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 Often times, Newport Solar must […]

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; […]

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. […]

Leica Geosystems

Leica Geosystems

Leica Geosystems has been building precision surveying equipment since 1921. In 1993 they built a reflector-less technology that revolutionized land surveying. Leica introduced the first handheld laser distance measure. The Leica DISTO™ S910 by Leica Geosystems measures fast and precise distances between any two points from one location with the laser distance meter. This helps easily […]

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 […]

Inexpensive Natural Gas, Expensive Electricity

Inexpensive Natural Gas, Expensive Electricity

In Rhode Island, we have inexpensive natural gas and expensive electricity.  This does not seem to make sense; most of our electricity in Rhode Island is generated from Natural Gas.  Lets look at the reasons for this phenomenon. Natural Gas prices are going down because there is excess supply from fracking, much of it coming […]

ISO-NE

ISO-NE

Throughout the day we turn on and off lights, ovens, microwaves, computers, televisions, etc. consuming different amounts of power as we do.  Have you ever wondered how power plants meet this ever-changing demand?  ISO-NE stands for “Independent Systems Operator – New England; they are a non-profit organization that controls when the utility scale coal, natural […]