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Home Energy

Residential energy use represents a major portion of Acton’s carbon footprint, and a significant cost in every household budget. Green Acton has worked on a variety of projects to reduce residential energy use, or to switch energy use to cleaner power sources.

  • Acton Power Choice: Acton’s bulk purchasing program for electricity for residents and businesses “greens up” electricity sourcing, offers a 100% renewables option, and may save consumers some money (compared with Eversource Basic rates). Green Acton strongly encourages those who can to “opt up” to Acton Power Choice GREEN.
  • Solarize Acton: a campaign to bring solar panel installations to Acton residences and businesses
  • The Great Acton Energy Challenge: a campaign to bring free heat scans to hundreds of Acton houses, and to find energy leaks that could be investigated by free energy audits and fixed by contractors from a vetted list of providers

The Great Acton Energy Challenge

house-infraredThe Acton Energy Challenge was a campaign run by Green Acton, the Town of Acton, AB PIP STEM, and Sagewell, Inc. in 2012. Sagewell continues to offer this service at

Here’s an archive of the campaign.

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Solarize Acton

Solarize Acton was a joint project of the Town of Acton, the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center, the Department of Energy Resources, and several Acton community partners to bring you high-quality, low-cost, solar energy installations.  Here is an archive of the contents of the web pages.

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Acton Green Energy Fair

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Green Acton and Acton-Boxborough PIP were proud to host the first Acton Green Energy Fair on Sunday, May 17, 2009 from 1:30-5:00pm at R.J. Grey Jr High, 11 Charter Road, Acton, MA. Continue reading