The Sustainable Sharon Coalition is partnering with HomeWorks and Relay Power to help Sharon residents reduce their energy use and save money on their electric bills.
The campaign, called “Sharon Saves,” takes advantage of these two great programs:
1. Home Energy Assessments with HomeWorks: Reduce your energy consumption through free ‘home energy assessments’ (HEAs). A certified energy advisor will come out to assess your home’s energy efficiency. The advisor will test your home’s air quality, insulation, and heating efficiency. Most homes qualify for free upgrades such as LED light bulbs, low-flow faucet aerators and shower heads, and programmable thermostats. The HEA is free to you and is paid for by a monthly charge on all Massachusetts electric bills (so you’ve already paid for it!). HomeWorks does the most HEAs in Massachusetts and has the highest ratings from their customers.
2. Community Solar with Relay Power: Community solar gardens now provide access to solar power for the majority of homes in Massachusetts that are unsuitable for rooftop solar panels because of shading or other reasons. Here’s how it works:
- You purchase energy credits directly from a local solar garden (think hundreds of panels along a highway – like the solar panels along the Mass Pike).
- The credits are applied directly to your electric bill.
- There is no up-front cost to participate and the rates are lower than conventional electric power!
So you can save money while going solar – and you don’t have to install anything on your property.
“Sharon Saves” has a goal to complete 200 HEAs and get 200 homes on community solar. If you sign up for one of these programs, a $15 per HEA and/or $200 per community solar participant will be donated to your choice of one of the groups promoting “Sharon Saves“.