Saving With the Middleborough Gas and Electric

Solar Rebate Program

December 12, 2023 | Reading Time: 11 minutes

Middleborough homeowners are buying solar panels to save money and receiving discounts on their purchase from the Middleborough Gas and Electric solar rebate. MGED has been a member of the Municipal Light Plant Solar Rebate Program since 2019. The program was created to aid residential solar installation through a solar incentive. If you are a qualifying homeowner, you can receive a rebate on your solar panel system.

Middleboro Solar Rebate Value

The current MLP pays $0.60 per watt of new solar power. Middleborough solar customers can get paid for up to 25 kW of solar production and 50% of total solar installation costs. This solar rebate is capped at $15,000. This equals a $1,800 payment for a 3KW system. For a 8.5KW system, average size in the US, the solar incentive from the MLP Solar Rebate program would equal $5,100. Below is a chart of what a common solar incentive saving would look like in Middleborough.

Expected Solar Rebates for Residential Solar Systems

System Size DCMiddleboro Solar RebateFederal Tax CreditState Tax Credit
4 KW$2,40030% of total cost$1,000
8 KW$4,80030% of total cost$1,000
15 KW$9,00030% of total cost$1,000
20 KW$12,00030% of total cost$1,000
25 KW$15,00030% of total cost$1,000

The MLP solar rebate was created by the Department of Energy Resources (DOER), the Massachusetts Municipal Electric Cooperative (MMWEC) and Energy New England (ENE). The program’s goal is to increase the use of solar energy in MA. When applying for the program, your solar installer should handle the entire process and submit your MLP Solar Program application. The easiest way to learn more about the Middleboro Gas and Electric Solar Rebate is to speak with your local solar installer.

Do Commercial systems qualify?

Yes, Commercial solar installations get 50 cents per watt up to a limit of $50,000 per solar system. The maximum size of a commercial system can me in Middleboro is 150 KW AC.

How do you apply?

You must have an MGED interconnection application completed and a rebate application filled out. These applications must be approved prior to installing your system.

Who can apply?

Your system must be completed by a licensed electrician. We highly recommend working with a company that has completed multiple systems in MGED as it is different than solar in other areas.

Can you get other solar rebates?

Yes, you also can get the following rebates when getting solar in MGED

  • Federal Tax Credit
  • State Tax Credit
  • MGED Net Metering
  • MGED Solare Rebate

How long does the approval process take?

Middleborough Gas and Electric has a fast approval process. After your solar installer files the applications they are typically approved within 30 days.

How to start the process?

We recommend working with a solar installer who has experience in working with Middleborough, gas & electric. The application process is different than what other utilities require in Massachusetts. We are more than happy to help you with the process and we have been working in Middlelborough since 2017.

If you have questions about purchasing solar give us a call, (508) 717-3820, or get started on your free solar quote!