Find out how much you can save by going solar in Massachusetts.

The Massachusetts market is driven by net metering and a renewable portfolio standard with a solar goal along with an accompanying SREC market. Net metering caps do not align with program goals, and the legislature has had to act several times to raise the net metering caps. The Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources is working on implementing a successor to the successful SREC program, and once again, net metering caps have been reached in certain utility territories.
Solar Installed: 1,591.7 MW (430.9 MW in 2016)1
National Ranking: 6th (8th in 2016)
State Homes Powered by Solar: 262,000
Percentage of State’s Electricity from Solar: 5.722
Solar Jobs and Ranking: 14,582 (2nd in 2016)3
Solar Companies in State: 488 companies total; 83 Manufacturers, 190 Installers/Developers, 210 Others4
Total Solar Investment in State: $4,591.31 million ($958.24 million in 2016)
Price Declines: 64% over last 5 years
Growth Projections and Ranking: 2,377 MW over next 5 years (ranks 10th)
The Barnstable Municipal Airport array was completed in 2015. This photovoltaic project has the capacity to generate 6.9 MW of electricity — enough to power over 1,133 Massachusetts homes.
Several large retailers in Massachusetts have gone solar including Bed Bath and Beyond, Boston Scientific and FedEx. General Growth Properties has installed one of the largest such installations with 2 MW of solar capacity at their location in Natick.
At 3 MW, 100 Meadow Solar in Boston is among the largest solar installations in Massachusetts. This project has enough electric capacity to power more than 649 homes. There are so many reasons that solar is becoming an energy option of choice for financially and environmentally savvy consumers and commercial enterprises. Other benefits to consider:

  • Reduced electric costs
  • Higher resale value for properties
  • Investment with guaranteed rate of return that increases as the cost of living goes up
  • Guilt free use of electricity for greater comfort, efficiency and convenience
  • Contributing to a cleaner, healthier planet.


Massachusetts hosts three liquefied natural gas import terminals. In 2015, imports equaled about 12% of Massachusetts’ demand for natural gas, down from a high of 42% in 2004, but up from a low of 6.8% in 2014.
One of the nation’s two Northeast Home Heating Oil Reserves storage sites, which are intended to avert disruptions in the supply of home heating oil, is located in Revere, Massachusetts.
Massachusetts generated 66% of its electricity from natural gas and 5.8% of its electricity from coal in 2016.
In 2016, solar photovoltaic facilities, including the state’s largest community solar project, comprised 88% of the new utility-scale generating capacity installed in Massachusetts.
In 2015, 27% of Massachusetts’ households used fuel oil to meet their primary home heating needs, more than five times higher than the nationwide average of 5.1%.

Solar in Massachusetts

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Solar Federal Tax Credit

30% Federal Tax Credit

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Renewable Energy Credits
(worth$  thousands!)

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Profit From Overproduction

Key Organizations in Massachusetts

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