Posts tagged: Massachusetts

Illinois No. 1 in Switching to Renewable Energy: Report

(AP) — Illinois buys more renewable energy than any other state, which has reduced pollution by the equivalent of removing a million cars from the road over the past few years, according to a report released today by national and state environmental groups. A 2009 state law allowed communities to buy their own electricity rather […]

Recent Solar Panel Adopter Sees Success in Eliminating Electric Bill

Helen Palmer installed solar panels on the roof of her home in 2012. And since then, basically, she hasn’t seen an electric bill. In fact, when last she checked, she had a credit of nearly $43 on her bill. She hasn’t paid off her initial investment, but she’s making progress. Thanks to incentives and growing […]

Sunflower Uses Solar Power to Shine Light into Your House

Do you find yourself sitting in the dark, even if it’s bright and sunny outside? Well, speaking from experience, regular exposure to sunlight can really make you feel better both mentally and physically. But if the Sun isn’t hitting your windows you might be missing out on its radiant glow. With the help of this […]

Northeast Solar Sales Surge Through Home Depot

Stephen Lacey It was the holy grail of solar. Get solar panels on the shelves of a big-box store like Home Depot where do-it-yourselfers shop for home improvement projects, and the solar industry could tap a whole new class of customers. Except it didn’t really happen that way — at first. In 2001, Home Depot […]

Cheap Solar Comes to Boston

Residents and businesses in Boston can pay less for electricity produced from solar energy than conventional sources, thanks to the Solarize Massachusets (Solarize Mass) program. Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) CEO Alicia Barton McDevitt on Aug. 23 announced that Boston residents will now pay 11 cents per kilowatt-hour as compared to the 15 cents per […]