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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 »

Whole House Power Metering

March 13, 2019

We explained the higher bills in our previous blog article about seasonal impacts but what can you do about it? Well, around here we’re great believers in the old adage “that which is measured improves”. The trick is putting a little bit of time into measuring. First, there is the production monitoring that came with…  Read the entire post »

Wow, I’ve Got Solar so Why is my Bill so High? Seasonal Impacts

March 8, 2019

Winter always brings cold, snow, and a yearning for spring. But for us it also comes with questions from both old and new customers about their unexpectedly high electrify bills. Truth is, there is always a reason; the issue is just ferreting it out. Seasonal Impacts In winter the days are shorter, the sun is…  Read the entire post »

Is Clean Energy Unstoppable?

March 4, 2019

One of the things that people in the solar industry like to joke about is we’re all taking a ride on the “Solar Coaster”. Meaning, it is a very up and down business as public opinion and policies sometimes change at an alarming rate.  But the truth is we know it is the same for…  Read the entire post »

The Polar Vortex

February 21, 2019

We can all rest a bit easier now that the Polar Vortex has come and gone. The cold was not only deadly, but it most certainly left in its wake frozen pipes, spiking heating bills, and other issues for homes, properties, and sadly several unfortunate people that died in the cold. For most of you,…  Read the entire post »

Climate Change is in the Air (and water, and trees, and mountains)

December 10, 2018

It’s been a busy last month or so for climate change news. The biggest of the published findings was the Fourth National Climate Assessment from the US Government released over the Thanksgiving weekend. And the media coverage has been pervasive, covering everything from the fires in California to those few that still believe it isn’t…  Read the entire post »

Low-Pressure Solar Sales

June 5, 2018

If you’re a video viewer, watch this 45-second explanation of our approach to sales. For more detail, read on. If high-pressure salespeople make you want to explode, or crawl and hide, try us. New England Clean Energy’s low-pressure sales approach is the #3 reason* customers choose us to install their solar. I was our first…  Read the entire post »

Solar is Not a One Size Fits All Product

March 19, 2018

As solar has become the new energy standard, homeowners want to buy it as quickly as possible, sometimes without anyone measuring the roof in person. While technology has made solar energy systems easier to design and install than ever, solar is far from a one-size-fits-all product that you can pluck off the shelf like a…  Read the entire post »