Solar Siting Analysis Released
Mass Department of Energy Resources tracks ground-mounted solar development between 2010-2019

In conjunction with MassGIS, the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER) has undertaken an analysis of ground-mounted solar that was developed in the state between 2010-2019. The analysis assesses the total acres of land in Massachusetts that have been developed and characterizes the land that has been displaced by solar activity. The analysis establishes a baseline of solar development in Massachusetts which can inform discussions on the future development of solar in the Commonwealth. 

The mapping tool and the associated data can be found on the Department’s website.(Scroll down to " Solar Siting Analysis Map" at the bottom of the web page.

Further information on analysis methodology is contained within the mapping tool. The data set is also available for download and use by other organizations.

Please direct questions to DOER.SMART@mass.gov.