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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

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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 resident to utilize the sun to power everyday life: running your air conditioner, cleaning clothes, enjoying TELEVISION, cooking supper. All while decreasing your carbon footprint, and without burning fossil fuels or putting a pressure on the electrical grid. And while the ecological advantages of solar power are significant, numerous residents discover that the benefit, special features, and cost savings of owning a solar power system are much more alluring.

Leading Benefits of Solar Energy

#1 Significantly decrease or perhaps remove your electrical costs

Whether you're a house owner, service, or nonprofit, electricity costs can comprise a big part of your month-to-month expenses. With a photovoltaic panel system, you'll generate totally free power for your system's whole 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you don't produce One Hundred Percent of the energy you consume, solar will minimize your utility expenses and you'll still conserve a lot of loan.

#2 Make a terrific return on your investment

Photovoltaic panels aren't a cost-- they are among the very best methods to invest, with returns matching those of more traditional investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to substantial electricity bill cost savings, the typical American house owner pays off their solar panel system in 7 to eight years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.

#3 Secure versus increasing energy costs

One of the most clear cut benefits of solar panels is the ability to hedge energy rates. In the previous 10 years, residential electrical power costs have increased by approximately 3 percent each year. By purchasing a solar energy system now, you can fix your electrical power rate and safeguard against unpredictable increases in electrical energy expenses. If you're an organisation or property owner with changing capital, going solar likewise assists you better projection and handle your costs.

#4 Increase your home value

Multiple research studies have discovered that homes geared up with solar energy systems have greater property values and offer faster than non-solar homes. Appraisers are increasingly taking solar setups into factor to consider as they value houses at the time of a sale, and as property buyers 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 an essential element of accomplishing energy self-reliance in the United States. By increasing our capability to generate electrical power from the sun, we can likewise insulate our nation from cost fluctuations in international energy markets.

#6 Develop jobs and help your local economy

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

#7 Secure the environment

Solar is a fantastic method to decrease 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 typical residential solar panel system will get rid of three to four loads of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees every year.

#8 Show your dedication to sustainability

Sustainability and business social duty are very important components of a company's culture and values. They also produce bottom line outcomes. Progressively, customers and neighborhoods are acknowledging and rewarding companies that select to run responsibly. Businesses are finding that "green" credentials are a powerful chauffeur of consumer buying choices, creating goodwill and enhancing company results.

#9 Start Saving from Day 1

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

Numerous homeowners decide to finance their photovoltaic panels with one of the "pay-as-you-go" funding options. This implies that a third-party company-- the solar service provider-- owns the planetary system and looks after installation, maintenance, monitoring and repair works. You simply pay the solar provider for electrical power-- less than you would've paid the energy business.

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

#10. Solar is a Secure Financial investment

The utility companies are infamous for their fluctuating and undependable electrical energy costs. There is clearly an upward pattern.

With photovoltaic panels and basic mathematics, we can compute how much electricity will be produced, and most importantly, at what cost, for at least the next 20 years (fixed energy expenses).

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

Is It Worth It To Buy Solar Panels For My House?
What Would Be Pros And Cons?

As a long term investment, yes.

If you have electrical utility now, you are probably better of with a grid tie/net metering system, or may a part standby system to provide some standby solar power in the event of a utility failure.

It is probably not cost effective to go off grid.

To get most economically from your solar system, you also need to change how you use electricity.

For heat they aren't bad either.

Solar Panels-Advice Regarding Pricing And Safety?
Purchasing Batteries Again And Again For Powering A Room, With Five Energy Savers, A Laptop, Dsl, Fans, Mobile Chargers Is Becoming Very Expensive. Have Heard About Alternate Energy Sources, The Best For An Individual With Limited Space And Budget Sounds Like Solar Power. Please Help With The Following Queries 1) Is It Safe? 2)Will It Ever Explode Due To Heat? 3)How Much Will It Cost? Note: I Have To Make It From Scratch, So How Much Will One Solar Panel Cost, 4)What Power Does One Panel Deliver? 5)Whats The Current? Can You Please Give A Link To A Resource Which Has Complete Step By Step Instructions For Making A Room Powered By Solar Energy. Thanking All In Advance, Best Gets 10 Points...

Using solar system is very safe , use a sealed batteries which could last for five years, we have been installing these batteries outside and exposed to excessive heat from sun and never exploded, for your use the cost could be around US$ 6000 to 8000, the power depends on the size of panel and number, however you can add to the solar panels a wind mill that could compensate power and reliability in case there is no sun.

