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Already have solar? Don’t just let your excess electricity be wasted, know exactly what to do and decide the best option for you! Depending on the time of the year, your solar energy system may generate more electricity than you need. The excess energy generated is sent to your utility provider who will send you a credit that you can choose what to do with. You can use your credits to offset your future bills from Eversource OR you can give your credits to a different account. Both of these options require a submitted Schedule Z form that declares your choice. For more details about this process click here.
Select Board member and Clean Energy Coach David Martin believes that electrification is key to avoiding the dire effects of climate change. He's also someone who likes to understand technical details. He learned about electrifying houses by spending a couple of years researching, planning , and managing two projects – his house in Acton Massachusetts, and his parent's house in rural Connecticut. Since the two projects were very different, the research and experience provided him with a broad understanding of practical issues. He's sharing that understanding in a guide, called the Electric Home Cheat Sheet. He has also written a similar Electric Car Cheat Sheet.