Massachusetts is one of the nation’s leaders when it comes to solar energy installations and job creation, but that solar success is at risk due to an unnecessary cap on one of our most important solar programs: net metering. Existing law places a cap on net metering participation, after which utilities are no longer required to offer this important customer right to new non-residential solar energy customers. Unfortunately, the net metering cap for many public, private and community shared projects in National Grid’s service territory has already been hit, slamming the brakes on hundreds of solar projects in 171 cities and towns. Local jobs, taxpayer savings, reduced electric bills and public health benefits are being lost every day.
We need lawmakers to act now to raise the cap and keep solar working for Massachusetts.
Solar is Working: Massachusetts solar facts (source: MassSolar)
6,000 Massachusetts voters urge net metering action (source: Vote Solar)