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  • Lifetime Productivity and Maintenance Costs of solar panels

    Wondering what it will take for solar panel maintenance in Boston, MA? Considering that solar PV systems last an industry standard 25 years, you’re going to want to know how to maintain your investment. Boston Solar uncovers solar panel maintenance costs, installation costs, and more.

  • How to Make Money with a Solar Site Lease

    Are you a commercial building owner or a land owner interested in solar and making extra money without investing anything? If so, then a solar site lease may be the right option for you.

  • The Top 4 Home-Based Business Benefits of Solar Energy

    Why Every Home-Based Business Should Consider Going Solar Each year, more and more home-based business owners in Massachusetts realize the business benefits of solar energy. Installing a solar energy system not only reduces energy costs, but home business owners can take advantage of other financial incentives that make a big difference in both their personal and professional bottom line.

  • Get Smart About SMART

    It’s time to get smart about Massachusetts’ new incentive program, SMART. At Boston Solar, we’ll tell you everything you need to know about SMART and how it can help you get the most out of your solar installation.

  • The Smart Incentive Program: What You Need to Know

    Get SMART about SMART — the Massachusetts Solar Incentive Program for homeowners. Learn about the transition from SRECs to SMART, and what it means for your solar electric (PV) system installation.

  • Another Trip Around the Sun: Boston Solar’s 2018

    See the impact that Boston Solar has had on renewable solar energy use here in Massachusetts in 2018. Boston Solar is the #1 residential solar contractor based in the state, with more than 3,700 solar panel installations. Learn more about solar power in Massachusetts here.

  • Why 2019 is the year to go solar in Massachusetts

    Take advantage of SMART program incentives and the 30% federal solar tax credit by investing in solar in 2019. 2019 is the last year for the full Federal Investment Tax Credit, so it pays to go solar this year. Learn more about the benefits of solar from Boston Solar, your #1 solar installer in MA.

  • Can you install solar panels in the winter in Massachusetts?

    Learn why winter is a great time to install solar panels in Massachusetts. Boston Solar installs solar panels in the winter and can help you take advantage of benefits like higher solar incentives, strong winter energy production, and beating the summer rush. Schedule a consultation today!

  • Why your Massachusetts business should invest in solar

    Investing in solar for your business can reduce your tax burden, deliver high ROI, stabilize your budget, and more. Learn about the economic benefits of a commercial solar PV system. Boston Solar is a leading solar installer serving the North Shore, Metro West, South Shore, Central Mass, and Western Mass.

  • Do I need snow & critter guards for my solar panels?

    Find out how to keep your home safe from roof avalanches and extend the life of your solar panel system with snow and critter guards. Boston Solar installs snow and critter guards on residential solar PV systems in Massachusetts to give you peace of mind concerning your solar investment.

  • Environmental Reasons Your Business Should Invest in Solar

    Reduce your carbon emissions, protect the environment, and align with new solar initiatives by investing in solar for your business. Learn more about the environmental benefits of commercial solar. Boston Solar installs solar for business, institutions, and other major organizations in Massachusetts.

  • Get Up to Speed on the SMART Solar Incentive

    Stay up-to-date on the SMART solar incentive program and find out if you still have time to install a solar PV system and qualify for SMART financial incentives. Boston Solar is Massachusetts’ premier authority on solar and local incentives, offering residential and commercial solar panel system installation as well as solar batteries.

  • How Accurate Are Online Solar Calculators?

    Wondering if you can trust online solar calculators? Learn the difference between programs like Project Sunroof and Solar Reviews, and a customized solar quote from a trusted local solar expert. Boston Solar provides custom solar quotes and professional residential solar installation throughout Massachusetts.

  • A Glossary of Common Solar Energy Terms

    Solar contractors use a lot of terms which may be confusing to homeowners and businesses who are considering solar — like inverter, grid parity, net metering, off-grid. Check out our guide to common solar energy terms to better understand widely used terminology in the solar energy industry.

  • Charging Electric Cars with Solar Panels: What Home & Business Owners Should Know

    Find out what incentives are available for electric cars and EV chargers — and how you can charge an electric car with solar panels. A number of incentives are available to homeowners and businesses who invest in EVs and EV charging. Learn more from Boston Solar.

