Talk of the Town – WADK Interview

Talk of the Town – WADK Interview

On Tuesday, April 17th 2018, AM 1540, WADK hosted the “On-Air Home and Garden Fair”.  On WADK’s Talk of the Town, Bruce Newbury interviewed Doug Sabetti, Owner of Newport Solar, live in-studio.  See below to Listen In! Doug and Bruce had a great discussion about the solar industry in Rhode Island, and how it is […]

WADK On-Air Home and Garden Fair

WADK On-Air Home and Garden Fair

WADK On-Air Home and Garden Fair On Tuesday, April 17th 2018, AM 1540, WADK will host the “On-Air Home and Garden Fair”.  On WADK’s Talk of the Town, airing from 9am-11am, Bruce Newbury will interview Doug Sabetti, Owner of Newport Solar, live in-studio. Newport Solar – Listen and Learn During Doug’s WADK interview you will […]

RI Renewable Energy Growth Program – 2018 Update

RI Renewable Energy Growth Program – 2018 Update

RI Renewable Energy Growth Program – 2018 Update The RI Renewable Energy Growth (REG) Program is a feed-in tariff program that allows Rhode Island residents to install a profitable solar array on their home.  On April 1st, 2018 the program will be back in full-swing; National Grid will start accepting application for interconnection of Renewable […]

Trump’s 30% Solar Import Tariff

Trump’s 30% Solar Import Tariff

30% Solar Import Tariff On Monday, January 22nd, the Trump administration announced a 30% Solar Import Tariff on solar cells and modules.  On the surface, this action appears to be pro-USA manufacturing and anti-renewables. This action may be attempting to be both of these things; let’s look at the pros, the cons, and its possible […]

National Grid Shame Reports

National Grid Shame Reports

What are National Grid Shame Reports Every month National Grid does an analysis of your electricity (and methane gas if you are a National Grid gas customer) consumption and compares it to your neighbors; at Newport Solar we often refer to these as National Grid Shame Reports.  We don’t call them National Grid Shame Reports […]

Portsmouth Green Engineering Expo

Portsmouth Green Engineering Expo

Today, Newport Solar participated as a community partner in the Portsmouth Middle School Green Engineering Expo.  Newport Solar arrived at the school early this morning to share our expertise on solar installations with local middle school students. The day was filled with fun scientific discussions on how solar panels can minimize human impact on the […]

RI Renewable Energy Fund Incentive Update

RI Renewable Energy Fund Incentive Update

The Renewable Energy Fund Solar Grant in Rhode Island has been consumed ahead of schedule.  However, the state has stepped up with additional funding to carry the industry through. An increasing number of Rhode Islanders are taking advantage of the solar incentive programs available in the state. Both the Renewable Energy Growth Tariff Program and […]

Electric Vehicles in Rhode Island

Electric Vehicles in Rhode Island

Despite battery technology and charging infrastructure advancement in recent years, Electric Vehicles have a reputation of not being a functionally and financially reasonable transportation option.  Individuals in Rhode Island are starting to see beyond this as the benefits of getting rid of a fossil fuel power vehicle become apparent.  In addition, the growth of residential […]

New Construction Solar Design

New Construction Solar Design

How to Design for Solar – New Construction Solar Design Concepts If you are building a new home, garage, or other structure and are considering a solar installation during construction or in the future, there are several solar design features that should be discussed during the design phase.  Key solar design features will help optimize […]

Solar Jobs Rising Above

Solar Jobs Rising Above

Solar Jobs Charging Ahead The creation of solar jobs has increased at an exponential rate in the past few years, and has seen the largest amount of growth in the past year. Globally, renewable energy employs 9.8 million people as of 2016.  Solar jobs account for over 3 million of those jobs. National Economic Growth […]