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Our Survey Shows Solar Creates More Energy-Conscious Consumers

April 25, 2017

The results are in from our recent New England Clean Energy 2017 Customer Insights Survey and they’re exciting. Highlights: Solar is creating more informed and energy-conscious consumers Solar is now part of mainstream American culture, or at least it is in pockets around the country including New England More people view solar as a solid investment compared…  Read the entire post »

Take the Mystery Out of Going Solar

April 10, 2017

Ever wonder what “going solar” really means? I have to be honest, there are a lot of steps. But, we make it as easy as possible for you by managing the entire process, doing as much ourselves as possible, and guiding you on the steps required of you. Our Solar Installation Process infographic offers an…  Read the entire post »

Go Solar From Your Couch!

April 7, 2017

OK, so I exaggerate a bit. But you can learn about going solar from your couch. Grab your laptop, tablet or smart phone and sit in on my 30 minute webinar and learn The Basics of Solar.  In the webinar I’ll cover how solar electric systems work, I’ll help you understand if a solar system…  Read the entire post »

Solar in a Muni Town – Feast or Famine

March 29, 2017

If you live in Massachusetts and your electricity is provided by your town’s “municipal utility,” then now would be a good time to go solar. Why? Starting in 2018, the SREC solar incentive program will end and the new SMART program will start. However, the SMART program will only be available to customers of Investor…  Read the entire post »

Conversations with Solar Owners

March 28, 2017

I’ve been talking about solar for over 10 years now. Much as I love it, sometimes I get tired of listening to myself talk or, in this case, write. So today, I give you solar commentary direct from “the horse’s mouth” i.e. real-life solar customers. These four short videos answer your burning questions about solar:…  Read the entire post »

New Solar Incentive Prices in Rhode Island

March 27, 2017

The payments new solar owners get through the Rhode Island Renewable Energy Growth (REG) program change on April 1. (Need background on the “REG” program? Click here to read my article explaining the REG and the REF Grant.) Note that prices do not change if you are already enrolled in the program; you continue to…  Read the entire post »

Alternative Electricity Suppliers Explained

March 24, 2017

Most people interested in solar are also interested in lowering their electric bills. Changing your “supplier” can sometimes help do this, but you need to be informed. This Boston Globe article gives you the scoop — things to watch out for, and resources to help you get started if you want to switch to a…  Read the entire post »

From SREC to SMART: How Massachusetts Solar Incentives are Changing

March 15, 2017

IMPORTANT NOTE: If you are already in the SREC I or SREC II program, nothing changes. You will continue to earn SRECs for the remainder of your 10-year period. People signing up for solar in 2018 will not get SRECs; they will be eligible for the SMART program instead. For the past seven years, Massachusetts…  Read the entire post »

How to Calculate Your Monthly Electricity Use

March 13, 2017

If you’re a solar owner, figuring out how much electricity you actually used in a given month is not as easy as it used to be. When all your power came from the utility, a handy graph or chart on the side of your bill probably showed how much electricity you used each of the…  Read the entire post »

1,000 by ’20 in Rhode Island — Here Comes the Clean Energy Economy

March 3, 2017

Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo has announced a goal of increasing the state’s clean energy capacity by 10 times by the end of 2020. That’s a very impressive and ambitious goal, and we commend her for the commitment to the environment and to the economic growth that comes with a flourishing renewable energy industry. The Governor’s…  Read the entire post »