Residential and Small Commercial Solar Rebate Program

May 23, 2024


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

Customers who install qualified grid-connected solar energy systems on their property may be eligible for a rebate of $600 per kilowatt (kW), not to exceed 50% of a project’s cost excluding tax up to $12,000. RMLD preapproval is required.

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
Incentive Amount: $600/kW
Maximum Incentive: 50% of total installed costs, excluding tax up to $12,000
Eligible System Size: 20 kW
Equipment Requirements: Equipment must come with a 20-year or greater manufacturer’s performance warranty
Ownership of Renewable Energy Credits: Program participation gives 100% of owner's Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) to RMLD for the lifetime of the system


This program has 1 incentives
Technologies: Solar Photovoltaics
Parameters: The incentive is 600.00 $/kW, The incentive has a minimum of 50.00 % of cost


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.