HeatSmart Nantucket is a community-based education and group purchasing program for clean heating and cooling technologies. HeatSmart Nantucket seeks to offer residents and businesses the opportunity to reduce their energy costs and carbon emissions by adopting solar hot water and cold climate heat pump systems.
From May through November 2018, residents and businesses in Nantucket will have the opportunity to learn more about these energy-saving technologies—and purchase solar hot water systems at a special HeatSmart price from RES Solar. Throughout the duration of this program, HeatSmart Nantucket will offer educational “meet the installer” and open house events to give you the chance to learn more about the technologies being promoted, and which offerings might be best suited for you.
HeatSmart Nantucket is the latest community-driven, town-supported, clean energy initiative. HeatSmart Nantucket is led by the Town’s Energy Coordinator, Lauren Sinatra, with support from a team of volunteers and other town officials. HeatSmart Nantucket is a pilot program offered through HeatSmart Mass, a statewide program supported by the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) and Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER).
About the HeatSmart Team
HeatSmart Nantucket is being organized and implemented by the Town of Nantucket’s Energy Office, with support from local volunteers and MassCEC. Together, the HeatSmart Nantucket team have designed the program to achieve shared goals: help Nantucket residents and businesses save energy, reduce costs, and contribute towards a more sustainable energy future for the island.
The HeatSmart Nantucket team is here to help guide you through the HeatSmart process and give you the information you need to make the best choices for your home or business. This effort is being coordinated by Lauren Sinatra, the Town’s Energy Coordinator. Reach out to Lauren at firstname.lastname@example.org or 508-325-5379.
About the Solar Hot Water Installers
Through a competitive bidding process, the HeatSmart Nantucket committee selected RES Solar to serve as the HeatSmart solar hot water installer. RES Solar will install systems on the island with support from Nantucket Solar Solutions. Learn more about these firms below.
RES Solar has a decade of experience specializing in Solar Hot Water. Located in Cohasset, RES has a full service office, showroom and warehouse to implement and manage all aspects of a solar hot water project from rebate and finance paperwork to permitting and design and installation. Residential solar hot water systems for homes, solar radiant combi systems and solar pool heating are very popular offerings with the generous rebates and tax credits. Solar Hot Water is an important part of the solution to reaching Massachusetts aggressive goal in reducing CO2 emissions in the Commonwealth.
RES is NABCEP Certified in Solar Heating, is certified to do installations through the MassCEC and perform commercial scale feasibility studies. RES has worked in every aspect of commercial and residential projects. Starting with educational outreach at local libraries, trade shows, marketing, and classroom instruction at Bristol Community College and Concord Vo-tech. RES was involved in 2011 and 2012 with Action for Boston Community Development to install Solar Thermal on low income housing developments throughout Massachusetts. RES has installed high profile systems for the Department of Capital Asset Management at the Mass Maritime Academy and UMASS Lowell. RES designed the first Solar Hot Water Revenue Grade Metering Package for the DOER APS program. RES is a certified WBE (Women Business enterprise)
Nantucket Solar Solutions was founded in 2009 by Paul Jensen. Since then, Paul has installed dozens of solar hot water systems in homes and businesses across the island. With over 21 years of legal experience on Nantucket, Paul can confidently navigate Nantucket's unique permitting requirements and ensure that your system is installed as expediently as possible.
Looking for the heat pump installer? Nantucket opted to not select a single heat pump installer, instead wanting to make the opportunity available to the variety of businesses already installing heat pumps on the island. Learn more about the heat pump installers eligible to receive MassCEC rebates and how to select an installer here.