BOSTON (WWLP) – The formal legislative cycle may be over, but advocates for clean energy continue to push forward.

Environmentalists gathered outside the State House Thursday to call on lawmakers to push for further investments into solar power.

The non-profit Environment Massachusetts hosted the rally. They are asking lawmakers and those who advanced in the State Primary election, to set “big goals” for solar energy moving forward.

The group presented a letter signed by over 150 elected officials and health professionals that discusses actions to grow solar in the state. They are advocating for the state to bring the equivalent of one million solar rooftops, or 10 gigawatts of solar power, to Massachusetts by 2030. The group estimates the state is currently at 4 gigawatts of solar power.

“Solar is clean, it’s local, it’s pollution free, and it’s available practically everywhere in our state. So, we are calling on our state officials to set their sights high when it comes to solar power, to help us achieve a cleaner and healthier future powered by renewable energy,” said Ben Hellerstein of Environment Massachusetts.

The group touched on not only the energy effectiveness of solar energy, but the health effects of depending on fossil fuels. The letter calls on elected leaders to end roadblocks to solar growth, establish compensation for solar, and advance access for all Massachusetts residents.

This comes on the heels of Governor Charlie Baker signing a sweeping climate bill into law just last month.