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 […]

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 […]