Lease / Buy / Choose a Solar Installer

Leasing a System

You can choose to either purchase or lease a solar PV system. If you choose to lease a system, a solar leasing company would install the system on your property for little or no upfront cost to you. They would own and operate the system. You would pay them a monthly equipment lease fee which is less than what you would have paid CMLP, on average, to deliver the same amount of electricity to your house.  One caveat: the lease agreement must be approved by CMLP’s legal counsel in advance. To date, they have approved lease agreements offered by Direct Energy Solar (formerly Astrum Solar) and New England Clean Energy – the only two that have submitted agreements for approval. 

Owning a System

General information about system installation costs can be found here:

Residents can get loan assistance from MassCEC.

You can find information about the federal tax credits for solar PV installations here: and state tax credits here:

PV Installers

CMLP recommends getting 3 quotes for any significant work you have done on your house.  We do not have a list of pre-screened solar contractors, but you can find some through the following avenues:

Here is a list of companies that have installed systems in Concord, showing the business name, number of installations since 2019, Massachusetts office location, what other states they serve, and if they've also installed batteries in Concord. CMLP does not endorse or pre-qualify these companies in any way.
ACE Solar - 2
N. Andover (NH, ME, RI)
Endless Energy
Marlborough (PA)
Rayah Solar
Solworks Energy - 1
(MA, DC)
Apex Solar Power
(MA, NH, RI, VT, CT, NY, NJ, SC)
Energy Monster - 1
Worcester (RI, FL)
ReVision Energy - 3
N. Andover (NH, ME)
Steven Coldwell Electrician
Astrum Solar
(MA, NH, RI, VT, CT, NY, NJ, NC, SC)
Future Energy Solar
RevoluSun - 9
Burlington (NH)
Summit Solar - 3
(NH, RI, NY, SC, UT)
Bay State SolarGAF Energy - 1
(NY, CA)
RGS Energy
Sunation Solar Systems
Beacon Solar - 1
E. Taunton (RI)
Go Green Industries
S & H Construction
SunBug Solar - 15
Woburn / Westfield
[Batteries installed also]
Big Sky Solar
Great Sky Solar - 4
Sirois Electric
Burlington (NH, ME, VT)
Sunlight Solar Energy - 6
Waltham (CT, CO, OR)
BlueSel Home Solar - 1
Woburn / Sandwich
Intelligent Solar Services - 1
Skyline Solar
Marlborough (CT, NJ)
Tierney Electrical
(NH, ME, VT, RI, CT)
Boston Solar - 3
[Batteries installed also]
Invaleon Technologies - 5
SolarCity Corporation
Transformations, Inc.
Bright Planet Solar
(NH, RI, CT, NY, NJ, UT, CA)
Level Solar
Solar Design Associates - 2
(NH, ME, VT, CT, RI)
Trinity Solar Systems
West Wareham
(RI, CT, NY, NJ, PA, DE, MD, FL)
Bright Star Solar - 3
Mass Renewables - 4
[Batteries installed also]
Solar FiveTwin State Sun, LLC
Certified Safe Electric Inc.
Munro Distributing
Solar Rising - 1
[Batteries installed also]
Tesla Energy - 10
(CA, nationwide)
[Batteries installed also]
Direct Energy Solar
New England Clean Energy - 10
Solar Roof Dymamics - 1
[Batteries installed also]
United Solar Associates - 1
Malden (NH, ME, CT)
DeFreitas Enterprises - 1
NuWatt Energy - 10
Woburn (NH, TX, CA)
[Batteries installed also]
Solar Wolf Energy - 1
Viridis Energy Solutions - 1
EarthLight Technologies - 1
Hadley (CT, OR)
Northeast Solar Services
Solect Energy Development
Hopkinton (RI, CT, IL)