Last week’s decision by the Massachusetts’ Department of Public Utilities to allow Eversource to charge its net metered customers demand charges sparked outrage in the industry – and one solar advocacy group is turning that outrage into action.
In a move they acknowledge is “atypical” and outside of the usual ratemaking procedures of the state, the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities has approved demand charges on residential rooftop solar customers.
The developer continues its nationwide expansion, building 800 MW of solar capacity in North Carolina, South Carolina, Oregon, Texas, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New York and Vermont alone.
A team from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst (UMass) have developed a polymer based energy storage system, which releases energy on demand as heat. The scientists say that their system utilizes a polymer chain ‘organized like a string of Christmas lights’ and can achieve more than double the storage density of previous polymer based systems.
During the first nine months of 2017, Hawaii and Nevada joined California among the club of states that get more than 10% of their power from solar.
After more than a year of negotiations, input and intense lobbying from solar advocates, the Bay State is requesting bids to build the first 100 MW of new solar projects under the state’s new SMART program.
Greentech Media’s Solar and Storage Symposium looked at the big picture in terms of policies and markets, in a region where complexity reigns.
In this op-ed Vote Solar takes a look at what it will take to keep up the momentum of Massachusetts’ solar market.
The investment group will use the bonds to refinance the land leases it holds under 57 solar projects totaling 1.2 GW in capacity.
A team at Massachusetts Institute of Technology has developed a type of battery which it says could store energy for long durations at a fraction of the cost of current storage technologies.
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