Award Winning Solar Energy Installation

Home >> Residential >> Massachusetts >> Cambridge >> How Solar Energy Is Used

Renewable
Rebates
In Home Energy Audit
Affordable Pricing

Going Solar Is Now Affordable

Our Experienced Solar Consultants Help You Design The Perfect Solution

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 resident to use the sun to power everyday life: running your a/c unit, cleaning clothing, enjoying TV, cooking supper. All while minimizing 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, lots of residents find that the convenience, unique functions, and cost savings of owning a solar power system are much more enticing.

Top Ten Advantages of Solar Energy

#1 Drastically reduce and even remove your electrical costs

Whether you're a property owner, business, or nonprofit, electricity costs can comprise a big portion of your monthly expenses. With a solar panel system, you'll generate totally free 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 lower your energy bills and you'll still conserve a lot of money.

#2 Earn a fantastic return on your investment

Photovoltaic panels aren't an expenditure-- they are among the very best ways to invest, with returns measuring up to those of more conventional financial investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to substantial electrical energy costs cost savings, the typical American property owner pays off their photovoltaic panel system in 7 to 8 years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.

#3 Protect versus rising energy expenses

Among the most clear cut benefits of solar panels is the ability to hedge energy costs. In the past 10 years, domestic electricity prices have increased by an average of three percent every year. By investing in a solar energy system now, you can repair your electrical energy rate and safeguard against unpredictable boosts in electrical energy expenses. If you're a company or homeowner with changing cash flow, going solar likewise assists you much better forecast and handle your costs.

#4 Increase your home value

Numerous studies have actually discovered that homes equipped with solar energy systems have greater property values and offer more rapidly than non-solar houses. Appraisers are significantly taking solar setups into consideration as they value homes at the time of a sale, and as homebuyers end up being more informed about solar, demand for properties equipped with solar panel systems will continue to grow.

#5 Increase U.S. energy independence

The sun is a near-infinite source of energy and a crucial element of attaining energy independence in the United States. By increasing our capability to create electrical power from the sun, we can likewise insulate our nation from cost changes in worldwide energy markets.

#6 Create jobs and help your regional economy

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

#7 Protect the environment

Solar is a terrific way to minimize your carbon footprint. Structures are accountable for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the U.S., and going solar can significantly decrease that number. A common property photovoltaic panel system will eliminate 3 to 4 lots of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees every year.

#8 Show your dedication to sustainability

Sustainability and corporate social duty are necessary components of an organization's culture and values. They also produce bottom line results. Progressively, consumers and neighborhoods are acknowledging and rewarding businesses that pick to run properly. Businesses are finding that "green" qualifications are an effective driver of consumer getting choices, creating goodwill and improving organisation 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 loan down.

Numerous property owners opt to fund their solar panels with among the "pay-as-you-go" funding options. This suggests that a third-party company-- the solar supplier-- owns the solar system and takes care of setup, upkeep, tracking and repair works. You merely pay the solar service provider for electrical power-- less than you would've paid the utility company.

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

#10. Solar is a Secure Financial investment

The energy business are well-known for their changing and undependable electrical energy prices. There is clearly an upward pattern.

With photovoltaic panels and easy math, we can determine what does it cost? electrical power will be produced, and most importantly, at what cost, for a minimum of 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

What Are The Benefits Of Solar Thermal Energy?

The benefits for solar thermal is Pool Heating, sometimes sized well enough to just need the collectors and a pool cover and no need for gas backup.

Space heating. A coil is inserted into the return of a furnace for instance, delivering the solar energy from the storage tank offsetting heating costs. Usually offsetting energy costs by 5 percent because you have to size the system for summer use, thus limiting potential. An industrial use would be the same thing but much larger scale using coils in a air rotation unit and heating large volumes of air.

Domestic hot water. Solar thermal is good for taking a big load off of your hot water heating for laundry, showers, and other house hold uses. Sometimes up to 80 percent of your hot water can be supplemented using solar thermal.

Solar cooling. You can use adsorption chillers to cool large facilities. These units use solar hot water to operate. The hot water soaks into silica beds and the result is chilled water, used in coils to cool air.

Solar thermal is up to 96 percent efficient compared to 15 to 30 percent for most pv.

What Is The Best Type Of Energy?
What Enery Sorce Is The Best State Your Opinion And Why

Probably solar energy concentrated and then beamed down by satellite to a ground station.

In the meantime maybe someone can come up with a mass produced "Prefab" nuclear reactor which can be slotted together and set up in a few months.

Why Are Alternative Energy Sources Important To Our Future?
Please Be Very Specific And Give Details. List Web Sites If Possible. Thank You! =]

We're running out of fossil fuels and the carbon dioxide released from burning it is causing global warming.

