A Green Bank Could Cut Electric Bills by $33 Million Annually, Boost Economy

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (December 14, 2016)—Maine could greatly increase private-sector investment in clean energy, while spurring job creation and economic growth, by creating a “green bank,” according to a study released today by the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS), in coordination with the Northeast Solar Energy Market Coalition (NESEMC). Green banks are public or quasi-public finance… Read more

Solar Energy and the New Administration: Remaining Optimistic

Two weeks removed from a very polarizing 2016 election season, many in the Solar Industry are optimistic about its continued growth. This optimism stems from Solar’s sound economics, years of steady growth in the face of regional opposition, and strong scientific facts that make clean, renewable energy the clear choice for many businesses and homeowners…. Read more

Solar: An Investment That Benefits You, As Well As Your Non-Solar Neighbors

There are very few true ‘win wins’ in the energy challenges facing society. Luckily for all of us, solar is one of those few things, where when one someone installs it, everyone wins. Some incredible solar factoids: For every 1kw you install, your solar panels will directly benefit other electric ratepayers by $4,000 (offset of market… Read more

ReVision Energy and KEYS communities Kick off Solarize Seacoast Maine!

Solar group buying program open Aug 1- Dec 31, 2016 in Kittery, Eliot, York, and South Berwick, Maine ReVision Energy is excited to announce a new partnership with Seacoast Area Renewable Energy Initiative (SEAREI) and the KEYS towns – Kittery, Eliot, York and South Berwick, Maine – Solarize Seacoast Maine! What is Solarize? Solarize efforts are a… Read more

Massachusetts Solar Loan Offers Low-Interest Path to Solar Ownership

ReVision Energy is now an authorized installer under the Mass Solar Loan program. Backed by the MassCEC, the Solar Loan allows us to offer another option for Massachusetts homeowners looking to finance and own their solar project. The program also helps to make solar investments more feasible for those with low and moderate income and credit scores, with… Read more

Tax Credit for Electric Vehicle Chargers Extended

We already talked about the huge news that the 30% federal solar tax credit was extended through 2021. Less buzzworthy, but also important, was the extension of a tax credit on Electric Vehicle Charging Stations that applies retroactively and also forward to the end of 2016. A credit of up to $7,500 for new electric… Read more

Small Businesses Benefit from Financing Solar Projects

ReVision Energy is a member of Amicus Solar Cooperative, a cooperative of the finest independent solar companies across the United States. Each month Amicus members share experiences on various solar topics. For December, we asked Amicus members about solar financing options for business owners who want to invest in solar but might not want to… Read more

Berkeley Study: Solar Adds $15,000+ to Average Home Value

Many prior studies have suggested that solar adds to a home’s value, but they have often been limited in time range and geographic scope. Now, a team of scientists from Berkeley Labs, in partnership with universities and appraisers, has found that solar unequivocally improves the value of a home, on average by an amount of… Read more

Solarize Kearsarge Sparks Great Interest at Launch Event

An audience of more than 160, mostly from Andover, New London, and Wilmot, filled Clements Hall on the Colby-Sawyer College campus on October 18 as representatives from Vital Communities, a Vermont-based nonprofit, and ReVision Energy, an Exeter-based installer of solar-electric systems, told them of the benefits – economic and environmental – of owning their own… Read more

How Much Does Solar Increase the Value of Your Home?

PV projects such as this one installed on Badger Realty will increase the value of a home and help it sell more quickly An investment in solar today will deliver an annual return of 8-10%. But what happens if you decide to sell? Because solar has become mainstream, a number of recent studies have been… Read more