Solar Electric Potential Report

Money

Cost to Owner
Total System Cost
Federal Tax Credit
State Tax Credit
MassCEC Rebate
Other Deductions
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Average Monthly Revenue
Generation Value
SRECs
Average Yearly Revenue

Investment

Payback Period
NPV (10y / 5%)
IRR
Comparative Investments
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Technical

Total Roof Area
sqft
PV System Area
sqft
System Size
kW
PV System Roof Usage
Panel Efficiency
Panel Peak Rating
W/panel
Number of Panels
Electricity Output
kWh/y

Carbon

CO₂ Offset
US tons
tons
Carbon Sequestration
trees
60-Watt Lightbulb
days
Air Conditioning
hours
Driving
mi
km
Flying
mi
km
Note: All equivalencies are calculated per year.
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About this Initiative

With a click, the Cambridge Solar Tool shows Cambridge residents, businesses, and property owners how much electricity can be produced on their rooftops from solar photovoltaic (PV) systems, how the financial investment will pay off, and how much pollution will be reduced.

Solar energy is a key strategy for Cambridge to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and make the community more resilient to the impacts of climate change. To promote solar installations the City of Cambridge worked with Mapdwell to develop The Solar Tool.

Mapdwell developed the solar potential data delivered and visualized through Solar System as well as the complete cost/benefit analysis modules, while the City of Cambridge provided the underlying input datasets, content, and imagery.

The City of Cambridge intends to regularly update the tool to reflect changing market conditions and financial incentives. Please note that the PV market is very dynamic and some assumptions may at times not be entirely up to date, given the ever-changing reality of the market.

The Cambridge Energy Alliance (CEA) program assists the community in taking the next steps toward installing a PV system. Please contact CEA with renewable energy and energy efficiency related questions.

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Four Easy Steps to Install Solar on your building:

  1. Find your potential on the Cambridge Solar Tool
  2. Contact installers to get a free site assessment and quote
  3. Decide to lease or own the solar panels
  4. Install and reap the benefits

Installers help you select the best system(s), guide you through the application process for incentives, and answer any questions you may have about how best to proceed.

There is not a recommended or "approved" list of solar installers in Massachusetts. A useful set of questions and resources are available from the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC). Please contact the Cambridge Energy Alliance with any energy related questions, from efficiency to solar.

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MAPDWELL SOLAR SYSTEM is no substitute to an on-site assessment performed by a certified professional. MAPDWELL SOLAR SYSTEM is a remote evaluation tool, based on topographical surveys, information models, and simulation methodologies, and results may be unavailable or inaccurate due to issues including, but not limited to, partial sample obsolescence, excess of vegetation or non-modeled obstructions, incomplete or corrupted databases, incomplete or corrupted GIS layers, undetectable partial obstructions based on survey resolution, and force majeure. MAPDWELL does not guarantee the accuracy of the data or the applicability of the information provided by MAPDWELL SOLAR SYSTEM.

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