Tag Archives: Cost & savings

EV incentives

2023 guide to EV charger rebates and incentives

You don’t have to buy a special charger for your electric vehicle (EV). A regular household outlet will get the job done… slowly. EV owners who install faster chargers at home (so-called Level 2 equipment) tend to be much more satisfied with their cars overall, according to a JD Power survey

Since quicker EV chargers might make people more willing to switch to an electric vehicle, some governments and utility companies offer tax credits or rebates to sweeten the deal and make it a little less expensive to install one. Here’s what you need to know to get started.

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Solar for condos

How to go solar as a condo owner

If you immediately think about homeowners when it comes to solar panels, you’re certainly not alone. But, did you know that about two-thirds of Americans are unable to install solar panels on their properties? Community solar is a great alternative to rooftop solar, making clean solar energy more accessible and available to a wider range of people, including renters and condominium (condo) owners. 

However, as a condo owner, there are circumstances in which you won’t be able to sign up for community solar and situations in which you’ll be able to install solar directly on your property! In this article, we’ll help you determine if home solar or community solar will work for your condo. 

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Community solar savings

How much can you save with community solar?

If you’ve been thinking about signing up for community solar soon, it might be because you’d like to reduce the environmental impact of your electricity use. Or, you might be hoping to save some money on your monthly electricity bill. More likely than not, it’s probably a little bit of both! When it comes to saving money through community solar, it’s important to remember that you will accumulate savings over the course of an entire year – meaning you may not see savings  instantly. In this article, we’ll provide a breakdown of what you can expect to save by signing up for community solar. 

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Energy management incentives

Best incentives for energy management systems in 2023

Energy management provides a window into how, where, and when you use energy while giving you the tools to more easily control your usage. With an energy management system, you’ll be able to reduce your electricity bills and get the most out of your solar–and storage–installation. 

Energy management systems, offered by companies including Span, Lumin, Schneider, and Generac, can take multiple forms including smart electrical panels and sub panels – typically, they allow you to monitor and control your electricity at the circuit breaker level. We’ll discuss some key incentives that can help you more affordably upgrade your electrical panel with an energy management system.

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