Amherst, MA –On Monday, October 15, State Officials from the Clean Energy Center joined representatives from the Center for Eco Technology and UMassFive College Credit Union to celebrate the recent completion of a solar and renewable heating system for a homeowner in Amherst.

The successful completion of this project was made possible through Solar Access, a time-limited state sponsored pilot program for middle-income homeowners in Massachusetts. This innovative program, financed with a loan through UMassFive College Credit Union, combines state-sponsored incentives for funding solar electric arrays and air sourced heat pumps. In order to participate in this pilot, which will be limited to 100 families, a family of four must fall within the income range of $69,289.01 - $91,052.00 annually.

“We know that the costs associated with heating and powering your home can be more difficult to manage, the less income you have” said Richard Kump, President & CEO of UMassFive College Credit Union. “That’s why UMassFive is thrilled to partner in Solar Access, providing the bridge for low and middle-income homeowners. Over the last three years, UMassFive has funded nearly 800 traditional solar installations for over $25 million dollars to low and moderate-income households, and Solar Access helps us continue that mission.”

For more information, or to participate in this limited Pilot, please contact www.cetonline.org/solaraccess/.