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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

Ready To Go Solar?

  • 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 house owners to utilize the sun to power daily life: running your a/c unit, cleaning clothes, enjoying TELEVISION, cooking supper. All while decreasing your carbon footprint, and without burning nonrenewable fuel sources or putting a pressure on the electrical grid. And while the environmental benefits of solar power are significant, many home owners find that the convenience, special functions, and cost savings of owning a solar power system are a lot more enticing.

Leading Advantages of Solar Energy

#1 Significantly minimize or perhaps remove your electrical costs

Whether you're a house owner, service, or nonprofit, electrical power expenses can comprise a big part of your month-to-month expenses. With a solar panel system, you'll produce complimentary power for your system's entire 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you do not produce One Hundred Percent of the energy you consume, solar will decrease your utility costs and you'll still save a great deal of loan.

#2 Earn a fantastic return on your financial investment

Photovoltaic panels aren't an expenditure-- they're one of the best ways to invest, with returns measuring up to those of more traditional investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to substantial electrical power costs savings, the average American property owner settles their solar panel system in seven to 8 years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.

#3 Protect versus rising energy costs

One of the most clear cut advantages of solar panels is the ability to hedge utility rates. In the previous 10 years, property electricity prices have actually gone up by approximately 3 percent annually. By purchasing a solar energy system now, you can repair your electrical energy rate and protect versus unforeseeable increases in electrical energy expenses. If you're a service or house owner with rising and falling capital, going solar also assists you much better forecast and handle your expenditures.

#4 Increase your home or business value

Numerous research studies have actually found that homes geared up with solar energy systems have greater home worths and offer quicker than non-solar homes. Appraisers are progressively taking solar setups into consideration as they value houses at the time of a sale, and as property buyers end up being more educated about solar, need for homes geared up with photovoltaic panel systems will continue to grow.

#5 Boost U.S. energy independence

The sun is a near-infinite source of energy and a crucial element of accomplishing energy independence in the United States. By increasing our capacity to produce electricity from the sun, we can also insulate our nation from price fluctuations in international energy markets.

#6 Develop jobs and help your regional economy

Inning accordance with The Solar Structure, the solar industry added tasks at a rate almost 12 times faster than the total U.S. economy in 2015, representing 1.2 percent of all tasks in the nation. This development is anticipated to continue. Due to the fact that solar-related tasks tend to be greater paying and can not be outsourced, they are a substantial contributor to the U.S. economy.

#7 Protect the environment

Solar is a terrific method to lower your carbon footprint. Structures are accountable for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the U.S., and going solar can substantially reduce that number. A normal property photovoltaic panel system will remove three to 4 heaps of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees yearly.

#8 Show your commitment to sustainability

Sustainability and business social responsibility are necessary parts of an organization's culture and worths. They likewise produce bottom line results. Increasingly, consumers and neighborhoods are acknowledging and rewarding organisations that opt to operate responsibly. Services are discovering that "green" qualifications are an effective motorist of consumer getting choices, producing goodwill and enhancing business outcomes.

#9 Start Conserving from Day 1

Solar purchase power agreements (PPAs) and solar leasing has actually made it possible for property owners to go solar for little or no loan down.

Lots of house owners opt to fund their solar panels with one of the "pay-as-you-go" funding options. This implies that a third-party business-- the solar supplier-- owns the solar system and takes care of installation, maintenance, tracking and repairs. You just pay the solar supplier for electrical power-- less than you would've paid the utility company.

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

#10. Solar is a Secure Financial investment

The energy business are infamous for their varying and unreliable electricity rates. There is clearly an upward pattern.

With solar panels and simple mathematics, we can calculate what does it cost? electrical energy will be generated, and most significantly, at what rate, for a minimum of the next Twenty Years (fixed 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

Are There Any Similarities Between Solar And Nuclear Energy?
I Know They Both Produce Electricity, But Anything Else?

Yes, because the energy the sun produces comes via a process called nuclear fusion, which is the same kind of process which occurs in a hydrogen bomb. Most of the mass of the sun, like all stars, starts out as hydrogen gas. The tremendous pressure at the centre of the sun causes the hydrogen atoms to overcome their natural repulsion and get squeezed together forming helium gas. Hence the term nuclear fusion.This conversion of hydrogen to helium gas takes millions of years and it gives off a lot of energy, which we get as sunlight.


Nuclear reactors on Earth also use the stored up energy in atoms, but by a rather different and easier way. They use the fission process, which involves splitting Uranium atoms. Those atoms are complex and unstable, and so easier than other atoms to split. Each time one explodes, it realeases energy, and a whole lot of neutrons from the centre of the atom, which spray around like bullets hitting nearby Uranium atoms and exploding them and so on. This is called a chain reaction, and in a simple atom bomb, it is an uncontrolled chain reaction, so that all the energy in the Uranium block in the bomb is released in a fraction of a second. BOOM!. On the other hand if you can control this chain reaction so that it takes place over years instead of a nanosecond, you get the energy that comes out of a nuclear reactor, which is like an atom bomb in slow motion. Remember, simple atom bombs and nuclear reactors get their energy by nuclear fission (splitting Uranium atoms apart), and the Sun, and the Hydrogen bomb, gets its by nuclear fusion (combining atoms together), but BOTH are types of nuclear energy, using the energy liberated when atoms are smashed apart or squeezed together. This is totally different to the energy you get from burning wood or gas, which is chemical energy, which involves changes to the electron belts surrounding the nucleus, but leaves atomic nucleii untouched.


