Solar 101 Tags

The following are articles & blogs posts associated to Solar 101. Click here to view all tags.

  • Converting Sunlight Into Electricity / How Does Solar Work?

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • 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!

  • 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 Solar Incentives You Can't Miss Out On in Massachusetts

    Learn about five of the best solar incentives available to Massachusetts homeowners and how Boston Solar can help you take advantage of savings. From SMART solar incentives to solar net metering, solar tax credits, and more, we break down the best ways to save with solar.

  • 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.

  • Why 2022 Is the Year to Go Solar in Massachusetts

    Learn why the coming year is a great time to go solar in Massachusetts. Take advantage of solar incentives like the federal solar tax credit, the MA SMART solar incentive program, ConnectedSolutions, and so much more. Schedule a consultation with Boston Solar today.

  • 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 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!

  • Do Solar Panels Need Direct Sunlight to Work?

    Learn how well solar panels work in shade and cloudy weather in this overview from Boston Solar. Find out how much direct sunlight solar panels need and how we can maximize electricity production with a custom solar system for your home. Schedule a FREE consultation today!

  • 5 Green Facts About Solar For St. Patrick's Day

    Solar is the most abundant renewable energy source on the planet! Learn more green solar facts and find out how you can make sustainability a part of your St. Patrick’s Day celebrations this year with help from Boston Solar, the #1 home solar provider near you in Massachusetts.

  • Get Ready for Next Winter by Going Solar Now

    Keep electricity costs low and avoid winter energy prices spikes by going solar now! Solar panels power your home for free so you can save money. Beat the rush and schedule a free solar panel cost estimate with Boston Solar today. We’re the leading solar provider near you in MA. Call 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 Long Does it Take to Get a Solar Permit?

    It usually takes 40 days or less to get your solar permits. Learn more about the variables that impact solar permits, what types of permits you need to install solar panels, and what the solar installation timeline looks like. Boston Solar makes it easy to go solar in MA! Call us today.

  • 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!

  • 7 Ways to Enjoy Labor Day Sustainably

    Follow these seven tips for a sustainable Labor Day in 2022. From post-parade clean-up to reusable party decorations, there are plenty of ways to celebrate an eco-friendly Labor Day. Learn more from Boston Solar.

  • Is Solar a Safe Investment?

    Solar is a smart investment for Massachusetts homeowners. From energy bill savings to solar incentives and tax credits, there are a lot of reasons to go solar now. Learn more from Boston Solar, Massachusetts’ leading local solar installer.

  • 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.

  • 10 Questions to Ask A Solar Company Before Going Solar

    Find out what other homeowners wish they knew before going solar! Ask these 10 questions before hiring a solar company in Massachusetts. Schedule a free consultation with Boston Solar today. Local installer with over 10 years experience.

  • Top 6 Fall Activities in Massachusetts

    Have the best fall in Massachusetts in 2022! Check out these six New England fall activities from apple picking to leaf peeping and start planning your best fall yet.

  • 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.

  • 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!

Contact Boston Solar

SELF SCHEDULE
A FREE CONSULTATION


Or fill out the form below and we will contact you


Help a Friend Go Solar. Ask About Our Referral Program. {$sitelongname} MORE INFORMATION