April 12, 2018
The ITC is a federal tax credit that reduces the tax liability for individuals and companies by 30% of the value of their solar investment. Who claims the credit differs, depending on whether the customer is residential or commercial.
April 11, 2018
Lithium-ion batteries aren’t just powering your cell phone and laptop anymore, they’ve gotten bigger and more powerful and now they’re powering cars, homes, and even the electric grid. They’re becoming increasingly less expensive and the technology b...
April 10, 2018
On average, the typical homeowner in the United States will need to install 28 to 34 solar panels, but again, this depends on the rating of the panels. Remember, it is best to optimize the sun’s light. Although it’s okay to install solar panels in an...
April 05, 2018
In the end, there are many options to use solar energy at your home. There is the federal tax credit of up to 30 percent for a system you own. There are also solar loans to help you own a system with no money down and solar leases and PPAs, which giv...
April 02, 2018
Los Angeles is a sun-drenched city of nearly 4 million. Because of its abundant sunshine, incentives, and other variables, the City of Angels has routinely been one of the best communities in the United States to install residential solar energy syst...
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 24, 2018
It is a measure of how much electrical energy there is in a circuit and how much electrical work can be done by that circuit.
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 13, 2018
Californians have taken to installing residential solar energy systems in the greatest numbers of any state in the U.S. All told, solar energy powered 5.207 million homes across the state as of year-end 2016, according to the U.S. Solar Energy Indust...
March 12, 2018
When all is said and done Powerwall 2 is hands down the best solar battery and energy storage solution available in the US market in 2018. But does this make it a good investment?
March 10, 2018
The solar tax credit certainly gives a powerful incentive to install solar power for your home. But it still represents a significant up-front investment. If you are a cost-conscious consumer, this may well give you pause.
March 08, 2018
Tesla has remained the darling of the electric vehicles industry for years, but now major automakers are racing to compete with the EV manufacturer as it moves from luxury vehicles to mass produce the Model 3, a car for the masses.