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  • Converting Sunlight Into Electricity / How Does Solar Work?

    How does the sunlight get converted to electricity? How does solar work?

  • Variables Affecting Solar Energy Production

    Will shade reduce your solar panel efficiency? What direction is best for solar panels? Learn from the Massachusetts solar experts at Boston Solar about all the variables that can affect your solar panel production and how to maximize your solar panel output. Boston Solar is the #1 Mass. based solar installer.

  • Solar Installation Process

    Your customer experience is what we think about on a daily basis and it starts with our process of explaining solar to you.

  • Good Reasons for Choosing Solar Power

    In this blog post, we explore some of the reasons customer choose to go solar.

  • Boston Solar Donates Solar System to Frates Family

    Boston Solar donates a solar system to the Frates family to offset their medical expenses.

  • Solar Panels - Are There More Where It's Sunnier in the USA?

    Massachusetts doesn't pretend to be as sunny as California, but that doesn't mean solar panels aren't just as effective.

  • Can Solar Energy Provide Energy For My Massachusetts Family?

    Massachusetts consumers often wonder if a solar panel installation can provide enough energy to power their homes all year.

  • What are SRECs?

    Solar Renewable Energy Credits (SRECs) are an enormous incentive to going solar in Massachusetts, but they will be gone in 2018. Learn more about SRECs in this blog post.

  • Should you buy or lease your solar panel system?

    With so many options available, it can be difficult to understand whether buying/financing or leasing/PPA a solar system is best for you. Let's clarify the differences and see what is best for you.

  • 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.

  • Who wouldn't want to be part of a 95% growth in solar?

    The most recent reports from Greentech Media (GTM) and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), the U.S. solar market grew by 95% in 2016. Who wouldn't want to be part of that growth, with payback in 3-7 years, and on average 15-20% return on investment year over year?

  • Massachusetts Finalizes SREC II Solar Panel Incentive Extension

    If your familiar with solar in Massachusetts, you know about the SREC program. Today, the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (MA DOER) announced an extension to the SREC II program. We'll discuss why the time to go solar is NOW before the next program is instated and what it's successor may look like.

  • Residential Solar Tax Credits – What You Should Know Before Filing in Massachusetts

    Taxes are due in a few days. Make sure you have all of the solar tax credit information you need for your solar panel system.

  • Building a New Home with Solar in Mind: Tips for Massachusetts Homeowners

    Everything you need to know before building a new home with solar in mind. Boston Solar’s guide for Massachusetts homeowners adding solar to new construction.

  • Your Electric Bill After Solar Panels Are Installed

    Take a look at what an Eversource and a National Grid electricity bill will look like after installing solar panels on your Massachusetts home. Boston Solar uncovers how much solar electricity can save you each month, what a negative bill looks like, as well as other solar incentives like net metering, SMART incentives, & the federal solar tax credit.

  • How a Solar Panel Installation [Doesn’t] Affect Your Roof

    One of the top concerns of homeowners with solar is how the solar panels are secured to the roof and how it affects or damages a roof. Will there be holes? Will it leak? Boston Solar prides itself on its 10-year workmanship guarantee. We know that solar will not make your roof leak and we guarantee that.

  • Is the Tesla Solar Roof Worth the Investment?

    Tesla recently announced the Solar Roof, a mix of solar and non-solar tiles, is available for sale, but is the investment worth it? How does an investment into Tesla’s Solar Roof compare to a typical solar system?

  • Why NOW is the Time to Go Solar in Massachusetts

    The lucrative financial incentives to go solar won't last forever - read more to find out why NOW is the time to go solar in Massachusetts before Solar Renewable Energy Credits (SRECs) end.

  • Is Solar Affordable? Financing Options for Solar Panel Systems

    Financing options for Massachusetts home owners that prove affordable.

  • Why Choose Boston Solar - What Customers Have to Say

    Find out why people love Boston Solar and choose us more than any other Massachusetts based solar installer.

  • Interested in Solar? Potential National Tariff – Suniva Trade Case

    The pending Suniva Trade Case decision could have a large impact on the solar industry and solar panel prices.

  • ITC Ruling Already Impacting Solar Panel Price and Availability

    Now is the time to go solar as the ITC ruling has already caused an impact on solar panel pricing and availability.

  • Why You Should Dress as a Solar Panel for Halloween (and how to do it!)

    Halloween is right around the corner – learn how to make your own energy-themed costume!

  • How to Find the Right Solar Installer

    We understand the importance of finding the right solar installer. Read more to learn why Boston Solar could be the right choice for you!

  • Will My Solar Panels Still Produce Energy When It Snows?

