Franklin, Framingham to Receive Rebates Through The Commonwealth Solar Stimulus Rebate Program
Senator Karen Spilka (D-Ashland), Representative James Vallee (D-Franklin), Representative Tom Sannicandro (D-Ashland), Representative Pam Richardson (D-Framingham) announced that Barrett Distribution in Franklin will receive $161,720 and NDNE 9/90 Crossing LLC in Framingham will receive $114,020 in rebates aimed at stimulating environmentally friendly energy production while developing jobs in the Commonwealth.
“These rebates will help keep the MetroWest and the Commonwealth on the path to energy efficiency and will create green jobs, which are the silver lining of this economy,” stated Senator Spilka. “I’m thrilled that these funds are coming to Franklin and Framingham to support our economy and job growth.”
“I congratulate Barrett Distribution, a locally owned business, for receiving this very important funding,” said Representative Vallee. “It is a testament to this company’s commitment to sustaining the environment in any way it can and to creating jobs at a time when we as a commonwealth need them most.”
“Green economy initiatives such as these play a vital role in the Commonwealth’s economic recovery,” said Representative Sannicandro. “I look forward to witnessing the job growth the CSSRP will bring to Framingham.”
“It is wonderful to see yet another Framingham company receive support from the Commonwealth,” said Representative Richardson. “Framingham is home to a number of green technology companies, and anything we can do to promote the creation of green collar jobs is a move in the right direction to help our hurting economy.”
The Commonwealth Solar Stimulus Rebate Program (CSSRP) has awarded Framingham these rebates through an application process for the installation of photovoltaic (PV) projects for professionals and licensed contractors at commercial, industrial, institutional and public facilities.
The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) has received $8 million in funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act which is to be distributed by the CSSRP in blocks of $4 million to the towns receiving the rebates.