03 August 2012
Massachusetts (US) lawmakers have passed the 2012 Energy Act, which doubles the state’s cap on net metering from 3% to 6% of utilities’ peak load.
The law also says solar systems under 10kW don’t count toward the net metering cap. Supporters say this will encourage homeowners to install solar installations because it will ensure they receive credit for the energy their home solar system sends to the grid.
According to the Vote Solar Initiative, a nonprofit that advocates for solar policies in the US, Massachusetts is on track to meet its current 400MW solar carve out under the Renewable Portfolio Standard by the middle of the decade.