Steps to Installing Solar Panels

Customers frequently ask us about the process for installing solar PV on their homes or businesses. You can choose to either purchase or lease a solar PV system.

If you choose to purchase a system, you can find PV installers at: www.nabcep.org, or list of solar companies who have worked in Concord.  

Here are the various stages involved in the process:

  1. Property owner finds a solar installer
  2. Installer gathers all needed paperwork
  3. All solar paperwork bundled & sent electronically to Energy New England or by mail to: Concord Rebates
    c/o Energy New  England
    100 Foxborough Blvd. Suite 110
    Foxboro MA 02035
  4. CMLP Engineer gives Approval to Install
  5. CMLP Director gives Approval to Install
  6. ENE notifies property owner & installer of Approval
  7. Panels installed on property
  8. Town Electrical Inspector visits site to give approval
  9. CMLP Electrician installs send & receive meter (a brief power outage is required; new meter installed next to solar meter; property owner does not need to be on site)
  10. CMLP Engineer gives Approval to Operate (on site visit not usually needed)
  11. ENE notifies property owner & installer of Approval
  12. Property owner begins generating their own power!
  13. Property owner receives one-time check by mail in ~ 6 weeks (if rebate check requested rather than on-bill credit)