    New England is known for its’ snowy climate but that doesn’t mean your solar panels will perform any less than in the summer.

  • The National Solar Panel Tariff

    The Trump Administration has announced a 30% national tariff on imported solar panels - learn how this will affect any future solar panel installations.

  • Everything You Need to Know About the Future of Solar

    Boston Solar recently attended Solar Power Northeast. We want to keep you updated with the most recent trends, technology and research in the solar industry.

  • Not All Solar Companies are Equal: How to Choose the Right One

    If you’re thinking about going solar, it’s important that you choose the right solar company for the project. However, since not all companies are equal, here are some of the things you need to pay special attention to in order to ensure the best solar installation for your Massachusetts home.

  • Financial Benefits of Going Solar

    Learn how you can become cash flow positive right away!

  • What Can You Buy With Your Solar Savings?

    It’s never been easier to start saving when you install solar in Massachusetts. Think of all the things you could buy with the money you saved from going solar!

  • Environmental Benefits of Going Solar

    At Boston Solar, we help homeowners and businesses throughout Massachusetts harness the benefits of clean, renewable solar energy. In honor of Earth Day, we’re sharing just how going solar can positively impact our environment and the Earth we live on.

  • Steps to Going Solar

    Interested in going solar but not quite sure where to start? We broke the process down into seven simple steps, so you can spend less time researching the process and more time going solar!

  • Is My Home Viable for Solar?

    If you’re wondering whether or not your home is viable for solar, you’ve come to the right place. In this week’s blog post, we’re showing you what’s considered a viable home for solar.

  • Why You Should Install LG Solar Panels on Your Roof

    Boston Solar offers top-quality products to their customers. LG Solar provides high-power output, maximum efficiency, and new, stronger warranties. Learn more about why you should consider installing LG solar panels for your home or commercial property.

  • 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.

  • Selling Your Home with Solar

    Dana Goodman, Community Programs Specialist at Boston Solar, interviews Boston Solar customer Dana Evans about her positive experience selling her home with solar. Evans discusses how solar added value to her home.

  • 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.

  • 5 Ways to Save Energy During the Holidays

    Are you looking for ways to use less energy and lower those energy bills over the holiday season? Check out these 5 simple energy saving tips from Boston Solar, your local solar contractor in Massachusetts. You can save by switching to LED lights, turning down the thermostat, and more.

  • 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!

  • How much energy will my solar panels produce in the winter?

    Learn more about how solar panels work in the winter and how much energy solar panels produce in the winter from the solar installer Boston and Massachusetts homeowners trust—Boston Solar. We install solar panels year-round! Schedule a consultation today.

  • 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.

  • Off-grid, Grid-tied or Hybrid: Which Option Is Best for You?

    Find out if a grid-tied, off-grid, or hybrid solar PV system is best for your home in Massachusetts. Each solar system type offers various levels of energy independence and energy bill savings. Learn more about solar system options from Boston Solar, Massachusetts’ #1 residential solar installer.

  • 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.

  • Solar Energy Production, Guaranteed

    Achieve even greater peace of mind concerning your residential solar investment with Boston Solar’s new Production Guarantee. We guarantee your new system will produce a specified amount of energy, or we’ll pay the difference! Learn more about this exclusive guarantee for Massachusetts homeowners.

  • 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 Long Does It Take to Install Solar Panels?

    Learn more about the solar installation process, the steps involved, and the typical timeline from start to finish. Find out how fast you could have solar panels installed on your home. Boston Solar is a leading installer of residential solar PV systems in the greater Boston area and throughout Massachusetts.

  • Is Your Community Headed Toward Clean Energy?

    Learn about the many towns and cities in Massachusetts that are putting programs in place to conserve more energy and pave the way for a clean energy future. Boston Solar is a trusted local solar company in MA, helping homeowners and businesses alike understand the benefits of renewable energy.

  • What Happens When You Sell or Buy a Home with Solar Panels

    Find out how solar affects home resale value — and what happens when you sell or buy a home with solar panels. Boston Solar, a Massachusetts based solar installer serving homeowners from Western Mass to the North Shore and South Shore, takes you through various solar real estate scenarios.

  • 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.

  • Should You Get Solar Plus Telsa Powerwall?

    Is Tesla Powerwall right for your solar energy system? Investing in solar energy storage can give you access to greater energy independence and earn valuable energy efficiency incentives. Learn more from Boston Solar, Massachusetts’ trusted solar contractor and Tesla Powerwall Certified Installer.

  • 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.

  • How Does Massachusetts’ ConnectedSolutions Solar Battery Incentive Work?

