News Archive for March 2018
Massachusetts' SMART Solar Incentive Program Stands Out, Lives Up to its Acronym
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...
What is a megawatt MW, megawatt hour MWh, kilowatt kW and kilowatt hour kWh?
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.
How Valuable is a Residential Solar Energy System in Boston, Massachusetts?
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...
Assessing the Value of Residential Solar in Orange County, California
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...
Is the Tesla Powerwall home battery worth it with the new time-based controls?
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?
Will congress extend the 30% solar tax credit beyond 2020?
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.
Will Someone Introduce a Tesla Killer Electric Vehicle in 2018?
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.
How are Solar Panels Changing America?
March 08, 2018
Solar panels are changing the US in numerous ways, from offering homeowners cheap, reliable energy to creating hundreds of thousands of jobs and transforming energy in America.
Are solar panels worth it in San Francisco in 2018?
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.
Do Electric Cars Cost Less to Drive Than Gas-Powered Vehicles?
March 07, 2018
People have more choices when it comes to personal transportation than they’ve ever had before and one of the most exciting, innovative areas in personal transportation is electric vehicles (EVs).
How much do solar panels cost in San Francisco in 2018?
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.