December 21, 2017

Can Trump Crush Solar?

Preface In my experience, policymakers vehemently argue over the so-called “correct” course of action on any particular issue. After hearing a carefully crafted policy position, one may think, “this person knows what they are talking about”. ... Continue Reading ›

December 19, 2017

Our Top 10 Home Winterization Tips

It’s that time of year again! As the cold weather, snow, and ice overtake the environment we are all grateful to have a cozy place to stay warm. However, keeping our homes warm can cost ... Continue Reading ›

December 7, 2017

The 101+ Pieces of A Solar Install

I have come to understand that there is no insignificant piece in a puzzle, every piece is required for the whole.  Similarly, a solar installation has hundreds of pieces, none insignificant. My job, as the ... Continue Reading ›

November 16, 2017

Changes To The Mass Solar Loan Program

What a Great Program! Rolled out in fall of 2016, the Mass Solar Loan Program (MSL), sponsored by the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) and the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER) has been an ... Continue Reading ›

October 23, 2017

Solar Panel Warranties: Choosing The Best From The Start

For people looking to install solar for their home or business, one of the major factors in the decision-making process is the warranty. Will my system be covered in case of damage? How long will ... Continue Reading ›

September 14, 2017

LiDar: The Future of Home Evaluations for Solar

How Lidar Technology Can Change Your Perspective on Solar Readiness In many regards, solar works the way one would expect: the sun shines on the solar panels, the panels produce electricity, which means your home needs ... Continue Reading ›

August 31, 2017

Consumption Monitoring: An Industry Game Changer

“What I really like about consumption monitoring is that I can check my SunPower portal on my phone and see when my electric dryer is being used! I have full control of my electricity. The ... Continue Reading ›

August 3, 2017

Is It Time To Backup? A Brief Talk on Battery Backups and Energy Storage

  Sonnen Batterie Recently, I attended the Smart Energy America Conference in Boston. My goal was to get a better understanding of the prospects of battery backup systems, especially in conjunction with solar systems. As many know, ... Continue Reading ›

July 13, 2017

SRECs in Real Life - A Case Study

Welcome to the second installment of everything you need to know about SRECs. Last week we discussed the basics of SRECs – what they are, how you get them, and how they can affect your ... Continue Reading ›

July 7, 2017

SRECs 101 - All You Need To Know

Bob: “Hey. What’s happening?” Chris: “You know. Same ol’, same ol’.  Kids just finished up with school, busy with work. And oh yeah, we own a power plant now.” Bob: “A power plant?” Chris: “Yeah, we just put ... Continue Reading ›