What is it?
Net metering is the process by which consumers can be credited the excess of energy they produce when they give it back to the grid. Net metering is controversial in Massachusetts because some believe clean energy users are not paying to maintain transmission lines, thereby increasing energy rates for non-solar energy users.
In The News:
Recently the Massachusetts House passed a bill which will raise the cap on financial incentives given to solar projects. The bill will aid renewable energy projects in 170 towns and cities across the Commonwealth which had been stalled by the previous cap. Raising the net metering cap will increase the opportunities of all forms of renewable energies.