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Massachusetts Marks Solar Milestone

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Massachusetts has researched a milestone in the state’s solar power development goal.

   Massachusetts has installed more than 841 megawatts of solar electricity, putting it more than halfway toward a goal of 1,600 megawatts by 2020.  Massachusetts Energy and Environmental Affairs Sec. Matthew Beaton made the announcement Thursday at a solar event in Worcester. 

  Gov. Charlie Baker  has said his administration is committed to a diversified energy portfolio.

  " We certainly support a robust renewable ( energy) program," he said

  Solar accounts for about 2 percent of the state’s electric demand.

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