California’s Already Done It. Will Massachusetts Follow?

Massachusetts’ Solar Energy Future: The Advantages of Going Solar While America continues to see a rise in renewable energy use,

Massachusetts' Solar Energy Future: The Advantages of Going Solar

While America continues to see a rise in renewable energy use, some states are seeing legislature that takes renewable energy and solar energy production to a new level; specifically Massachusetts.

An a recent article published by www.energynews.us shows Massachusetts’ looks to follow California by mandating that most new constructions, residential and commercial, require solar panels for solar energy production with the exception of shaded or nonviable properties. 

One of the bills (SB 1957) calls for rooftop solar panels on on residential and construction. The second bill (SB 1995) would require that solar panels be put on any new and also any renovated state-owned buildings. Both bills are working their way through Legislature.

Both bills have been reported on favorably by Legislature’s Joint Committee on Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy. 

“A solar requirement could also provide an economic boost.” said Mark Sylvia, president of the Solar Energy Business Association of New England. 

Going Solar Comes With Many Advantages

  • Going solar can save you thousands of dollars from Day 1
  • Going solar can drastically reduce or even eliminate your electric bill.
  • When you go solar, you protect yourself from rising energy costs.
  • Going solar boosts your energy independence. You will be able to create your own electricity.
  • Going solar increases the value of your property.
  • Currently, there is a 30% Federal Tax Credit for going solar.
  • Going solar creates new jobs and helps local economy.
  • By going solar, you are protecting the enviornment.

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