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Why You Should Go Solar in New Bedford

January 9, 2024 | Reading Time: 9 minutes

Whether you’re cheering for the Whalers or the Bears, solar panels on your New Bedford home will always get you the W.

New Bedford has led US cities in solar adoption. As of July 2022, the installation of solar panels has saved taxpayers more than $1 million annually by cutting utility bills in government buildings.

It’s projected that the city’s government will save $22 million over the next 20 years. Solar energy now offsets over 65 percent of municipal electricity use.

New Bedford’s Solar Initiatives

  • Use 100% renewable sources for the City of New Bedford’s energy by 2050.
  • Reduce residential, municipal, and commercial energy consumption by 35% by 2030.
  • Reduce community-wide greenhouse gas emissions by 35% by 2030, using 2017 as a baseline and striving toward net-zero GHG emissions by 2050.
  • Work with certified solar partners to reduce the vulnerability of the energy system and ease the transition to solar for its residents.

Homeowners have already been receptive to solar energy. So far, more than 400 residential properties in New Bedford have installed solar panels. With traditional energy prices continuing to climb, this number is expected to grow exponentially in the coming years.

Residential Benefits of Going Solar in New Bedford

  1. Residents can expect shorter timelines for approvals and permits due to sound systems within the New Bedford Town Hall.
  2. The Solar Massachusetts Renewable Target (SMART) Program for residential and commercial property owners offers an incentive to go solar with monthly payments for 10 or 20 years based on energy production.
  3. If you ever decide to sell, homes that include solar panels show staggeringly high increases in sale price.
  4. Landlords may choose to install solar panels on their investment property and divert the energy to their own homes.
  5. Tenants of a solar-paneled building might not need to pay an electric utility once the system is paid off.

Choosing a New Bedford Solar Installer

It’s important to work with an experienced and local solar company whose industry knowledge goes beyond the scope of installation. Isaksen Solar has worked with New Bedford residents and business owners for _ years. We’re happy to answer any questions. Give us a call at (508)-717-3820.