Solar Consumer Protection

Solar Consumer Protection

Solar Consumer Protection has become an important issue as the sector develops.   With the growth of the number of solar installers in Rhode Island, consumers need to invest time in educating themselves on the incentives, financial analyses, solar components, and installer reputation to assure that they are getting the best value out of their investment. […]

Energy Efficiency and Solar Better Together

Energy Efficiency and Solar Better Together

Solar and energy efficiency, when considered together will result in a better solution for a homeowner than either one considered separately. Though some may believe installing solar energy or implementing energy efficiency measures alone are a sufficient method for saving money on their electricity bill, the truth is that these two practices should be considered two […]

Governor Raimondo Supports Solar

Governor Raimondo Supports Solar

Last week, Newport Solar had the honor of welcoming Governor Gina Raimondo to our office in North Kingstown. As a kick off to National Energy Awareness month, Governor Raimondo highlighted some of the great initiatives and legislation the state of Rhode Island has put in place to support renewable energy. Also in attendance, alongside the […]

Solar Panels and Electric Vehicles

Solar Panels and Electric Vehicles

The synergy between solar panels and electric vehicles promises to transform our mobility, our electricity grid, and our carbon-based economy. Last month, both Newport Solar and Tesla were at the Drive Clean Rhode Island – Ride and Drive at Fort Adams in Newport, Rhode Island.  At our Newport Solar display, we included educational materials as […]

Drive Clean Rhode Island

Drive Clean Rhode Island

The Office of Energy Resources and the Drive Rhode Island to Vehicle Electrification are sponsoring a  “Drive Clean Rhode Island – Ride and Drive” electric vehicle and clean energy fair on June 4th at Fort Adams State Park in Newport, RI.  Newport Solar will be hosting an information table at this event to highlight the […]

Tree Guide for Solar Installations

Tree Guide for Solar Installations

Newport Solar has created a tree guide focusing on tree removal and replanting strategies for homes where existing trees would shade a solar installation.  This guide, entitled “Got Trees? Want Solar? : Tips and Resources for Tree Removal, Tree Replanting, and Tree Purchase” is now available on our website! – Newport Solar Tree Guide 2018 Often times, Newport […]

Solar Investment Tax Credit Extended

Solar Investment Tax Credit Extended

The United States government has extended the solar investment tax credit through 2021. This occurred when congress, in the omnibus budget, negotiated a deal to allow for the export of US oil in return for energy efficiency and renewable energy tax credits. The extension of the solar investment tax credit is a major boon to […]

Solarize Aquidneck and Newport

Solarize Aquidneck and Newport

Newport Solar has joined the Solarize Aquidneck Program. Solarize Aquidneck is a discount buying program for the residents of Middletown, Portsmouth, and Newport. Newport Solar is the selected solar installer for the town of Newport. The Solarize Program is designed to encourage the installation of residential and commercial solar photovoltaic system. The Solarize Aquidneck program plans to […]

Renewable Fee Proposed by National Grid

Renewable Fee Proposed by National Grid

National Grid is proposing new renewable fees on solar and wind energy systems. As power generation is making the switch to distributed renewable energy systems, the transition is causing energy providers, such as National Grid, re-consider where they generate revenue. Credits that are earned from having a wind or solar system eliminate most charges on […]

RI Renewable Energy Growth Program

RI Renewable Energy Growth Program

The RI Renewable Energy Growth Program has created a solar tariff that will allow more Rhode Island residents to install a profitable solar system.  The program is now in full swing; National Grid is accepting applications for the interconnection of Renewable Energy Growth projects.  The program has allowed for 3.0 Megawatts of residential solar in 2015; […]