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Posts Tagged ‘Massachusetts’

‘Community solar’ is a hot business

Interest in solar energy is booming in Massachusetts, and it’s no different in Lunenburg. At a recent Board of Selectmen’s meeting, representatives from Nexamp, a solar-energy provider, discussed a proposed community-solar project that would involve the development of a 500-kilowatt solar farm on Fisher Road in Fitchburg. [adinserter block=”1″] For this, Nexamp would treat Lunenburg…

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The time to raise solar net-metering caps in Massachusetts is NOW

Massachusetts State Representative Robert DeLeo (follow him on Twitter), Senate President Stan Rosenberg (also on Twitter!), and others should all be applauded for separating the States net-metering caps from the rest of the energy-related legislation that’s currently winding its way through Capitol Hill. The filling of the caps has stalled several solar projects across the state, due to the lack…

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My Uncle went solar, and is already seeing the results!

In residential solar-related news, last month my uncle made a triumphant post to Facebook, showing off his home, newly adorned with a PV array. The details are as follows: 10.8 kW installed and active as of September 10, 2015 Total cost of $44,900 Federal and State tax credits of approx. $14,500 Total cost down: $30,400 [adinserter block=”1″]…

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Open Letter to the Town of Amherst, MA

I wrote a letter to the editor of my local paper, laying out an alternative path for my town to take in its plans for going solar. It was published on October 22. On Tuesday, Oct. 27, Amherst will hold its second informational meeting about the town’s plan to go solar. While that is a…

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Pilgrim nuclear power plant to close in Plymouth

[adinserter block=”1″] The company that owns Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station said Tuesday morning that it plans to close the 43-year-old plant in Plymouth. The company said in a statement it will close the plant no later than June 2019. “The decision to close Pilgrim was incredibly difficult because of the effect on our employees and…

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How do SRECS Work?

In Massachusetts, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and most of the east-coast and Mid-Atlantic solar markets, the main incentives driving the solar market are SRECs, which stands for Solar Renewable Energy Credits. If you’re looking to get into the industry or expand your current business, you need to know how they work, how to communicate their use…

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