Solar Energy

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Gov. Baker Files Bill To Encourage Expansion Of Solar Power

Gov. Charlie Baker has filed legislation he says will encourage the development of solar energy projects in Massachusetts.


The solar panel farm on the Mass Pike near exit 13 in Natick. (WBZ-TV)

Activists Launch Tour of Massachusetts To Push For More Solar Power

Environmental activists are launching a tour of Massachusetts to press Beacon Hill lawmakers and Gov. Charlie Baker to lift limits on a key program designed to encourage solar power use in the state.


Solar panels. (WBZ-TV)

Lights On: Solar Energy Taking Hold In Massachusetts

In the final installment of her week-long series ‘Lights On,’ WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Mary Blake reports on how solar energy is finding a footing in Massachusetts.


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New Bedford Announces Major Solar Power Project

The city of New Bedford says it will install solar panels on municipal properties as part of an initiative it says will eventually generate enough power to run 1,500 homes.


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Winchester Among Mass. Towns Investing To Make Solar Energy Affordable

The town of Winchester is one of just four Mass. communities involved in a new program that makes solar affordable.



Evergreen Solar CEO Explains Move To China

The Marlboro company that is moving most of its manufacturing to China is explaining why it has made that choice.


A worker lifts a solar panal at a solar factory in China. (Photo credit: PETER PARKS/AFP/Getty Images)

3 Local Companies Get Fed Grants For Solar Power

U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu says three Massachusetts companies will receive $12.6 million from the federal government to help develop the country’s advanced solar energy technologies.


The solar project will cover approximately 15 acres of the 40 acre Canton Landfill  (credit: Southern Sky Renewable Energy)

Boston Company Plans Region’s Largest Solar Array

A Boston-based renewable energy company is pledging to open the region’s biggest solar power array on a former landfill in Canton.


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Keller @ Large: Solar Company That Received State Aid Moving To China

Evergreen Solar, which received millions of dollars in state aid, is moving to China, and Beacon Hill lawmakers from both parties are crying foul. WBZ’s Jon Keller is at large with Gov. Deval Patrick’s response.


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Mass. Rolling Out Solar Hot Water Rebate Program

Massachusetts is unveiling a rebate program designed to help residents pay for solar hot water projects.