Eversource Energy has received state approval for a plan that involves building at least a dozen solar energy facilities, allowing it to take advantage of a change in state law that permits utilities to generate more solar power on their own.

Eversource, a GRC member, unveiled other ambitions in renewable energy generation last month, when it announced it would invest in a planned wind farm off Martha’s Vineyard with DONG Energy, another GRC member.  That investment took advantage of new state legislation, too, after a bill passed last summer required utilities to soon buy large amounts of off shore wind power.

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