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The goal of Sharon Saves is to help Sharon homeowners reduce their reliance on polluting carbon-based energy while saving money.  Incentives and information on many programs, systems, and changes, that can be implemented at your home or business can be found here. Free home energy audits, various ways to “go solar,” and substantial electric car incentives are identified. Incentives are also offered to our non-profit partners in town who help get the word out, contact us for more info.

1. Energy Assessments: Reduce your energy consumption through free ‘home energy assessments’ (HEAs).

A certified energy advisor will come out to assess your home’s energy efficiency. The advisor will test your home’s air quality, insulation, and heating efficiency. Most homes qualify for free upgrades such as LED light bulbs, low-flow faucet aerators and shower heads, and programmable thermostats. The HEA is free to you and is paid for by a monthly charge on all Massachusetts electric bills (so you’ve already paid for it!).

2. Renewable Energy:  There are many ways to power your home with renewable energy.  Not all of them have to be on your property and not all of them cost money.  Explore ways to meet your needs and goals in electrical use by offsetting it with renewable energy.   This can be anything from solar on your roof, an off-site community solar farm, to renewable energy credits from wind, hydro, solar, and digesters.

3. Electric Vehicle:  Car dealers throughout the Massachusetts are offering significant discounts for electric cars.  Some discounts are even specific to Sharon.  Check out the latest discounts.

4. Education: Why we should reduce our energy footprint is discussed in many other places on the web. We focus on what could be done in Sharon and what effect this will have.