This project aims to promote economic development in the Montachusett region by gathering information from installers on ways to improve solar adoption. Ultimately, our research targeted specific areas in the installation process where methods could be improved and costs could be cut. To identify these areas, installers were interviewed about their experience working in the region. We developed recommendations for solar installation companies as well as the Montachusett Regional Planning Commission which will assist in increasing the prevalence of solar technologies. Ultimately we identified the need for improved community outreach, marketing strategies, and financial options in order to successfully promote residential solar adoption.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Interactive Qualifying Project
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Civil and Environmental Engineering