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Category Archives: Solar Education & Tips

How Does the Solar Tax Credit Work?

November 8, 2022

If you are considering clean energy or recently had solar panels installed, you should understand how simple it is to receive your federal tax credit. Don’t let the word “tax” scare you away; it is much easier than you think.  Who’s eligible for the solar tax credit? The first thing you should know is whether…  Read the entire post »

How Many Solar Panels Do I Need?

October 31, 2022

How Many Solar Panels Do I Need? So: you’ve decided you’re going solar and beginning the first few steps of your project. If you’re like most customers, you’re probably wanting the best panel with the best output efficiency, you’re just not sure what or how many solar panels you’ll need.  That’s what we’re here for!…  Read the entire post »

5 Benefits of the Inflation Reduction Act for Solar

August 19, 2022

If you have any interest in clean energy or solar panel incentives, you probably know by now that the Federal Government has passed the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA). The IRA is a $369 billion investment for climate justice and clean energy making it one of the most significant climate bills in history. And for us…  Read the entire post »

How Your Home With Solar Panels Can Charge Your EV

July 7, 2022

Change is hard.  Abandoning a way of life is difficult and we would be lying to claim that everyone at NE Clean Energy commutes to work with an EV. However, we believe in taking the first step to at least challenge your perception of the accessibility of an EV and how much converting would be…  Read the entire post »

How to Get the Federal Solar Tax Credit

February 12, 2020

Taxes may be a dry topic, but if you want to save money with solar, this is a very important post for those who want to know about solar incentives. Please read on. I’ll start at the beginning. Jump ahead if you don’t need answers to the first few questions. And see the glossary of…  Read the entire post »

Is my roof good for solar?

December 20, 2019

We get many enthusiastic calls and emails from people ready to get solar installed on their roofs. Their enthusiasm is exceeded only by their disappointment if we tell them that their projected return isn’t that good because their roof is far less than ideal. How would we know? How could you know? Here are some…  Read the entire post »

Top 5 Reasons To Go Solar Now!

February 14, 2019

Recent polling shows that 89% of Americans support solar power. So when a chance comes up to mention solar, you can pretty much assume you’re on solid “no conflict” ground regardless of all parties political affiliations. But it’s also true that it is usually best to get right down to the key details. Here’s our current list:…  Read the entire post »

SMART 101: Getting SMART About Solar

November 1, 2018

SMART Highlights  The Solar Massachusetts Renewable Target (SMART) program, which pays homeowners and businesses in Massachusetts to generate solar energy, is finally here with the official start date of November 26, 2018. If you haven’t yet gone solar the time to sign up is now. And the SMART program is aptly named. The three best…  Read the entire post »

NE Clean Energy Named “Best of the Best” for Solar

October 2, 2018

Well, this was an unexpected honor. New England Clean Energy has been named Best of the Best for solar by eight-time Emmy award winning investigative journalist Rich Noonan. As Noonan says in his news story, he did not tell anyone here at Clean Energy that he was researching our company. We knew nothing about this…  Read the entire post »

Why Bigger Isn’t Better

September 17, 2018

Every year, trade magazine Solar Power World compiles a list of the top solar contractors in the country. New England Clean Energy ranks very high nationally for a small, regional player. And we’re #14 in Massachusetts based on megawatts installed in 2017, among all solar installers including huge developers. But truth be told, that’s not what I care…  Read the entire post »