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  • Good Reasons for Choosing Solar Power

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

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • What Are Zero Net Energy Homes & Buildings?

    What does it mean to have a zero net energy, or zero energy, home or building? Learn about what the terms “net zero energy,” “zero net energy,” and “zero energy” mean, and find out why solar plays a key role in achieving zero net energy. Boston Solar is Massachusetts’ renewable solar energy expert.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Can Solar Lower My Summer Energy Bills?

    What if you didn’t have to choose between a comfortable home & a high energy bill in the summer? Installing solar panels on your home can reduce your need to run your air conditioner & offset your electricity usage. Boston Solar is the #1 MA based solar installer serving the North & South Shore, Central & Western MA.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • Solar Battery vs. Generator: Which One Is Right for You?

    Learn about the pros and cons of backup generators and solar battery backup systems, and how you can utilize the strengths of these emergency power solutions to keep the lights on during an outage. Boston Solar is an authorized installer of Tesla Powerwall and sonnenBatterie for your custom designed solar PV system.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • 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

    Learn everything you need to know about going solar as a new homeowner in this guide from Boston Solar. Whether you’re installing solar panels on a new home or buying a home with solar panels in Massachusetts, we can help. Schedule a free consultation today!

  • Going Solar in Waltham

    Go solar in Waltham with help from the solar experts at Boston Solar. We’re the number one Massachusetts-based solar company and we can design a custom solar energy system for your Waltham home. Schedule a free solar consultation today!

  • 5 Tips to Make Your Home More Sustainable This Fall

    Try out these five tips to make your home more sustainable this fall from the Boston Solar team. We’re proud to be a resource for homeowners looking to make sustainability upgrades and would love to help you learn more about the benefits of solar panels. Schedule a free consultation today!

  • The Best Views of Fall Foliage in New England

    Check out this list of the best places to see fall foliage in New England from the team at Boston Solar. We’re the number one Massachusetts solar installer and we’re proud to help preserve the region’s natural beauty by helping local homeowners and businesses go solar.

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