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The Five Stages of a Solar Installation – Closeout

July 26, 2019

Final solar installation stage. Sticking with the theme that we make solar installations easy, we thought that explaining what goes into an installation would be helpful (even if that doesn’t make our top eight questions list). So here is Part 1 of the Five Stages of a Solar Installation and rather than starting at the…  Read the entire post »

Top 8 Solar Energy Questions People Ask Before Going Solar – Part 2

July 26, 2019

Last month we opened our Newsletter with The Top Eight Questions People Ask Before Going Solar, Part 1. With no further ado, here’s Part 2 with the final four questions people ask most frequently.   What Incentives Apply to Me?   This is an excellent question and one that can get complex fast. In short,…  Read the entire post »

What is Net Metering

June 25, 2019

And Why You Should Care About It This question could legitimately be in our “Top Solar Questions” article, but the fact is most people don’t ask because they haven’t heard of it yet. Net metering is kind of simple once it is explained. In essence, when you go solar your system will produce energy during…  Read the entire post »

Top 8 Solar Energy Questions People Ask Before Going Solar – Part 1

June 25, 2019

If you are (or you know someone) that is considering going solar you likely have a list of solar energy questions you’d like to get answered. But at the same time, you’re probably a bit conflicted about it (in a sort of Approach Avoidance kind of way). Meaning, it’s not atypical to feel you shouldn’t…  Read the entire post »

Federal Tax Credit For Solar Panels: Fear Of Missing Out

May 22, 2019

As they say, you can’t predict the future, but at the moment it would be hard to blame anyone that was feeling maximum “Fear Of Missing Out” (FOMO) when it comes to going solar. Yes, technology will keep marching on and prices will continue their decline, but there is definitely less room for significant price…  Read the entire post »

Solar Incentives Rebate by Municipal Utilities

May 17, 2019

Do you live in a town that is serviced by a municipal electric company? Did you think the new state solar program for solar incentives (called SMART) wouldn’t apply to you? THINK AGAIN! At the end of last year the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER) announced a new solar investment grant program just for…  Read the entire post »

Does Inverter Clipping Matter?

May 2, 2019

One of the most common questions we hear from our more technical customers is “shouldn’t I worry about inverter clipping?” In a word, no. But of course, while I sometimes try to keep it at that,  a simple “no” rarely resolves the question. First, let’s focus on what inverter clipping is; the graph below will…  Read the entire post »

Why New England Clean Energy is Better

April 26, 2019

Last year we were awarded the 2018 “Best of The Best” National Award for solar installers and it really covered a good deal of what I would agree make us special, different and yes better. But as you may agree, it is best to look at one’s own business from a customer’s perspective, because that’s…  Read the entire post »

Hot And Un-bothered

April 3, 2019

Lots of people have talked about how we as a species tend to treat really big – but slow – change with lethargy. Basically, we’ll spot the lion that leaps out at us and act quickly, but if the lion is silently tracking us for several days we may be none the wiser. Or the…  Read the entire post »

Should You Buy or Lease Solar for Your Home?

March 29, 2019

As an installer who sells systems I’m naturally biased. But I see a false equivalence in much of the Lease vs. Buy conversation out there. I’ve written about it before, but a question I saw on the Internet made me think about it again. A homeowner wanted to buy out his solar lease. He was…  Read the entire post »