Increase in Town’s Solar Rebate Program

The Town of Nantucket has announced an increase to its rebate program for the installation of photovoltaic solar panels. Beginning January 1, the rebate will increase to $6,000, up 50 percent from the previous $4,000 rebate. Click here to learn more about the rebate program on the Town’s website, or click here for more information about the rebate increase from the Inquirer and Mirror.

Both these Main Street homes have rooftop solar arrays not visible from the street.

Nantucket Preservation Trust explored best practices for integrating solar panels into historic districts as part of our 2021 Preservation Symposium – Rescuing History: Nantucket in Response to Rising Seas. This included a panel with Nantucket homeowners who have installed solar panels on their properties. Watch the videos below!

Three Nantucket homeowners who have installed solar panels on their properties, including one within the Old Historic District, discuss the process and results.
Nantucket Preservation Trust Executive Director Mary Bergman presents case studies for integrating solar power within local historic districts and on historic buildings.
Town of Nantucket Preservation Planner Holly Backus presents Nantucket’s current guidelines for solar panel installation and other guidelines for aligning historic preservation and energy efficiency.

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