Solar Power for Schools and Nonprofits: What You Should Know

A number of nonprofit organizations, including schools and churches, and starting to be environmental leaders in their communities by using solar power. Nonprofit groups often use large amounts of electricity, and investing in a solar electric system may not be possible, since nonprofits aren’t able to receive the federal tax benefits that are available to commercial organizations.

However, there are states, such as MA, where nonprofits can get solar rebate incentives so that solar panel installation is affordable. Using these incentives, schools and other nonprofits can receive rates that are around 20% lower than typical rebates.

It’s also a good idea to work with a solar energy company that is willing to design a customized system that will maximize the energy of the particular nonprofit or school building while ensuring that the organization can handle the setup costs. Here are a few things you should know.


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