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From examining your current eletrical usage and costs to assisting with the correct financing plan, you will receive a custom designed solar energy plan which suits you and your family.

What Our Customers are Saying



"We found all of the employees with whom we in contact from the sales representative to the installers to be knowledgeable and professional. All our questions were answered satisfactorily which is why we decided panels installed. We were also impressed with the company’s A+ rating by the Better Business Bureau.” – Pat S. – Boston


"Our first two bills were approximately $300.00 less than before and our third bill, just received was down about $250.00 from what we were paying! We think it is fantastic!" - William R. - Waltham MA


"They did a wonderful job on my system and I would recommend them to my family and friends!" - Georg S. - Chicopee MA

I cannot express my gratitude for going forward with solar panels. From the initial meeting to discuss the possibility to the techs who eventually installed them. But most of all, it is the savings we have experienced. That first month was unbelievable. Solar plus our other electric source combined was less than our usual monthly expense. During the summer when our electric usage is higher because of the air conditioning, our monthly expense was still less than what we have paid with past summer usage. And if that’s not enough…our present electricity is primarily supplied by the solar panels. We have been building up a reserve with our other electricity source and will be able to draw from that all winter when our panels wont’t generate as much electricity. It’s a win-win situation that we’re just thrilled over. Having a fixed rate locked in is another great feature for savings.” – Virgil T. – Westport MA

Our Services

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  • Fully licensed & insured installers
  • Custom tailored solutions
  • Free in home consultations
  • Easy financing options
  • 20 year warranty
  • Transparent contracts
  • Eco-friendly
  • State and federal incentives
  • Roof repair if damaged during installation
  • Customer service is our top priority

About Solar Energy

Solar power is energy from the sun that is transformed into thermal or electrical energy.

Solar energy is the cleanest and most abundant renewable resource source available, and the United States has some of the richest solar resources worldwide. Modern innovation can harness this energy for a variety of usages, consisting of producing electricity, supplying light or a comfortable interior environment, and heating water for domestic, commercial, or industrial usage.

Solar Benefits

Solar power makes it possible for homeowner to use the sun to power everyday life: running your air conditioning unit, washing clothes, enjoying TV, cooking supper. All while reducing your carbon footprint, and without burning fossil fuels or putting a pressure on the electrical grid. And while the environmental advantages of solar power are significant, numerous residents discover that the convenience, distinct features, and expense savings of owning a solar power system are a lot more alluring.

Leading Benefits of Solar Energy

#1 Considerably reduce or even remove your electrical expenses

Whether you're a house owner, business, or not-for-profit, electrical energy costs can make up a large part of your regular monthly costs. With a photovoltaic panel system, you'll produce totally free power for your system's entire 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you do not produce One Hundred Percent of the energy you take in, solar will decrease your energy costs and you'll still save a great deal of loan.

#2 Make a great return on your investment

Photovoltaic panels aren't a cost-- they are among the very best methods to invest, with returns measuring up to those of more standard financial investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to substantial electrical power bill savings, the typical American homeowner pays off their solar panel system in 7 to 8 years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.

#3 Protect versus increasing energy expenses

Among the most clear cut advantages of photovoltaic panels is the capability to hedge utility costs. In the previous 10 years, property electricity prices have gone up by an average of three percent every year. By investing in a solar energy system now, you can repair your electricity rate and protect against unforeseeable boosts in electrical power costs. If you're a business or homeowner with rising and falling capital, going solar also helps you better forecast and manage your expenditures.

#4 Boost your home or business value

Numerous research studies have actually discovered that homes geared up with solar energy systems have higher home worths and offer faster than non-solar houses. Appraisers are significantly taking solar setups into factor to consider as they value houses at the time of a sale, and as homebuyers become more informed about solar, need for homes geared up with photovoltaic panel systems will continue to grow.

#5 Increase U.S. energy self-reliance

The sun is a near-infinite source of energy and a key element of achieving energy independence in the United States. By increasing our capacity to generate electrical power from the sun, we can also insulate our country from cost changes in global energy markets.

