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The Energy Consumer's Bulletin

Landfills become solar power zones in northern Rhode Island

Posted by Yaima Roldan Casillas on Tuesday, July 24, 2018 @ 10:25 AM

Solar projects have been popping up all over Rhode Island. This has been due to the enhancement of the Renewable Energy Standard and the Renewable Energy Growth program, as well as a recent call from Governor Gina Raimondo to have 1,000 Megawatts of renewable energy within the state by the end of 2020. We are excited about the possibilities these policy measures create for new, properly-sited projects.

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Tags: renewable energy, Rhode Island, solar

Nonprofit review: EnergySage for solar

Posted by Greg Ohadoma on Monday, July 16, 2018 @ 03:05 PM

As a non-profit focused on both climate change and consumers, we have noticed that the complexity of solar contracts and cost of solar panels prohibit some people from moving forward with solar installation.

For years we have helped consumers to install solar by interpreting state programs, teaming up with state and municipal programs like Massachusetts Solar Connect, and even buying solar RECs from projects built before 2010. Now we've vetted an all-in-one solution that we're excited to share with our members and friends: EnergySage. Together, we're helping more and more people install solar.

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Tags: renewable energy, solar

Is it a good time to install solar in Rhode Island?

Posted by Greg Ohadoma on Friday, July 06, 2018 @ 10:20 AM

In March 2017, Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo announced a statewide initiative to increase the amount of clean energy by 10 times by 2020. That means that  Rhode Island is set to achieve a total of 1,000 MW by 2020.  Just in time for these important commitments, we're partnering with EnergySage to make it easier for everyone to install solar. Homeowners and business can contribute to the 1,000MW goal with smart investments in clean energy, like rooftop solar.

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Tags: Rhode Island, solar

Your solar questions answered: Mass Solar Connect webinar

Posted by Loie Hayes on Monday, September 11, 2017 @ 06:04 PM

There are less than two months left to take advantage of the Mass Solar Connect price savings on solar panels for your home or business. The deadline for participating is Oct 31. Learn more during our short webinar recording below.

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Tags: solar

Great feedback about Mass Solar Connect

Posted by Loie Hayes on Friday, August 25, 2017 @ 09:59 AM

Our members and friends are surprised at how easy it is to get the information you need to consider solar on the Mass Solar Connect web platform (powered by EnergySage), without a big sales pitch or a big demand for research or study. More than 300 people have now signed up for Mass Solar Connect information and we're getting great feedback.  (Rhode Islanders, we'll soon be offering you a similar program, but until then you can use EnergySage for great information and solar shopping.)

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Tags: Massachusetts, solar

This online solar comparison platform is what you’ve been looking for: Mass Solar Connect is back

Posted by Loie Hayes on Thursday, June 08, 2017 @ 10:14 AM

Mass Solar Connect is going to simplify your solar shopping. This statewide initiative, directed by the Mass Clean Energy Center (Mass CEC), pairs Mass Energy’s strong social network with the rich on-line resources of our new partner, EnergySage. (Note: Rhode Island readers can also use EnergySage, but do not have access to the Mass Solar Connect program).

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Tags: solar

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