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The Sun is Setting on SRECs

May 5, 2017

This time I’m letting an image do the talking. Wait — I can’t help myself — just a few words from me: The sun is setting on SRECs — quarterly checks that you get for going solar in MA — and the replacement program is less generous to the tune of thousands of dollars. Contact us…  Read the entire post »

More Proof Solar is Mainstream

May 4, 2017

Last week, I posted about my belief that solar is now mainstream in the popular consciousness, at least in New England and other parts of the country where the solar energy market is well established. Yesterday, we had another example supporting that theory. A gentleman called us to ask for a solar quote for his…  Read the entire post »

“On The Level” About Solar

April 27, 2017

I recently went into the WCRN-AM 830 studio to be a guest on “On The Level With Steve Quist,” a popular home improvement show. It was a lot of fun, as always (I’ve been on several times), and hopefully it was informative for those learning about solar. Here is the interview, broken into three 7-10…  Read the entire post »

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? At the end of this year, sign-ups for the SREC solar incentive program end and the new SMART program goes into effect. However, the SMART program will only be…  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 »