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.  Issues with the program include signigicantly lower compensation levels that will make many projects uneconomic, program complexity that make it impossible for the lay person to readily understand, and poor program design that increases uncertainty and will discourage investment.

The Department of Energy Resources (DOER) is accepting public comments on SMART until July 11th.  It's important that DOER hear from as many stakeholders as possible to increase the likelihood that the problems with SMART will be addressed.  To help you with that, MassSolar has compiled the following materials:

This page will be updated as more materials are finalized and become available.