Clean Energy

The City of Worcester is committed to being powered by 100% clean and affordable energy and has established three goals with fourteen actions to accomplish that.

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Renewable Energy


Worcester has developed three goals related to clean and affordable energy. 

  • By 2030: Use 100% renewable energy for municipal facilities
  • By 2035: Provide 100% residential renewable electricity city-wide through the Community Choice Aggregation program
  • By 2045: Use 100% renewable energy for residences and businesses, including for heating and transportation

Renewable Energy

Solar Arrays by Location Type in Worcester

Solar arrays by location in Worcester, RPS and SMART Qualified Installations

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Worcester’s municipally owned and operated solar farm was built in 2017 and is as big as 19 football fields.

And it generates up to 10,000 MWh/year, powering the equivalent of 1,300 homes! 

In 2017, the City of Worcester turned on more than 28,000 solar panels atop the former Greenwood Street Landfill. The largest municipally-owned solar generating facility in New England, the solar farm can generate up to 10,000 mWh/year, or enough energy to power 1,340 homes for a year.

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Renewable Energy

Municipal Solar Projects at Work

This live ticker chart is a constantly updating count of how much power the City's 19 municipal solar projects generate. These projects have been generating electricity since 2011! 

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Privately-owned Renewable Energy

Get Started with Solar

Here comes the sun! We’re working together with EnergySage to provide residents with free and objective solar education content, tools, and resources. Energysage is an unbiased online resource for residents to learn everything there is to know about rooftop solar, storage, community solar, heat pumps, EV charging, energy efficiency, and more. Residents can receive free quotes from pre-vetted and reputable installers who service Worcester, without becoming targeted by predatory solar sales calls. Interested residents can also schedule phone sessions with an expert Energy Advisor to help them sort through and compare the quotes they receive on the site. The community solar marketplace allows for renters, condo owners, multi-unit dwellers, and even homeowners, to go solar without having to install panels on their roof.  

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ElectriCITY Municipal Aggregation Program

Green Your Electricity

Gain control of your electricity bills and go green at the same time! As a Worcester resident, you can opt to purchase your electricity supply through our Green Worcester ElectriCITY Municipal Aggregation Program, now in its fourth year. It’s like purchasing your electricity supply from a warehouse club—the City purchases premium renewable energy sources in bulk and passes on any potential savings to you.

How You Can Help

Explore Clean Energy Options and Lower your GHG Emissions

Choose 100% renewable energy sources through the Green Worcester ElectriCITY Municipal Aggregation Program
Explore Mass Save rebates and incentives for residential renewable energy
Use Mass Save energy saving tips to reduce costs, waste, and emissions
Find out if your home or business is a good fit for solar