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April 29, 2019

One of the biggest perks of solar energy is the Federal Tax Credit available upon its installation. At the moment, solar projects get a 30% federal tax credit, but this is changing. While the credit available will always make implementing solar worthwhile, the money sa...

March 13, 2019

The Solar Massachusetts Renewable Target, or SMART, is the sixth program designed to incentivize the installation of solar in MA. On November 26, 2018, SMART officially replaced the Solar Renewable Energy Certificate Program (SREC), created through the Green Communitie...

            The Solar Massachusetts Renewable Target (SMART) is an incentive program meant to promote solar installations in Massachusetts. The program was signed into law by Governor Charlie Baker on April 11, 2016, and the program is expected to go online in November...

A Microgrid is a system with the capability to generate power and integrate it with a storage and software interface which can allow the system to work independent from the grid. Microgrids can take different forms and sizes depending on the needs and resources availab...

June 11, 2018

Over the last decade, Massachusetts has established itself as a national leader in clean energy. With some of the most progressive incentive programs in the country, Massachusetts has shown a clear commitment to a cleaner energy future. Most recently, Massachusetts leg...

On January 11th, The Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER) released the final regulations for its Solar Massachusetts Renewable Target (SMART),

December 22, 2017

Over the last ten years, the United States' solar industry has witnessed tremendous growth. Unfortunately, the recent tariff petition championed by Suniva and Solarworld threatens to cripple this burgeoning sector of our economy. Read more here.

September 26, 2017

Today, commercial property and business owners can find substantial benefits by investing in solar. For starters, rooftop solar photovoltaic(PV) systems under the current SREC II system offer an attractive return on investment, achieving a 12+% return during the life o...

August 7, 2017

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Organizations are installing solar more than ever because 10+% returns on investment are still achievable. In addition, environmental benefits are continuing to grow. Nonprofits and public institutions are no exception, and want to reduce...

July 12, 2017

Renewable energy development seems to change faster than it can be developed. Solar energy is no exception. New methods are driven by both incentives provided for investing in and consuming solar power, as well as the increased desire to be more environmentally friendl...

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