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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 daily life: running your air conditioning unit, washing clothes, viewing TELEVISION, cooking supper. All while minimizing your carbon footprint, and without burning nonrenewable fuel sources or putting a strain on the electrical grid. And while the environmental advantages of solar power are substantial, many home owners discover that the convenience, distinct functions, and cost savings of owning a solar power system are much more enticing.

Top 10 Advantages of Solar Energy

#1 Considerably decrease and even remove your electrical bills

Whether you're a house owner, company, or nonprofit, electrical power costs can comprise a large part of your monthly expenses. With a photovoltaic panel system, you'll produce complimentary power for your system's whole 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you do not produce 100 percent of the energy you consume, solar will minimize your energy bills and you'll still save a great deal of loan.

#2 Make a fantastic return on your financial investment

Photovoltaic panels aren't an expense-- they are among the best ways to invest, with returns measuring up to those of more standard financial investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to considerable electrical power expense 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 against rising energy expenses

One of the most clear cut benefits of solar panels is the capability to hedge energy costs. In the previous 10 years, property electrical energy prices have increased by an average of 3 percent every year. By purchasing a solar energy system now, you can repair your electrical energy rate and secure versus unpredictable increases in electrical energy costs. If you're an organisation or homeowner with rising and falling capital, going solar likewise helps you better projection and handle your expenses.

#4 Boost your home worth

Numerous studies have found that houses equipped with solar energy systems have greater residential or commercial property values and sell quicker than non-solar homes. Appraisers are significantly taking solar installations into factor to consider as they value houses at the time of a sale, and as property buyers become more informed about solar, demand for properties 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 component of achieving energy self-reliance in the United States. By increasing our capability to generate electrical energy from the sun, we can likewise insulate our nation from rate fluctuations in international energy markets.

#6 Create jobs and assist your local economy

Inning accordance with The Solar Foundation, the solar industry added jobs at a rate nearly 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 tasks tend to be higher paying and can not be outsourced, they are a substantial contributor to the United States economy.

#7 Safeguard the environment

Solar is a terrific method to lower your carbon footprint. Buildings are accountable for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the United States, and going solar can considerably decrease that number. A common residential solar panel system will get rid of three to four lots of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees every year.

#8 Demonstrate your commitment to sustainability

Sustainability and business social duty are crucial elements of a company's culture and values. They also produce bottom line outcomes. Increasingly, consumers and communities are acknowledging and rewarding companies that opt to operate responsibly. Services are discovering that "green" credentials are a powerful chauffeur of consumer acquiring choices, creating goodwill and improving organisation outcomes.

#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 opt to finance their photovoltaic panels with one of the "pay-as-you-go" funding options. This means that a third-party business-- the solar provider-- owns the solar system and takes care of installation, upkeep, monitoring and repair works. You just pay the solar supplier for electricity-- less than you would've paid the utility business.

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

#10. Solar is a Secure Investment

The utility companies are infamous for their fluctuating and unreliable electrical energy prices. There is plainly an upward pattern.

With solar panels and basic math, we can determine what does it cost? electrical power will be created, and most notably, at what rate, for at least 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

Can You Choose Between Solar Panels And Aircraft Fuselage Report?
If You Were To Be Asked To Write A Material(S) Report On Either -Solar Panels Or -Aircraft Fuselage Which Would You Choose? Well I Was Asked To Choose Between These Two,So I Guess That If I Choose What The Majority Wouldn'T, I Might Just Score A Little Bit Higher,What Do You Think?If You Are The Lecturer You Would Want Something Different Right?

Solar Panels. Solar panels is a generic term for any semiconductor that converts solar energy to electrical energy. However there many different kinds of solar panels and constructed in different ways from different materials. There is the generic polysilicon solar panels for residential installation on one end of the spectrum. On the other end are very high efficiency (and expensive) solar cells used on the Mars Orbiter that are constructed of so called "triple junction" GaAs/Ge solar cells. In addition there are also the thin film solar cells that are being researched that use Cadmium Telluride (CdTe) to form junctions and make very efficient cells on very thin substrates. I would say that research into materials that can be used for solar cells is one of the hottest research fields right now.

