New Bedford Solar Now is a residential program to engage and mobilize eligible New Bedford homeowners to install solar on their homes. This will reduce City residents’ electricity bills, increase local jobs, and improve local environmental health.
NB Solar Now is part of umbrella program New Bedford Energy Now, and this position is supported by a Fund of the Community Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts. NB Energy Now Partners include: the City of New Bedford, BlueWave Capital LLC, Beaumont Solar, Real Goods Solar, SEEAL’s SouthCoast Energy Challenge, Marion Institute’s P.O.W.E.R. Project, Old Bedford Village Development Corps, and Next Step Living.
The primary focus of the Program Manager will be to drive and track demand for home solar assessments and solar installations in the City of New Bedford, MA. The Program Manager will be responsible for achieving specific benchmarks as outlined by the partnership. The Program Manager will work closely with and alongside City staff, sustainability groups, schools, businesses, and congregations, to help educate and engage town residents on solar power—and to help them sign up for a free home solar assessment. The Program Manager will be responsible for post- assessment visits with residents, to maximize follow-through on installation recommendations and financing opportunities. Solar trainings will be provided—from the basics of how solar works and which homeowners fit the right criteria, to the more technical aspects of financing and installation process and steps. Grant-funded position; reliant on program productivity and availability of funds. Contractors welcome. This is a full-time position. Some evening and weekend hours will be required.