Reading Municipal Light Department - Business Energy Efficiency Rebate Program

May 23, 2024


Reading Municipal Light Department (RMLD) offers energy efficiency incentives to eligible commercial and industrial customers. 

Customers who install qualified grid-connected renewable energy systems on their property may be eligible for a rebate of $1,200 per kilowatt (kW), not to exceed 50% of a project’s cost up to $120,000. RMLD preapproval is required.

Additionally,  incentives are available for air-source heat pumps, lighting, lawn equipment, and renewable energy installations.



Program Overview

Implementing Sector: Utility
Category: Financial Incentive
State: Massachusetts
Incentive Type: Rebate Program
Web Site:
Administrator: RMLD
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Solar Photovoltaics
  • Heat pumps
  • Custom/Others pending approval
  • Other Distributed Generation Technologies
  • LED Lighting
  • Level-2 Electric Vehicle Service Equipment
Incentive Amount: Custom Rebates: Up to $50,000
Solar Rebate Program: $600 per kilowatt
Electric Vehicle Charger: $1,500
Cordless Electric Yard Equipment: $25 - $400
Electric Panel Upgrade: $1,000 - $1,500
Air Source Heat Pump: $200 - $1,000 per ton
Municipal LED Holiday Lighting: Up to $500
Maximum Incentive: Solar Rebate Program: Not to exceed 50% of total installed (labor and materials) costs excluding tax up to $60,000
Electric Vehicle Charger: Limit 15 charging stations per location per year


Name: Integrated Resources Department
Organization: Reading Municipal Light Department
Address: PO Box 150
Reading MA 01867
Phone: (781) 944-1340

This information is sourced from DSIRE; the most comprehensive source of information on incentives and policies that support renewables and energy efficiency in the United States. Established in 1995, DSIRE is operated by the N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center at N.C. State University.