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 […]

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 […]

How to Go Solar – Solar Loan vs. Solar Lease?

How to Go Solar – Solar Loan vs. Solar Lease?

  Solar loans and solar leases are two popular methods homeowners use to pay for solar PV. Both a solar loan and a solar lease can offer a “zero-down” approach to going solar.  Many homeowners find this to be an attractive alternative to paying for a system out of pocket. There are distinct differences between […]

New England Carbon Pricing

New England Carbon Pricing

The Independent System Operator – New England (ISO-NE) has come up with a creative approach to carbon pricing without necessitating legislative action. For years, stakeholders have tried to integrate the social and environmental costs of fossil fuels into commodity pricing but have made little progress until now. ISO-NE is responsible for operating the electrical grid […]

Doug Sabetti’s Solar Efforts Recognized

Doug Sabetti’s Solar Efforts Recognized

Doug Sabetti has been recognized by Solar Energy International (SEI) for his lifelong fight for pro-solar policy in Rhode Island.  As the owner of Newport Solar, Doug credits his success to education he received from SEI; this knowledge has allowed him to serve as an industry champion for Rhode Island. Doug started to tinker with […]

The Future of Solar

The Future of Solar

With the current change in the political climate, there has been concern as to what the future holds for the renewable energy industry. With threats to The Paris Climate Deal, the viability of the EPA, and The Clean Power Plan, it may appear that solar and other renewables are on their way out.  There is […]

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 […]