Solar News & Policy


Solar Wraps Up 2022 with a Mixed Bag of Policy Developments

The holidays are upon us – and time for some good cheer! Still, the world keeps on spinning on matters we hold dear. December has …
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FAQ: What Is Vermont’s Long-term Plan for Electric Vehicles? 

The move toward an all-electric future just got a step closer in Vermont. The Vermont Agency of Natural Resources (ANR) has completed two public hearings …
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It’s Time to Give Thanks for Recent Policy Gains in Fighting Climate Change

As we head into Thanksgiving weekend, it’s time to take stock of our world and give thanks for things we hold dear. There’s a lot …
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Big Savings Await Those Who Electrify Their Homes and Move to Solar Power

In a recent post, we showed how Solaflect Trackers – when used to charge electric vehicles – can usually pay back their installed cost in …
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Its Time to Switch to a Solar-powered EV – and Weve Got the Numbers to Prove It!

Now that Congress has passed generous new tax credits for the purchase of solar energy and electric vehicles, you may be wondering if now is …
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With Winter Just Around the Corner, Get Ready for Much Higher Utility Bills

While utilities have lots of charges for energy, transmission and other customer fees, a typical bill boils down to two main components – supply and …
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California Wants to Ban Gas-Powered Cars by 2035.  Will New England Be Next?

Are gasoline-powered vehicles headed for the scrap heap here in New England? Not quite. But a new transportation rule just issued in California could pave …
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Inflation Reduction Act is a Game Changer for Solar Power and Home Electrification 

Game changer! That’s what most energy experts are calling the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 signed by the President on August 17th.  Chock full of …
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As Electricity Rates Soar, VT and NH Putting Negative Pressure on Solar

What’s wrong with this picture?  As New England electric utilities hike their rates by record numbers this summer, they’re also cutting payments for solar power …
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With Electricity Rates Skyrocketing, Here Are Five Reasons to Install Solar Now

First came pain at the pump, with gasoline prices topping $5 per gallon. Now get ready for sticker shock in your electric bill, with some …
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