State News: Massachusetts
Is renting Tesla solar panels better than buying them?
August 21, 2019
Tesla’s rent solar program promises easy installation & minimal upfront costs. You’ll just have to forfeit your tax credits and rebates. We discuss whether or not it's worth it.
Community solar in Massachusetts: What you need to know
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.
Is the Mass Solar Loan program a good choice for financing a solar installation?
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.
How much will a solar water heater save me? Advantages of solar water heaters explained
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.
The key things you need to know about solar panels for home in 2020
October 14, 2018
Are solar panels for home now so cheap that even zero down offers will save you a lot of money?
What is the best option to finance your solar installation?
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...
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...
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...
Why this new AI powered online solar panel calculator is a leap forward?
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?