Beacon congratulates the Towns of Needham and Williamstown on their outstanding efforts implementing environmentally-sustainable solutions through solar energy generation. willamstown-landfill-spvWe are proud to have supported municipalities with their important solar photovoltaic projects including the following Cities and Towns: Ashland, Easton, Needham, Weston, Duxbury, Lenox, Lee, Northampton, Pittsfield, Stockbridge and Sturbridge.
The Boards of Selectmen for the Towns of Lenox and Stockbridge, MA each voted favorably to enter into long-term lease and net metering credit purchase agreements with Framingham-based Ameresco for large-scale solar photovoltaic arrays on publicly owned capped landfills in each community. Both projects are expected to be operational by year-end 2016. Read more about […]
As reported in the Boston Globe on April 8, 2016, Governor Charlie Baker will sign on April 11, 2016 a compromise bill reached by the Massachusetts Legislature to significantly increase an important financial incentive for solar energy projects. The bill, which emerged from House-Senate negotiations, focuses on net metering – the way that solar energy […]
As reported by the MA Department of Energy Resources (DOER), in response to receiving applications for certification under the Commonwealth’s Solar CarveOut SREC II program in excess of the allowed amount under the cap, DOER filed an emergency regulation with the Secretary of State’s office on Friday, April 8, 2016 designed to address market uncertainty and […]
On April 7, 2016, in a 19-4 vote, the New Hampshire Senate passed H.B.1116, a bill to double the state’s net energy metering (NEM) cap. The New Hampshire House of Representatives approved it in March, and Gov. Maggie Hassan, an outspoken supporter of raising the NEM limit, has pledged to sign the legislation into law. […]