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City locks in solar energy prices lower than traditional sources

Newburyport Daily News 

Residents and businesses in Newburyport now qualify for lower solar energy rates than rates for traditional sources of energy under the Solarize Massachusetts Program (Solarize Mass).

As a result of Solarize Mass, the average Newburyport participant who enters into a contract to buy solar electricity will now pay an average of 12 cents per kilowatt hour, according to a release from Massachusetts Clean Energy Center. This rate is lower than the average statewide price of 15 cents per kilowatt hour for traditional energy sources, which are a mix of coal-fired, nuclear or natural gas generation. 

Residents and businesses have until Sept. 30 to participate in the bulk purchasing program, which would secure further price reductions as more participants sign up.  

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