Electricity in Massachusetts comes from a few main sources: Solar, Wind, Hydroelectric power, Biomass, Petroleum, and Natural gas. Currently, natural gas is the largest source of electricity, coming in at 67% of electricity fuel. Next is renewables at 30%, then hydroelectric and lastly petroleum at 0.5%. The graph below from the EIA shows this breakdown.
Residential Installation Highlights of 2021 Here are some of our highlight residential installs from each month of 2021! Hover over the image to see what month we installed each solar panel system in.
This fall, Enphase Energy released its newest solar technology: the IQ8 microinverter. As described on their website, this new inverter is the “industry’s first grid-forming microinverters with split-phase power conversion capability to convert DC power to AC power efficiently.”
Happy December everyone! Now that the weather is finally cooling down and we might have some snow on the horizon, here is some info about maintaining your solar panels through the winter.
Massachusetts is already a leader in the clean energy sector! Here are some quick facts from the MassCEC:
Solar technology has come a long way since solar panels first hit the market in 1959 with Hoffman electric’s first 10% efficient panel. Now there are countless brands (here are the ones that we most often install) on the market that are double as efficient!
Organic solar cells are a type of solar cell which use a process similar to photosynthesis in plants to produce solar energy. But instead of converting sunlight to glucose, these solar cells convert sunlight into solar energy.