  • How do temperature and shade affect solar panel efficiency?

    Find out how temperature, heat, and shading affect the efficiency of solar panels — with Boston Solar, Massachusetts’ trusted local residential solar expert. Boston Solar discusses the impact that heat and shading can have on solar energy production, and how contractors can maximize efficiency with proper installation.

  • How Solar Benefits Local Communities

    Find out how clean solar energy benefits local communities in Massachusetts — by supporting the local economy, creating jobs, protecting the environment, and more. Boston Solar is the number-one Massachusetts-based solar installer, serving greater Boston, the North and South Shore, and Western Mass.

  • Are Solar Panels Good for the Environment?

    Are solar panels good or bad for the environment? Learn about the environmental benefits of solar from the #1 local solar company in Massachusetts, Boston Solar, serving the North Shore all the way to Western Mass.

  • Are Solar Panels Safe?

    Is it safe to install solar panels on your roof? Are there electrical dangers of solar energy? Boston Solar explains why a safe solar installation is key to reducing any risks involved with solar energy. Put your solar safety concerns behind you when you trust the licensed and experienced solar pros at Boston Solar.

  • What Boston Solar Customers Say About Solar Tax Credits & Incentives

    Read what Boston Solar customers are saying about the real savings they’ve had from the Federal Solar Tax Credit, and incentives offered by the SMART program here in Massachusetts. Boston Solar goes above and beyond to educate our customers about all the savings available to go solar in Mass.

  • What Is Solar Net Metering?

    Get the details on solar net metering here in Massachusetts, and learn if your utility company offers the decades of energy bill savings that net metering can provide. Boston Solar is the Bay State’s number one MA based solar insaller, and will design and install a solar PV system designed for your needs.

  • Maintain Power During an Outage with Solar Battery Storage

    Find out how investing in solar + storage can help you maintain your access to power, even during a power outage or power surge. Boston Solar is the top solar contractor and Tesla Powerwall Certified Installer serving customers across Massachusetts.

  • Your Consumer Protection Solar Guide: What You Should Know

    How can you be sure your solar installer isn’t trying to take advantage of you? These best practices are what keep the solar industry honest, and upfront. Before you start searching for “solar companies near me,” learn how Boston Solar is keeping up with the customer service standards of the solar industry.

  • How to “Electrify Everything”

    Curious about what the electrify everything movement is all about? Learn how to electrify your home, and how you can power your environmentally friendly household with solar energy. Boston Solar is the #1 MA based solar installer, and is also an authorized installer of Tesla Powerwall.

  • How the NFL Is Using Solar Energy

    NFL teams and stadiums across the country are using solar energy to reduce their energy consumption. Boston Solar uncovers how teams like the New England Patriots, the Falcons, and the Eagles are utilizing solar panels and LED lighting to make game day more sustainable. Boston Solar is a full-service solar contractor in MA.

  • Another Trip Around the Sun — Boston Solar’s 2019 Highlights

    Another trip around the sun — the same sun that the solar panels we have installed throughout Massachusetts are turning into renewable energy. Take a look at the year we’ve had here at Boston Solar, reducing the carbon footprint and energy bills of our friends and neighbors with professional solar installation.

  • Why 2020 Is the Year to Go Solar in Massachusetts

    Take a look at the long list of savings available for solar installation in 2020. Boston Solar walks you through the details of the tax credits for solar panels on a net metered property, SMART incentives, the Solarize Plus program, and much more. Schedule your free quote with Boston Solar today.

  • The Federal Solar Tax Credit in 2020

    There are still incentives available to homeowners looking to reduce the cost of their solar installations in 2020. Learn how the Federal Investment Tax Credit, Massachusetts state offered tax breaks, & SMART incentive income can reduce how much it costs to power your home with renewable energy. Schedule a free quote.

  • The Safety of Solar Panels

    Have you been wondering what is behind the house fires attributed to solar panels throughout MA lately? Learn what is causing these solar panel fires, and how you can avoid the dangers of a poorly installed solar PV system. Boston Solar is a 5 star rated Mass. based solar installer, with more than 4,000 safe installations.

