Category: Solar

Understanding the Rising Cost of Energy in Massachusetts Posted by Wattson on Nov 16, 2015

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If you pay utility bills in Massachusetts, chances are that you have seen those bills increase over the years. According to the Boston Globe and federal data, Massachusetts electricity costs for households and businesses were well above the national average in 2014 at 39% higher and 79% higher, respectively. National Grid proposed an...

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10 Things to Know About Adding Solar Energy to Your Home Posted by Wattson on Nov 5, 2015

Things to Know About Adding Solar Energy to Your Home

As technology progresses and solar power is becoming more affordable for the average American family, it’s no wonder so many people are deciding to go solar. Currently, there are over 700,000 homes in the United States that run on solar energy. Are you interested in lowering your electricity bill and increasing your home’s efficie...

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Massachusetts Solar Loan Program Posted by Wattson on Oct 15, 2015

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You probably think owning a solar power system for your home is out of your budget, right? Think again! On August 7, 2015 Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker along with his Lt Governor Karyn Polito filed legislation to expand upon the success and continued growth of Massachusetts solar industry by making sure the Commonwealth leads ...

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How Much Do Solar Panels Increase a Home’s Value? Posted by Wattson on Sep 22, 2015

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Are you thinking about renovating your home to increase its value? Forget about redoing your kitchen. Get more bang for your buck by installing solar panels. Even if you’re not planning to sell your home in the near future, going solar is an investment that pays off from Day 1. So how much more can your house fetch on the market ...

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Use Solar to Save for a Rainy Day Posted by Wattson on Aug 21, 2015

Many people think of solar panels as a direct source of electricity for the home. As long as the sun is shining, the lights will stay on. So what happens when the sun goes down or dips behind the clouds? How well do solar panels hold up over those long harsh winters and spring storms? Is going solar more hassle than it's actually wor...

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Is My House Right for Solar? Posted by Wattson on Jul 15, 2015

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Solar energy is a clean, renewable way to power modern homes. Solar energy systems are kind to the environment and to your wallet and they offer amazing benefits. If you're considering solar power for your home, you must first determine if your home is right for solar. Here are some things to consider when deciding if solar makes sense f...

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Sunny Springtime: The Perfect Time to Install Solar Panels Posted by Wattson on May 20, 2015

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Renewable energy and protecting the environment are important considerations when thinking about how to power your lifestyle. We all know that resources like coal and oil damage the earth both when they are removed from the ground, then again when they are burned for energy. Solar energy, on the other hand, is clean and becoming more acce...

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You Don’t Need Tom Brady’s Budget to Have a Solar Powered Home Posted by Wattson on Apr 16, 2015

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Did you know that football star Tom Brady's home is completely custom-built and includes Earth-friendly features like gray water collection, reclaimed and recycled construction materials, and solar panels that provide all of the home's electricity needs? While celebrities may have unlimited budgets for investing in sustainable ene...

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