Archive for 2020

Celebrating 45 Years in Business!

As our 45th year in business draws to a close, we are looking back at what brought us here, from our beginnings in the barn to wrapping up the challenges and successes that the year 2020 has brought us. Higgins Energy Alternatives and Higgins Powersports is a […]

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Wood Pellets 101: What You Need to Know About Buying and Burning Pellets

Type of Wood

Burning pellets in a pellet stove is a preferred heating option for more than one million families across the United States. It is a cost effective, clean, and convenient method to heat your home with pellet fuel. However, while the choice to burn pellets is simple, choosing […]

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Everything You Need to Know About the Biomass Stove Tax Credit!

Claim Your $300 Biomass Stove Tax Credit This Tax Season

Make tax season a little less painful and earn $300 when you file your 2020 taxes after purchasing a biomass-fueled, energy-efficient stove! Congress officially extended the biomass tax credit under Section 25C of the IRA tax code through December 31, 2020, which means that any qualifying biomass […]

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Buying vs. Leasing Solar Panels: What You Need to Know

Deciding to switch to solar is a big step. The next step is deciding whether to buy or lease your solar panels. Buying your solar panels means you either purchase with cash or take out a solar loan or home equity loan that you can pay off […]

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Why Solar Energy is Green Energy

One of the biggest reasons why homeowners switch to solar energy, aside from the financial savings, is the numerous environmental benefits. “Green” energy is a preferred energy option for many modern homeowners. Below are several benefits that solar energy has on the environment and the impact a […]

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Jotul 2020 Change-Out Program

The 8th Annual Jotul Change-Out Program is here, starting July 1, 2020 through August 31, 2020! From Jotul North America: “As a responsible corporate citizen, Jotul North America is pleased to announce the Jotul 2020 Change-Out Program to promote the use of efficient, clean burning, and environmentally […]

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Shopping Small is Supporting Local

These past few months have presented a unique challenge to our local communities, and we grieve with those who are struggling with the pandemic. At the same time, we have seen so much support for small, local businesses. We have been serving our community for the last […]

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Massachusetts Solar Incentives, Programs, and Rebates

Massachusetts Solar Incentives

Solar Energy has taken the alternative energy field by storm, and all the data points toward 2020 being the best year so far for you to switch to solar energy. With rebates stacked on top of tax incentives and credits, the state of Massachusetts has one of […]

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