August 2015

Is Baker's bill good for solar?

August 13, 2015

Last Friday, the Baker administration filed a solar bill aimed at addressing the net metering caps that have stalled solar projects across the Commonwealth. This move comes shortly after the Senate voted unanimously to advance legislation that would raise and then eliminate net metering caps.

Solar power's benefits outweigh its costs

August 11, 2015

MASSACHUSETTS IS A LEADER in solar power and most experts will tell you that has been a good thing for homeowners, businesses, low income communities, and everyone else who pays for electricity in the state. But unless the Legislature acts soon to preserve and expand the “net metering” caps and the other vital policies that got us here, the cost savings that all of us are enjoying will disappear.

Solar projects on hold thanks to net metering caps

August 10, 2015

As MassSolar has noted on more than one occasion, net metering caps have stalled solar projects in 171 communities across the Commonwealth.  Stalled projects range from low income and community shared solar to municipal and commerical solar projects.  Below is a list of some of the projects currently on hold.  

Oxford Community Solar Park

Keep solar's future bright

August 5, 2015

The sun will soon set on solar job creation in Massachusetts if lawmakers don't turn up the heat.

House adjourns for summer without raising caps. What's next for solar?

August 4, 2015

The last two weeks have been remarkably successful weeks for building momentum across the Commonwealth and on Beacon Hill for lifting the net metering caps. First Senator Downing introduced legislation to lift the net metering caps and the Senate passed that legislation unanimously, with bipartisan support coming from the Minority Leader, Bruce Tarr.