State News: Massachusetts
August 21, 2019
Tesla's rent solar program promises easy installation, minimal upfront costs, and the ability to remove the panels at any time. What they don't tell you is that you forfeit your right to tax credits and rebates. We discuss whether or not it's worth i...
July 02, 2019
We explain exactly what community solar is, who it’s for, and how it works in Mass. We also see how it compares to rooftop solar panels.
May 20, 2019
The program offers solar loans to income-qualified Massachusetts residents. How does it compare to other financing options - and is it a good deal?
Solar guide: How to find energy efficiency rebates available in your city and finance your solar panel installation
May 14, 2019
Don't let the upfront cost of solar scare you: there are lots of incentives, rebates & financing options available if you know where to look.
May 13, 2019
Everything you need to know about solar hot water heaters… How do they work and, more importantly, how much they can save you on utility bills.
October 14, 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...
August 13, 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...
March 25, 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...
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...
January 26, 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?
January 12, 2018
The big utilities have started to transition to time-of-use billing. How will time-of-use billing effect net metering?