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Posts Tagged ‘Incentives’

Are Solar Subsidies Unfair?

The latest pushback against solar power has centered on the benefits that accrue to owners of solar panels, with the intent of making them appear to be “free riders”, unfairly extracting gains to themselves at the expense of their neighbors. Utilities have taken particular issue with Net Metering, and doing everything they can to quash…

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Key Massachusetts senators open to compromise on financial credits for solar energy developers

State Sen. Ben Downing, D-Pittsfield, the top Senator on energy policy, said today that he sees “a lot of common ground and room for movement” on the state’s policy on solar subsidies, as competing proposals are pending before the state Legislature. [adinserter block=”1″] One of the most urgent, and controversial, energy-related issues before the Legislature today…

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Maryland’s SREC Market: Nothing to be Crabby About

(Editors note: This is a link to an older story from May 2015, but it still very relevant and informative) Maryland SREC Prices – On the Rise Despite consistently ranking in the top 15 state solar markets, Maryland has long flown under the radar for most developers. Due to moderate electricity prices and thin margins, the…

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What is an SREC in Massachusetts?

A Solar Renewable Energy Certificate is a way to measure the amount of clean electricity a solar power system produces. Power Companies – the utilities like Eversource, National Grid, Western Massachusetts Electric – are required to produce a certain amount of clean energy, or to purchase it from those who build their own solar power…

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