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The future or solar is at a critical juncture. On June 19th, Belmont’s Municipal Light Advisory Board proposed a new net metering policy which will render future residential solar PV *unattainable* by most. (I
The new policy fails to adequately recognize the positive benefits that small, residential installations have on the environment, on creating resiliency, and towards the town’s climate action plan goals. While much of the focus is on solar PV for residential, the proposed changes impact all forms of distributed generation in our future. Can we afford to take anything – residential solar or other distributed generation supply – off the table? Should small providers be discouraged or encouraged? What is the ideal saturation point
for power generated by rooftop solar?
Your voice needs to be heard on this issue, and we encourage you to take action on Solar by submitting your comments to the Municipal Light Advisory Board through August 15th
View & submit a modifiable form letter prepared by advocates of residential solar in Belmont. Please submit this form letter by Aug 15.
To view a detailed comment letter prepared by Sustainable Belmont Energy Working Group visit our homepage
. Signatures in support of that letter are also strongly encouraged, as well as individual letters to the Municipal Light Advisory Board and Town Selectmen.
Save the Date
Tuesday, August 26th 6 - 8:30 p.m.
Chenery Middle School, 95 Washington Street
This event is organized by the Vision 21 Implementation Committee. Learn more about Solar at our table, Stormwater Working Group at the Belmont Citizen's Forum table, meet the town's Recycling Coordinator and many others committed to sustainability.
Sustainable Belmont is an all-volunteer organization that has regular discussions, workshops and presentations to enable the community to be environmentally sustainable. Meetings and events are open to the public.
Kate Bowen, Chair
Darrell King, Co-Chair
John Kolterman, Adviser
In nature nothing exists alone. — Rachel Carson