If you’re already considering installing solar panels, you’re probably familiar with (and looking forward to!) the positive impact it will have on lowering your monthly electric bill. But what if you could also substantially decrease your monthly heating and cooling bills with your new system? You can maximize your energy bill savings and reduce your carbon footprint by pairing your solar panels with energy-efficient air source heat pumps.Continue reading
SunPower is one of the most popular solar companies in the US. And, since starting in 1985, the California-based company has expanded into more than 100 countries! In 2019, they began manufacturing panels under a separate company, Maxeon. By the following year, Maxeon spun off and became a fully independent company, manufacturing solar panels in a partnership with SunPower, who continues to provide distributed generation (DG), storage and energy services.Continue reading
Solar loans have become a popular way to finance solar panel installations. While there are various loan options to consider, the majority of solar loan products offer fixed interest rates, monthly payments, and terms. If you’re looking for a solar loan option that allows you to adjust your monthly payment down the line, you may want to consider re-amortization options.Continue reading
Choosing how you want to heat and cool your property is an important decision, especially regarding your energy bills. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), heating and cooling make up roughly 53 percent of energy consumption in the average U.S. home, adding up to about $93 billion per year. Because these technologies make up such a large portion of energy costs, homeowners are increasingly looking to upgrade to newer, smarter, and more energy-efficient technologies like air source heat pumps (ASHPs). In this article, we’ll dive into some of the most important advantages and disadvantages of ASHPs to keep in mind as you’re evaluating what heating and cooling technologies are best for your home.Continue reading
The Mass Save energy assessment program is Massachusetts’ all-encompassing energy efficiency program which is sponsored by both your electric utility and energy efficiency providers. The program is available to renters, homeowners, and businesses across Massachusetts. Here’s the complete breakdown of all the different measures you can take to reduce your energy use and utility bills through the Mass Save program in 2022.
Solar power can be captured and used in several ways, primarily to generate electrical or thermal energy for homes, businesses, utilities, and more. Solar power is a renewable resource, and as such, is a critical part of our clean energy future.Continue reading
If you’re an avid reader of our biweekly solar news roundups, you may have noticed that it looks a bit different this week. Because we cover a wide variety of topics across the energy industry, we decided to better reflect this in our news roundups – so you can now look forward to the biweekly energy news roundup going forward.
This week, we discuss the Biden administration’s two-year freeze on solar tariffs and an exciting milestone in the U.S. energy storage industry.Continue reading
Let’s face it – warranties aren’t the easiest (or most gripping) documents to read. There are often a lot of details, and fine print included that can be hard to digest, leaving many to wonder: what does the warranty actually cover? Am I vulnerable? Anything I might be missing?Continue reading
In Our Ludicrous Future, a video podcast, Tim Dodd, Joe Scott, and Ben Sullins discuss exciting new technology hitting the clean energy industry. In this episode, you’ll learn about technology spanning across solar, battery storage, electric vehicles (EVs), and energy independence. In this article, we’ll explain some of the highlights of what you’ll see (and hear) in this episode.Continue reading
Air source heat pumps are incredibly efficient for heating and cooling your home. However, installing a heat pump is a bit more complex than just installing a traditional HVAC system. So, finding a trusted heat pump contractor to walk you through the process and install your heat pump is critical. We’ve spoken with several heat pump contractors to learn about common questions homeowners ask about heat pumps. As you research and prepare for your air source heat pump installation, here are some key questions to ask your installer.Continue reading