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HeatSmart Nantucket was a community-based education and group purchasing program for clean heating and cooling technologies that ran from May 2018 to June 2019. HeatSmart Nantucket aimed 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.

Through the HeatSmart program, residents and businesses in Nantucket had 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 offered educational “meet the installer” and open house events to give residents and business owners the chance to learn more about the technologies being promoted, and which offerings might be best suited for you.

HeatSmart Nantucket was the most recent community-driven, town-supported, clean energy initiative. HeatSmart Nantucket was 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 was organized and implemented by the Town of Nantucket’s Energy Office, with support from local volunteers and MassCEC. Together, the HeatSmart Nantucket team 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.

While the HeatSmart Nantucket program is over, the Town's Energy Coordinator, Lauren Sinatra, is still working to help Nantucket residents and businesses save money on their energy bills. Reach out to Lauren at lsinatra@nantucket-ma.gov or 508-325-5379 to learn more.

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.