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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 »

The Future of the Auto Industry: Solar Power Generation for Electric Vehicles

May 11, 2021

Solar power generation is growing in popularity since the presidential election. And President Biden has indicated that he will be tightening U.S. emission standards to meet global environmental goals. In response, several major automobile companies have moved forward their manufacturing deadlines for electric vehicles (EVs). So today we will explore the role of solar electricity…  Read the entire post »

Can You Place Solar Paneling In The Shade? Let’s Learn About Tree Mapping

April 20, 2021

Many of our customers choose to install solar paneling because they want to reduce their impact on the environment. That’s one reason we love solar, too! In terms of placement, you may be wondering if you can install solar in the shade. It may actually shock some people when we suggest removing a tree or…  Read the entire post »

Another Year Gone – NE Clean Energy’s 2020 Highlights

April 9, 2021

2020 was rough for a lot of folks: abnormal weather, a turbulent presidential election, an economic recession, and–this takes the cake–a global pandemic. But despite the chaos, New England Clean Energy staff doubled down on our solar power efforts to not only help customers save money with solar but also provide them with meaningful service…  Read the entire post »

Reflecting on Small-Scale Solar Savings

March 17, 2021

So you’re thinking about going solar. Or perhaps you’ve already taken the step of installing a few panels. But now you’re questioning whether your decision is making an economic or environmental difference for the nation at large. I mean, what role can your small-scale solar array play in aiding the shift from fossil fuels to…  Read the entire post »

The Golden Age of Solar Panel Sales

February 17, 2021

In 2020, we experienced not just a global pandemic but also devastating forest fires, hurricanes, floods, and heatwaves here at home. As a result of the record-breaking natural disasters in 2020, more people are realizing that (1) the climate is changing rapidly and (2) humans can play a role in managing it. Now, what does…  Read the entire post »

How Often Do Solar Panels Have To Be Replaced?

January 18, 2021

Solar panels for housing are a great investment. Not only do they allow your family to save on electric bills, but they do it in a sustainable way for years to come. Generally speaking, solar panels are extremely durable and with no moving parts, they will generally require little to no maintenance.  As of now, the…  Read the entire post »

A Solar Operating Lease – Would One Work For Your Company?

November 5, 2020

In our last financial blog we covered Power Purchase Agreements aka PPAs. PPAs are a good option for companies looking to install commercial solar panels when they wish to avoid taking out a loan or can’t make use of solar’s Federal Investment Tax Credit or depreciation tax benefit. But there are other options and depending…  Read the entire post »

Generac-PWRcell: The Whole House Backup Solution

November 4, 2020

In New England, power outages are not uncommon. We have winter storms, summer storms, we’ve even had a perfect storm. Have you ever had all the food in your fridge spoil because your power was out? Or desperately needed wifi for your work-from-home meeting? It’s times like these when you can benefit from backup power.…  Read the entire post »