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Solar Access & UMassFive College Credit Union Collaborate to Provide Energy Solutions to Local Households

November 17, 2018 - Community

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