What Are Solar Incentives and How Do They Work?

With worsening climate change and rising fossil fuel prices, governments all over the world are taking renewable energy more seriously. And one of the best ways to boost interest in cleaner power sources is by reducing investment costs for homeowners and businesses. In the United States, these cost reductions come in the form of solar … Continue reading “What Are Solar Incentives and How Do They Work?”

Solar Rebates Can Instantly Reduce Upfront PV Installation Costs

If you’ve ever bought an item at the store, mailed in a post card, and received cash back, you already understand how solar rebates work. Whether managed by local state governments or individual utilities, the overall process is the same. When used correctly, this popular solar incentive can instantly reduce the total upfront cost of … Continue reading “Solar Rebates Can Instantly Reduce Upfront PV Installation Costs”

What Is a Feed-In Tariff, and Does Your Solar Installation Qualify?

In a previous article, we discussed a popular solar incentive known as net metering. Under this program, solar customers are allowed to sell their excess clean electricity to the utility company at a profit (usually as credits—not cash). Many states offer a similar type of solar incentive known as a feed-in tariff (FiT). It works … Continue reading “What Is a Feed-In Tariff, and Does Your Solar Installation Qualify?”

Astrum Solar Celebrates Grand Opening in Connecticut

A Grand Event Astrum Solar (rebranded to Direct Energy Solar on April 1, 2015) officially opened an office in Middletown, Connecticut last week! On August 26, the office celebrated its Grand Opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony by Mayor Daniel T. Drew. A local company provided catering services, and the Grand Opening was celebrated by … Continue reading “Astrum Solar Celebrates Grand Opening in Connecticut”