  • Has Solar Panel Efficiency & Cost Changed Over Time?

    How has solar technology progressed in the 21st century? Solar panels are getting cheaper and more efficient, which means there has never been a better time to go solar here in Massachusetts. Learn how the Federal Solar Tax Credit and SMART incentives can reduce the cost of installing solar with Boston Solar.

  • The Latest on SMART Solar in Massachusetts

    Wondering what SMART blocks are still available in your city? Boston Solar has compiled all the resources you need to sign up for the most lucrative Massachusetts SMART solar incentive block and start generating income from your renewable solar energy. Boston Solar is a full service solar installation contractor.

  • How Much CO2 Do Solar Panels Save?

    You already know solar energy is good for the environment, but what are the actual carbon-reducing stats of installing solar panels on your Massachusetts home? Boston Solar walks you through how much CO2 emissions your solar PV system can save when you trust a local solar contractor here in the greater Boston area.

  • Does Battery Storage Qualify for the Federal Investment Tax Credit?

    Are you thinking of adding solar battery storage to your residential or commercial solar installation plans? Learn from Boston Solar, what it will take to qualify the cost of installing a solar plus storage system for the income tax incentive of the Federal Investment Tax Credit here in Massachusetts.

  • What Does Brookline’s Ban on Fossil Fuel Pipelines Mean For Renewable Energy?

    The city of Brookline, MA just banned the installation of new fossil fuel pipelines in homes and buildings. How does this affect the future of energy here in Massachusetts? Boston Solar uncovers the all-electric movement and the role that renewable solar energy plays in a low-carbon future for the Bay State.

  • The Precautions We Are Taking for COVID-19/Coronavirus

    A message from Boston Solar on what we are doing to maintain our best business practices, while accounting for the health and safety of our fellow Bay Staters amid the spread of COVID-19. With a combination of virtual solutions, employee screening, and sanitization measures, Boston Solar puts safety first.

  • Generate Income on Your Commercial Solar Install - Here's How!

    Learn the top reasons to install solar panels on your commercial property or business, from the number one Massachusetts based solar installer, Boston Solar. Take advantage of the income from SMART incentives, net metering, and the solar tax credit while using clean energy.

  • The Solarize North Shore Program has Been Extended!

    Did you know there are many financial incentives to help reduce the cost of installing solar panels on your Salem, Swampscott, or Nahat home? Boston Solar walks you through the many incentives in the North Shore that make going solar that much easier—like the Solarize Mass Plus Program, Federal and state tax breaks, & more.

  • The Solarize Needham Program has been Extended!

    Have you been wondering about the benefits and available incentives for going solar here in Needham like the Solarize Mass Plus program along with state and federal solar incentives? Boston Solar is the official solar installer for the Solarize Needham program and can help you secure maximum savings on going solar.

  • Update on the SMART Incentive Expansion

    Did you hear the Solar Massachusetts Renewable Target (SMART) incentive program has been doubled? Learn about the increased SMART blocks, and how you can take advantage of this lucrative solar incentive with your residential solar PV installation. Boston Solar is the number one Mass. based solar installer.

  • Top Three Reasons to Go Solar Before the End of 2020

    Don’t wait until next year, by installing solar before the end of 2020, you’ll benefit from max solar savings. Learn more about the federal solar tax credit in 2020, SMART incentives, and how much energy residential solar installation can save your home, from the number one Massachusetts based solar installer at Boston Solar.

  • Get To Know The Boston Solar Customer Experience Team

    Every Boston Solar customer deals extensively with our Customer Experience Team, so why not get to know them a little better? Learn about what makes Boston Solar the number one Massachusetts based solar installer, and what most homeowners are surprised to learn about solar energy.

  • Commercial Solar Installations Spotlight: Drones

    Watch aerial drone videos of Boston Solar’s commercial solar panel installations. See how much these local businesses will save over the lifetime of their commercial solar PV systems, through commercial solar incentives, energy savings, and more.

