Solar in Wellesley

The Town of Wellesley is committed to maximizing solar energy in town! Interested in installing solar? Check out the Town's Solar Permit Checklist and the Solar Electricity Residential Guide from the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center.

In 2014, the Town of Wellesley launched the highly successful More Power to Choose program. This solar campaign resulted in rooftop solar on over 75 residences and on three Houses of Faith – Temple Beth Elohim, Village Church, and Friends Meeting House. During the More Power to Choose campaign, the Wellesley Municipal Light Plant (WMLP) provided $115,000 in rebates.

Village Church Solar Celebration

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Solar Atop Temple Beth Elohim

TBE Solar

In December 2018, Wellesley was designated a "SolSmart Silver" community for making it faster, easier, and more affordable for homes and businesses to go solar.

Currently, the Town has:SolSmart Silver Logo

  • 129 Residential solar installations
  • 10 Commercial solar installations
  • 3 WMLP installations

These 142 solar systems total 1,138 MW.

WMLP has also entered into a Letter of Intent to lease the roof of a private development at 900 Worcester Street in order to install approximately 1 MW of rooftop solar on the building. Beginning in the Spring of 2019, this arrangement is expected to double the amount of solar power in town.

Solar at Wellesley Municipal Light Plant

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Residential Solar in Wellesley