New England Solar Cost-Reduction Partnership - Resources
This guide aims to help homeowners navigate the complex landscape of residential solar photovoltaic (PV) system financing. The guide describes three popular residential solar financing choices – leases, loans, and power purchase agreements (PPAs) – and explains the advantages and disadvantages of each, as well as how they compare to a direct cash purchase. It clarifies key solar financing terms and provides a list of questions homeowners should ask before deciding if and how to proceed with installing a solar system.
There are many ways to build and finance a solar PV system. “A Vermonter’s Guide to Residential Solar” can help residents decide whether it makes sense for them to go solar and, if so, how. The guide is divided into sections that offer relevant information needed at different points during the decision making and installation process.
This is the final report for the New England Solar Cost-Reduction Partnership. It offers the public insights about project accomplishments, successes, lessons learned, and recommendations for future actions.
Clean Energy States Alliance, (CESA), preparó esta guía a través de la Asociación para la Reducción de Costo Solar de Nueva Inglaterra, un proyecto bajo el nombre de “SunShot” del Departamento de Energía de los Estados Unidos, y el desafío llamado “Rooftop Solar Challenge II”.
This guide is designed to help homeowners make informed decisions about financing solar. It is a state-specific version of CESA’s 2015 report, A Homeowner’s Guide to Solar Financing: Leases, Loans and PPAs.
Vermont Solar Cost Study: A Report on Photovoltaic System Cost and Performance Differences Based on Design and Siting Factors
This report analyzes installation cost and performance differences between different types of solar photovoltaic (PV) installations in Vermont. It examines solar facilities built on existing buildings, on new structures such as parking lot canopies, and projects built on open pasture land.
This slideshow provides information firefighters need to know to deal with fires on buildings equipped with PV systems.
This guide is designed for use by condominium owners in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. It can help a “solar champion,” an interested member of a condominium association, to explore the options for installing solar PV.
This guide is designed to help homeowners make informed decisions about financing solar. It is a state-specific version of CESA’s 2015 report, “A Homeowner’s Guide to Solar Financing: Leases, Loans and PPAs.”
This Excel spreadsheet was produced by Clean Energy States Alliance (CESA) for the New England Solar Cost-Reduction Partnership through a grant from the U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative’s Rooftop Solar Challenge II. The spreadsheet lists operative solar policies and programs for the five New England state participating in the New England Solar Cost-Reduction Partnership. The state policies and programs were collected and current as of September 2015.