  • Important Updates About Our COVID-19 Response

    Find out what Boston Solar is doing to maintain its best business practices while accounting for the health and safety of Massachusetts customers amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. With a combination of virtual solutions, employee screening, and sanitization measures, Boston Solar continues to put safety first.

  • Massachusetts Solar Tax Incentives That Go Beyond the Solar Tax Credit

    Learn about the tax benefits of solar installation beyond the federal and Massachusetts state solar tax credits. Boston Solar ensures you understand every aspect of the savings you can see from installing solar, including the property tax exemption, sales tax exemption, and more. Schedule a free quote today.

  • How Do Solar Panel Snow Guards Work?

    Installing solar panels can change how snow accumulates on your roof in Massachusetts, but snow guards protect your home and family from the threat of avalanches. Learn how snow guards, snow rails, and snow pads work, from the Massachusetts solar installer, Boston Solar. Schedule a free solar quote today.

  • Another Trip Around The Sun — Boston Solar’s 2020 Highlights

    It has been a doozy of a year for everyone, but Boston Solar has still been able to make moves when it comes to solar installation throughout Massachusetts. Learn how many installations we’ve completed this year, how much energy and money we’ve helped save, and about other notable projects we are proud of.

  • The Federal Solar Tax Credit Has Been Extended!

    The federal solar tax credit has been extended and will remain at its current 26% level for the next two years! Learn about the future of the Federal Investment Tax Credit and other ways you can save on solar installation from the number one Massachusetts-based solar installer, Boston Solar.

  • Here’s Why Your Business Should Invest in Solar in 2021

    Between the recent ITC extensions and ongoing programs like MACRS and SMART, there’s never been a better time to go solar. Keep reading to find out why your business should have solar panels installed in 2021, and how Boston Solar can help you maximize solar savings for your Massachusetts business.

  • What Does "Behind-the-Meter" Mean?

    Learn about the difference between “behind-the-meter” and “front-of-meter”, and what these terms mean for your solar panels and battery. Reach out to Boston Solar with any questions you have about solar energy, net metering, and other solar incentives. Schedule a free consultation today!

  • What Non-Profits Have to Gain By Going Solar

    Find out what your non-profit organization has to gain by installing solar panels, and what incentives are available to make the upfront costs worthwhile. Boston Solar is the solar energy company to partner with for a smooth transition to solar at your non-profit organization in Massachusetts.

  • Could Texas' Power Outage Failure Happen in Massachusetts?

    Boston Solar breaks down the many factors that contributed to Texas’ historic blackouts amid winter storm Uri and explains why a similar occurrence is unlikely in Massachusetts. Learn about clean energy measures and the importance of solar battery storage as we modernize the grid and move toward a more sustainable future.

  • How to Claim the Solar Tax Credit

    Boston Solar makes it easy to claim your federal solar tax credit with this handy, step-by-step guide. Wondering whether you qualify, or how to file? Boston Solar is here to help and we always recommend speaking to a tax advisor to determine how solar energy tax incentives apply to your personal tax situation.

  • New Administration Clears the Way for Renewable Energy & Green Initiatives

    Learn about the new administration’s plans for renewable energy and green initiatives, and find out how Americans in Massachusetts and across the country stand to benefit from clean energy generation policies. Boston Solar is the #1 MA-based solar installer. Schedule a free solar quote today.

  • Which SMART Solar Incentive Program Blocks Can You Still Qualify For in 2021?

    Get the latest information about the SMART program and find out which blocks are still accepting solar project applications. Boston Solar is the number one MA-based solar installer and can help you qualify for as many solar incentives as possible. We’ll handle the entire SMART application process for you.

  • Introducing Enphase Encharge, the Next Big Thing in Solar Battery Storage

    Meet the Enphase Encharge and find out whether this solar battery is right for you. How does the Enphase battery work? How much does an Enphase battery cost? Get answers to these questions and more from the number one MA-based solar installer—Boston Solar. Call today to get a free solar quote.

  • How Efficient Are Commercial Solar Panels?

    Find out how efficient commercial solar panels are and learn about the benefits of solar panels for your Massachusetts business. Boston Solar is the #1 MA-based solar installer. We design custom solar energy systems for local businesses and non-profits using the highest efficiency solar panels on the market.

