Tag Archives: Solar Panel Installation

Top 25 residential solar installers in Massachusetts

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From 2010 to April 2014, the Massachusetts Solar Carve-Out program has catalyzed a solar installation industry in the Bay State. In that time, over 10,000 residential solar installations were completed by 266 installers. To the benefit of our entertainment for the day, all of this information is listed publicly on the Mass.gov website at the […]

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Rooftop solar assessment tool out of MIT

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An MIT team recently created a rooftop solar assessment tool and has licensed it to a startup at Mapdwell.com. The tool uses 3D mapping technology to determine the viability of every rooftop in a few communities where it is currently available. Those communities include: Wellfleet, Cambridge and Boston in Massachusetts, Washington, D.C., and Washington County, OR. […]

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California laws will boost residential solar installations

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On the heels of Jerry Brown’s return from the U.N. Climate Summit in New  York, the California Governor signed a law to streamline rooftop solar installations. Assembly Bill 2188 puts some requirements in place that will require cities to establish expedited review checklists, allow electronic signatures and finish any inspections within five business days of a […]

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Ikea Solar Panels?!

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Yup, they’re coming! IKEA announced it will be expanding its residential solar service beyond the United Kingdom into 8 new countries, starting with the Netherlands in October and Switzerland in December. IKEA didn’t mention which 6 countries would follow, but it probably won’t be long before you can get your solar panels at IKEA! IKEA […]

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Video: Different types of solar panels

We recently updated our videos page, a place where we’ll aggregate some of our favorite informative videos. Here’s another one: Different types of solar panels:

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Video: How Solar Panels Work

We recently updated our videos page, a place where we’ll aggregate some of our favorite informative videos. Here’s the first one: How Solar Panels Work:

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Storage and grid solutions are on the horizon

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With the residential solar market expanding and distributed technologies maturing, billions of dollars will be poured into distributed energy solutions at home. According to a recent Navigant Research report, over the next 9 years, homeowners will invest over $625 billion in these technologies. Among the trends, the broader theme of the home as it’s own power […]

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Cleaning your solar panels

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It may be that time for a little solar panel cleaning! Here are some tips: Also, check out our Google+ page with the rest of our Youtube videos!

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Hurricane Sandy underscores importance of renewable energy

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Since Hurricane Sandy hit the eastern seaboard, there has been an elevated level of discourse regarding climate change, a topic that had been mostly ignored during the Presidential election. After the hurricane, NYC Mayor Bloomberg noted climate change as a key factor in his decision to endorse President Obama. More recently, the newly elected head […]

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The Complexities and Payoffs of Using Rooftop Solar Panels to Power Your Electric Vehicle.

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Solar cells stand to place an increasingly prominent role in augmenting the practicality of electric cars.  In theory, the idea of using solar panels to charge electric cars seems a perfect combination. The sun is the planet’s greatest source of free energy and anyone with the capacity to harness it is at an advantage. The […]

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