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Energy Efficiency: A Smart Compliment to an Investment in Solar
Solar Installation / Solar Ownership

Energy Efficiency: A Smart Compliment to an Investment in Solar

Many solar owners say that nothing is more gratifying than watching your meter spin backwards or cutting your electricity bill down dramatically.  Owning your own solar system also creates a new awareness of not only how much energy your system is producing, but how much energy your household is consuming as well.  As Bill Stillinger, … Continue reading

“To Go Solar or Not To Go Solar?”
Finance / Investing / Solar Installation / Solar Ownership

“To Go Solar or Not To Go Solar?”

Chatting with solar system owners is always fun and extremely enlightening.  This week, I had a really fascinating and educational discussion with our customers Steven and Amanda Judd.  Steven and Amanda are highly-educated consumers. They are the proud owners of a 9.81 kW solar system. They own an electric car, and Steven has a master’s … Continue reading

Investing / Solar Installation / Solar Ownership

“I think of my home like a business.”

This is a quote from one of our first customers, Matt Russo of South Deerfield, MA.  It was this business-like mindset that that attracted him to solar.  Solar not only offers tremendous environmental benefits, solar can be a great financial decision. Homeowners like Matt who decide to install solar have something in common with the … Continue reading

Building Resilience: Solar in the Northeast
Finance / Solar Installation / Solar Ownership / Solar Policy

Building Resilience: Solar in the Northeast

Homeowners in the northeast are increasingly attracted to solar power because it offers relief from high utility rates.  In Connecticut, for example, electricity prices are approximately 18¢ per kW hour, tied with New York for the second most expensive in the country behind Hawaii.  (For more information see our earlier post Solar Economics 101).  Fortunately … Continue reading

“This is about accumulating wealth in all its forms.”
Solar Installation / Solar Ownership

“This is about accumulating wealth in all its forms.”

I had the pleasure of sitting down with Bill Stillinger, an energy industry veteran, lifetime member of Northeast Sustainable Energy Association and General Manager of the solar installer cooperative Pioneer Valley Photovoltaics. Bill offered his unique point of view on solar ownership. I am General Manager and President of the Board of Pioneer Valley Photovoltaics … Continue reading

The Case for Ownership
Solar Installation / Solar Ownership / Solar Policy

The Case for Ownership

Northeast Sustainable Energy Association (NESEA) Building Energy Fall Issue featured an article entitled “Residential Solar: Own or Lease?”  Click here to see the original.  I’m re-posting my portion of the article below.  Please share your thoughts on solar ownership in the comments section below.  Home owners and communities should reap solar’s economic benefits Third party … Continue reading