By Bridget Reed Morawski on April 16, 2020


In an emergency regulation set to go into effect immediately, Massachusetts’ Department of Energy Resources doubled the size of a state solar incentive program and added an energy storage requirement for certain kilowatt thresholds, among other changes.

Despite the program capacity additions, the reaction from industry stakeholders to the April 14 regulation has been mixed.

Previously, the state initiative — known as the Solar Massachusetts Renewable Target, or SMART, program — supported a total new solar generating capacity of 1.6 GW. The regulation doubles that to 3.2 GW.


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