Feel free to use this image just link to www.rentvine.comIt gets complicated when you want to use a condo roof to harness solar power. Who pays for it? Who gets the power? Who gets the rebate when you sell power to the grid? Newly built condos have the advantage of having the solar (PV) system as part of the initial purchase. Adding it later is tricky.

In Somerville and Cambridge, condos are everywhere. The cities are addressing the question of adding solar to existing condo roofs. The answers are a work in progress. In 2015, a guide was published by Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources.

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sun-raysSunny Cambridge & Solarize Somerville teams for “Solar 102: Going Solar for Multi-Unit Owners, Condo-Owners, and Landlords” Tuesday, August 16 at Lesley University, located at 1815 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge. Doors open at 6:30 pm, event starts at 7:00 pm in University Hall, Room 2-078 on the Second Floor.


Once you own a solar system, what can you expect your return-on-investment to be, if you sell your house or condo? Also, is it a good idea to sign up with a company that rents your roof for a solar system?