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City Solar Credits Equal Savings for Newton Low Income Residents

October 21, 2016—Low-income customers of Eversource in Newton, Massachusetts could see lower bills in the future thanks to the city’s new Community Solar Share Initiative (CoSSi), Mayor Setti Warren recently announced. The project, a part of the city’s broader solar development efforts, involves the installation of a solar paneled carport above the Department of Public Works’ parking lot.

The solar panels will introduce energy into the power grid and, in exchange, the city will receive net metering credits. Forty percent of those credits will be passed down to low-income households in the form of $40 to $60 credits on their energy bills. The city estimates the total bill credits provided through the program will be between $40,000 and $60,000 a year.
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