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EBC Energy Seminar Solar Energy Brownfields, Landfills and Project Development
February 11, 2011 @ 8:30 am - 1:00 pm
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There is an emerging solar industry in New England, due largely to aggressive state and federal incentives and rapidly declining solar technology costs. Despite a shifting economic climate, the solar industry has outgrown available incentives in many states, and policy makers are working to identify new and creative ways to continue supporting this burgeoning industry. All of the New England states are struggling with how to provide financial incentives to promote renewable development in ways that will actually be useful to project developers and lenders. However, the many overlapping programs, including tax incentives, renewal energy certificates, portfolio standards, net metering and utility mandates have lead to a confused array of possibilities that are difficult to navigate and difficult to assemble into a workable package. Siting issues, and the narrow margins and profits, make solar projects challenging.
This EBC Energy Seminar will provide an update on state initiatives to promote solar energy, and in particular state support and incentives to site renewables at Brownfield and landfill sites. Industry experts, including the newly appointed Assistant Secretary of Renewable Energy, will highlight markets in which they see the largest opportunities for growth and challenges to success. Representatives from Massachusetts DEP and the Clean Energy Center will outline the state