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What to expect from your solar when it snows
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What to expect from your solar when it snows

Some of our customers start to worry about their solar production at this time of year. Will the snow block...
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Solar vs. Wind. Which is Better for Your Home?
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Solar vs. Wind. Which is Better for Your Home?

Most everyone is familiar with solar power as a renewable energy source for homes and small businesses. However, a solar...
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All the Options! Lease, Purchase or PPA Your Solar Panel System?
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All the Options! Lease, Purchase or PPA Your Solar Panel System?

You are interested in going solar and have heard the pros and cons of leasing vs. purchasing your solar system....
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How to Claim the Federal Solar Tax Credit
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How to Claim the Federal Solar Tax Credit

Renewable energy is a household term today and the most common type of renewable energy is solar. Other types of...
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How Effective is Solar on Overcast Days
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How Effective is Solar on Overcast Days

Our company is based in the Northeast, which many people would say is "gloomy" and grey all winter. Does this...
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What is Community Solar?
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What is Community Solar?

What is Community Solar? Groups of ground-mounted solar panels are popping up across the country to support communities with clean...
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SunPower Offers the Industry’s Leading Warranty
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SunPower Offers the Industry’s Leading Warranty

  Warranty coverage is one of our customer's main concerns: What do I do if something goes wrong? Since going...
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When does the Federal Solar Investment Tax Credit decrease?
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When does the Federal Solar Investment Tax Credit decrease?

Before we get into solar, what is a Tax Credit? A tax credit is money that the government gives taxpayers...
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Clean Energy Victory Bonds Proposed to Advance Clean Energy Initiatives
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Clean Energy Victory Bonds Proposed to Advance Clean Energy Initiatives

What is the concept behind Clean Energy Victory Bonds? During World War I, America introduced the concept of Victory Bonds:...
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SunPower X-Series is The Most Efficient Solar Panel Available
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SunPower X-Series is The Most Efficient Solar Panel Available

X-Series: What's the big deal? We talked a few weeks ago about the SunPower A-Series, the most cutting edge panels...
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The SunPower App: What is my solar system doing right now?
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The SunPower App: What is my solar system doing right now?

SunPower is the first to release a smartphone app that shows customers their solar system energy and usage. The user...
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Everything You Need to Know About Solar Storage Batteries
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Everything You Need to Know About Solar Storage Batteries

What is a solar storage battery? Solar storage batteries are pretty much exactly what they sound like: rechargeable, deep-cycle batteries...
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What is SMART and How Can Homeowners Benefit from it?
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What is SMART and How Can Homeowners Benefit from it?

Before we get started on discussing the Solar Massachusetts Renewable Target (SMART) Program, we should take a look back at...
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What is Solar Net Metering?
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What is Solar Net Metering?

When doing research on converting your home to a solar energy system, one of the terms you may come across...
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Preparing Your Solar Panels for Storm Season
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Preparing Your Solar Panels for Storm Season

Some customers ask, "Do I need to be concerned about my solar panels during a major storm?" I always respond...
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How big of a solar system do I need?
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How big of a solar system do I need?

At SAVKAT every customer wants to know the numbers: how much is this system going to cost me? In this...
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Summer is the Time For Solar Panel Maintenance
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Summer is the Time For Solar Panel Maintenance

Wait, my solar panels require maintenance? Many homeowners assume that once their solar panels are installed there is nothing else...
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What does it cost to go solar in Connecticut?
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What does it cost to go solar in Connecticut?

Who would guess that a state located in the northeast would rank seventh in the nation for solar-friendly policies? Known...
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Going Solar for Commercial Business: The Helix SunPower System
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Going Solar for Commercial Business: The Helix SunPower System

Here at SAVKAT, we want to provide our commercial customers with options that can be installed quickly, maintain low business...
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Massachusetts Funds Municipal Solar Rebate Program
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Massachusetts Funds Municipal Solar Rebate Program

Governor Charlie Baker and Lt. Governor Karyn Polito have announced a rebate program through the Department of Energy Resources (DOER),...
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