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How Many Inspections Does It Take To Install A Solar System?

How Many Inspections Does It Take To Install A Solar System? posted on Dec 4

How many municipal inspections does it take to install a residential solar photovoltaic (PV) system? Two is the magic number, however it can often be difficult to hit. In order for a solar customer to install an array, their system must obtain a building and   …Continue Reading How Many Inspections Does It Take To Install A Solar System?

Home Baked Energy Efficiency with a Tasty Glazing

Home Baked Energy Efficiency with a Tasty Glazing posted on Sep 30

To reduce home energy consumption as rates rise, one town in Northwest Massachusetts has found a creative do-it-yourself solution.

Banking on Residential Solar Power

Banking on Residential Solar Power posted on Sep 16

“It’s a house, it’s a car, it’s a … solar panel?” In the coming months, the Department of Energy Resources (DOER) is hoping a new residential solar loan program will spark that question and interest in renewable power at local lending institutions across the Commonwealth.   …Continue Reading Banking on Residential Solar Power

Solar a "No-Go" on Your Roof? Share Through Community Solar

Solar a “No-Go” on Your Roof? Share Through Community Solar posted on Jul 16

Harvard residents who wanted solar on their homes and were unable to get it due to shading, sloping, or structural barriers, found a solution by sharing the Harvard Solar Garden, an approximately 250 kW project, provides 41 residents and six small businesses with sustainable, clean energy. .