While the initial cost of embracing solar power can be high, there are many federal, state and local incentives to help offset the startup expense and accelerate the long-term cost savings.
“TMLP is one of the best areas in the country to install solar,” Munro Distributing Co.’s training director Misha Glazomitsky said, describing the Taunton Municipal Lighting Plant’s solar rebate policy.
Munro Distributing Co. held a solar energy forum Tuesday night at its Raynham facility. Munro, which is headquartered in Fall River and has facilities in five states, says it has supplied nearly 1 million square feet of rooftops with solar arrays. The company specializes in electrical supply, energy conservation and renewable energy.
State Sen. Marc Pacheco, D-Taunton, also spoke about renewable energy at the forum. Concern over environmental issues in recent years led lawmakers in Massachusetts to embrace a “clean energy economy,” making it one of the nation’s top renewable energy states, he said.