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by Emma Foehringer Merchant
September 16, 2019

When Massachusetts launched its latest solar incentive, the Solar Massachusetts Renewable Target (SMART), in November 2018, the industry welcomed it with a deluge of applications.

Amid intense developer interest, the state is now considering expanding the program by 800 megawatts — just one of several changes proposed as part of a larger program review unveiled this month.

But now that the review has arrived, the solar industry is clamoring to mold the SMART program to its needs. The industry’s main trade group, the Solar Energy Industries Association, cited “significant concerns” with the Department of Energy Resources’ proposed changes, including what it called an “insufficient” program expansion.