If you go to his website, in Massachusetts, a renewable energy source, which manages the state program reduce the solar energy (solar Commonwealth discount program) simply says that scored enough applications to achieve the current goals of the state; 27 megawatts of installed photovoltaic (PV) power until 2012.
The program, launched in January 2008, with the & # 39 is an expression of the ultimate goal of Governor Patrick Virgo; 250 megawatts of solar power through 2017. But with a little more than seven years and another 223 megawatts still seems strange and unfortunate that the program ran out of money, leaving many untested students in trouble and on the hook for solar energy systems which they have established (or they have a pending contracts for installation).
It actually ends up a state program to $ 68 million at the moment, probably until the new funding can not be organized by the legislature. Initially the program finansulasya from fees in the amount of 4 monthly fees to pay for utilities Massachusetts, as well as penalties that pay utility companies operating with a deficit in terms of renewable energy production.
The fact that the money is gone, can be encouraging news for the manufacturing of solar companies and installers of solar panels, which once again confirms that the solar energy, and not be IRTO destined for failure, in fact, it becomes the primary energy production figure for the whole country. This is very negative for those who want to participate in solar energy.
Lack of funding seems to have been caused by the notice on October 6, which stated that the government was planning to reduce prices, which caused the influx of such a large number of applications per week, $ 26 million left in the fund are fully exhausted, according to the Massachusetts Energy king Philip Zhudichy.
Zhudichy called it "surprising" that occurred at a time when the government required consumers of solar energy. For home owners and small businesses who want to get some funding for solar energy systems – prices are still too high for the average American – it's about the & # 39; reality reminds heart failure.
At that time, when the fund fell, heads of state energy sought to change the incentives for loans for renewable energy or rekorderskiya resources. Now that solar energy fund is $ 12 million budget and 142 new solar companies this year, which seek to take advantage of government incentives for solar energy due to new customers, the collapse of incentive spells very bleak news for many.
Director of the Massachusetts Trust Renewable Energy Wall Carter stated that some government funding ARRA can be used to strengthen the motivation of a solar panel, to honor as many applicants, and promised that the next round of funding, the legislature will be more consistent with the needs to be approved. As the legislature works from 23 November to the first of next year, the chances to get something extra, pramezhanae in a while, astronomical.
Homeowners and small businesses not only complain. Last week, the director of public works Yarmouth George Allaire sent an angry letter Guidichy, saying that the contracts for the purchase of electricity – are critical for life support of the city of & # 39 facility for waste treatment – had to be amended and canceled, if someone can not to inform customers. that incentives in the budget planning systems, costs and financial return.