Solar shingles have been around for a long time but they’ve only started to gain some significant traction in the marketplace. DOW has come up with some technological advances recently that is causing their popularity to soar. But are they ready for Massachusetts residents? Continue reading
So I did my first solar panel maintenance over the weekend. My panels have been installed since the end of last November so I lasted almost exactly six months. So what happened?
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Earlier this month I went to a local meeting of a grassroots environmental group. One of the people I met there had just got solar panels installed, just like me, and we quickly bonded. We both have 5 kW systems that supply a little more than half our electricity needs. And like me, he was very proud of his solar panels and the money he was saving every month off his electricity bill. But whereas I took out a loan to purchase my system, he leased his and, to put it bluntly, he got ripped off. Continue reading