Hydrogen, when burned, yields water. And ONLY water.
(2H2 + O2 -> 2H2O).

Solar power, wind power, geothermal, and tidal hydroelectric, and nuclear power should all be expanded to reduce or eliminate the amount of CO2 dumped into the atmosphere.

NOAA reported last week that the Southern Pacific ocean has already reached saturation levels of CO2, and it can't absorm any more - 50 years early!

How Do I Fit Solar Energy To A House?

A solar power system from The Home Depot can save money on your electric bill, increase your home's value and make the world a cleaner place, all at the same time. Learn more about custom solar power systems installation. Or, for immediate assistance, call us at 888-480-9500. To have an associate contact you, please fill out the form below...http://www.homedepot.com/webapp/wcs/stor...

Solar Water Heater
The Home Depot® professional solar power system installation.
www.HomeDepot.com
King Solar Water Heater
Call King Solar for all your Solar Water heating and pool heating needs. Factory direct drop ship anywhere in the U.S.
kingsolar.com
Utility Bills Too High? Think Solar
Low investment and high return. Easy to install factory direct kits. Water solar heater. ProgressiveTube solar heater has no moving parts.
www.solardirect.com
Solar Pool Heating Systems - Low Prices
We have swimming pool solar heaters at discount prices. Swim in warmer water all season for only a small investment. Free solar heat keeps you comfortable all season long.
www.poolsupplies.com
Solar Hot Water Heaters by Fafco
Environmentally friendly and qualifies for 30% federal tax credit.
www.fafco.com
Solar Water Heater
Focus Solar is a supplier of high quality, low cost, heat pipe evacuated tube solar collectors for domestic and large scale water heating.
www.focus-solar.com

Domestic Hot Water

Solar hot water systems are most commonly used to heat water for basic household needs such as laundry, bathing, dishwashing and cooking. These systems are commonly referred to as "domestic hot water systems".

Domestic hot water systems typically use solar energy to pre-heat the water that is incoming to a conventionally fueled heating tank. The warmer the water from the solar heater, the less conventional fuel will be needed to provide the household's hot water needs. During the summer months, a properly sized solar hot water system will provide almost 100% of a household's needs. In the winter, or during extended cloudy periods, the amount of hot water provided by the sun may be 30% or less. Solar hot water professionals tend to install systems that meet between 60% and 70% of the annual load.



Solar collectors (center) flush mounted on residential rooftop.

The size of the solar collectors suitable for your site will depend upon the manufacturer and your hot water usage, but typically they will require between 50 and 100 square feet of mounting area. The most common mounting technique used today is install the collectors flush with the roof on a south facing exposure. Alternatives, such as ground mounting, or rack mounting on gable ends are also sometimes possible.

Space Heating

Solar water heaters can also be used to provide space heating. The same set of solar collectors can be used to provide hot water for both space heating and space heating needs, although space heating will generally require a much greater collector area and storage capacity. Additional controls and heat exchangers are also needed. Due to these extra costs, and because sunshine is relatively scarce when heating loads are highest (for example at night and during the winter) solar energy is more often used to heat domestic water than it is for space heating.


Solar Hot Water Space Heating

A solar water heating professional with past experience in installing systems sized to provide space heat can help you consider the pros and cons of various options. You should also make sure to carefully consider passive solar and other building efficiency measures that will reduce your heating loads to help you take maximum advantage of the available solar resource
http://www.solardepot.com/domestic_hot_w...

What'S The Difference Between &Quot;Carbon Negative&Quot; Vs. &Quot;Carbon Neurtral?&Quot;?
I Saw These Words On A Magazine. That Issue Was A &Quot;Green Issue&Quot; That Was All About Global Warming, Etc. Ps - What Does &Quot;Carbon Footprint&Quot; Mean?

Carbon negative is any system which removes GHG from the atmosphere. This could be capturing and burning methane from a city dump site, to provide useful energy, or even just to change it from methane to CO2.

A neutral system acts like a plant, absorbing CO2 from the air, then returning it to the air later to accomplish some objective. A business adds up all of its emissions and cancels them by growing trees that remove that CO2 from the air.

People use carbon neutral to mean they have bought carbon emission credits to offset their own emissions, where credits might be earned by producing carbon free energy (wind or solar, hydro, geothermal, nuclear.)

A carbon footprint is the number of hectares of the earth that would be needed to sustain your net carbon consumption. Again, if you have a wind farm, and sell the electricity, you may have a negative footprint even though you do have carbon consumption.

We Serve All of Cambridge MA including these zip code areas:

02138, 02139, 02140, 02141, 02142, 02163, 02238, 02239