Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Gov. Patrick signs Harvard Community Solar Garden bill into law - News - The Harvard Post - Harvard, MA

S2138, An Act Relative to Community Shared Solar Energy Systems in the Town of Harvard, the Harvard community solar legislation, was signed into law by Gov. Deval Patrick, allowing for community shared solar energy systems within the town to be exempt for taxes for 20 years after installation.

This legislation, sponsored by Sen. Jamie Eldridge, D-Acton, and Rep. Jennifer Benson, D-Lunenburg, will effectively allow for off-site solar construction, remove ambiguities for tax applications and potentially increase the availability of solar energy to Harvard residents.

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