The Solar Massachusetts Renewable Target Program, or SMART, is finally here and will officially launch on November 26th. Here at BlueWave, we certainly took a moment to celebrate the news. It’s been a long journey since 2016 and my colleagues at BlueWave and our partners at the Solar Energy Industry Association, the Solar Energy Business Association of New England, and the Northeast Clean Energy Council pushed hard to make the SMART program as robust as possible. We showed up in force at hearings, wrote letters to policymakers, and worked behind the scenes as stakeholders on the many phone calls and meetings held over the years.
Our perspective on the Massachusetts SMART Program
SMART is an ambitious plan to nearly double solar capacity in Massachusetts. We examine where the solar industry won and lost in the program design.