The Massachusetts-based Solar Energy Business Association of New England (SEBANE) and the Northeast Solar Energy Market Coalition (NESEMC) will host an open forum in Boston on June 11 with a focus on how to assess solar energy's value.
At the forum, stakeholders will discuss how state agencies, utilities and the solar sector might undertake a detailed and transparent analysis of solar generation's benefits and costs. The program will also focus on how those benefits and costs could be shared among solar system owners, other electricity ratepayers, utilities, solar developers and installers, environmental groups, low-income communities, and others.
Speakers will include Richard Perez, NESEMC's lead technical advisor, and Karl R. Rabago, NESEMC's co-executive director.
"This analysis is a critical next step in developing the sound, long-term solar policy desperately needed, immediately, to preserve solar jobs and related economic growth; get stalled projects back on track; and sustain the [region's] solar leadership,’ says Tom Thompson, president of SEBANE. ‘Ultimately, this effort is about keeping energy affordable while enhancing the reliability of the grid.’
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