My Uncle went solar, and is already seeing the results!
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My Uncle went solar, and is already seeing the results!

In residential solar-related news, last month my uncle made a triumphant post to Facebook, showing off his home, newly adorned with a PV array. [caption id="attachment_788" align="aligncenter" width="860"] A Massachusetts home with roof mounted solar panels.[/caption] The details are as follows: 10.8 kW installed and active as of September 10, 2015 Total cost of $44,900 Federal and State tax credits of approx. $14,500 Total cost down: $30,400 [adinserter block="1"] The installer, All Energy Solar of Amherst, MA, estimated that the system will generate 10 SRECs per year, and provided a guesstimated value of $325 per SREC, or $3,250/year. That might be a too…
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Why plug into solar power?
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Why plug into solar power?

Why should you plug into solar energy? Solar energy is one of the many answers to our global energy needs. The sun is free and shining with limitless abundance everyday. Solar is a natural, eco-friendly answer to providing renewable, affordable power through an ever expanding array of different products. Whether you need to light up your patio, heat the pool, water the garden or run your home or business, solar has an inexpensive alternative that is worth considering. When you see a product that includes a photo voltaic cell, you know it’s powered by the sun. It won’t be necessary…
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Largest Indoor Basketball Facility in New England is 100% Solar Powered
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Largest Indoor Basketball Facility in New England is 100% Solar Powered

Beaumont Solar has completed one of the most significant solar projects in the region with the design, engineering and installation of a 389.40kW rooftop solar system at Mass Premier Courts in Foxboro, MA.  The 73,000 square-foot indoor basketball facility will be 100% powered by the 1320 solar panels installed on the metal standing seam roof. [adinserter block="1"] Mass Premier owners wanted to have the system fully operational by the end of 2012 to capture the 50% bonus depreciation.  With an in-house staff that is vertically integrated, Beaumont Solar designed and installed the system with the speed necessary to achieve this goal.  Key to maximizing ROI and meeting…
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Big utilities entering market for small-scale solar power on customer rooftops
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Big utilities entering market for small-scale solar power on customer rooftops

Traditional power companies are getting into small-scale solar energy and competing for space on your rooftop. The emerging competition comes as utilities and smaller solar installers fight over the future of the U.S. energy system. While the market for residential solar power remains a financial drop in the bucket for a big utility, the installation of solar panels overall grew by more than 50 percent in 2014 and is on track for another record-breaking year at time when the traditional utility business is pretty flat. [adinserter block="1"] "The whole theory is you need to serve your customer or someone will…
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Project Spotlight: 6.21kW SunPower Rooftop Solar System
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Project Spotlight: 6.21kW SunPower Rooftop Solar System

Blast from the past! We installed this Montana residential solar system in 2010. The happy homeowners have generated thousands of kilowatt-hours from this bad boy. Today, we are able to fit way more power into the same amount of space thanks to innovative SunPower technology. System Specifications: (27) 230 Watt SunPower modules (1) SunPower inverter [adinserter block="1"] This originally appeared on Independent Power Systems' website, and appears here with their permission.
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Officials welcome solar power company to West Norriton
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Officials welcome solar power company to West Norriton

The staff at SolarCity couldn’t have picked a better day to welcome guests to their new facility on Boulevard of the Generals Thursday morning. Under cloudless skies, state and local officials were invited to tour the 20,000-square-foot operations center of the nation’s top solar provider, which opened in May. [caption id="attachment_502" align="aligncenter" width="1000"] IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR SOLARCITY - SolarCity Founder & CEO Lyndon Rive, Chairman Elon Musk, and SolarCity Founder & COO Peter Rive celebrate the companyís IPO by posing for a photo at the NASDAQ Stock Market on Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012 in New York. SolarCity is a leader…
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Community solar projects offer solar power to those without rooftop panels
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Community solar projects offer solar power to those without rooftop panels

Solar-Power Sharing Programs May Be Poised to Take Off Community solar projects offer those without rooftop panels a way to tap the sun’s power Many consumers would like to switch to solar power but can’t. It could be their homes have too much shade or their roofs can’t accommodate solar panels, or perhaps they live in a condominium or apartment building. Enter so-called community or shared solar, which allows people to buy solar power from centrally owned arrays. The power is delivered by the local utility, and customers get credits on their monthly bills for any power the project sells…
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