Recent Posts

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 »

Top 5 Reasons To Go Solar Now!

February 14, 2019

Recent polling shows that 89% of Americans support solar power. So when a chance comes up to mention solar, you can pretty much assume you’re on solid “no conflict” ground regardless of all parties political affiliations. But it’s also true that it is usually best to get right down to the key details. Here’s our current list:…  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 »

SMART 101: Getting SMART About Solar

November 1, 2018

SMART Highlights  The Solar Massachusetts Renewable Target (SMART) program, which pays homeowners and businesses in Massachusetts to generate solar energy, is finally here with the official start date of November 26, 2018. If you haven’t yet gone solar the time to sign up is now. And the SMART program is aptly named. The three best…  Read the entire post »

NE Clean Energy Named “Best of the Best” for Solar

October 2, 2018

Well, this was an unexpected honor. New England Clean Energy has been named Best of the Best for solar by eight-time Emmy award winning investigative journalist Rich Noonan. As Noonan says in his news story, he did not tell anyone here at Clean Energy that he was researching our company. We knew nothing about this…  Read the entire post »

Why Bigger Isn’t Better

September 17, 2018

Every year, trade magazine Solar Power World compiles a list of the top solar contractors in the country. New England Clean Energy ranks very high nationally for a small, regional player. And we’re #14 in Massachusetts based on megawatts installed in 2017, among all solar installers including huge developers. But truth be told, that’s not what I care…  Read the entire post »