Massachusetts Energy Sources
Energy deregulation opened up the Massachusetts energy supply market to residents and business to choose their electricity supplier and save money on their energy bill. MA started the process of deregulating their energy market back in March of 1998. Today, Massachusetts residents and businesses have a number of different options when it comes to picking and energy supplier. Even though there are no fossil fuels in MA, they continue to grow their renewable energy portfolio. Here you will find information on MA electricity rates, energy sources, energy usage and solar potential.
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Solar Score for Massachusetts
Compare Electricity has developed this solar score a Massachusetts residents and businesses of 24/100. The score is based on on a combination of factors including how much sun the area receives, roof space and obstacles that may obstruct the sun, electricity generation needed to be cost-effective, and more. Here is a description of each section of the solar score graph.
- Red = “Not Viable” meaning a solar installation would not be cost-effective.
- Yellow = “Viable” meaning a solar installation would pay for itself over time.
- Green = “Very Viable” meaning a solar installation would pay for itself quickly and has large savings potential.
Sources for Massachusetts
Massachusetts produces energy from a variety of sources. Here are the state’s current energy sources and energy production trends.
- National gas accounts for 2/3 of electricity generation in MA
- 1/8 of all energy produced in Massachusetts come from renewable sources
- There are no fossil fuels in Massachusetts
- 1/6 of electricity comes from the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Plants
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