Incentive Update Rhode Island 2017

Incentive Update Rhode Island 2017

RI Solar Incentives Change! Rhode Island has a solar incentive update every year.  The solar industry in Rhode Island is constantly growing and evolving; it is important for Newport Solar to do an incentive update for potential solar customers in Rhode Island. The two incentive paths that have existed since 2014 are still available: Net […]

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; […]

SolarEdge and Tesla Powerwall

SolarEdge and Tesla Powerwall

SolarEdge has collaborated with Tesla to provide customers with a seamlessly integrated solar and battery backup system using the Tesla Powerwall.  See SolarEdge Announcement Here SolarEdge Technologies announced its collaboration with Tesla Motors to provide the solar industry market with an inverter solution that allows photovoltaic integration with Tesla’s home battery solution, the Tesla Powerwall. […]

SO Rhode Island Magazine Feature

SO Rhode Island Magazine Feature

Newport Solar was recently a feature in SO Rhode Island Magazine.  In a section entitled “Living Green(er)”, SO Rhode Island Magazine discusses the way that Rhode Island residents can make their lives and homes more efficient and environmentally friendly.  The areas they focused on were Natural Landscaping, Water Conservation, Solar Photovoltaic, Energy Efficient Building, and […]

Going “Off The Grid”?

Going “Off The Grid”?

Many times people think that installing solar panels on their roof allows them to go “Off-Grid”.  In fact, solar panels alone do not allow this.  There is often confusion on this subject; lets go over the difference between “Off-Grid” and “Grid-Tied” solar systems. GRID-TIED: Most installations that we perform in Rhode Island and installations across […]

Residential Solar – A Personal Hedge

Residential Solar – A Personal Hedge

Investing in residential solar is a personal hedge against increasing electricity cost, social health and safety risks, and climate change. Jigar Shah, founder of SunEdison, lays out why solar is a low-risk investment with stable and secure returns. “You can’t argue with the fact that solar has no moving parts, that the sun is free, […]