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Rooftop Solar Benefits the Wholesale Grid in New England

Last week, a deal between New England's grid operator and residential solar company Sunrun provided insight into how local, clean, renewable energy at customers’ homes can help reliably power the broader electric grid. Specifically, the company announced that it had successfully bid 20 megawatts of solar and storage into ISO-NE’s forward capacity auction beginning in ...


Clean Energy Legislation Moves Forward

Solar advocates react to agreement by conference committee, highlighting critical missing piece – raising the solar net metering cap Today, the Massachusetts House of Representatives and Senate will vote on an agreement on clean energy. The compromise legislation requires Eversource to revise its solar ‘demand charge,’ a rare regulatory intervention by the legislature, increases the ...

Net Metering

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The Price of the Massachusetts Solar Impasse

It has been a year since an unnecessary cap on one of our most important solar programs—net metering—started slamming the brakes on solar projects across Massachusetts. That's an entire year of lost jobs, missed consumer savings and stalled renewable energy progress. And along with our friends at the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), we released ...