A few days ago I received the latest update from the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center. CEO Patrick Cloney has really been impressive in managing the numerous and aggressive incentives that help families and businesses profit from their solar investment. While the demand for solar continues to grow in the state, and rebate budget blocks get snapped up quickly, the Clean Energy Center is quick to make new resources available, and has created what I believe is indisputably the best solar renewable energy certificate program in the country. Solar Renewable Energy Certificates, or SRECs, combined with the 30% Federal Government Tax Credit for solar electricity systems, represent the lion’s share of the financial incentives available for solar today. While subtracting 30% of the cost of your new solar panels from your tax liability feels pretty remarkable from the get-go, the real opportunity for home and business owners lies in the Solar Renewable Energy Certificates.
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We would like to update you on the Commonwealth’s exciting growth in solar photovoltaics (PV) through the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center’s (MassCEC) Solar Update. MassCEC provides these updates on a regular basis to keep you informed of the progress the state is making in solar energy development.
Due in large part to MassCEC’s Commonwealth Solar Rebate Program, the number of megawatts (MW) of solar power installed in the Commonwealth has increased more than twenty-fold since Governor Patrick took office, from 3.55 MW installed in 2007 to 118 installed or in process to date.
In the fourth quarter of 2011 MassCEC provided more than $2 million in rebates to install 309 PV systems that will add 2.2 MW of new solar PV capacity. These projects were installed in the towns of Abington, Acton, Agawam, Alford, Amherst, Andover, Arlington, Ashburnham, Ashby, Ashfield, Ashland, Attleboro, Auburn, Barnstable, Becket, Bellingham, Berlin, Bernardston, Beverly, Billerica, Bolton, Boston, Bourne, Boxford, Brewster, Bridgewater, Brookline, Buckland, Burlington, Cambridge, Carlisle, Charlton, Chatham, Chelmsford, Chesterfield, Chilmark, Conway, Dedham, Deerfield, Dracut, Duxbury, Eastham, Easthampton, Easton, Edgartown, Fairhaven, Fall River, Falmouth, Foxborough, Framingham, Franklin, Freetown, Gardner, Gill, Gloucester, Grafton, Granby, Granville, Great Barrington, Greenfield, Hadley, Hanover, Hanson, Harvard, Harwich, Hatfield, Haverhill, Heath, Hinsdale, Holbrook, Holliston, Hopkinton, Kingston, Lakeville, Lanesborough, Leominster, Lexington, Leyden, Longmeadow, Lowell, Ludlow, Lunenburg, Lynn, Malden, Manchester, Manchester by the Sea, Marion, Mashpee, Maynard, Medford, Medway, Mendon, Methuen, Milford, Millville, Milton, Montague, Natick, New Bedford, Newbury, Newburyport, Newton, Norfolk, North Andover, Northampton, Northborough, Northfield, Nutting Lane, Oakham, Orleans, Pembroke, Pittsfield, Plainfield, Plymouth, Provincetown, Quincy, Randolph, Rochester, Rockport, Rutland, Salem, Salisbury, Sandisfield, Sandwich, Scituate, Sharon, Sheffield, Shelburne, Shirley, Shutesbury, Somerville, Southampton, Spencer, Springfield, Stoughton, Sturbridge, Sunderland, Sutton, Swampscott, Tewksbury, Townsend, Truro, Tyngsborough, Upton, Waltham, Ware, Wareham, Washington, Wellfleet, West Springfield, West Stockbridge, West Tisbury, Westborough, Westminster, Weston, Westport, Westwood, Weymouth, Winchendon, Windsor, Winthrop, Woburn, Worcester, and Yarmouth.
To date there are nearly 78 MW of solar up and running from the Berkshires to the tip of Cape Cod. These projects increase the amount of clean, renewable energy in the Commonwealth and create jobs across the state.
Thank you for your support of solar power in Massachusetts!
MassCEC Chief Executive Officer
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