A new state law could start a stalled solar project in Massachusetts.
The bill was finally approved by members of Congress last week and signed by the Republican government on Monday.
Charlie Baker raised the cap on the state's net metering program.
Net metering allows homeowners, solar developers and municipalities to sell the excess electricity they generate to the grid in exchange for credit.
In most parts of Massachusetts, the existing net metering cap has been reached, causing some solar projects to stagnate.
According to a compromise negotiated by lawmakers, residential and municipal projects will be repaid at full retail prices, while most commercial developers will be repaid at less generous wholesale prices.
Baker called solar energy a "part" of the future of clean energy in Massachusetts ".
But renewable energy advocates say the law is only a short-lived one. term fix.