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Solar: Boston, MA

Compare Electricity has developed a solar score for Boston, MA to help residents and businesses determine if a solar installation is a viable and cost-effective solution. The solar score is based on a combination of many different factors in the Boston metro. There is an estimated 1.1K mW of potential solar energy installation available in Boston. An estimated 70% of homes have a rooftop that is large enough for a small solar panel installation and are unobstructed from direct sunlight. Boston receives slightly less direct sunlight throughout the day than the national average. If all of the solar energy potentials was used up it would reduce carbon emissions by over 500K metric tons. For most Boston residents and businesses, a solar energy installation is a viable option but it is best to get a solar quote to address your specific situation. For more information, see Boston's solar score below.

Solar Score for Boston, MA

Boston, MA Solar Score: 50

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.


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