Location: Boston, MA
The city of Boston is home to over 670,000 residents but the greater Boston area has a population of over 4.6 million. In March of 1998, Massachusetts began to deregulate their energy market by restructuring their utilities and allow retail energy providers to offer rates. Today, Boston residents are able to shop, compare and switch electricity rates from a number of independent suppliers. The Boston utility, Eversource Energy, will still supply the generation and delivery of the electricity even if residents switch to a lower retail energy provider rate. In this section, you can find information about Bost electricity rates, sources, solar potential, and usage.
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Solar Score for Boston, MA
The Solar Score represents how good of a candidate you are for a home solar installation. We take into account a combination of factors specific to your area. Using these factors, we can determine how long it would take for a home solar installation to pay for itself. has received a solar score of . Below is a description for each area of the graph:
- Red = “Not Viable” meaning a solar installation would not be cost-effective.
- Yellow = “Viable” meaning a solar installation would pay for itself over time.
- Green = “Very Viable” meaning a solar installation would pay for itself quickly and has large savings potential.
Sources for Boston, MA
Boston, MA produces energy from a variety of sources. Here are the state’s current energy sources and energy production trends.
- There are no fossil fuels in the state of Massachusetts, all fossil fuels that are consumed are imported from other states
- Nearly 2/3 of the electricity produced in the state comes from natural gas
- 1/8 of the energy produced in the state of MA comes from renewable energy sources.
- As of 2015, 99.8% of the towns in MA had solar energy installations
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