Light Board Approves New Solar Power Policy; Tariffs Run Until 2017

Photo: The Working Group shaking hands with the Light Board after turning in their recommendations.  On a dank and rainy day in which solar panels wouldn’t have a chance to work, the Belmont Light Board – made up of the members of the Belmont Board of Selectmen – approved unanimously a new solar power policy […]

Net Metering Working Group Begins Under Solar Supporters’ Glare

Photo: Henry “Jake” Jacoby. After more than 18 months of fits and starts, failed proposals and increasing acrimony, a newly-appointed working group made up of heavyweight experts created by the Board of Selectmen to craft a new solar power policy for Belmont, will kickoff its efforts Monday. Yet even before the Temporary Net Metering Working Advisory Group is gaveled into existence […]

Letter to the Editor: Questioning Net Metering Working Group’s Bias

To the editor: The last two weeks saw a flurry of activity as the Light Board moved ever closer to embracing solar. Last week, 450 signatures of residents demanding simple retail net metering was submitted to the Light Board and, in my opinion, the Light Board started changing the Municipal Light Advisory Board (MLAB) membership to be more responsive to […]