Three Things to Know About Solar Power on WCAI

WCAI Broadcast addresses solar power.  Listen to the broadcast, including an interview with Marcus Springer, Wellfleet Energy Committee Chair.

By Heather Goldstone

Solar power installations in Massachusetts have increased 80-fold in just six years, outstripping state officials’ goals and surprising many.

If you’ve ever thought solar power was only for the tropics or desserts, think again. In May of this year, Governor Deval Patrick announced that solar installations in Massachusetts – photovoltaic, the electricity-generating panels, not solar hot water – had already reached the goal his administration set for 2017. He then proceeded to raise the goal to 1,600 MW installed by 2020.

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