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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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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commercial solar panels in chatham MA cape cod

If you have a large commercial or industrial building and want to make some extra cash without any capital investment required, commercial solar leasing might interest you. Commercial solar leases are agreements that allow business owners to lease their roofs (or other unused property) for solar installations. Thus, extra space can deliver additional revenue stream…

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Buying or Leasing Solar Panels: What's Best?

“Free” solar panels may sound very enticing, but are they really a better deal than owning your own system? What’s best: buying or leasing solar?   “Over the long term the benefits of owning your system are hard to beat.” –Consumer Reports   The financial benefits of purchasing your own solar array are clear. This…

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Investing in Home Solar infographic, ROI by state

Over the past months, the stock market has been particularly volatile, swinging between massive losses and sweeping gains. Home solar installation might give you less vertigo – but how does investment in solar compare to stock market returns?   This study from 2015 found that in the Northeast, “paying cash upfront for a solar PV…

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