#6 Develop jobs and help your local economy

According to The Solar Foundation, the solar market included jobs at a rate almost 12 times faster than the overall U.S. economy in 2015, representing 1.2 percent of all jobs in the nation. This growth is anticipated to continue. Due to the fact that solar-related jobs have the tendency to be higher paying and can not be outsourced, they are a considerable factor to the U.S. economy.

#7 Secure the environment

Solar is an excellent way to decrease your carbon footprint. Buildings are accountable for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the United States, and going solar can substantially reduce that number. A normal residential photovoltaic panel system will remove 3 to 4 lots of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees each year.

#8 Demonstrate your dedication to sustainability

Sustainability and business social duty are essential parts of an organization's culture and worths. They also produce bottom line results. Increasingly, customers and communities are recognizing and rewarding companies that opt to run responsibly. Companies are finding that "green" credentials are an effective chauffeur of consumer getting decisions, developing goodwill and enhancing service results.

#9 Start Saving from Day 1

Solar purchase power contracts (PPAs) and solar leasing has actually made it possible for homeowners to go solar for little or no cash down.

Many property owners decide to fund their photovoltaic panels with among the "pay-as-you-go" financing choices. This suggests that a third-party company-- the solar company-- owns the planetary system and takes care of installation, maintenance, tracking and repairs. You just pay the solar service provider for electrical power-- less than you would've paid the energy company.

Since June 2013, 75% of all American houses have access to pay-as-you-go solar.

#10. Solar is a Secure Financial investment

The utility business are well-known for their varying and undependable electricity prices. There is clearly an upward trend.

With photovoltaic panels and basic mathematics, we can calculate how much electrical power will be created, and most significantly, at what cost, for a minimum of the next Twenty Years (repaired energy costs).

Financing

What are the various payment options?

We have many flexible purchasing agreements for customers who would like to install a new home solar system. There are three different payment options, making them a viable choice for customers of all budgets. The payment options include Lease, PPA, and Purchase.

The Lease

  • Low, fixed payments each month
  • System insurance for 20 years, including maintenance
  • Flexible end-of-term options, including system upgrade, lease extension, and free panel removal

Power Purchase Agreement (PPA)

  • We own the solar panel system
  • $0 down for installation
  • Customers only pay for the solar energy that they use

Purchase

  • Customer pays for the system upfront and owns the system
  • System monitoring and maintenance for 20 years
  • Receive 30% federal tax credit
  • See a return on investment within 7-10 years

What happens when the contract for my lease is finished?

We provide our customers with a few different options for when their lease contract is up. Customers can upgrade their equipment to the newest solar technology available, extend the agreement, or have the panels removed at no cost.

What is the warranty?

The Lease and PPA include a 20-year warranty during the lifetime of the system. This warranty exceeds that of most other solar installers’ warranties.

Frequently Asked Questions

Solar Electricity Panels Do They Work?
I Already Have Solar/Gas Water Heating, But Was Wondering If Getting Solar Panels For Electricity Installed Was A Good Idea.

Why of course. Just buying them is the big buzz.

Companies are doing thousands if not millions of dollars a month only by selling Solar Panel.
I did a little search and I found that it costs 7000$ to install solar panels for an average roof.

If you're a hardcore green, then Bon Appétit, I'm not preventing you to buy it. All I'm just saying is that it'll take months if not years to get that money back.

It is good for electricity, and I saw it worked on a company building called Better Place, so save the world!

What Do I Need For Off Grid Solar Energy System?
I Know You Need The Panel,Power Inverter A Deep Cycle 12 Volt Rechargeable Battery What Else Would I Need?

This probably isn't the venue to ask.
You'll need solar panels,
A large battery or set of batteries,
And an inverter to create AC.

