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Green Cambridge works to create a more sustainable Cambridge, and to protect the environment for the health and safety of all. Join Us!

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The State of Solar Power in Cambridge



Based on a careful analysis of publicly available solar installation data, our work shows that Cambridge has installed over 1.4 megawatt (Mw) of solar in the last 10 years, the vast majority of that being installed in the last 2 years!  Based on the Mapdwell solar map for Cambridge, we calculate a total rooftop solar capacity for Cambridge of at least 400 Mw.  So there is room for many more solar installations in Cambridge, saving money, reducing pollution and preventing climate disaster.  Contact us if you would like to find out more.

Current Projects

Green Cambridge is currently working on several projects including:
  • Advocating for net-zero fossil fuel energy buildings.
  • Promoting food waste composting.
  • Promoting local renewable energy.
  • Advocating for a plastic grocery bag ban.
  • Helping to install rain barrels (during growing season).
  • Working with DPW to increase recycling by Cambridge businesses.
  • Exploring community solar gardens.
  • Preserving the Silver Maple Forest in partnership with Friends of Alewife Reservation and the Belmont Coalition.
  • Advocating for Climate Change Action as part of MCAN.
  • Advocating for greater protection of our natural environment.
  • Organizing community events, including movie showings.
Please join us to help accomplish these projects and to suggest new ones.


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