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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 resident to utilize the sun to power everyday life: running your air conditioning system, washing clothing, seeing TELEVISION, cooking dinner. All while reducing your carbon footprint, and without burning fossil fuels or putting a strain on the electrical grid. And while the environmental advantages of solar power are considerable, many residents find that the convenience, special functions, and cost savings of owning a solar power system are much more alluring.

Top Ten Advantages of Solar Energy

#1 Significantly lower and even eliminate your electric bills

Whether you're a house owner, service, or not-for-profit, electrical energy costs can comprise a large portion of your monthly expenses. With a photovoltaic panel system, you'll create complimentary power for your system's whole 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you do not produce One Hundred Percent of the energy you take in, solar will decrease your utility bills and you'll still save a lot of money.

#2 Make a great return on your investment

Solar panels aren't an expense-- they're one of the very best ways to invest, with returns rivaling those of more conventional investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to considerable electrical energy expense savings, the average American property owner pays off their solar panel system in 7 to eight years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.

#3 Protect against increasing energy expenses

Among the most clear cut benefits of photovoltaic panels is the capability to hedge utility prices. In the past 10 years, residential electricity rates have actually increased by approximately 3 percent every year. By buying a solar energy system now, you can repair your electrical power rate and safeguard versus unforeseeable boosts in electrical power costs. If you're an organisation or house owner with ever-changing capital, going solar also assists you better forecast and manage your costs.

#4 Boost your home or business value

Numerous research studies have actually discovered that homes equipped with solar energy systems have higher property values and sell faster than non-solar houses. Appraisers are increasingly taking solar setups into consideration as they value houses at the time of a sale, and as property buyers end up being more informed about solar, need for homes geared up with solar 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 attaining energy self-reliance in the United States. By increasing our capacity to produce electrical energy from the sun, we can likewise insulate our country from cost variations in global energy markets.

#6 Create jobs and assist your local economy

According to The Solar Structure, the solar market added tasks at a rate nearly 12 times faster than the general U.S. economy in 2015, representing 1.2 percent of all tasks in the nation. This growth is expected to continue. Since solar-related jobs have the tendency to be higher paying and can not be outsourced, they are a substantial contributor to the United States economy.

#7 Secure the environment

Solar is a fantastic way to reduce your carbon footprint. Structures are accountable for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the United States, and going solar can considerably decrease that number. A normal domestic photovoltaic panel system will remove three to 4 tons of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees each year.

#8 Show your dedication to sustainability

Sustainability and business social responsibility are essential parts of a company's culture and values. They also produce bottom line outcomes. Significantly, consumers and neighborhoods are recognizing and rewarding businesses that decide to operate properly. Organisations are finding that "green" credentials are an effective motorist of customer buying choices, producing goodwill and improving company results.

#9 Start Saving from Day 1

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

Many property owners decide to fund their photovoltaic panels with among the "pay-as-you-go" financing options. This implies that a third-party business-- the solar supplier-- owns the solar system and looks after installation, maintenance, tracking and repair works. You just pay the solar company for electricity-- less than you would've paid the utility 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 energy companies are infamous for their fluctuating and unreliable electricity costs. There is clearly an upward pattern.

With solar panels and simple math, we can compute just how much electrical energy will be created, and most notably, at what price, 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

Which Age Were Domestic Animals 1St Used As Major Source Of Energy Extending The Ability Of Humans To Impact?
1) In Which Age Were Domestic Animals First Used As A Major Source Of Energy Extending The Ability Of Humans To Impact The Environment? A) Industrial B) Stone C) Agricultural 2) Anthropogenic Global Climate Change Is The Recent And Ongoing Shift Toward Warmer Temperatures And Other Climate Disruptions Caused By Human Alteration Of Earth’S Atmosphere. A) True B) False 3) In A Warming World, Seasonal Events Are Occurring Earlier In Spring And Later In Fall. Is This A Significant Problem? A) No, Because All Species Are Responding In The Same Way. The Growing Season Is Longer, So Species Are Likely To Benefit From This Change. B) Yes, Because Species Respond Differently. This Can Lead To Mismatches Between The Life Cycles Of Plants And Pollinators, Predators And Prey, Etc. 4) In Much Of Africa And Asia, Human Hunting Threatens Populations Of Large Mammal Species Such As Tigers, Bears, Great Apes, And Rhinoceroses. This Is Most Clearly An Example Of... A) Introduced Species. B) Overharvesting. C) Pollution. D) Habitat Loss. 5) Some Coastal Areas Are More Vulnerable To Storms And Beach Erosion Because Mangrove Forests Or Grass Salt Marshes Have Been Cleared And Removed By Humans. This Is Most Clearly An Example Of A) Resource Depletion. B) Physical Disturbance. C) Pollution. D) None Of The Above; It Is Not An Example Of Environmental Impact. 6) Which Best Describes How Impact Changes With Development Of Technology? A) Impact Increases When Human And Animal Power Are Extended By Use Of Fossil Fuels, But May Later Decline As More Efficient And Sustainable Technologies Are Developed. B) As Technology Gets More Advanced, Impact Goes Down Because Life Is Easier For People. C) As Technology Gets More Advanced, Impact Becomes More Severe. 7) On Average, Crop Production Is Expected To Increase As A Result Of Anthropogenic Global Climate Change. A) True B) False 8) Which Of The Following Are Trends That May Help To Limit Human Impact On The Environment? Select All That Apply. A) Continuing Growth In Human Population Size At Least Until 2050. B) Spread Of Higher Living Standards And Increased Levels Of Consumption To Many More People In The Fast-Growing Economies Of Asia, Latin America, And Africa. C) Improved Energy Efficiency And Use Of Biodegradable Materials In Consumer Products. D) Increased Prices For Scarce Nonrenewable Resources Like Oil. E) Shift Toward Renewable Energy Technologies Including A Mix Of Wind Power, Solar Power, Water Power, Biomass Energy, And Geothermal Energy. 9) What Was The Main Factor That Led To Rapidly Increasing Population Growth Rates In Many Nations, And Of The World As A Whole, Starting Around 1800? A) Increased Birth Rates Because Of Better Nutrition B) Decreased Death Rates Because Of Improved Public Health And Nutrition C) Decreased Death Rates Because Of Reductions In War And Violence D) Increased Immigration Because Of World Travel By Railroad And Steamship

