2018 Massachusetts Solar Market Study (MA-SMS)

Sustainable Energy Advantage (SEA) invites you to join the 2018 Massachusetts Solar Market Study (2018 MA-SMS or MA-SMS), an in-depth study of the Massachusetts solar market. MA-SMS is a multi-client subscription service SEA has provided since 2014 that focuses on the SREC-I, SREC-II programs, and now the incoming SMART program.

Per market request for 2018 we have developed separate SMART and SREC content.  The below table and bullets describe what you will get as a MA-SMS subscriber.

MA-SMS Full Content Deliverables SREC Only SMART Only

Market Fundamental Webinars

  • 8x 1-1.5 hour webinars
    • 4x SREC
    • 4x SMART
  • 4x quarterly webinars provided ~2 weeks prior to quarterly SREC minting
 

  • 4x quarterly webinars

 

Market Briefs

  • 4x guaranteed
    • 2x SREC
    • 2x SMART
  • Up to 3x additional as market dictates
  • Summary content provided via webinar when approriate
 

  • 2x guaranteed
    • Pre-auction forecast (Mid-July)
    • Post Minimum Standard (Early September)
  • Up to 1x additional as market conditions dictate
 

  • 2x guaranteed
  • Up to 2x additional as market dictates
  • Example topics include:
    • Storage winners & losers
    • Interconnection issues
    • Community Shared Solar

Content Delivery Clarification / Questions (Subscriber Initiated)

  • 10 hours
 

  • 5 hours
 

  • 5 hours

Check-ins (SEA Initiated)

  • 2x
  • 2x
 

  • 2x

 

Retail Rate / Net Metering Rate Forecasts (per forecast) 80% discount from a la carte price
Market Primers (per primer) 20% discount from a la carte price
  • General Market Fundamental Webinar Deliverables:
    • Presented by MA-SMS team in 1-1.5 hour webinar format
    • Live (w/ Q&A) and recorded versions included
    • Detailed PowerPoint slide deck
    • Spreadsheets of forecasts and major assumptions
    • MA-SMS team available to provide additional clarification / answers to confidential questions
  • SREC Only Specific Market Fundamental Webinar Content:
    • SREC-I & SREC-II scenario supply / demand / price forecasting
    • Solar Market and Policy Updates
    • Scenario Analysis
    • Pipeline analysis (SREC-II) only
  • SMART Only Specific Market Fundamental Webinar Content:
    • Solar Market and Policy Updates
    • Retail / Net Metering Rate forecasts
    • Deployment & incentive scenario analysis by sector (using views from the Solar Fortune Teller)

Market Briefs are 10-20 page deep dives into topics that drive the markets chosen by the MA-SMS team with subscriber input.  Summary content provided via webinar when appropriate.  Example topics covered from 2017 included:

  • SMART program proposed regulations and modeling
  • Refined SREC production forecasting pre-minting and SREC auction post-mortem
  • Analysis of Landfill & Brownfield issues, saturation and technical potential
  • Impacts of Suniva USITC Case
  • Spreadsheet tool comparing financial revenue of SMART vs. SREC project on same site
  • Deep dive into solar + storage for the SMART program – Plus, much more

2017 Massachusetts Solar Market Study Project:

2016 Massachusetts Solar Market Study Project:

SEA’s Summary of Solar Oriented Subscriptions & Services

For pricing including special project partner pricing for virtual development partnership teams, more information on the MA-SMS or to sign up, please contact Tom Michelman at tmichelman@seadvantage.com or at 508-665-5854.