Current Installed capacity
Massachusetts has a long history of promoting renewable energy and technologies. Current targets for installed renewables capacity call for 1600 MW of solar and 2000 MW of Wind by 2020. Policies, programs and incentives range from the Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPS)requiring a percentage of electric generation from renewables, to the new Solar Massachusetts Renewable Target (SMART) and additional solar programs. Massachusetts continues to expand its initiatives to include biomass, clean heating and cooling, and advanced bio-fuels.
Installed solar capacity in Massachusetts
Installed wind capacity in Massachusetts
Massachusetts renewable energy net generation is rising
As shown in the Massachusetts Global Warming Solutions Dashboard, renewable energy generation is growing in Massachusetts. Massachusetts created one of the first Renewable Portfolio Standards and the chart below highlights that mount of renewable energy that has come online since 2003.