The Massachusetts Energy Consumers Alliance (Mass Energy) has begun the installation of the first of 40+ solar electricity systems, totaling over 100 kilowatts, in Boston, Newton, Brookline, and Somerville. The electricity systems are also known as photovoltaic or PV systems.

Mass Energy’s first installation through this program will take place at the home of Amy and Jeff Trueblood of West Roxbury. It’s anticipated that the Trueblood’s solar electric system will produce 3,000 kWh per year of electricity and will cut their electric bills by 50%. The system would typically cost about $20,000. However, Mass Energy was able to bring the cost down by half through the bulk purchasing of PV and by working with a pre-established design and installation team.