State News: Massachusetts
14 Oct 2018
The cost of solar panels for homes is currently offset by a 30% federal tax credit and in some instances also supported by other state and utility-based solar incentives or tax credits. Right now many homeowners installing solar panels can get a payb...
13 Aug 2018
Installing a solar energy system saves money and helps the environment. By avoiding future utility bills, the system will pay for itself in a few years, but the up-front costs may be more than you have in available cash. Fortunately, there are many f...
25 Mar 2018
Befitting its acronym, the Solar Massachusetts Renewable Target (SMART) program has been hailed as one of the smartest solar incentive programs in the nation. Why, and how so? We zoom in and take a brief, yet close, look at Massachusetts SMART in thi...
21 Mar 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...
26 Jan 2018
Numerous solar cost-estimating tools to help you understand how much a solar array should cost you. Having that knowledge ready when you talk to solar installers helps you better understand the pros and cons of financing solar options and can help yo...
What Is Net Metering and how will it be affected by the increasing use of time of use electricity rates?
12 Jan 2018
The big utilities have started to transition to time-of-use billing. How will time-of-use billing effect net metering?