July 9 -- Many progressive solar energy policies that have benefited 11,000 homeowners and businesses, and made Massachusetts a national leader in renewable energy, are at risk of being curtailed under a bill before the Legislature.
The proposed legislation makes two laudable changes, establishing in law Governor Deval Patrick’s goal of 1,600 megawatts of solar energy in the Commonwealth by 2020, and eliminating the net metering cap.
Other aspects of the bill, however, make solar less accessible, and often more expensive, for citizens, businesses, non-profit organizations, and cities and towns. By hurting solar consumers, the legislation also hurts local solar companies and the regional economy and environment. >>View Article