Massachusetts is in the top six states in the U.S. with a total solar capacity of 1,020 MW. This is enough solar energy to power 163,000 homes.*
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Here are some signs that solar power is going to expand rapidly in The Bay State:*
- The state had the 4th busiest solar year in 2015 with 286 MW of solar installed.
- $803 million was invested in solar at all levels – residential, commercial, and utility in 2015. This represents a 1% increase over 2014.
- More than 15,100 people are employed by the more than 403 companies at work in the state.
- Prices for solar panel installation have fallen by more than 6% in the past year.
Massachusetts is well ahead on its overall solar installation goals. Its new goal is to have 1.6 Gigawatts of solar capacity by 2020. Although the state is one of America’s solar success stories, there have been roadblocks concerning the residential market. While the state offers a decent SREC market and a good renewable energy portfolio, net metering caps have hindered residential solar adoption.
The more than 141 solar installers working in the relatively small sized, yet populous state, creates decent competition. While the majority of installers can be found in the eastern part of the state, there are contractors working throughout.
Many of the contractors cover wide parts of the state due to its smaller size. The major solar markets can be found in Boston, Springfield, Worcester, Cambridge, Lowell, New Bedford, Brockton, Quincy, Lynn, and Fall River.
As more homeowners seek an alternative to their increasingly high electric rates, solar will be continually sought after. Net metering caps are bound to ease in this progressive state. Homeowners will want to know which solar panel installer they can trust to provide them great service at an affordable price. This is what they’ll find here at Solar-Power-Now.com.
*Information and figures gathered from seia.org