As the use of solar energy has grown exponentially over the past decade, Massachusetts has become a national leader in the field.
The Department of Energy and Environmental Affairs recently launched the second phase of a state program designed to increase the commonwealth’s net solar energy capacity to 1,600 MW (megawatts) by 2020.
While solar energy production has spiked in recent years, in-state solar projects still only account for approximately 1 percent of the power consumed in Massachusetts.
Massachusetts currently has 496 MW of solar energy capacity, up from less than 1 MW 10 years ago. — Full Story at Wicked Local —