News Category: Utilities
December 06, 2019
The electric grid is being upgraded to a smart grid. Turns out, these smart grids can save us money - here is how.
November 06, 2019
Minnesota’s Value of Solar tariff is being challenged by the state’s largest utility, Xcel Energy.
June 05, 2019
Simple ways to bring down your high electric bill payments, from finding mistakes on bills to ways to reduce energy use.
November 14, 2018
What are the benefits of solar energy to the environment, my health and my wallet.
May 04, 2018
North Carolina homeowners and renters get new incentives and options for going solar now that Duke Energy’s $62 million incentive package received final approval.
March 21, 2018
Several key factors are fueling the growth of residential solar energy in Boston and Massachusetts. Comparatively high energy bills and a strong suite of state solar incentives figure in at the top of the list. In addition, a Boston residential solar...
March 07, 2018
Yes, they are. This is unequivocal. You might as well frame the question differently and ask, “Do you enjoy saving money while saving the planet?” It’s practically a rhetorical question.
March 06, 2018
Solar panels are becoming more affordable than ever. San Francisco has a generous incentive for solar. The GoSolarSF program offers money back per kilowatt of energy. For 2018, this rebate starts at $300 per kilowatt.
What Is Net Metering and how will it be affected by the increasing use of time of use electricity rates?
January 12, 2018
The big utilities have started to transition to time-of-use billing. How will time-of-use billing effect net metering?
California's latest self-generation incentive program gets off to a flying start, but does it make battery storage economic?
December 18, 2017
"Behind the utility meter,” battery-based energy storage systems, California's latest Self-Generation Incentive Program (SGIP) got off to a flying start in May.
November 06, 2017
More Americans are taking advantage of the substantial and various benefits of installing a residential solar energy system can provide – and not just because the federal solar investment tax credit is winding down. Utilities in states across the nat...