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Insights: ITC Should Focus on Economic Benefits of Solar Panel Tariff Case

- Feature - Ken Driscoll, Founder & CEO  Solect Energy The solar energy industry in the US is facing an existential threat. Solar energy developers, installers, investors and manufacturers have been anxiously awaiting a decision by the International Trade Commission (ITC) on a suit that was initiated by two bankrupt solar panel manufacturers [...]

Looking Back, Looking Forward: An Interview with Solect Energy’s Founder and CEO Ken Driscoll

  Ken Driscoll, Founder CEO Solect Energy What prompted you to start Solect Energy 8 years ago? Craig, Jim and I, the three founders of Solect, all had well-established careers at large, high tech and financial companies. However, we were eager to build a business from the ground up that reflected our values [...]

Temple Aliyah Partners with Solect Energy and PowerOptions to Install 81 kW Rooftop Solar Array

Solar Array is One of State’s Largest Systems on a House of Worship November 6, 2017 – NEEDHAM, MA – Temple Aliyah, an egalitarian Conservative congregation, has partnered with Solect Energy, the state’s leading commercial-scale installer of solar energy systems, and PowerOptions, the region’s largest energy buying consortium, to install an 81 kilowatt (kW) solar [...]

Fairhaven Housing Authority Installs 236 kW Solar PV System through Partnership with Solect Energy and PowerOptions

November 7, 2017 – Fairhaven, MA – Fairhaven Housing Authority (FHA), a public housing provider, has partnered with Solect Energy, the state’s leading commercial-scale installer of solar energy systems, and PowerOptions, the region’s largest energy buying consortium, to install a 236 kilowatt (kW) solar energy system on the roof of its largest housing complex. The [...]

Solar Powered Manufacturing

  With a long and proud history in Massachusetts, manufacturing in the state is alive and well. The Commonwealth has worked hard to make sure it offers manufacturing companies a healthy business climate and a terrific work force. However, to be successful in today’s ultra-competitive manufacturing climate, companies need to take advantage of every opportunity [...]

Do you need to hire a Nobel Prize winner to understand your energy bill?

The Nobel prize for economics was awarded this week to Richard Thaler for his work on behavioral economics.  As you examine your most recent energy bill, you’re probably thinking you need to hire Thaler to figure it out for you. Indeed, there is a running joke in the energy industry that utilities make their bills [...]

Mass. looks to retain its solar power status

Solar and Schools: Beyond Energy

  The calculus of solar has caught the attention of school administrators, facilities managers and school boards across New England. In this time of lean budgets, the benefit of lowering energy expenditures and redirecting those funds into more student-centric educational activities is too attractive to ignore. Solar offers additional benefits as well: Predictable energy costs [...]

Solect Energy #1 Massachusetts Rooftop Solar Developer For Businesses and Institutions

Solar Power World & Inc. 5000 Rankings Validate Solect’s Strategic Market Focus   September 12, 2017 – HOPKINTON, MA – Solect Energy, announced today that based on an analysis of Massachusetts Department of Energy (DOER) data, and rankings from Solar Power World and Inc. magazine that the company has once again achieved #1 ranking for [...]

From SRECs to SMART — Massachusetts is Overhauling its Solar Incentive Program

However, there is still time to qualify for SRECS   For the last seven years, Massachusetts has run an extremely successful incentive program to promote the adoption of clean solar energy across the state based on solar renewable energy credits (SRECs). According to the MA Department of Energy Resources (DOER) the amount of installed solar [...]