirements, or a subset of offerings specifically for income-qualified applicants.  A subset of programs is available to municipal light plant (MLP) customers only. These programs are included in a separate table, MLP-Only Programs.

ProgramEligible Applicant Type
Energy Efficiency
Mass Save Market Rate ProgramProperty owner of 1-4 unit building
Mass Save Market Rate ProgramRenter/tenant of 1-4 unit building
Mass Save Enhanced Residential ProgramProperty owners
*Must meet moderate-income eligibility requirements
Mass Save Income Eligible ProgramProperty owner of 1-4 unit building
*Must meet income eligibility requirements
Mass Save Income Eligible ProgramRenter/tenant of 1-4 unit building
*Must meet income eligibility requirements
Mass Save Landlord ProgramLandlords of 1-4 unit rental properties and owners and occupants of attached 2-4 unit condominiums
Mass Save Multifamily ProgramProperty owner of 5+ unit building
Mass Save Multifamily ProgramRenter/ tenant of 5+ unit building
Low Income Energy Affordability Network (LEAN) Multifamily ProgramMultifamily properties where at least 50% of households are income-eligible
Clean Energy Technology
Clean Heating and Cooling
Mass Save Clean Heating & Cooling RebatesHomeowners replacing oil, propane, or electric resistance heat with high efficiency electric air source heat pumps
Incentives for Heat Pumps Through the Alternative Energy Portfolio Standard (APS)Homeowners installing high efficiency air source or ground source heat pumps
Hot Water
Mass Save Hot Water RebatesMassachusetts residential electric customers of Cape Light Compact JPE, Eversource, National Grid, or Unitil
MassCEC Solar Hot Water ProgramHomeowners in 1-4 family homes (Residential Program) or multifamily buildings (Commercial Scale Program)
Solar Photovoltaic (PV)
Solar Massachusetts Renewable Target (SMART)1-4 unit property owners
Mass Solar Loan1-4 unit property owners
* low-income customers are eligible for reduced interest rates and additional incentives
MLP Solar ProgramHomeowners in MLP service territories
Energy Storage
Mass Save ConnectedSolutionsEversource and National Grid customers that own a batter storage syste from the qualified list
SMART Storage AdderParticipants of the SMART program
Electric Vehicles (EVs)
MOR-EV Electric Vehicle RebatesMLP and investor-owned utility customers that have purchased or leased a battery or fuel-cell electric vehicle or plug-in hybrid electric vehicle with a purchase price of less than $50,000
National Grid and Eversource EV Make ReadyEversource and National Grid customers for use in multi-unit buildings
Massachusetts Electric Vehicle Incentive Program (EVIP)Private, public or non-profit dwellings with 10 or more units
MLP EV Charging IncentivesMLP customers