(That being said, I really did enjoy "Airframe" by Micheal Crithon. Whenever I'm in a plane during bad weather I always thing of the engineers that designed the plane... what assumptions did they make... what tradeoffs did they make... )

Solar Panels?
Tell Me Everything You Know About Installing Solar Panels On A Home For Personal Energy Use. Costs/Pros/Cons/Savings? Thanks!

depending on how many you are going to use--if you have more than enough to run your home -- you can sell the rest to the elec co. I seen on tv where folks had roof panels and his elec bill sometimes paid him--mostly was 0-30 $ a mo he had approx 12 panels

Which Is Most Cheapest And Efficient Solar Panel To Generate Electricity?
I Am Looking To Purchase Very Good Solar Panel To Generate Electricity, Please Tell Me About The Best And Cheapest And Where It Is Available To Buy Including The Accessories To Light And Run The Electric Heater Or Stove And A Refrigerator.

Best/most efficient and cheapest are never the same.
cheap means making compromises on performance, reliability etc.

Using electric for heating is very wastefull, and nothing short of an industrial sized photovoltaic instalation will be able to deliver the power reqiured for a typical 2-3kW electric heater or stove. 6m2 of most efficient/expensive pv would produce enough for a hairdryer in good conditions. plus most heating demand is at night, so large battery needed. Better to use solar thermal design and heat stores.
Even a fridge/heat pump has high start up currents that would need careful design and a large battery to deliver.

Would It Make A Difference Where You Live In Order To Use Solar Panels? Why? Please Help!?
Would It Make A Difference Where You Live In Order To Use Solar Panels? Why?

For personal use, they can, for the most part, be functional anywhere. Recall though, insolation (solar radiation making contact with the earth's surface) has a constant directional source (the direction of the sun). While the solar constant (total energy emitted/unit ares of the sun) is, as stated, constant, the earth is spherical, so northern and southern portions receive less energy per unit area. You can see this first hand by experimenting with a piece of paper and a light. the sheet of paper is significantly more illuminated when perfectly perpendicular to the light source than when at an angle. what this means is that regions near(er) the equator will make much better use of regions further away from the equator because the equator represents the region most frequently in proximity to the sub-solar point (the point on the globe at any given time where the sun is directly overhead (meaning the earths surface at this point is virtually perpendicular to the incoming solar radiation). In the U.S., the most prime area for solar energy farming is the american southwest (arizona, eastern california, new mexico). This is fantastic, except for the fact that this is the area of the U.S. which is least populated, meaning the bulk of the energy produced (if not self produced for personal, local needs) would need to be transported to metropolitan areas, or at least areas of higher population, and therefore higher energy use rates. This translates to the west coast to a degree, which is comparatively close, and to a much greater degree, the east coast. As energy is transported, roughly 10% is lost per 1000 miles of transport because of the imperfect transmission mediums we use today (room temperature superconductors are not yet known), so significant portions of the energy will be lost transporting all this solar energy to locations where it will be needed. Keep in mind, solar panels are capable of forming energy from the ultraviolet, which does penetrate clouds, and is therefore present closer to the east coast, but their efficiency with ultraviolet is much lower.

In conclusion, they're useful almost anywhere, but the degree to which depends on global position (angle of incidence of solar radiation) and on local weather patterns (too cloudy reduced efficiency).

Which Is Better: Diy Solar Panel Vs Commercial Grade Solar Panel?
Would Like To Know If The Diy Solar Panel Systems Can Be As Efficient As A Commercial Grade Panel.

What kind of panel are you talking about? Solar thermal, as in for hot water/room heating? Or photovoltaic?

In the end its a matter of how good your DIY skills are and from what level of DIY you are talking about. eg, if you are buying the panels and installing them yourself, then there should be no difference. If you are fabricating the panels then you better be good at what you do. Creating photovoltaic cells is not a simple task. Soldering purchased cells together to create panels is tricky as they are easily damaged. Efficiency should not be a problem, but finish might be as well as robustness. It would be safer to buy complete panels and just mount them yourself and set up the batteries ans switch gear. But use good gear and follow instructions very carefully.

With thermal panels you might not get the same levels of efficiency by using cheaper materials, std glass instead of non reflective for instance, but if space is not an issue, then you can get more heat out by going bigger and still save overall.

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