There are many lessons that can be learned from comparing the community solar success of Massachusetts, which has 130 MW of privately-developed community solar; and California, which has 0. Why such a difference? Utility Dive recently interviewed our Director of Policy, Tom Hunt, to find out why. Hunt says there are two areas of “distinct difference” between the two states:
“The overall rate of compensation in Massachusetts is much higher, more easily understood and stable. And the regulations, though not easy, are “manageable and rational.”
How can states like New York avoid California’s fate, and what kind of legislative or regulatory action needs to be taken to get California back on track? Read the rest of Hunt’s interview in the full article here.