Considering getting solar installed on your rooftop? The City of Framingham is pleased to announce that it is currently working on becoming a SolSmart Designated Community to make it faster, easier, and more affordable to go solar in Framingham. Read the Mayor's statement on Framingham's involvement in the SolSmart program.
SolSmart is a national designation program led by the International City/County Management Association and the Solar Foundation that assists cities, counties, and regional organizations reduce barriers to local solar development, often referred to as ‘soft costs’. The Department of Energy estimates that soft costs represent 64% of the total price of a solar energy systems and include components such as difficulties in local permitting and inspection procedures and outreach to interested consumers. Learn more about the SolSmart Program on their website.
With over 23 MW of solar already installed across Framingham, the City acknowledges the importance of renewable energies to our community. Since 2013, the City has supported the development of renewable energy through our power-purchase agreements (PPAs) with local solar farms and are also in the process of evaluating the feasibility of municipal sites to host solar energy systems.