Four towns in Massachusetts are planning to host sessions to promote a green energy program for residents that will decrease the cost of solar panel installations.
Hopkinton, Sudbury, Wayland and Lincoln are the four towns that were named part of the Solarize Massachusetts program by the Department of Energy Resources in April, the MetroWest Daily News reported.
Certified contractors are expected to submit bids for installing solar panels in a specific town or a set of towns through the program, according to the Daily News. In a five-day survey recently conducted, 400 resident responses were recorded, with 90 percent reporting that they were interested in solar panels being installed to reduce the amount of carbon emissions and save money in the process.
According to Kaat Vander Straeten, one of the state program's local coaches, the response in the survey was overwhelmingly positive.
Solar energy is thriving in Massachusetts, attracting solar companies from around the country to make investments by installing systems for homeowners, businesses and institutions throughout the area, stated the Boston Globe.