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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.

  • Boston Solar Donates Solar System to Frates Family

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Join Us at Yoga Ohana, Benefitting Lucy’s Love Bus!

    Join the team at Boston Solar at the Yogo Ohana virtual fundraising event on Nov. 1, 2020, benefitting Lucy’s Love Bus. For every solar PV installation, Boston Solar will donate $50 to Lucy’s Love Bus, helping children with a life-threatening diagnosis get the integrative therapies they need.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • How Do Solar Batteries Help When It's Overcast?

    Learn how solar battery storage works, and how a solar battery will help you during a summer storm. Boston Solar is the #1 MA-based solar installer, and we can help you protect your home during a power outage with battery storage. 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!

  • 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!

  • 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 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.

  • 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!

  • Take Control of Winter Energy Price Hikes With Solar Power

    Learn how you can avoid winter energy price hikes with solar panels and batteries. Boston Solar explains how you can save on energy costs with solar while protecting yourself against fluctuating utility costs. Call us today to schedule a free solar consultation.

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • 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 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!

  • Why You Should Install Solar Before Installing an EV Charger

    Cut costs and carbon emissions by charging your electric vehicle with solar power. Learn more about the benefits of solar-powered EV charging stations in your home. Schedule a free consultation with Boston Solar today. We’re the #1 home solar provider near you in Massachusetts.

  • Can Solar Panels Power a Heat Pump?

    Can you run a heat pump with solar panels? Learn more about combining solar and heat pumps when electrifying your home’s heating and cooling system. Boston Solar is the #1 MA-based solar installer that can help you benefit more from home electrification upgrades. Schedule a solar consultation with our team today.

  • Do Solar Panels Reduce Attic Temperature?

    Solar panels help reduce attic temperatures and keep your entire home cooler. Learn more about how attic temperatures impact your AC costs and how installing solar panels can help you stay cool and save money. Schedule a free consultation with Boston Solar today. We’re the #1 MA-based home solar installer!

  • Modernizing the Grid: The Case for Solar Batteries

    Get reliable backup power for your home or business and help modernize the grid with solar battery storage. Learn more from the leading solar company based in Massachusetts, Boston Solar.

  • Is My Electricity Bill High Enough to Justify Going Solar?

    Solar makes sense for most homeowners. Learn more about solar payback periods and if solar is a good investment for your home. Schedule a free consultation with Boston Solar today!

  • 5 Ways to Make Your Home More Eco-Friendly

    Make your house more environmentally friendly with these eco-friendly home improvement ideas from Boston Solar! Ready to make the switch to solar? Schedule a free consultation 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.

  • 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.

  • Can a House Run on Solar Power Alone?

    Run your whole house with solar power. Boston Solar can help you make the switch to a 100% solar-powered home in Massachusetts. Learn more about what it takes to run a house using only solar power.

  • 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.

  • 5 Reasons Solar Should Be Part of Your Retirement Plan

    Solar is a smart investment for retirees! Lower your bills, gain access to tax credits and incentives, increase your home value, and more when you go solar now. Schedule a free consultation with Boston Solar today.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

    The average payback period for solar installation in Massachusetts is between 8 and 9 years and can be as low as 5 years. Learn more about average solar payback periods and costs in MA. Schedule a free consultation with Boston Solar today.

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