Dick Elkin

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Check Yours House

The Mapdwell program will let you look at the Solar Potential of your home.  Solarize Welllfleet has funded this program through the end of 2015.  

Sunday Journal

Solarize Wellfleet – Sunday Journal 3/02/2014 The effort to increase solar power on Cape is discussed by Dick Elkin, he oversees the Solarize Wellfleet program, he’s in studio with Rob Woodard to discuss the initiative making it possible for homeowners to get credit for installing solar panels. Listen to the interview

Meet the Installer

Date & Time: Sat 22 Feb 2014 10:00 AM Location: Senior Center, 715 Old Kings Highway, Wellfleet Meet the selected installer for the Solarize Wellfleet project! The selected installer and a representative from Massachusetts Clean Energy Center will provide details on installer services, products, PV technology, and pricing options. Time will be reserved for a questions …

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Which Installers are Part of Solarize Wellfleet

We have picked our installer team. Solarize Wellfleet (SM) will be served by a team of three companies: Cotuit Solar (lead), E2 Solar and Blue Selenium Solar. Many residents are receiving solicitations from other solar companies.  At least one other company is implying that they are part of the Solarize Wellfleet program, which is not true.  There is no reason not to listen to …

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Our Progress

People have been hearing about Solarize Wellfleet in news articles, radio interviews, and word of mouth and have been contacting us to express their interest. We held our first meeting for the public on January 24 which provided a boost in the number of people who expressed interest in Solarize Wellfleet. Our second meeting Solar …

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Solar 101 draws over 101 people.

On February 3  we held the “Solarize 101″ Presentation  at the Council on Aging.  It was a presentation from the Mass Clean Energy Center describing the overall program. The installer team presented their offering.  Over 100 people attended, despite the snowy weather. Users can consider various system sizes and configurations and estimate the potential of each …

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Solarize Wellfleet Kicks off to an Overflow Crowd

Over one hundred people jammed Preservation Hall to enjoy Oysters and Chablis and learn more about the Solarize Wellfleet Program.   Marcus Springer, chair of the Wellfleet Energy Committee introduced the speakers.  Bob Prescott of the Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuarary spoke next about Mass Audubon’s commitment to Green Energy.  Marianne Lampke of the Tern foundation …

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The Lowdown with Ira Wood

Dick Elkin and Marcus Springer were interviewed by Ira Wood on the Lowdown on Jan 21, 2014.  You can listen to the interview.

Why should I consider participating in Solarize Wellfleet?

Solarize Wellfleet is the best opportunity for going solar at an affordable price. The program includes: a group purchase rate for a significantly lower installation cost; generous tax credits; and a Solarize Wellfleet rebate. But this program is a limited opportunity: contracts must be signed by June 30, 2014.  Waiting simply delays your savings and …

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DOER Announces Final Policy Design for SREC II Program

DOER Commissioner Mark Sylvia has announced the outlines of the new SREC II program.  One key aspect is reduced  incentive value over time.  The auction price will decline from the current $285 per megawatt to $189 over ten years. The amount of energy needed to be produced in order to “mint” on SREC will be increased, …

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