    Did you know you can receive additional incentive income by adding solar battery storage to your system of solar PV panels? Boston Solar walks you through the ConnectedSolutions solar battery program, which compensates National Grid and Eversource MA homeowners for demand response throughout the year.

  • Powering A Mini Split With Solar Energy

    Combine your solar electric system with mini split installation for lasting energy efficiency and energy savings! Boston Solar has partnered up with NETR Inc Heating and Cooling to provide the power of solar with mini split heat pumps. Boston Solar serves the solar needs across Massachusetts.

  • 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.

  • The Solar Power Quiz

    If you have questions about solar energy or just want to show off your solar IQ, this is the quiz for you. Test your knowledge, and see what installing solar panels can do for your Massachusetts home. Boston Solar is the number one MA based solar installer, serving the North and South Shores all the way to Hampden.

  • 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.

  • Solarize Mass Plus Program Offers Big Savings for Needham Homeowners

    There are big savings to be had for homeowners in Needham who are considering solar installations for their homes. The Solarize Mass Plus program is back in Needham, offering rebates and incentives on air source heat pumps, electric vehicles, and a custom-designed solar power system from Boston Solar.

  • 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.

  • Solarize Mass Plus Comes to the North Shore

    Did you know there are programs available to help reduce the cost of installing solar panels on your Salem, Swampscott, or Nahant, MA home? Boston Solar is the exclusive solar photovoltaic installer with the Solarize Mass Plus program for homeowners on the North Shore. Solarize Mass Plus is powered by MassCEC and DOER.

  • Energy Saving Tips to Reduce Your Winter Heating Bills

    What if you could spend less on your heating costs this year, and reduce the cost of installing solar panels on your Massachusetts home? Boston Solar has the money-saving home heating tips you’re looking for, from closing up your fireplace to scheduling a no cost home energy assessment. Learn more here.

  • 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.

  • How to Prepare for the Next Nor’easter Power Outage

    Hoping to use your solar panels to keep the lights on during the next Nor’easter? Learn how combining a custom solar PV system with Tesla Powerwall or sonnenBatterie will keep your family safe and comfortable in the wind and snow. Boston Solar is a trusted solar contractor serving Salem to Springfield.

  • Are Solar Panels Covered by Home Insurance?

    Learn how to make sure your new solar panel installation is covered by your homeowners insurance, and rest easy knowing your solar panels are a lasting investment. Boston Solar is a full service local solar installation contractor serving the North Shore, South Shore, greater Boston Metro area, and the Pioneer Valley.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Can You Own Solar With $0 Down and Be Cash Positive?

    By financing your solar installation with the right solar loan, you can keep your custom-designed system of solar PV panels cash positive while reducing your carbon footprint. Boston Solar uncovers the details behind $0 down solar financing, and how you can use solar incentives to get the most out of your system.

  • Do Solar Panels Increase the Value of a Home?

    How much can you expect solar panels to increase the resale value of a home here in Massachusetts? Boston Solar uncovers what the research says about solar’s impact on real estate values, and how investing in solar now can pay off in the long run. Schedule a free quote from the number one Mass. based solar installer.

  • Using Solar Energy While Working from Home

    Are you concerned your energy bills are on the rise while you work from home this summer? Boston Solar can help offset your increase in energy usage, and prepare your home for decades of energy savings with solar-plus-storage installation. Boston Solar is a certified installer of Tesla Powerwall and sonnenBatterie.

  • 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.

  • 5 Tips for Lowering Your Summer Energy Bills

    The temperatures are rising, and so are your cooling bills. So how can you reduce your energy usage at home, without sweating through your shirt? Boston Solar has been helping homeowners reduce their energy consumption and carbon footprint as the number one Massachusetts-based solar installer.

  • Your Top Home Summer Projects Checklist

    Looking for a home improvement project to turn your summer at home into a productive season? Boston Solar shares some of the top home summer projects that can improve the comfort and enjoyability of your home. Plus, learn why now is the time to take advantage of the savings from installing solar panels!

  • 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.

  • Understanding Your Solar Loan Financing Options

    Concerned about the upfront cost of solar? Learn about your solar financing options, and how owning your solar panel system provides many more benefits in the form of solar incentives. Boston Solar can help you choose the right solar loan option, while designing a solar PV system customized to your energy needs.

  • How to Make Your Backup Power Last Longer During an Outage

    Looking to get the most out of your solar battery capacity when the power goes out? These tips will help you save energy when the grid goes down. Boston Solar installs Tesla Powerwall and sonnenBatterie backup systems that combine with solar PV systems to keep your lights on during a power outage.

  • 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.

  • What’s the Best Direction to Install Solar Panels?

