07 Jul '11, 11am

Aggressive Planning Helping Massachusetts Achieve Solar Power Success

Aggressive Planning Helping Massachusetts Achieve Solar Power Success

In order to fulfill the RPS mandates, Massachusetts enacted a strong solar rebate and tax incentive program to help promote the adoption of solar power throughout the state. Massachusetts’ main solar rebate program, Commonwealth Solar — organized by the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center , has supported more than $65 million of solar energy investment since its inception. The Commonwealth Solar program was so popular that it quickly ran out of funds and was replaced with the Commonwealth Solar II program in 2010. As a result of both of these programs, Massachusetts has dedicated over $160 million to support renewable energy and investments in solar energy and with federal funds, this amount increases to almost $330 million. On top of this, the Patrick administration has publicly set an aggressive goal to have 250 megawatts of solar energy installed by 2017. That is a seriou...

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2011/07/07/aggressive-planning-h...

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