Massachusetts

Massachusetts should raise its net energy metering caps

SEIA’s Dave Gahl points out that Massachusetts’s significant solar market momentum is in danger from overly conservative net metering caps, an issue which has never been adequately addressed.

Utilities try new tactics to discourage solar, but still aren’t getting what they want

The latest NCCETC report on state solar policies finds some new twists as part of an ongoing attempt by utilities to weaken the economics of customer-owned solar, but regulators still mostly aren’t on board.

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Report: Middle-income homeowners make up 70% of solar customers (with 3 critical charts)

In the four states that make up 65% of residential solar installations, most households have incomes between $45,000 and $150,000, new research from GTM Research and PowerScout reveals.

Massachusetts expected to add 400 MW in community solar

Over the next two years, a backlog of community solar projects, driven by a desire to be grandfathered under more generous net-metering rates, will allow more than six times the megawattage already installed in the state to be completed.

Massachusetts finalizes successful SREC 2 program extension

The Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER) has officially finalized the extension of its Solar Renewable Energy Credit (SREC-2), completing a process that started in September.

Borrego Solar claims 76% growth in 2016

The company says its leadership in New York and Massachusetts provided the biggest boost to the installer’s bottom line.

Massachusetts to extend SREC 2 until new program

The state has unveiled the latest version of its next solar incentive program, and will extend eligibility for larger projects under the SREC 2 program until the new program starts.

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Beaumont Solar completes 1.3MW PV system atop Joseph Abboud factory

The New England solar installer has completed a 1.3 MW rooftop project on the suit maker’s manufacturing facility. The 272,000 square-foot building in coastal Massachusetts, once powered with coal and oil, is now almost self-sufficient.

Sunnova broadens its zero-down loan reach

The EZ Own Loan program is designed to capitalize on the increasing desire of residential solar customers to own their systems without worrying about the trouble of maintaining them.

NRG closes on 1.5 GW-AC of SunEdison wind, solar assets

The acquisition includes utility-scale solar projects in Utah, Texas and Hawaii as well as 29 MW of distributed solar in four states.

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