RTS Solar PV Project – Resources
DLS Interpretation on Solar PV property tax exemption
DoER Ground Mounted Solar Q&A
This guide, published in December 2012, is intended to help local decision-makers and community members answer common questions about ground-mounted solar PV development. It was prepared by DoER, DEP and the CEC based on questions that have arisen as communities have begun evaluating ground-mounted PV systems.
DoER Landfill Solar Guide 2012
40-page document published by DoER providing a guide to installing Solar PV on closed municipal landfills. Topics covered include: physical requirements of PV systems; PV system economics; landfill considerations; public procurement; and PV system development, design, and installation.
Landfill Post Closure Permitting Guidelines
This document covers the process for securing approval from DEP for the reuse of the facility for renewable energy. Includes resources.
Solar Accounting: Measuring the Costs and Benefits of Going Solar
This guide to analyzing and accounting for the costs and benefits of installing solar PV is written for local governments.
US DoE Best Practices Guide for Siting Solar PV on Landfills
70+ page best practices guide from the US DoE. Currently in draft form. Thematically similar to Mass DoER Guide. No Massachusetts-specific information, but some sections have additional technical detail.
Links to sites
- Renewable Energy at Closed Landfills in Massachusetts - Workshop - Presentations from the July 26, 2012 workshop presented by DoER and DEP.
- DoER pages for Solar in Massachusetts
Documents from other communities
Norfolk Solar PPA
Norfolk Solar PPA agreement with Constellation Energy. Note: LARGE DOCUMENT (8Mb) - may take some time to open/save.
Norfolk Solar Site Lease
Norfolk Solar Site Lease agreement with Constellation Energy. Note: LARGE DOCUMENT (8Mb) - may take some time to open/save.
Scituate Solar Lease
Scituate Solar Lease agreement, as executed.
Scituate Solar PV RFP
Scituate's Solar RFP, as amended 8/10/10.