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Massachusetts SMART Solar Incentives for Your Nonprofit or Municipality

The Massachusetts SMART solar incentive program was launched in the fall of 2018 to a great reaction. However, almost immediately, it became clear that some updates were going to be necessary. For example, the capacity (or total amount of project volume) allotted to the National Grid Service territory filled up very quickly, leaving many customers […]

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10 Ways Your School Can Start Saving Energy Today

Schools use a lot of energy, and much of the time this is unavoidable. Computers, smart boards, lighting, heating and air conditioning are all vital in today’s schools. However, there are plenty of simple ways to save energy at school, which we outline here. These 10 creative ways to save energy at school balance practical […]

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Energy Funding Opportunities for Connecticut Municipalities

As a municipality, you cannot access the cost savings provided by energy tax credits in the way businesses and households can. However, there are several opportunities available to cities and towns, to help save money on energy or fund energy efficiency projects. That’s why we’ve compiled this list of currently available energy funding opportunities for […]

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Leveling the Playing Field for Offshore Wind

Over the last decade, technological advances, policy changes and consumer demand have substantially advanced the amount of renewable generation in New England. Yet, despite this progress, the electric grid operator ISO-NE (New England Independent System Operator) continues to shut out renewable energy from full participation in regional electricity markets. This exclusion hurts both renewable generators and […]

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It’s Time to Move Beyond Words

To our Members and our Community, We know there are no words that can ever be enough, and there are no amount of posts or letters that will correct the wrongs. The time has come for actions that will bring true and lasting change. We cannot keep repeating this history, and we wish to bring […]

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A Guide to Nonprofit Solar Financing Using PPAs

For homeowners and businesses, the financial benefits of purchasing and installing solar PV projects are relatively straightforward. The initial upfront cost pays for itself over time via three main revenue sources: Free electricity State incentives Federal tax benefits But, for nonprofits such as healthcare facilities, faith-based organizations, and public schools, the cost-benefits of this equation […]

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