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.
Renewable Energy Snapshot
Amount of solar, wind and combined heat and power (CHP) installed in Massachusetts