Return Of The Commercial PV Feed-In Tariff

A long time ago… 1978 to be exact, the United States was in energy peril.  Under the OPEC embargo, oil prices were at an all-time high and continued to increase with no end in sight.  In order to spur an increase in domestic energy supply, President Jimmy Carter signed the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act (PURPA), which required electric utilities to purchase additional energy from independent power producers.  Various methods of purchasing this energy emerged, but one method was particularly innovative.  The State of California offered independent energy producers, largely wind farms, contracts to sell the utilities energy at a fixed per-kWh price over a long-term contract period.

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Massachusetts Works Towards New Solar Panels Incentive Program

On September 23, 2016, the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER) presented its straw proposal for the solar panel incentive program to succeed SREC II.  With the new program, the DOER aims to continue sustainable development of solar resources in the Commonwealth at a low cost to ratepayers under Chapter 75 of the Acts of 2016 (signed into law by Governor Baker this past April).

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