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Pittsfield, MA- Ameresco, a clean, green and sustainable energy company, as partnered with Pittsfield, Massachusetts to create the city’s second municipal power generation facility. Pittsfield first partnered with Ameresco in 2015 to build a 2.91 MW solar power generation facility. More than 3 million kWh in the first year are expected from this project. With the …Read More

according to a report released by Environment America Research & Policy Center — Solar energy is on the rise across the United States.
Over the course of the last decade, the amount of solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity in the United States has increased more than 120-fold, from 97 megawatts in 2003 to more than 12,000 megawatts …Read More

Solar Installations Reach All-time High - Thursday, June 20, 2013

According to a report released by Greentech Media Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association, installations for photovoltaic and concentrating photovoltaic systems have increased 33 percent year-over-year to 729 megawatts (MW) during the first quarter of 2013 in the U.S.
Photovoltaic systems consist of solar panels, typically mounted on the roof, that absorb and convert sunlight …Read More

Renewable Energy Requirements
In an effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and the dependency on traditional fossil fuel energy sources, regulators in Massachusetts have set forth new renewable electricity purchasing requirements for all the state’s public utilities. Massachusetts’ Department of Public Utilities (DPU) now requires each public utility to bid on long-term green energy contracts no …Read More

New England has been experiencing higher electricity rates this winter due to a high demand for heating as well as higher natural gas prices. The boom in natural gas supply over the past couple of years has kept electricity prices stable in the region, but has also created less of a need for the push …Read More

Massachusetts has a long-standing reputation as a green state, which has only been enhanced by large-scale projects like Cape Wind.

Probably the biggest concern about renewable electricity among most people is that this new technology will push up electricity rates.

The Massachusetts legislature is trying to dramatically increase the amount of electricity that utility companies are required to produce from clean energy sources.

One of the largest Massachusetts utility companies has agreed to purchase a major portion of the renewable electricity generated at the major wind plant being developed off Cape Cod.

Electricity rates from green energy sources have fallen steadily around the country over recent years, but most people understand that renewable electricity still comes at a bit of a premium.