Post Tagged with: "Massachusetts"

Massachusetts Senate passes bill to eliminate the Eversource demand charge

Massachusetts Senate passes bill to eliminate the Eversource demand charge

June 15, 2018 at 8:48 am 0 comments

The Massachusetts solar industry was thrown a life preserver from the state Senate, which passed SB 2545 yesterday. Not only does the bill raise the state’s Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) it also contains two provisions critical for the continued growth of the industry in the state. First, it proposes aRead More

Massachusetts solar workers to rally at state house Wednesday to fend off demand charges

Massachusetts solar workers to rally at state house Wednesday to fend off demand charges

May 15, 2018 at 10:02 am 0 comments

With the end of the legislative session quickly approaching, solar workers from across the Commonwealth will rally at the Massachusetts State House May 16 at 10 a.m. to urge the Legislature to act in support of the state’s solar industry. This comes at a critical time for the Commonwealth’s solarRead More

Massachusetts DPU approves demand charge on residential solar customers, Vote Solar challenges

Massachusetts DPU approves demand charge on residential solar customers, Vote Solar challenges

January 15, 2018 at 10:39 am Comments are Disabled

Nonprofit Vote Solar is challenging the controversial decision of the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities’ (DPU) to raise rates and create uncertainty for future solar customers in the Eversource utility territory. The Jan. 5 order by the DPU will force residential solar customers to pay additional charges that could rangeRead More

Massachusetts makes energy storage a priority with $20 million in grants

Massachusetts makes energy storage a priority with $20 million in grants

December 11, 2017 at 8:53 am Comments are Disabled

The Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources was awarded $20 million in grants to 26 projects that will develop the region’s energy storage market. This number actually doubles the administration’s original funding plans. Overall, these projects will benefit 25 communities and draw in $32 million in matching funds, helping to grow theRead More

Massachusetts sets high bar for 2020 energy storage target

Massachusetts sets high bar for 2020 energy storage target

July 10, 2017 at 3:09 pm Comments are Disabled

Massachusetts has set a 200 megawatt hour (MWh) energy storage target to be achieved by Jan. 1, 2020. The target, set by the Department of Energy Resources (DOER), builds upon Governor Charlie Baker’s Energy Storage Initiative (ESI), a $10 million commitment to analyze opportunities to support Commonwealth storage companies andRead More

Massachusetts extends Solar Renewable Energy Credit program (is net metering cap next?)

Massachusetts extends Solar Renewable Energy Credit program (is net metering cap next?)

March 24, 2017 at 8:33 am Comments are Disabled

The Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER) has announced plans to extend the Commonwealth’s successful Solar Renewable Energy Credit (SREC 2) program until it completes a long-term replacement. Since its inception, the SREC 2 program has led Massachusetts to more than 1,600 megawatts of solar development and supported thousands ofRead More

Massachusetts to extend its Solar Renewable Energy Credit program

Massachusetts to extend its Solar Renewable Energy Credit program

February 1, 2017 at 9:47 am Comments are Disabled

The Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER) announced today plans to extend the Commonwealth’s successful Solar Renewable Energy Credit (SREC 2) program further into 2017 along with a new proposal for a long-term replacement of the program. Since its inception, the SREC 2 program has led Massachusetts to more thanRead More

Energy storage is now a priority in Massachusetts — so attend this free class on storage systems from OutBack Power

Energy storage is now a priority in Massachusetts — so attend this free class on storage systems from OutBack Power

October 5, 2016 at 7:50 am Comments are Disabled

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker signed house bill 4568 in August that allows users to store and discharge energy as needed instead of purchasing or generating more expensive energy during times of peak demand. To help locals prep for this diverse new energy world, OutBack Power Technologies is teaming up with altE Store, a solarRead More

Northeast Solar Boom: Untapped commercial deals are about to pay off in New England

Northeast Solar Boom: Untapped commercial deals are about to pay off in New England

April 18, 2016 at 11:30 am 2 comments

The state of California has long been considered an environmental leader in this country, spearheading growth in the solar industry with more than 11 GW installed to date. Yet, it’s time for a new region to step into the spotlight. In the coming years, the Northeast of the United StatesRead More

Massachusetts reaches net metering compromise — a win for solar?

Massachusetts reaches net metering compromise — a win for solar?

April 7, 2016 at 9:15 am Comments are Disabled

The biggest solar and state net metering impasse has reached its end. State legislators in Massachusetts (both House and Senate) have agreed on legislation to raise the state’s net metering caps by 3 percent, and it will decrease the reimbursement rate paid to most solar energy producers by 40 percent. The lower rateRead More