  • How to Fund Your Solar Installation as a Non-Profit

    Learn about the different ways to fund solar as a non-profit including ownership, PPAs and solar leases, and find out how Boston Solar can help with your non-profit’s solar installation. We’re the #1 MA-based solar company, and we’ve installed over 4,500 solar energy systems. Schedule a free consultation today!

  • Should I Invest in Solar for My Rental Properties?

    Learn everything you need to know about installing solar at your rental properties from the #1 MA-based solar installer, Boston Solar. How can landlords benefit from solar? How does solar work for a rental property? Boston Solar answers these and more questions. Click here!

  • Myth Buster: Do Solar Panels Provide Backup Power?

    Learn why solar panels can’t provide backup energy on their own and how Boston Solar can help you find the right backup power source for your home. We’re the #1 MA-based solar installer. Call today to schedule a free consultation.

  • Solar Inverters Explained!

    Learn everything you need to know about solar inverters from the experts at Boston Solar. How do solar inverters work? Are there different types of solar inverters? Keep reading to learn more. Ready to start your solar journey? Schedule a free consultation with Boston Solar today!

  • The Spooky Truth About Fossil Fuels

    Learn the spooky truth about fossil fuels! Boston Solar explains what fossil fuels are, how fossil fuels affect the environment, and alternative energy sources, like solar. If you’re feeling haunted by fossil fuels, give us a call today to schedule a solar consultation. We’re the #1 MA-based solar installer!

  • How Do Solar Panels Produce Energy?

    Find out how solar panels for your home work step by step in this blog from Boston Solar, the number one MA-based solar installer. What is solar energy? How do solar PV panels work on a house or building? Keep reading to learn more. Call Boston Solar today to schedule a consultation for your home solar installation.

  • 5 Reasons Why We're Thankful For Solar Energy

    Learn all about the benefits of solar energy and the many reasons we have to be thankful for solar this Thanksgiving. From more jobs to a cleaner environment and solar incentives like the ITC, Boston Solar breaks down all the reasons why we’re thankful for solar energy in Massachusetts.

  • Is Solar Right for My Small Business?

    Learn more about solar energy for business and whether commercial solar panels are worth it for your small business. From reduced operating costs to commercial solar incentives and a smaller carbon footprint, Boston Solar talks about the many benefits of solar for small business owners.

  • Another Trip Around the Sun—Boston Solar’s 2021 Year in Review

    Take a look at how Boston Solar and Massachusetts residents saved money, earned MA solar incentives, reduced carbon emissions, and improved the local community with solar panels this year. See what we did and 2021 and how you can go solar in 2022 with the leading solar company near you in Massachusetts.

  • How to Choose a Solar Installer

    Find the perfect solar company near you in Massachusetts. Learn how to distinguish between qualified and unqualified solar installers, and learn what to look for when choosing a commercial or residential solar installation company. Schedule a consultation with Boston Solar today—we’re the #1 MA-based installer!

  • How Solar Can Help Your Business in 2022

    Take advantage of the benefits of commercial solar for your Massachusetts business. Learn how solar will help power your business for free, stabilize operating costs, increase profits with incentives like SMART, and more. Boston Solar is the commercial solar installer MA businesses trust. Call us today!

  • How to Make Better Buildings For Employees and Your Bottom Line

    Make your business a healthier and more comfortable place to work while reducing your operating costs and improving your bottom line! Learn tips to improve building efficiency and health from Boston Solar, like commercial solar installation, commercial indoor air quality improvements, heat pumps for businesses, and more.

  • What Is a Solar Microgrid?

    Learn more about solar microgrid energy systems, including how solar microgrids work and the benefits of solar microgrids. Boston Solar can help you find the right solar solution for your home with leading products like Enphase microinverters and batteries.

  • How Big Are Solar Panels?

    Residential solar panels tend to be around 65-75 inches long, 40 inches wide, and weigh around 40 pounds. Learn more about solar panel size and solar panel weight and find out how Boston Solar can help you maximize your roof space with a custom solar energy system. Call today!

  • Boston Solar Is a Proud Partner of the Boston Red Sox!

