What’s Going On in Solar

May 16, 2013

No money down low interest loans are now available for RI solar installations. Call or email for details on how to lower or eliminate your electric bill with no money down with solar panels in Rhode Island.

May 12, 2013

Happy Mothers’ Day mom!

April 25, 2013

The first round of RI solar grants was awarded this week and the applications for the second round were submitted. There’s only one more round of funding for this year and the deadline is in July. Call for a free estimate and secure funding for 25% off installed system cost.

April 13,2013

Applications for the second round of RI solar grants are due soon. Installing solar in RI has never cost less. There’s only one more round of funding for grants this year so if you are interested in learning  how solar can reduce your utility bills and by how much, now is the time to call for a free estimate.

March 29, 2013

Another solar panel manufacturer in this highly competitive market is closing up shop. Bosch announced it is getting out of the Crystalline Silicon business. This is another example of how important it is to do your homework when purchasing solar panels and determine who is in for the long haul to honor the 25 year warranties. My research and my distributor’s vetting of manufacturers has paid off with stability and consistency in the companies we do business with.

March 15, 2013

We are  proud to announce that we are now offering Dow’s PowerHouse solar shingle. Now in RI solar can have a whole new look! If your roof could use replacing and you were thinking about adding solar, you can do both with the same product. It’s a roof that will earn you tens of thousands of dollars in energy savings while immediately adding value to your house. And it’s great for the environment!

March 11, 2013

Despite the slow economic growth last year, the clean energy sector added 110,000 jobs. These are jobs in manufacturing, selling and installing renewable energy systems. Renewable energy is proving to be an economic force that is growing our economy when not much else is.

February 24, 2013

With the power going out more regularly these days RI solar electric system owners can add batteries to their system to keep the heat, lights and refrigerator going while they wait for National Grid to restore grid power. And then when the grid is back up and running, system owners can continue to net-meter and offset the power they import from the grid. Batteries are also a nice quiet alternative to loud, fuel-burning generators.

February 10, 2013

The application for the first round of RI solar grants will be submitted  this week. All contracts made this coming week will be included on the application for the next round of funding in April. The final Round of grants is not until July so there is still plenty of time to take advantage. All three rounds of grants this year will be equally funded so take advantage and get the 25% off.

February 1, 2013

Newport Solar has partnered with A-1 Roofing to offer Dow’s Powerhouse Solar Shingle. These shingles have been developed through extensive research and design by Dow to offer RI solar customers a whole new look in solar. These shingles are solar panels that protect from the elements while providing the household with electricity. Now you can install a new roof that will pay for itself and produce emmisssion-free electricity that will help the environment. And if you have a plug-in EV or Hybrid, you can drive a car that is truly emmission-free! Read more about this revolutionary  product at the link below.

http://www.dowpowerhouse.com/

January 10, 2013

The application for solar grants is now out! I am gathering customers now for the first round of funding. If you are interested in finding out what it would cost to add solar to your home and what the return on your investment would be call or email today.

Happy New Year!

Start making your own electricity in 2013! A 25% RI solar grant and 30% tax credit from the federal government means 55% off total cost. The first round of funding from the state will be allocated in February and applications are going in soon. When it comes to solar RI is a great place to make electricity from sunshine. Call or email for a free consultation.

December 2012-

I am sending in applications now for grant money for PV systems. Call me to get in on it while the money is still there!

November 2012 -

Rhode Island is now offering funding for new renewable energy system installations in the form of a grant for 25% of installed system cost or as a low-interest loan covering 50% of installed system cost. Call for details and requirements on how to apply.

November  2012 / United States’ Clean Energy Patents Soar, Report Indicates

The number of clean energy U.S. patents granted in a quarter has reached a new high in the second quarter of 2012, according to the Clean Energy Patent Growth Index. The second quarter’s 786 patents topped the first quarter total of 694, making it the highest tally in any quarter since the firm of Heslin Rothenberg Farley & Mesiti P.C. began tracking clean energy patents in 2002.

“The categories of patents monitored are: solar and wind energy; hybrid and electric vehicles (EV); fuel cells; hydroelectric, tidal, and wave power; geothermal energy; biomass and biofuels; and other renewable energy. The most patents (264) were granted for fuel cells, followed by solar (188) and wind (187). Among those that were granted patents, Toyota topped the list with 46, mainly in fuel cells and EVs, followed by GE with 43, consisting mostly of wind energy patents, and General Motors with 30 patents concentrated in fuel cells and vehicles.”

http://cepgi.typepad.com/heslin_rothenberg_farley_/2012/10/clean-energy-patent-growth-index-2nd-quarter-2012-.html

October 2012 / Why Solar?

Solar panel prices have come down over 50% in the last two years. Email today for a free site analysis and cost estimate. If you have received a quote in the past, email or call us for an updated quote.

We will beat competitor’s prices while maintaining our commitment to installing only the highest quality products from manufacturers that will be around to honor their twenty five to thirty year warranties.

Win, Win, Win-

The first question most people ask when thinking about installing solar on their home is “what is the payback?” There are three immediate benefits and then another down the road. Immediately after turning on your system your electric bill will be reduced or eliminated for the next thirty to forty years. Your home will also be worth more and that added value is tax exempt. A study in California found that installing an average size system on an existing home, about three kW,  added about $17,500 to the value of the home. Not a bad deal considering the system would cost around $15,000. The third immediate benefit benefits everyone, you’ll be making clean, emission-free electricity. Right now in RI it takes around ten years for the system to pay for itself. The warranties alone on the system components are twenty five and thirty years with a longer expected lifespan of the system which means after the system pays for itself, you’ll get twenty to thirty years of free, clean electricity at the much higher rates of that time. So installing solar is a win, win, win! You also make a statement that you’re doing your part in helping make sure we leave our children a world they can live with.