MassCEC in partnership with the Department of Energy Resources (DOER), is requesting proposals from solar photovoltaic (PV) Installers to participate in the 2012 Solarize Massachusetts Program, which encourages the adoption of small scale solar PV by deploying a coordinated education, grassroots marketing and outreach effort, combined with a tiered pricing structure that provides increased savings as more people in the community go solar.
MassCEC and DOER plan to announce the selected Green Communities on April 12, 2012, and will make the selected communities' marketing and outreach proposals available for review at www.MassCEC.com/solarize.
MassCEC is seeking proposals from Installers that can provide competitive, tiered pricing for both a direct-ownership model and a leasing or power purchase agreement model for residential and small-scale commercial solar PV installations, as well as aggregation services for the sale of solar renewable energy certificates (SRECs). Installers may bid on up to four communities and may be selected for more than one community. Proposals will be evaluated individually by MassCEC, DOER, and the selected Green Community representatives based on overall quality of the proposal, including but not limited to, the installer's ability to provide quality customer service and installation services, proposed equipment, and tiered pricing. If bidding on a group of communities that partnered together, the number of individual communities within the group will count toward the maximum number of communities an installer can bid on can bid on.
Below are the solicitation documents and timeline for the RFP Process. Please read all program documents carefully.
Please submit all questions to firstname.lastname@example.org by March 13, 2012. “Solarize Massachusetts RFP” must appear in the email subject line. Responses to submitted questions, and other Frequently Asked Questions, will be posted by March 17, 2012 at 5pm on this web page and at www.MassCEC.com/solarizemass.