The best way to do these is to list only those that you were unsure of, along with your best guesses and why. People will be more willing to help in that case. If you just cut and paste the assignment, someone might intentionally put 50% wrong answers, just to mess with you. Just saying.

How Does Nuclear Energy Affect The Environment?

I lived in St. Lucie county, Florida. Florida Power and Light has a nuke plant there, on Hutchinson Island on route a1a. The only thing I ever heard of that could be taken as an environment risk was...
1. The water around the outlets was a bit warmer, and in the winter there, a manatee or two would get stuck there. (They shut down the plant and rescue them asap when that happens)
2. The water coming out, was fresh water, and it was released into salty water. It does have an effect on the very local fish population, but it's unclear if they just moved, or died. (No one knows, I checked with fish and wildlife there)
Just so you know, the waste is stored on site. There is no risk of it "getting out".

Now, let's look at the good things.
The nuke plant emits nothing but steam. Coal fired power plants, emit CO2, and traces of mercury.
They can significantly reduce our dependence on foreign oil imports.
Your electricity rates won't go up and down, as the supply of fuel is fixed, unlike natural gas, and oil prices that jump at the whim of traders.

Those are a couple of good things. However, I favor solar and wind energy myself. Big opposition to these by folks stuck on making money from oil, gas, and coal!

Compare Traditional Methods Of Making Electricity Versus Renewable Energy Sources. Is One Method Better & Why?
I Believe That Renewable Energy Sources Is A Better Method, But It Is More Expensive. If You Could Also Provide Statistics/Facts I Would Appreciate It!

Wind power is actually very cheap, but the only problem is it can't provide baseload power. It only provides power when the wind is blowing. However, it can provide power at 7-10 cents per kWh, competetive with coal.
http://climateprogress.org/2008/05/17/wi...

Geothermal is also looking extremely promising, and can also potentially provide affordable power. It can provide power 24/7 as well (baseload power).
http://www.ecogeek.org/content/view/2199...
http://climateprogress.org/2008/09/27/us...

Concentrated solar thermal is another great option, and can store energy to be used as baseload. It can be potentially as cheap as coal.
http://www.ecogeek.org/content/view/2205/83/
http://climateprogress.org/2008/07/28/solar-baseload-update/

There are others like solar photovoltaic, tidal, etc.

There's no question that renewable energy is preferable to traditional (mainly coal) energy, because it's clean and the fuel source will never run out.

How Is Solar Energy Harnessed Or Gathered?

1. Photovoltaics - You point them up, and the photons, using quantum burrito meals, produce DC. Then it goes to an inverter, and then nobody gives a ****.

2. Concentrated photovoltaics - You get like a lens to focus more sunlight onto the same area of solar panel. A bit more effective, slightly cheaper per watt. Same thing, in the end.

3. Heat engines - A set of mirrors focuses sunlight at a container of molten salt or something, and the salt acts as a heat resovoir to power a heat engine, like a Stirling engine. This is only currently for power plants.

I Need To No What Conventional And Alternative Energy Is?
I Have This Huge Geography Test Tomorrow And I Was Away Alot Of The Time For This Class So I Didnt Get Any Of The Notes I Need So I Need To No Everything Possiable About The Following : Conventional Energy Alternative Energy Sustainabilty Hydrogen Energy Water Anything Will Help! Thanks!

I'll give you one to get you started.

Alternative energy is energy derived from sources that do not harm the environment or deplete the Earth's natural resources. Typical sources include wind and solar. Nuclear power is usually excluded from this definition.

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* Renewable energy
* Sustainable energy
* Future energy development
* Alternative fuel vehicle
* Geothermal power
* Ocean energy

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