With the assistance of U.S. Department of Energy's SunShot Initiative the City of Boston launched Renew Boston Solar to encourage the widespread adoption of solar energy in Boston. Through Renew Boston Solar, the City is:
- Encouraging the installation of solar technology throughout Boston, including easing permitting requirements, mapping feasible locations, and planning the city-wide bulk purchase, financing, and installation of solar technology
- Work with local organizations to maximize Boston 's participation in state incentive programs and innovative financing initiatives
- Tracking and mapping solar and other renewable energy systems in Boston
Solar Boston partners include the U.S. Department of Energy, the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center, local utilities and unions, an anonymous foundation, and a broad range of local, regional, and national clean energy stakeholders.