    See how Boston Solar is joining forces with the Red Sox to encourage more solar installations in Massachusetts. Learn more about the benefits of solar and how the Boston Red Sox are making sustainability strides in baseball. Looking for a home solar company in MA? Call us today!

  • Why We're Excited About Enphase IQ8

    Learn more about the Enphase IQ8 solar microinverter and the benefits of this leading solar panel inverter technology, like backup power without a solar battery. Find out how Boston Solar can help you take full control of your solar power generation with Enphase solar products. Schedule a consultation today

  • What You Should Know About the Solar Tax Credit in 2022

    The federal solar tax credit is worth 26% of your solar installation costs in 2022! Schedule your solar installation before the end of the year to qualify for the 26% investment tax credit. Learn more about the solar tax credit in 2022 and schedule a consultation with Boston Solar today!

  • How to Celebrate Earth Day 2022

    This year, Earth Day is all about investing in our planet. We can all make a difference by taking small, actionable steps, like cleaning up a local park or going car-less for a day. Find more ways to celebrate Earth Day with Boston Solar this year!

  • How Do Solar Warranties Work?

    Solar panel warranties protect your investment and help you avoid expensive repairs. Learn more about how solar PV panel warranties work. Boston Solar offers some of the best solar panel warranties. Call us today!

  • Don't Miss Out on the 26% Solar Tax Credit!

    Get a 26% federal solar tax credit when you go solar before the end of 2022. Learn more about how the solar investment tax credit works and how to claim it. Boston Solar is the leading solar provider near you in Massachusetts. Call us today to get started!

  • What Is Earth Overshoot Day and Why Does it Matter?

    Earth Overshoot Day is the day our demand for ecological resources exceeds what the Earth can generate. Learn more about Earth Overshoot Day and how you can help create a more sustainable future with Boston Solar, the leading solar provider near you in MA.

  • How to Earn a 26% Tax Credit with Solar

    Here is how to earn your federal solar tax credit when you go solar before the end of 2022. Learn more about how the solar investment tax credit works and how to claim it.

  • Don’t Wait—Claim the 26% Commercial Solar Tax Credit Today!

    The federal solar tax credit is being reduced at the end of 2022—learn more about what your business needs to do to qualify for the full 26% by the end of the year! Boston Solar is the #1 Massachusetts-based solar installer. Request a free commercial solar quote today.

  • Do Solar Panels Generate More Energy in the Summer?

    Learn what to expect from your solar panels in the summer and the winter. Solar panels generate electricity in all seasons so you can enjoy solar benefits year-round. Schedule a free consultation with Boston Solar today!

  • What Does the Inflation Reduction Act Mean for Solar & You?

    Find out what the Inflation Reduction Act means for you, your healthcare, the environment, and your solar panel installation. Boston Solar breaks down the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 in this easy guide!

  • Where Does My Electricity Come from in Massachusetts?

    Massachusetts gets its electricity from natural gas, solar power, wind power, and several other sources. Learn more about the Massachusetts electric grid and how electricity is produced in MA.

  • How Much Does It Cost to Install Solar Panels in Massachusetts?

    Find out how much solar panels cost in Massachusetts and what impacts solar installation costs. Get a free solar estimate from the leading solar installer near you in Massachusetts, Boston Solar. We can help you save with the 30% federal solar tax credit.

  • What Does the Inflation Reduction Act Mean for Commercial Solar Installations?

    The Inflation Reduction Act increases the solar tax credit to 30% for commercial projects and adds a direct pay option for tax-exempt organizations. Find out how your business can benefit from solar tax credits and incentives.

  • Benefits of Solar Energy for Multifamily Housing

    Get benefits like tax breaks, lower energy costs, blackout protection, and more when you install solar at your rental properties. Boston Solar is the leading commercial solar company in Massachusetts. Contact us today to learn more about multifamily unit solar installation.

  • What Does the New Massachusetts Climate Legislation Mean for Solar?

    The new Massachusetts climate law of 2022 removes restrictions on solar installations and is set to help Massachusetts significantly reduce its carbon emissions. Learn more about what the new climate and clean energy law means for solar installation.

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