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Solar Power Battery Tesla Powerwall (Not The Only Game In Town)

September 27, 2019

One of the hottest topics in solar these days is a solar power battery. That is, a battery to shift your solar production to the non-sunny part of the day as well as provide a backup power source for when the grid isn’t working. And if you’ve thought about a solar power battery at all,…  Read the entire post »

Five Stages of a Solar Installation Part 3 – Sales and Solar Installation Stage

September 27, 2019

As we outlined in an earlier issue/blog, we divide each solar project into five stages; the Sales Stage, then Engineering, Operations, Installation and finally Close Out. In this series we went out of order, so in Part 1 we covered Close Out (the very end) and last month we covered Engineering and Operations. We could…  Read the entire post »

Engineering & Operations – Stages 2 and 3 in the Five Stages of a Solar Installation

August 30, 2019

Last month we covered the fifth and final stage of a solar installation, the Closeout Stage, meaning we started at the end. So what are the other four stages?  Well, it all starts with the Sales Stage (what we call the paperwork chase), then Engineering, Operations, and finally Installation.  We’ll cover the Sales and Installation…  Read the entire post »

Wondering What the Best Solar Panels are for You?

August 30, 2019

“What are the best solar panels for you?” That’s a great question, but hopefully you won’t take offense if I say “I think you’re asking the wrong question”.  Yes, I know, the on-line review mania that has swept the world since the Internet’s arrival has made finding the very best products a kind of sport.…  Read the entire post »

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 »