Solar Panel Battery Help?
I Have: 4- 5V 200Ma Solar Panels 5- 3V 1,000Ma Solar Panels 1- 7Amp Charge Controller 1- 400Watt Inverter Now I Have All My Solar Panels Linked In Series Which In Theory Should Give Me 35V, 5.8 Amps At 203 Watts. Is This Correct? The Main Question Is, What Kind Of Battery Should I Get So I Can Run My Miscellaneous Electronics Off Of It? I May Not Have Explained It So Well So If You Need More Information, Feel Free To Ask.

Your numbers are correct but sadly, you have odd and different rated panels. Odd that they are 3v and 5v, and not 12v panels. When connecting different panel together the group will not be matched so there will be inefficiencies due to the mismatch. Before I say, can you tell me the brand, input voltage and output voltage ratings of your charge controller? It's output voltage might be for 12 or 24 volt batteries or it may be selectable between the two. There are different ones Also what is your inverter input and output numbers. I MIGHT be able to explain your options if you can give me them numbers.
However, it's not looking good. You could make a setup using the 5, 3v to give you 15v, @1 amp and charge a 12 battery or a group of "AA", "AAA", "C" OR "D" batteries , and go that way with your other panels too. Get back with the inverter and charge controller numbers. and we'll see what you might be able to do.

Additional info, with your additional details.

Your inverter requires 12 vdc input, which it uses to produce 115/120 , 60 cycle, VAC for powering household devices. That requires you to have a 12 volt battery. Yes deep cycle batteries do cost more but non-deep cycle batteries (car batteries) will develop plate sulfication and fail to hold a charge if used. This will happen a lot faster than with deep cycle ones and you'll have to replace them more quickly. Overtime you'll spend more money on batteries. Think of it like shoes, if cheap shoe's costs $10 that only last a month but you can buy $30 shoe's that last 5 months which is cheaper? Yes $30 is a lot more than $10 but the cheaper shoes are not cheaper over time.
Inverters can drain a 12 v battery down to 10.5 volts before it will shut down from low voltage. Deep cycle batteries can take this abuse and recover better that car batteries can . As a battery ages the amount of power it can deliver from a full charge drops. After enough use it no longer will be able to take and hold a charge. When that happens it is useless as a storage device and you'll need to buy a new one.

Your charge controller's owner's manual, which I looked at online, suggests it's input voltage should be no higher than 24v.. It should make sense that there would be a max input rating and being a 12 charge controller it doesn't need to be above the max output of solar panel which are < 19 vdc for 12 volt panels.
The reason you should not mix different solar panels is because the lower rated ones will act as a "load" to any power their connected to above their rating. Think of it like combining dogs to pull a sled. If you have 4 dogs that can go 8 mph and 4 dogs that can only go 5 you still can't go over 5 mph because even though there are 4 that can go faster the slower ones will be holding the faster ones back at any speed faster than 5mph because they just cant keep up. There is what is called an impedance mismatch. The impedance difference of the lesser rated panels will load down the output of the higher rated panels and power is wasted or lost.

If you want you could combine the 5 ea. 3 volt, panels (15v) and charge a 12 volt battery connected to your charger or 3ea. 5v panels (15v) but I wouldn't combine them all. Solar panels really come into their own when you don't have access to commercial power and need electrical power. To use them instead of just plugging in to the wall will cost more that you save. Cost more than the power they make compared to what commercial power costs. What you got will be nice if you want to use a computer of watch a little tv while away form the grid.

Your 5 v panels could also charge pairs of 1.5v batteries if you'd want.
I hope this helps . Good luck SS

I Want To Convert A Small Fan To A Solar Panel, What Is The Best Way.?
My Son Has A Science Project And Without The Help Of My Hubby, I Want To Reach Out To You. I Have A Solar Panel, 2 Of Them, And A Small Battery Operated Fan And I Want To Bypass Using A Battery To Use The Panel. If You Dont Know The Answer But You Can Put Me In The Right Direction For Research That Would Be Wonderful!!

Your statements are confusing.

you can't convert a fan to a solar panel. I think you want to run the fan from the solar panel.

A lot depends on the ratings of the fan and the solar panels in volts and amps. But take out the battery and connect one of the panels to the battery terminals and see what happens (need sunlight).

If it turns, but slowly, you need to use a bigger panel, or several of them in series or parallel. Whether to hook them up in series or parallel depends on the ratings i mentioned above.

Engineering - Solar Panel Design?
Doing A Project On Using Solar Energy Systems To Dry Timber Biomass. I Need Help On Where Do I Look, What To Look Into. I Need To Design The Use Of This System Therefore Need To Know What Area Solar Panels To Use To Heat An Area To A Temperature In A Shed. What Calculations Or Research Should Be Done?

Why would you use solar panels, which change solar energy to electricity? You would need to design electric heaters to match the panel output.

Use the solar heat directly via glass panels, much lower price and higher efficiency.

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