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Posts Tagged ‘Massachusetts’

Here’s why 2015 is the ‘tipping point’ for community solar

“As utilities wake up to the value proposition, it will increasingly shape the market” With many utilities addressing the challenge of rooftop solar, community shared solar is fast emerging as an appetizing solar business model. A top solar research firm now says 2015 is the year that the community solar market breaks through. A new market report forecasts community…

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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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Solar Advocates Look For Answers On Net Metering

Phil Cavallo surveys a large plot of land off MacArthur Drive in Bourne, not far from the Bourne Bridge. Bulldozers hum in the background, clearing the 7-acre tract, which, by mid-October, will be covered with 4,300 solar panels. This is the future home of the Bourne Community Solar Farm, and Cavallo’s company, Beaumont Solar, is…

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Is Baker’s bill good for solar?

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. If the Baker administration is to be believed, this bill is great for solar and will keep…

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