Mass Offers $30 Million in Home Solar Renovations
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Slated to launch this spring alongside finalized solar regulations, the details of the program have yet to be fully ironed out, but the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER) says it is in talks with “partners and stakeholders to develop the program” and will be “reaching out to the residential solar market, banks, credit unions and other financial entities over the coming weeks to review and finalize the loan program design.”
The newly announced program is part of an overall push by the Patrick administration to grow the solar industry in the state, which aims to have 1,600 megawatts of solar power across Massachusetts by 2020.
"Making solar more affordable will benefit homeowners with more stable energy costs," said New England Clean Energy Council President Peter Rothstein. "NECEC is pleased to see the Patrick Administration continue to support the growth of solar energy in Massachusetts.”
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138 South St.
6 beds, 3 baths
A family home for more than 100 years, Pineledge, built by renowned architect Robert Coit, retains original detailing- carved wood paneling & murals. Large covered porch and 2 decks; patio off the dining room is entry to dreamy, park- like garden rooms. One-time chauffeur quarters could be guest suite. House and gardens on two parcels totaling 11.48 acres. An additional 7.71 acres across the street has an accepted offer.
26 Cliffside Dr.
2 beds, 2 baths
Located in White Cliffs Gated Community, this large condo unit has over 2,300 square feet of living space with two bedrooms, eat-in kitchen, dining room, and living room with slider to deck. On the lower level, there is a large family room with a slider to a ground deck, laundry room, and an ample storage room.
32 Orchard Terrace
4 beds, 2 baths
This fantastic, well cared for single family home features hardwood floors throughout and an accessory/in-law unit. It has updated kitchen cabinets and electrical, lots of storage cabinets in the walk out basement, all appliances to convey with property, and a nice yard with a large shed.
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14 Arlington St.
3 beds, 2 baths
This beautifully maintained Greek Revival features beautiful pine floors throughout, high ceilings in each room as well as period moldings just add to the charm of each room. The main living level leads to the open, spacious kitchen and adjoining laundry room complete with washer and dryer hookups. There's a full bath located on each floor with additional office/desk space separating the bedrooms. Additionally, this property touts a fenced in yard and oversized garage that is deeded with this unit, as well as more than ample off street parking.
126 Orton St.
2 beds, 2 baths
This is a lovely home in a nice neighborhood and convenient commuter location. The first floor features bay windows in the front and a French door that opens to a good sized deck in the back that overlooks a wooded area. Also features a walkup attic and a partially finished basement. 126 Orton Street is the left side unit in the picture shown. Lots of living space and storage.
http://realestate.golocalworcester.com/property/massachusetts/worcester/01604/-/126-orton-st-ext/52b7e41c960df9044500000f/" target="_blank">To see more of this property, go here.
5 Smith Rd.
4 beds, 3 baths
This sunshine-filled 4-bedroom ranch features an open floor plan and finished basement! Kitchen offers granite counters, tiled backsplash, and large island with seating. Master bedroom boasts his/hers closets with built in shelving with bonus area leading to master bath. Master bath includes tiled shower and W/D hookups. Central AC for uncomfortable hot days and cozy fireplace for cooler nights. Brick pathway leads to large brick patio area and privacy fence encourages the perfect outdoor entertaining space.
3 beds, 2 baths
This spacious and bright 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath home comes complete with, tile floors, hardwood dining room, granite kitchen countertop, rough A/C and more. Country setting yet close to all area amenities and just minutes to major highways makes this setting perfect for everyone.
1 Eastern Point
2 beds, 1 baths
This waterfront condo features tranquil views and glassed three-season atrium and the deck off master bedroom. It also boasts a brick patio, hardwood and tile flooring, four level open floor plan, finished lower level, and fully applianced cherry kitchen with breakfast nook.
9 Rebecca Rd.
4 beds, 2 baths
Located in a desirable community, this 2400 sq. ft, features maple kitchen cabinets with granite, plus granite in the bathrooms. There's also a gas fireplace, oak tread stairs, two-car garage, gas heat, and central air.
51 Pond St.
4 beds, 4 baths
Located on over 10 private acres, this beautiful waterfront features a private master suite, a potential in-law suite, exercise room, launder room, and garage. There is also a permit for a walkway to the nearby Chebacco Lake and septic design for a potential second lot.
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