HOW DOES IT WORK?
NO COST. NO FEES. NO INSTALLATIONS. NO OBLIGATIONS. NO CREDIT CHECKS.
SIGN UP FOR JOE-4-SUN.
RECEIVE AN AVERAGE OF $50 A MONTH IN CREDITS ON YOUR ELECTRIC BILL!
SAVE ABOUT $600 EACH YEAR WITH CLEAN, GREEN SOLAR POWER!
NATIONAL GRID & EVERSOURCE
CUSTOMERS WHO ARE:
MEMBERS OF THE MASHPEE WAMPANOAG TRIBE OR AQUINNAH WAMPANOAG TRIBE,
RESIDENTS OF MARTHA'S VINEYARD, THE TOWN OF BARNSTABLE, NEW BEDFORD, AND SOMERSET.
RENTERS & HOMEOWNERS
NO SOLAR PANEL INSTALLATION. WE GENERATE POWER AT OUR SOLAR FARMS ACROSS THE COMMONWEALTH.
YOU'RE GUARANTEED TO SAVE MONEY WITHOUT AFFECTING YOUR HOME OR CHANGING YOUR ENERGY SUPPLIER.
YOUR ELECTRIC BILL MUST SHOW EITHER A RESIDENTIAL ASSISTANCE DISCOUNT RATE OR A SERVICE ADDRESS IN AN MA ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE ZONE. IF YOU DON'T HAVE AN R2/R4 RATE, WE WILL VERIFY YOUR EJ ZONE STATUS FOR YOU.
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WHAT DO I NEED?
YOUR MOST RECENT ELECTRIC BILL
TO APPLY, YOU MUST UPLOAD OR MAIL A COPY OF YOUR ENTIRE ELECTRIC BILL
YOUR CONTACT INFORMATION
WE USE THIS INFORMATION ONLY TO CONTACT YOU ABOUT PROGRAM UPDATES.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
HOW WILL I BE BILLED?
You won't be billed by JOE-4-SUN. You will simply continue to receive your normal electric bill from your utility, but the balance due will be lowered by your JOE-4-SUN credits.
ARE THERE MONTHLY FEES OR OTHER CHARGES?
No. There is no subscription fee, start up fee, or termination fee for JOE-4-SUN.
WHEN WILL I SEE CREDITS ON MY BILL?
After you are accepted into JOE-4-SUN, we will send your account to the utility. You will see savings on your bill after being processed and assigned to one of our solar arrays by your utility, which takes 2-4 billing cycles.
HOW LONG WILL I BE IN THE PROGRAM?
12 months. After you are accepted into JOE-4-SUN, you are guaranteed to receive 12 months of discount bill credits through the program. You can cancel your subscription at anytime and at no cost.
WHAT HAPPENS IF I MOVE WHILE ON THE PROGRAM?
If you are a member of the Mashpee Wampanoag or Aquinnah Wampanoag tribes, you can remain in JOE-4-SUN RAP as long as you live in Massachusetts.
If you are not a tribe member and move outside of the eligible towns for JOE-4-SUN RAP, we may be able to help you transfer to our standard JOE-4-SUN program. (Read more about JOE-4-SUN here).
If you are moving within the eligible area, you can avoid disruption to your JOE-4-SUN benefits if you keep the same utility account number in your new home. If your utility account number changes, let us know as far as possible in advance so we can help you sign up for JOE-4-SUN again and minimize disruption to your benefits.
WHY DOES JOE-4-SUN RAP GIVE ME $600 IN CREDITS, BUT JOE-4-SUN GIVES $300?
With JOE-4-SUN, Citizens Energy Corporation, a nonprofit energy company, gives low-income subscribers a 50% discount on electricity credits to help them save about $300 per year. JOE-4-SUN RAP works the same way, but thanks to a partnership with Vineyard Wind, eligible communities receive a full 100% discount on the clean energy credits.
WHERE DO THESE ENERGY SAVINGS COME FROM?
You will receive savings on your electric bill through Alternative On-Bill Credits (AOBCs) that lower the balance due to your utility each month. Through the Solar Massachusetts Renewable Target (SMART) initiative, Citizens Energy is providing a 50% discount on these credits. The JOE-4-SUN RAP program provides a 100% discount on the AOBCs because we have partnered with Vineyard Wind to cover the remaining 50% of the credit cost.
2. YOUR UTILITY TURNS THIS ENERGY INTO BILL CREDITS THAT LOWER YOUR ELECTRIC BILL CHARGES.
1. OUR SOLAR FARMS ACROSS MASSACHUSETTS PRODUCE CLEAN, GREEN ENERGY.
3. JOE-4-SUN RAP, IN PARTNERHSIP WITH VINEYARD WIND, COVERS 100% OF THE COST OF THESE CREDITS.