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New England Clean Energy is proud to have been making solar a reality for our customers for ten years. Thank you to the hundreds of homeowners and small and mid-sized business owners who have put their trust in us.

Recent Posts

How to Avoid National Grid’s New Rate Increase in Rhode Island

August 8, 2017

Rhode Island residential customers of National Grid are facing a $27 per month increase in electric bills starting October 1, under a proposed rate hike submitted by National Grid recently.* A Providence Journal article on this news stated bills would go up about $17 on average. But that’s based on monthly electricity use of 500…  Read the entire post »

Announcing New Clean Energy Leaders

August 2, 2017

In the past couple of weeks, we’ve had some big changes happening here at New England Clean Energy. After serving as our Sales Director for three years, Doug McCartney takes on the role of Chief Executive Officer. Our former CEO, Jim Elkind, retired on June 1st. It’s hard to say good-bye to Clean Energy so…  Read the entire post »

Solar Does Not Hurt Utility Ratepayers

July 31, 2017

Last week, the Monadnock Ledger-Transcript published a fabulous opinion piece written by a consumer from Peterborough, New Hampshire. Titled Local Power Generation, One Home at a Time, it’s a wide-ranging piece on solar – myths and realities. In particular, the author makes a compelling case that, despite what investor-owned utilities would have you believe, solar does…  Read the entire post »

Very Superstitious: Nate Solder Super Bowl Story

July 27, 2017

If you’ve been following our Solder on Solar video series, you know it’s a bunch of short messages from New England Patriot Nate Solder about solar energy: why he had New England Clean Energy install a system on his home, what he looked for in a solar company, and why he thinks solar is important.…  Read the entire post »

Solar Systems Made Simple

July 26, 2017

Solar is simple compared to many technologies, but having a system installed does require learning about a few pieces of equipment. Let me de-mystify the components of a typical solar electric system.   If you liked this article, you might also enjoy: Back to Basics: Energy Explained Back to Basics: Energy Efficiency Explained Back to…  Read the entire post »

Two More Months, Two More Episodes

July 13, 2017

With the start of the NFL football season just shy of two months away, we’re rolling out two more episodes of our Solder on Solar video series. The solar market is saturated with installers, making it difficult to know which one to pick. In Episode 4 of Solder on Solar, Nate explains how he made…  Read the entire post »

Case Study: Selling Your Home With Solar

July 12, 2017

Selling a home is intimidating enough, but selling a home with solar? You might think having solar on your home would make the home sale process even more complicated. In fact, solar typically makes it easier, and faster, to sell your home. Home buyers show increasing interest in homes with green features. A study by the U.S.…  Read the entire post »

Rhode Island Gets Greener

June 29, 2017

Rhode Island is now one of only two states in the country that has streamlined and standardized its solar permitting process to the benefit of its citizens and the planet. Governor Gina Raimondo recently signed landmark legislation (S.0562) creating a common process for the application, review and awarding of building and electrical permits for solar.…  Read the entire post »

‘Live Free or Die’ for Energy Independence

June 26, 2017

Last Friday, the New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission (PUC) issued a monumental order: effective September 1, the state will lift its Net Metering cap. If you aren’t familiar with the ongoing saga of net metering in America you might be wondering, why is this so exciting? Net Metering is the policy under which the utilities…  Read the entire post »

Make Climate-Related Change Happen

June 15, 2017

America was founded by people standing up for what they believe in, and that characteristic continues to define us today. So even though there were many heavy hearts on June 1st when the President pulled America out of the Paris Climate Accord, there are reasons to be hopeful. State and city governments, private companies and…  Read the entire post »