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By adamg - 5/13/22 - 5:28 pm
Firefighters deal with solar-panel fire

The Boston Fire Department reports firefighters responded to 53 Birchland Ave. in West Roxbury for a fire that started in the house's roof panels, then extended into the attic.

There were no injuries, the department says, adding one resident was displaced.

By adamg - 5/9/22 - 2:34 pm

The city today announced a program called Solarize Eastie aimed at getting more solar panels on local roofs through discounts and other incentives. Read more.

By Shelagh Dolan - 8/12/15 - 6:30 pm

City Councilor Matt O'Malley (Jamaica Plain, West Roxbury) today proposed a property-tax exemption for residents who convert their homes to solar power. Read more.

By adamg - 9/17/14 - 8:17 am

Boston and a local startup called Mapdwell have released a mapping system that lets residents look up their home's roof size and then figure out how much installation of solar panels would cost them.

The city hopes the map will help it reach a goal of having 25 MW of solar energy capacity by 2020 - it's currently at about 12 MW.

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