Boston, Massachusetts – The Solar Energy Business Association of New England (SEBANE) applauds Governor Baker for signing S-9, An Act Creating a Next Generation Roadmap for Massachusetts Climate Policy. The Climate Bill removes net metering caps on 25kW-2MW systems and increases the Renewable Portfolio Standard by 3 percent each year from 2025-2029 resulting in 40 percent renewable energy by 2030. It also prioritizes equitable access to the state’s solar programs by low income communities and sets benchmarks for the adoption of clean energy technologies.
“SEBANE applauds Governor Baker for signing the Climate Bill which continues Massachusetts’ nation-leading fight to combat climate change head on,” said Mark Sylvia, president of the Solar Energy Business Association of New England (SEBANE). “SEBANE and our members look forward to working with the Legislature and Department of Public Utilities to address critical issues like interconnection and rate design that inhibit solar resources from making a greater contribution to our clean energy future."