The temperature in Massachusetts may be getting increasingly colder as winter approaches, but the state's solar energy industry continues to heat up thanks in part to available financial incentives. After all, it's not by coincidence that the Bay State has had the 10th fastest growing market for photovoltaic power since late 2009, according to the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA).
All over Massachusetts, homeowners, businesses and other organizations continue to see the benefits of PV power, installing panels to save money and reduce energy demands from non-renewable sources.
State Incentive Program Boosts PV Demand: Thank to this year's Solarize Massachusetts program, which ended on November 4, more than 800 businesses and residents in 17 municipalities across the state elected to go forward with a solar energy installation, according to the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC). In total, the program, which offered more financial incentives when more property owners signed up, was responsible for the installation of more than 5 megawatts of new PV capacity.