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SMART falls short and risks future of solar in Massachusetts

July 3, 2017

A new solar incentive program, known as SMART, has been proposed to support the continued development of solar in Massachusetts.  A range of issues with the program, however, threaten the continued viability of key market segments, including community shared and low income solar.

How would the SMART solar incentive program work?

July 3, 2017

On June 5, 2017, the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER) issued emergency regulations establishing the Solar Massachusetts Renewable Target (SMART) program.

Solar industry reacts to SMART program draft regulations

June 6, 2017

Massachusetts Clean Energy Advocates Welcome SMART Program Release

With modifications, new solar regulations could lay foundation for expanding savings, jobs in the Commonwealth

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Eversource Rate Case Comments Due Today

May 31, 2017

Eversource has filed its rate case (D.P.U. 17-05). The public's opportunity to submit written comments ends today on May 31, 2015 at 5:00 PM.

Why we should increase ambition in the Massachusetts RPS

May 22, 2017

A report released last week highlights the benefits of increasing the state's RPS and expanding our renewable energy economy.  It also outlines what's at risk if we don't.  See the press release below for a summary and link to the report.

Net Metering Caps Hit in National Grid Territory

May 12, 2017

The latest data from MassACA indicates that both public and private National Grid Net Metering Caps have been hit.

SEIA calls for a raise in net metering caps

May 9, 2017

In a recent blog post, the national solar industry trade group, the Solar Energy Industries Association ("SEIA"), urged Massachusetts to raise net metering caps that have stalled solar projects across half the state.  MassSolar agrees on the need to raise net metering caps but and emphasizes the need to go beyond a 1% cap increase and fashion a net metering cap solution that would avoid the need for the solar industry to seek a cap increase on an annual basis.  The industry needs and deserves that kind of market and policy certainty.

Mayors for 100% clean energy

April 27, 2017

Yesterday, the Sierra Club launched a new initiative aimed at increasing the commitment to 100% renewable energy in cities across the US.  Now, more than ever, cities are well-positioned to lead the energy transition and tackle climate change.  Read more below.

New Solar Program Risks Harming Solar Development in MA

April 13, 2017

New Solar Program Risks Harming Solar Development in MA

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