Solar energy growing rapidly in Massachusetts

Solar energy growing rapidly in Massachusetts

June 5, 2013 Off By Angie Bergenson

Solar energy makes major progress in residential sector

Leading solar energy integrator RevoluSun has released new data concerning the growth of residential solar energy symptoms in Massachusetts. The state has been a strong supporter of renewable energy in the past, but clean power has struggled to find a foothold in the residential sector for several years. According to RevoluSun, residential solar installations began picking up momentum in 2010. The company’s data shows that homeowners throughout the state are beginning to take advantage of the several incentives offered to them to aid in the adoption of solar energy.

Data shows that residential solar energy is becoming more popular

According to the new data released by RevoluSun, solar energy installations in the residential sector have more than quadrupled from 2010 to 2012. The company suggests that part of this growth is being powered by the financial incentives being offered by Massachusetts. These incentives have proven attractive to state homeowners that are becoming more environmentally conscious. For these people, solar energy is quickly becoming an adequate solution to many of the problems they face in terms of energy consumption and could help derail the effects of climate change.

Massachusetts Solar EnergyEnvironmental concerns and economics help spur adoption of clean power

Many of those adopting solar energy systems are doing so for economic reasons. These homeowners are keen to cut their energy costs by adoption cleaner and more efficient forms of power. RevuloSun typically offers an estimate on how much money homeowners can expect to save by switching to solar energy, but these estimates are often beaten by the actual returns homeowners see. In many cases, those adopting solar energy systems find that the money they save through using solar panels far exceeds the amount of money they would spend on conventional energy.

Governor sets new goal for solar energy

Solar energy has been making such strong progress in Massachusetts that Governor Deval Patrick believes that the state can reach new heights in terms of its renewable energy goals. As such, the Governor has raised the state’s goal, aiming for the state to reach 1,600 megawatts of solar energy capacity by 2020, which is enough energy to power 240,000 average homes throughout Massachusetts.