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Join Vermont’s solar power movement by owning your own system

As a Vermont homeowner, you can join Vermont’s renewable energy movement by purchasing your own home-installed solar photovoltaic (PV) system. Incentives reduce initial purchase prices, financing options keep payments low, and eventually 90 to 100 percent of your electricity will be completely free. Purchase options An Incentive Tax Credit is offered until December 31, 2016,… read more

Permit processes in nine states that are leading the solar energy drive

If you’re considering installing a solar energy system to power your home or business, you will need to understand your local permitting process. Permits from local governments are required before any photovoltaic (PV) system is installed, and inspections of the installation must be completed before the system is “plugged in” and turned on. For PV… read more

Boston benefits from solar industry surge

Massachusetts is contributing significant resources to the science and implementation of the solar energy industry, not just in its government investments in the industry, but especially in the research being conducted by the MIT Energy Initiative. In May of this year, that group released a report that stated, “Solar electrical generation is one of the… read more

Solar PV system investments outperform stock market

Across the country, thousands of people are saving money by installing solar photovoltaic (PV) panels on their homes and businesses. Although many factors are involved in “why” and “how” PV panels reduce the costs of powering a home or business, a recent study by the North Carolina Clean Energy Technology Center demonstrates that PV system-owning… read more

Solar farms promise clean utility-scale solar electricity

The Long Island Solar Farm (LISF) became operational in November 2011 on federal land at Brookhaven National Laboratory on Long Island, New York. The plant is the largest utility-scale solar power plant in the Eastern United States and currently produces enough electricity to power more than 4,500 homes. A joint project of a conglomerate of… read more

New loan program in Vermont helps homeowners go solar

Windham county residents have a new incentive to go solar, thanks to the Vermont Public Service Department’s Clean Energy Development Fund. Administered through VSECU (Vermont’s state-wide credit union), this program offers a reduction in already discounted renewable energy loan interest rates. Combined with other incentives and tax credits, now is the time to consider installing… read more

Can I qualify for solar energy system rebates and incentives at the same time?

Have you been dreaming about adding solar energy to your home? Perhaps you are worried about rising electricity costs? Maybe you want to switch to clean energy? As you begin to research solar energy for your home, you will find a variety of rebates and incentives designed to make residential solar energy affordable. The good… read more