    Not sure if your roof is right for solar energy? Learn which direction will provide the most solar production from your newly installed solar panels here in the Northeast. Boston Solar has nearly a decade of experience installing solar PV systems throughout Massachusetts.

  • AC & DC Coupling for Solar Batteries: What's the Difference?

    AC or DC coupling—how do both work for saving all of the renewable and environmentally friendly solar energy with your solar battery storage system? Boston Solar unpacks the differences between the two, and how you can keep your lights on during an outage with solar plus storage. Get a free solar quote today.

  • What Uses the Most Electricity in My Home?

    Learn which appliances in your home are using the most energy, and how upgrading your home’s energy efficiency today can reduce your future solar installation costs. Boston Solar is the number one Massachusetts based solar installer, specializing in residential solar installation and solar battery storage.

  • 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.

  • Three Reasons to Be Thankful for Solar Energy in Massachusetts

    Solar energy is good for the whole state of Massachusetts, from job growth to carbon emissions to energy resiliency. Boston Solar uncovers the reasons we should all be thankful for solar energy even in 2020, and how you can save on the cost of installing solar for your Massachusetts home.

  • 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.

  • 5 Things to Consider When Planning for Solar

    You can’t buy a perfectly designed solar PV system at a big-box store; it takes careful planning, design and installation from a local expert. But how long will solar installation take, and how can you pay for it ? Boston Solar has the five things you should consider before going solar.

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • Earn Money by Referring Your Friends and Family To Solar

    Find out how you can earn money by referring solar to your friends and family with Boston Solar’s refer-a-friend program. There are no limits to the number of friends you can send our way, and we’ll pay you up to $525 for every referral. Download our app and refer your first friend today.

  • How to Read Your Electric Bill with Solar

    Find out how your electric bill will look different after you have solar panels installed and learn how to read an average electric bill with solar panels. Boston Solar clears up the confusion around solar panels and electric bills and explains how going solar can make your electricity bill negative.

  • Solar Leases vs. Solar Loans—Which Is Right for Me?

    Learn about the differences between solar leases and solar loans, and find out which might be the right choice for your solar panel installation. Boston Solar offers solar loans for homeowners through Mass Solar Loan and Sungage. Give us a call today to learn more and get a free solar quote.

  • Are Solar Panels Free in Massachusetts?

    Find out how you can pay $0 down and be cash positive with solar in Massachusetts. Boston Solar offers affordable financing options and can help you save or even make money with solar incentives like SMART and net metering. Get a free, custom solar quote online today.

  • Can I Install Solar Myself?

    Thinking about a DIY solar panel installation? Learn about the pros and cons of installing your own solar panels and find out why it’s usually best to leave this project to a professional. Get help with your solar panel installation from the #1 MA-based solar installer—Boston Solar. Get a free quote online today.

  • Common Mistakes That Increase Your Summer Energy Bill

    Are you making one of these common mistakes that increase your summer electricity bills? Boston Solar explains what you should avoid if you want to save money on electricity this summer. We’re the #1 MA-based solar installer and we’re here to help you reduce your energy consumption and prepare your home for solar panels.

  • Should You Install a Solar Battery Now or Later?

    Find out whether it makes more sense to install a solar battery now or in the future. Can I add a solar battery to my solar system later? How much does it cost to add battery storage to a solar system? Get answers to all of your questions about solar batteries from Boston Solar, the #1 MA-based solar installer.

  • Explore Our Favorite Hikes & Trails in Massachusetts This Summer

    Check out this list of our favorite hikes, trails, and scenic places in Massachusetts, and get outside this summer! Boston Solar is proud to protect the natural environment by bringing clean, renewable solar energy to homeowners across the state and is here to help you get started on your solar journey.

  • Can Solar Power Your Air Conditioner?

    Learn how solar helps cut air conditioning costs for Massachusetts homeowners. Boston Solar can design a custom solar power system that offsets your air conditioner’s energy consumption and reduces your summer electricity bills. Schedule a free consultation today!

  • The New Homeowner’s Guide to Going Solar

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  • How to Celebrate Earth Day 2022

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  • How to Earn a 26% Tax Credit with Solar

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  • Is Solar a Safe Investment?

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  • Where Does My Electricity Come from in Massachusetts?

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

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  • Benefits of Solar Energy for Multifamily Housing

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  • 10 Questions to Ask A Solar Company Before Going Solar

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  • How Long Does it Take for Solar Panels to Pay for Themselves in Massachusetts?

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  • Top 6 Fall Activities in Massachusetts

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

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  • How Can Solar Help with High Winter Energy Bills?

    Solar panels save on energy costs not only this winter but every season for the next 20+ years. Learn more about the benefits of solar in the winter and how going solar now can help you avoid winter energy price hikes!

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