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Too Many Trees for Solar? Let’s Learn About Tree Mapping

April 20, 2021

Many of our customers choose to install solar because they want to reduce their impact on the environment. That’s one reason we love solar, too! That said, it may shock some people when we suggest removing a tree or two to improve solar production. So today we’re going to talk about tree mapping: why it’s…  Read the entire post »

Another Year Gone – NE Clean Energy’s 2020 Highlights

April 9, 2021

2020 was rough for a lot of folks: abnormal weather, a turbulent presidential election, an economic recession, and–this takes the cake–a global pandemic. But despite the chaos, New England Clean Energy staff doubled down on our efforts to not only help customers save money with solar but also provide them with meaningful service and clean…  Read the entire post »

Mythbusting Microinverters: Why String Inverters Might Be For You

March 24, 2021

There are a lot of decisions to be made when designing the perfect solar system for yourself: price, power capabilities, warranties, and all the rest. But one decision that looms largest, perhaps, is the choice of an inverter: whether it’s string or microinverters. Specifically, the component that converts the direct current (DC) electricity generated by…  Read the entire post »

Reflecting on Small-Scale Solar Savings

March 17, 2021

So you’re thinking about going solar. Or perhaps you’ve already taken the step of installing a few panels. But now you’re questioning whether your decision is making an economic or environmental difference for the nation at large. I mean, what role can your small-scale solar array play in aiding the shift from fossil fuels to…  Read the entire post »

The Golden Age of Solar

February 17, 2021

In 2020, we experienced not just a global pandemic but also devastating forest fires, hurricanes, floods, and heatwaves here at home. As a result of the record-breaking natural disasters in 2020, more people are realizing that (1) the climate is changing rapidly and (2) humans can play a role in managing it. Now, what does…  Read the entire post »

How Often Do Solar Panels Have To Be Replaced?

January 18, 2021

Solar panels are a great investment for your home. Not only do they allow your family to save on electric bills, but they do it in a sustainable way for years to come. Generally speaking, solar panels are extremely durable and with no moving parts, they will generally require little to no maintenance.  As of…  Read the entire post »

A Solar Operating Lease – Would One Work For Your Company?

November 5, 2020

In our last financial blog we covered Power Purchase Agreements aka PPAs. PPAs are a good option for companies looking to go solar when they wish to avoid taking out a loan or can’t make use of solar’s Federal Investment Tax Credit or depreciation tax benefit. But there are other options and depending on your…  Read the entire post »

Generac PWRcell: The Whole House Backup Solution

November 4, 2020

In New England, power outages are not uncommon. We have winter storms, summer storms, we’ve even had a perfect storm. Have you ever had all the food in your fridge spoil because your power was out? Or desperately needed wifi for your work-from-home meeting? It’s times like these when you can benefit from backup power.…  Read the entire post »

Power Purchase Agreements: Pros and Cons

October 8, 2020

Our last financial blog focused on commercial financing options, today we are here to focus on just one of them and talk about power purchase agreements. It is important to weigh the pros and cons of each option for your specific needs. We are here to help every step of the way. Power Purchase agreements…  Read the entire post »

Should I Replace My Roof Before Going Solar?

September 23, 2020

One of the most important things to think about before installing solar panels on your roof is to evaluate the condition of said roof. If not, there’s a chance you will have to pay to remove and reinstall your solar panels, just to do a roof replacement. Not only is that extra money nobody wants…  Read the entire post »