"a deep cycle 12 volt rechargeable battery" won't be enough.
A 100 amp hour battery can store 1.2 KwH.
A house can easily use far more than that.
Our grid connected system generated about 27 Kwh a day for the past week.
That's more than we used, but we'll catch up this week because it's going to be 100 degrees and we'll have the AC on.
But you have to plan for winter when you can have several days with little or no sun and not a lot of sun even when it is shining.
So there are several things to consider:
- Where you are
- How many days you're likely to go with little or no sun in the winter
- How many days are you willing to do without electricity
- Whether you're going to get a supplemental gas or diesel generator
- How much electricity you're likely to use when everything is running
- How well you can mount solar panels, facing south, with no obstructions

My guess would be that if you're asking here, you probably need to pay someone to design the system for you.

How Long Until Solar Power (Solar Panels) Becomes Cheap?

Between 5 and 15 years.

Current thin film technology, which is the current hope for inexpensive solar panels, are just starting to get commericalized. At the solar conferences that I've been to in the last few months, I saw no vendors actually selling thin film technology, but I saw at least two companies selling fabrication lines for them.

The presentations that I saw predict a 5 to 7 year horizen for thin film to become cost competitive with some of the more common energy production equipment. Assuming that these presentations are a bit overly optimistic, I'd suspect it might be a bit longer (but still within the forseeable future.)

Do a google on "thin film solar cost competitive" and see what comes up.

Great question.

Would Solar Panels In Space Obtain More Solar Energy?
I Figured Since Theres No Ozone It'D Be Easier To Collect More. Idk How Wed Get It To Where We Need It Though

Yes, they would.

In space, solar panels can be aligned to receive a consist ant amount of direct sunlight. On Earth, the amount of direct sunlight the solar panel receives is depends on the time of year. The Earth's tilt on its axis is responsible for this. When the tilt is away, winter happens and the direct sunlight is less. When the tilt is toward, summer happens and the direct sunlight is more. Everything in between is spring and fall.

The next thing that can effect solar panels obviously, are clouds. They do make the amount of solar energy harder to obtain during the day but there are solar panels(more expensive) that can trap a higher percent of sunlight when it is cloudy.

The best parts of the earth to get the most out of solar panels are the deserts. There is only one place better than that on Earth which is anywhere the ozone layer has been depleted. Because then all of the radiation that is in space is being received on earth. Making the solar panels very efficient.

How Are Solar Panels Practical?
Okay So Im Lookin 4 An Article Which Explains How Practical, Wokable, Feasible Solar Panels Are. Only Positive Points Please :) Give Me The Link. Plz Help!!!!

Solar panels collect solar radiation from the sun and actively convert that energy to electricity. Solar panels are comprised of several individual solar cells. These solar cells function similarly to large semiconductors and utilize a large-area p-n junction diode. When the solar cells are exposed to sunlight, the p-n junction diodes convert the energy from sunlight into usable electrical energy. The energy generated from photons striking the surface of the solar panel allows electrons to be knocked out of their orbits and released, and electric fields in the solar cells pull these free electrons in a directional current, from which metal contacts in the solar cell can generate electricity. The more solar cells in a solar panel and the higher the quality of the solar cells, the more total electrical output the solar panel can produce. The conversion of sunlight to usable electrical energy has been dubbed the Photovoltaic Effect.

The photovoltaic effect arises from the properties of the p-n junction diode, as such there are no moving parts in a solar panel.
Solar Insolation and Solar Panel Efficiency

Solar Insolation is a measure of how much solar radiation a given solar panel or surface recieves. The greater the insolation, the more solar energy can be converted to electricity by the solar panel. Click to learn more about solar insolation.

Other factors that affect the output of solar panels are weather conditions, shade caused by obstructions to direct sunlight, and the angle and position at which the solar panel is installed. Solar panels function the best when placed in direct sunlight, away from obstructions that might cast shade, and in areas with high regional solar insolation ratings.

Solar panel efficiency can be optimized by using dynamic mounts that follow the position of the sun in the sky and rotate the solar panel to get the maximum amount of direct exposure during the day as possible. For more information on solar panel efficiency through the use of mounts, see our section on solar panel mounts and accessories.

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