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.
According to the Solar Energy Industries Association, 124 projects are in Kafkaesque limbo because of the state’s low net metering caps. Today, SEIA and its Massachusetts allies will lobby to raise the caps to 5%, which it predicts would lead to 1 GW of solar being installed by 2022.
Only a day before the decision, four governors from leading solar states expressed their opposition to the Section 201 trade case. But will political pressure be enough?
Proposals for 100% renewable energy at the state level are struggling, as NRDC puts forward a blueprint for 70% wind and solar by 2050.
The nation’s mayors are pushing for policies that will preserve existing federal programs and expand support for grid modernization and clean energy.
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