Secretary Richard K. Sullivan Jr.
Secretary, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs
Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs
Earlier this month I traveled to Hancock with Governor Patrick to cut the ribbon a new ten-turbine wind project that will generate enough clean, renewable electricity to power approximately 6,000 homes. It’s the state’s first utility-scale onshore wind farm, an exciting accomplishment to celebrate. Despite the chilly and windy weather, it was an impressive sight along the ridgeline of Brodie Mountain.
The 15 megawatt project – known as Berkshire Wind – nearly doubles the state’s previous installed wind power capacity. Due to the governor’s leadership in setting aggressive goals for renewable energy, Massachusetts is in the midst of a 30-fold increase in wind power capacity – from 4 megawatts in 2007 to an anticipated 90 megawatts either installed or in design and construction by the end of this year. It’s just one of many milestones we plan to mark this year to celebrate our clean energy revolution.
Market-Based Program Designed to Continue Solar Growth posted on Jul 30
This April, the Commonwealth launched its second Solar Carve- Out Program. Built on the success of the first solar carve-out program, SREC II is designed to continue to drive Massachusetts’ solar growth and particularly provide incentives for smaller solar projects, building mounted units, community shared solar, solar canopies, emergency power and low income housing.
“Mass. Military Division” and “Energy Efficiency” Go Together posted on Jul 25
Energy measures implemented at a Mass. Military Divison site include improved lighting, high efficiency motors, HVAC controls and energy management system upgrades. Under the Accelerate Efficiency Plan, the Commonwealth is investing over $12 million at 29 state facilities throughout the Berkshires.
Solar a “No-Go” on Your Roof? Share Through Community Solar posted on Jul 16
Harvard residents who wanted solar on their homes and were unable to get it due to shading, sloping, or structural barriers, found a solution by sharing the Harvard Solar Garden, an approximately 250 kW project, provides 41 residents and six small businesses with sustainable, clean energy. .