Utility merger throws a ‘curveball’ to Massachusetts solar developers

Energy News Network: Critics are concerned that a planned change to Massachusetts’ solar incentive program will disproportionately benefit the western part of the state and make development of projects in low-income neighborhoods even more challenging.

The Solar Massachusetts Renewable Target (SMART) program was designed to spread benefits across five geographic areas based on utility territories. Each territory has its own capacity limit and base compensation rate.

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