The Holy Grail of Energy production is to build a nuclear reactor which can use the fusion process to create energy, like creating a miniature sun on the Earth. Advantages: 1. The fuel used is hydrogen, which is enormously plentiful, as opposed to Uranium, which is rare. 2. Uranium is very radioactive and dangerous (remember Chernobyl?) Disadvantages: the technological problems are extremely difficult, and no one has been able to do it yet, although experimental reactors, worth billions of dollars, keep at it. The problem in a nutshell is that you have to subject microscopic amounts of hydrogen to pressures and temperatures equal to those at the centre of the sun, while keeping them steady in the same spot, and not melting the reactor, and that ain’t easy.

How Much % Of Solar Energy Is Utilized For Pwer Generation?

It depends on the materials and the device like any utilization. In general, solar photovoltaic devices have a lower % compared to solar thermal energy (25% for photovoltaics and solar thermal energy depends on the medium used to transfer the energy so from 40% for basic steam turbines to about 98% for molten salts)

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Where Is Solar Power Stored?
In A Traditional Solar Cell? I Need This For My Tech Report On Solar Power. Thanks.

Solar cells only convert Suns energy into electricity
For storing You will need large number of batteries.

Can Someone Explain How Solar Power Works?
Or Point Me Somewhere That Does? I Understand The Whole Thing About The Grid Collecting Power And Transferring It, But I'M Looking For The Technical Specifics, And Trying To Figure Out Why The Grid Needs To Be So Big And Solid. Thanks In Advance For Anyone Who Can At Least Point Me In The Right Direction!

The basics of solar power.

Solar power is probably the cleanest, most viable form of renewable energy available and it can be used in several forms to help power your house. Many gardens now use solar lights or solar garden water features. The availability and wide use of solar power in gardens shows exactly how versatile it is as a source of energy. The technology and the systems are becoming smaller, more compact and better looking than when they were first created and used. Early examples of solar power systems can be seen in California where, in the 1980s, enough solar power panels were installed to power over 10 million homes.

How do photovoltaic tiles work?

Simply put photovoltaic tiles and other forms of solar energy work by converting some of the energy in sunlight into a clean form of electricity that can be used in our houses. The PV cells consist of a positive and a negative slice of silicon placed under a thin slice of glass. As the protons of the sunlight beat down onto the PV cell they knock the neutrons off the silicon. The negatively charged free neutrons are attracted to the silicon but are trapped by the magnetic field that is formed from the opposing fields. Small wires on the silicon catch these neutrons and when connected in a circuit an electric current is formed.

This reaction gives Direct Current electricity though, and it must be passed through an inverter to be converted into an Alternating Current used in our homes to power any electrical items. Some of the power is lost in this part of the process as the inverter is only around 95% efficient but this is a much greater efficiency than was once available.

The nature of the PV cell means there is little or no maintenance required and there are no moving parts; this means that a typical PV cell can last up to 40 years with no work besides an annual clean.

How can I use them to power my house?

There are several ways to use solar power around the house and not just for powering. You can use it to heat your hot water, heat your pool or even your central heating or if you have plenty of roof space and a reasonable amount of sun you can get a grid tie system; a grid tie system means that not only can you power your entire house but during those times when you create an excess of electricity you can sell it back to the grid. An efficiently solar powered home will be able to reasonably create between 75 and 100% of their own power and because of the grid tie system this means you may not have to pay for electricity ever again.

Explain How Solar Power Can Be Used As An Energy Resource?
Please Help By Answering The Question Above

If we want to understand how solar power can be used as an energy resource we should start with our old friend Mr. Sun.

Due to the sun's massive size, we end up with numbers and facts that boggle the mind.

For instance:

* The sun's nuclear reaction consumes 4.2 million tons of mass per second (and it will still last another 6 billion years).

* Only two billionths of the sun's total energy output is intercepted by the Earth.

* If we put to work 1/35,000th of the sun's energy reaching the earth we'd meet all of humanity's energy needs

* The amount of solar energy reaching the Earth in one year is twice as much as will ever be obtained from coal, oil, natural gas, and uranium combined.

* Solar energy is really nuclear energy. The bonus is that the nuclear reaction is taking place 93 million miles away on the surface of the sun.

Almost all energy on earth can be traced back to the sun. As we learn to harness that energy more efficiently, we will be able to 'cut out the middle men' like coal and oil and obtain our power directly form the sun's heat and light.

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02474, 02475, 02476