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SunShot Rooftop Challenge Awardees
1 December 2011:  Scroll down to see Massachusetts and Winchester in the list of communities in the award to MA DOER. … The Massachusetts team will make improvements in five pilot communities to determine replicable best practices. The team will work to improve access to interconnection information and remove financing barriers for homeowners. (See above.)  More … 
DOE Awards $12 Million to Spur Rapid Adoption of Solar Energy with the Rooftop Solar Challenge
Regional Teams Will Reduce Barriers, Serve As Models for Other Communities
1 December 2011:  As part of the U.S. Department of Energy's SunShot Initiative, today Energy Secretary Steven Chu …  to announce $12 million in funding for the awardees of the Rooftop Solar Challenge. The Challenge supports 22 regional teams … More …
Mass Clean Energy Center
MassCEC's Solarize Mass Pilot Helps Residents and Businesses Install Solar Energy
15 November 2011:  The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) today announced … More …    
MassCEC Announces Winchester Reaches 100kW of Solar Through Solarize Mass Pilot 
5 October 2011:  More …
 The Winchester Star | & Wicked Local Towns
Thanks to Solarize Massachusetts, 35 homes in Winchester purchase solar panels in pilot program
21 November 2011:  The results are in, and Winchester residents have embraced solar energy technology more than even the town’s energy conservation coordinator had hoped.  More …
Solar panels installed under pilot program
17 October 2011:  Growing up, Paul Pinella was always intrigued by solar energy. More …

Consider solar electricity on your rooftop 
15 September 2011:  I’m a retired economist who was skeptical of the “Solarize Winchester” claim that solar electricity could be a good investment. But when I heard highly competitive bidding had produced a big discount for Winchester home solar panel installations, I decided … 
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GREEN ENERGY | Town selected for solar program
29 April 2011:  The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) is piloting a program to Spur Solar Development for residents and small businesses owners to adopt solar photovoltaic (PV) technology.Winchester, along with Harvard, Hatfield, and Scituate were chosen for this program.  More …
By the numbers: $566,354 solar grant goes to Cambridge, other towns
21 December 2011:  … Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary Richard K. Sullivan Jr. earlier this month announced a U.S. Department of Energy grant of $566,354 that will help five cities and towns - Boston, Cambridge, Harvard, Hatfield and Winchester - improve finance options and permitting processes for solar energy projects. … 
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The Winchester Times Chronicle
$12M awarded for Rooftop Solar Challenge
6 December, 2011:  When Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced $12 million in funding for the awardees of the Rooftop Solar Challenge, this was good news for Winchester. More… 
Winchester gets 164.6 kW of solar energy
BOSTON - The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) recently announced … More… 
Ambrose, DPW get solar
17 November 2011:  More solar power is coming to Winchester.  Both the Ambrose School (10 percent) and the DPW (60 percent) will be partially solar powered … More…


Patch.com
Winchester is Leader in Solar Energy
17 October 2011: This achievement lowers the cost of solar for Winchester residents.  More … 
Green Tips: Vampire Energy
12 March 2011: Beware of “vampire” household devices that put a bite on your wallet. More …
Winchester Residents Weight Solar Energy Options
19 February 2011:  Dozens of Winchester homeowners learned about options for solar panel systems, which qualify for multiple state and federal rebates  … More…  
Sustainable Winchester Screens Energy Hunter
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