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Switching to a Heat Pump?

January 17, 2022

I’m often asked by my solar customers if their solar system will generate enough electricity for them to convert from a fossil-fuel-based heating system to an electricity-based heating system. As it turns out, this is not a difficult question to answer. It does however, require some knowledge about how much fossil fuel you use for…  Read the entire post »

Costs of fossil-fueled utilities are on the rise. Here’s why.

November 10, 2021

  Data source: [1] As opposed to solar panel installations, Fossil-fueled electricity is at the highest price per million British thermal units (MBTU) since February 2014, says CNN Business. [2] And that price is not decreasing. National Grid [3] and Eversource Energy [4] recently filed for approval to raise their electricity rates. Though the changes are pending,…  Read the entire post »

What Solar Costs in the Granite State

November 10, 2021

From Portsmouth to Keene to the White Mountains – New Hampshire’s vibrant land, cities, and bodies of water are prime spots for installing solar panels. The Granite States’ solar industry has grown to an eye opening degree over the past decade. And while it doesn’t have the incentive programs some other states have, existing benefits…  Read the entire post »

Five Reasons Your Solar Panels are NOT Identical

September 16, 2021

You just had your solar panels installation done and you have panel level electronics. That means you can see the electricity production of every panel. In fact, you can see power at any instant and the accumulated energy over time. But then you wonder, why isn’t each panel producing the same? There are several reasons…  Read the entire post »

Cost of Solar Panels in Rhode Island

August 12, 2021

The Biggest Little State of Rhode Island for Solar Too Now that you are familiar with solar incentives in Rhode Island, let’s look at just how affordable solar panel systems are in The Ocean State. Although the cost of solar panels has changed over the years, Rhode Island residents are looking at very reasonable prices…  Read the entire post »

Comparing Solar Incentives in Massachusetts

July 29, 2021

Completing our review of solar incentives throughout our primary service areas, this month we’re tackling solar incentives in Massachusetts. Between the Federal Investment Tax Credit (ITC), net metering, and other state programs Massachusetts has some of the best solar incentives in the country. So not only can you experience the benefits of renewable energy, but…  Read the entire post »

Comparing New Hampshire Solar Incentives

July 1, 2021

With the current Presidential Administration in place, Renewable Energy and in particular Solar Energy has been getting a lot of press and attention on television, in the papers, radio, social media and more. Particularly, solar incentives. Regardless of where you are on the political spectrum, it’s a great time to go solar. That’s because solar is…  Read the entire post »

How to Read Your Electric Bill After You Install Solar

June 21, 2021

  So: you install solar and you’re on your way to a reduced electricity bill – congrats! That’s a huge step financially and environmentally. But now your electric bill with solar is looking a little bit different and you’re confused. No big deal – there’s just a few things to remember.  Solar can reduce or…  Read the entire post »

Comparing Solar Incentives in Rhode Island

June 15, 2021

Homeowners installing a solar electric system in Rhode Island have two good choices when it comes to picking a state program to defray the cost:  fondly known as “REF” and “REG.” The difference in RI Solar Incentives can be a tad confusing so here’s an explanation and a comparison of the two.  REF  (Renewable Energy…  Read the entire post »

How to Read Your Electric Bill

May 18, 2021

According to Energy Price Choice, around 90% of consumers don’t know what rate they pay for their electric usage. If you’re part of that majority, don’t fret. Many utility bills can be complex to read and the rate is not always obvious.  Before you go solar it’s important to know how much you’re paying on…  Read the entire post »