Example Eversource Utility Bill with Solar Production

Installing solar panels on your Massachusetts home or business will dramatically lower your energy bills moving forward. But how exactly does it all work with your utility company? Here are a few of the most common questions we’re asked, including how quickly solar panels can be operational after the installation as well as how solar…

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does solar increase costs for other energy users?

If you’ve ever read about renewable energy on your local online message board, you’ve probably heard the claim that solar increases electricity costs for everyone else. The utilities’ trade association even ran a controversial television advertisement in which an actor stated, “I shouldn’t have to pay for my neighbor’s solar.” So – does solar increase…

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sonnen solar battery installed by My Generation Energy

More and more Massachusetts homeowners are discovering the benefits of adding solar battery storage to the solar panels at their home. Whether you already have solar panels on your roof and want to maximize your solar energy savings or you’re thinking about going solar and want to make sure you get the most out of…

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My Generation Energy's solar installer connecting microinverters on a residential rooftop solar installation in Massachusetts

What are inverters? Solar panels convert light to electrical direct current (DC) energy. However, the electrical power in your house is alternating current (AC). Inverters transform the energy that your solar panels collect into energy you can use in your home. What is the difference between central or string inverters and microinverters? Central (or string)…

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dennis ma cape cod solar installation

Looking back on 2020… it was certainly a year when… well, it was a time for real reflection and… Ah, who are we kidding, who isn’t looking forward to leaving 2020 behind us and getting a fresh start in 2021? You might have a whole laundry list of goals you’d like to accomplish in the…

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This home's solar installation paid for itself in just 4.5 years! Residential solar installation in Plymouth, Massachusetts. Installed by My Generation Energy.

Solar return on investment Our customers Dennis and June Smith celebrated 5 years since their solar installation on October 19th. They recently emailed us to share that “everything has worked out just as you had planned” and to share a report detailing their solar return on investment. The Smiths kept meticulous records detailing the financials…

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hingham massachusetts south residential solar installation

Fall Equinox marks the beginning of autumn, when days get shorter and the sun moves south in the sky. Don’t be surprised if you see a dip in your seasonal solar energy production this season – it’s perfectly normal. Prepare to use net metering credits The earlier the sun sets, the more energy we use…

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Chatham home with solar panels by My Generation Energy

Selling a home with solar panels can result in significant financial benefits. After all, solar panels raise a home’s value by 4.1% on average, according to Money. However, the onus is on the seller and seller’s real estate agent to illustrate solar’s financial benefits to the buyer. With that in mind, we’ve created this guide…

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MA Smart Capacity Blocks - Example

If you’re a Massachusetts homeowner who has been looking into residential solar panel installation for your home, or a business owner interested in using commercial solar to reduce your operating costs, you may have heard about a particular solar incentive program called SMART. What is the MA SMART solar program, and how can you use…

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My Generational Energy solar consultant discussing financial benefits with two clients

Solar loans can make residential solar installation more financially accessible, especially in unpredictable economic times. Owning your system outright will reap you the greatest return on investment, but if the up-front cash outlay is burdensome, loans help provide affordable solar options. Why use a solar loan instead of leasing your solar array? Solar loans allow…

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