New Hampshire’s Legislature Votes to Accelerate Solar Deployment
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A big thank you to solar advocates throughout the Granite State, who helped convince the New Hampshire legislature to vote in overwhelming favor for SB129. This historic vote shows that there is wide bipartisan support for clean energy.
Currently SB129 is waiting on Governor Sununu’s signature. Assuming it successfully passes, SB129 will:
- More than double the requirements for solar procurement by electricity providers, which will increase Renewable Energy Certificate (REC) prices for solar. RECs are a way that solar generators can earn an additional income stream by selling the ‘green’ properties of their solar electricity.
- Remove the 10 kW limit on the residential solar rebate program so that we can get more bang for our buck per rebate dollar spent and allow greater electrification of our transportation or thermal needs (such as solar PV paired with an electric vehicle or heat pump).
- Help bring the Renewable Energy Fund benefits to more low-income customers, by setting 15% of Renewable Energy Fund aside for low-income solar, plus encouraging community solar projects that benefit low-income households.