ConcordTrader Consignments

ConcordTrader is a consignment store based in West Concord, MA since 2004.

Below are some of the items they consign: Read More »


Bamboo is a gorgeous, durable and renewable resource that has developed into the most eco friendly banner stand on the market. The graphic is printed beautifully on biodegradable cotton, and it comes in a durable carrying case.

Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Rebates

Those interested in a solar option may qualify for rebates of up to $1,000 per kilowatt of installed capacity for solar photovoltaic (PV) projects with a payback to the Town of less than 10 years based on the Light Plant's estimated avoided capacity costs. Read More »

Small Commercial Lighting

This program provided by the Concord Light Plant is aimed at helping small businesses make lighting upgrades that save energy and money. Eligible upgrades must have a payback of five years or less. For more details, contact or call 978-318-3151.

Green Power Available In Concord

Green electricity is now available from Acton Hydro and the Concord Light Plant! Electricity generated from hydro-electric power stations produces minimal pollution and greenhouse gas emissions.

Sign up for Green Power today from the Concord Light Plant by contacting: Dale Cronan (978) 318-3102 or via email

Starting in early 2008 a limited supply of green electricity will be available in 100 kilowatt hour increments for $3 per increment every two months. Read More »

Commonwealth Solar Rebate Program: Energy Delivery - Solar Thermal

"Commonwealth Solar The Commonwealth Solar II Rebate Program and the Commonwealth Solar Stimulus Rebate Program provide rebates through a non-competitive application process for the installation of photovoltaic (PV) projects. Read More »

Financial Assistance: Business Expansion Initiative

"The Massachusetts Technology Collaborative (MTC), as administrator of the state's Renewable Energy Trust Fund, is offering financial assistance in the form of loans to support renewable energy companies entering or expanding within the manufacturing stage of commercial development. Applicants must be companies that currently, or plan to, manufacture renewable energy technology products in Massachusetts. These may be new products, existing products or a combination of the two. Read More »

Corporate Credit: Solar Water Heating Systems

"In Massachusetts, businesses may take a credit against the state excise tax for the purchase and installation of a solar water-heating system. The system must be installed at a commercial building, and the credit may not exceed $300 or 15% of the system cost, whichever is less. This credit expires December 31, 2007. A business may carry over unused portions of the credit for use in taxable year 2007" (DSIRE site). Check out Corporate Credit for more information.

Tax Exemption: Solar or Wind Powered Systems

"This statute exempts solar and wind energy systems that qualify for the Excise Tax Deduction for Solar or Wind Powered Systems from the tangible property measure of the state's corporate excise tax. The exemption is in effect for the length of the system's depreciation period" (DSIRE site).

Visit Tax Exemption for more information regarding this type of exemption.

Tax Deduction: Solar or Wind-Powered Systems

"Businesses may deduct from net income, for state excise tax purposes, costs incurred from the installation of any "solar or wind powered climatic control unit and any solar or wind powered water heating unit or any other type unit or system powered thereby." The installation must be located in Massachusetts and used exclusively in the trade or business of the corporation. A system or unit that qualifies for this deduction will not be taxed under the tangible property measure of the state's corporate excise tax. Read More »

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