2015 Cost Of Solar Index For Massachusetts Released By Solar To The People
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2015 Cost Of Solar Index For Massachusetts Released By Solar To The People

A new study providing data on the cost of home solar in Massachusetts was recently released by Solar to the People — the purpose of the release being to spur greater price transparency in the state. The new study offers data on the costs paid by homeowners for solar installations in the state for dates between 2008 and May 2015, with figures for both full installations and also for cost per kW (kilowatt) of installed installed. Costs both before and after state + federal incentives + rebates are provided. The study sourced much of its data from the Massachusetts Clean…
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Renewable energy advocates visit Fall River to talk about capitalizing on resources
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Renewable energy advocates visit Fall River to talk about capitalizing on resources

Every time you flick a light switch, you send money to Texas, Venezuela, Saudi Arabia. Wouldn’t it be better to keep that money local? That's the question Sylvia Broude asked. Broude, the executive director of Toxics Action Center, was in town Wednesday, taking part in a statewide push to convince legislators to make it easier for individuals and companies to invest in renewable energy. The press conference in Fall River — held in Kennedy Park to allow a good view of the coal piles at the Brayton Point Power Station — was one of six held around the state in…
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From the Boston Globe: Are solar panels worth it?
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From the Boston Globe: Are solar panels worth it?

The deluge of data and the pressure to install solar panels can be debilitating. We shine some light on the murk. You’ve seen them on your neighbors’ roofs. Solar panels are popping up everywhere now, and so are the ads for them. It’s no wonder — harnessing energy from the sun appeals to everyone from carbon-cutting environmentalists to grid-wary doomsday preppers. But the real growth has been driven by average homeowners with a much simpler motive: saving money. In fact, a recent study by North Carolina State University ranked Boston second among the nation’s largest 50 cities in terms of…
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