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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, washing clothing, viewing TV, cooking supper. All while decreasing your carbon footprint, and without burning fossil fuels or putting a stress on the electrical grid. And while the ecological benefits of solar power are substantial, many homeowners discover that the convenience, unique features, and cost savings of owning a solar power system are a lot more alluring.

Top 10 Advantages of Solar Energy

#1 Dramatically lower or even remove your electrical costs

Whether you're a property owner, service, or nonprofit, electricity costs can comprise a big portion of your month-to-month expenditures. With a solar panel system, you'll produce totally free power for your system's entire 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you don't produce One Hundred Percent of the energy you consume, solar will decrease your utility costs and you'll still conserve a lot of money.

#2 Make a fantastic return on your financial investment

Photovoltaic panels aren't an expenditure-- they're one of the very best ways to invest, with returns matching those of more traditional financial investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to substantial electrical energy costs cost savings, the typical American house owner settles their solar panel system in seven to eight years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.

#3 Protect against rising energy costs

One of the most clear cut advantages of photovoltaic panels is the capability to hedge energy prices. In the previous 10 years, property electrical energy costs have actually gone up by approximately 3 percent every year. By buying a solar energy system now, you can fix your electricity rate and safeguard against unforeseeable boosts in electrical energy expenses. If you're an organisation or house owner with ever-changing capital, going solar likewise helps you better projection and handle your expenditures.

#4 Boost your property value

Multiple research studies have actually discovered that homes geared up with solar energy systems have higher residential or commercial property worths and offer more rapidly than non-solar houses. Appraisers are significantly taking solar setups into factor to consider as they value homes at the time of a sale, and as property buyers become more educated about solar, need for residential or commercial properties equipped 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 a crucial part of achieving energy self-reliance in the United States. By increasing our capacity to produce electrical energy from the sun, we can likewise insulate our nation from rate changes in global energy markets.

#6 Create jobs and assist your regional economy

According to The Solar Foundation, the solar industry added jobs at a rate nearly 12 times faster than the general U.S. economy in 2015, representing 1.2 percent of all jobs in the country. 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 significant contributor to the U.S. economy.

#7 Secure the environment

Solar is an excellent method to lower your carbon footprint. Buildings are responsible for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the U.S., and going solar can considerably decrease that number. A normal property photovoltaic panel system will eliminate three to four lots of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees each year.

#8 Demonstrate your commitment to sustainability

Sustainability and corporate social duty are important elements of a company's culture and values. They also produce bottom line results. Significantly, customers and neighborhoods are acknowledging and rewarding services that decide to operate responsibly. Organisations are finding that "green" credentials are an effective driver of consumer purchasing decisions, developing goodwill and improving organisation outcomes.

#9 Start Conserving from Day 1

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

Many house owners opt to fund their photovoltaic panels with among the "pay-as-you-go" financing choices. This indicates that a third-party company-- the solar supplier-- owns the solar system and looks after setup, upkeep, tracking and repair works. You just pay the solar service provider for electrical energy-- less than you would've paid the energy company.

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

#10. Solar is a Secure Investment

The energy companies are well-known for their changing and unreliable electrical power rates. There is clearly an upward trend.

With photovoltaic panels and simple mathematics, we can compute just how much electricity will be produced, and most notably, at what cost, for a minimum of the next Twenty 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

How Much Extra Does It Cost To Get A Toyota Prius With A Solar Panel And What Exactly Does The Solar Panel Do?

More info about the solar-powered ventilation system: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CchHIy7Jg...

Which is built into the available power tilt/slide moonroof: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8pcSxWiun...

Which is also bundled with the Remote Air conditioning system.

It is an available option, that isn't on all ZVW30 Prius (2010 model). In the US, it can only be added as a package to the level III or IV optioned Prius. (What is available in your actual Toyota region will vary.)
http://www.toyota.com/prius-hybrid/optio...

MSRP on a Prius III is $23,750, plus another $3600 for the Solar Roof Navigation (SR) option package (includes the navigation system + backup camera, besides the moonroof and solar ventilation system.)

MSRP on a Prius IV is $26,550, plus another $3600 for the Solar Roof Navigation (SR) option package as listed above.

(Use the "Build your Prius" tab on http://www.toyota.com/prius-hybrid to configure/price a Prius to what is offered in your area (based on ZIP code).)

To quote Toyota:
"The Solar Powered Ventilation System uses an electric fan to draw outside air into, through, and out of the cabin once the inside temperature reaches 68 degrees Fahrenheit. It will lower the cabin temperature to near the outside ambient temperature to help make the cabin more comfortable when reentering the vehicle. It must be turned on prior to leaving the vehicle and cannot perform cooling such as with an air conditioner."
http://www.toyota.com/disclaimers/prius_ventilation.html

Essentially: The solar panel powers the fan in the solar-powered ventilation system. The system helps to keep your car cool while parked out in the sun. If your car is cooler, then when you get into it the AC won't have to work quite so hard to get you comfy. Less AC use means less hybrid battery use (since the hybrid battery powers the AC), which means that your gasoline engine will run less (to recharge the hybrid battery), meaning better fuel economy for you.

Which Charges Faster?
Which Charges Faster, The Wind Turbine Or The Solar Panels?

Too many variables. How big is the turbine? How many solar panels? Do you live in a windy area? Do you have good weather? Solar won't charge at night, Turbines won't charge when there is no wind.

What Is The Most Efficient Way To Harvest Solar Energy?
My Fiance And I Are Currently Looking To Build Our First Home And Would Love To Utilize The Mississippi Sun In Powering My House. What Is The Most Effective And Aesthetic Way To Do So? Are There Any Alternatives To Traditional Solar Panels?

Aside from buying more efficient cells (which cost a lot more than standard cells) or putting tracking motors on your solar panels (and have the panels rotate during the day which would actually be surprisingly easy to do) there isn't really going to be much you can do.

You could use the sun for water heating directly as others have suggested but that's about all you can do with your home.

A solar thermal could have higher efficiency if you can get the temperature up high enough but those are for big power stations.

I think it would also be wise to look at where the electricity where you live comes from to see if you really need to use solar power because if you've already got a grid connection it may be cheaper to just use it all the time (and if you're not going to have batteries you'll end up using it when the sun don't shine) and if you're doing it for environmental reasons I think that you should know how much you're helping.

I did manage to find out that in the state you're looking at it's mostly fossil fuels so you will help out quite a bit (even if you don't get batteries the baseload you'll use when the sun isn't shining will have a higher proportion of nuclear than in the day time when the gas plants are operating so the power you use then might be better).

Which Is The Best Diy Solar Panel/Wind Turbine Program? Real People Only, Please.?
I'Ve Been Looking At All Of The Options For Installing Solar Electricity Systems Online, And I'Ve Noticed That Even The So-Called Review Sites All Seem To Be Part Of A Sales Pitch....Haven'T Found A Single, Independent Review Of Any Of These Products. Has Anyone Out There Actually Used Any Of These (Earth4energy, Homemadeenergy, Etc.), And If So, How Good Are They?

If you have noticed that Earth4Energy is a scam (which it is), then you may be amused by my analysis of it at http://www.nlcpr.com/Deceptions6.html

If you want to build a wind turbine yourself (like a good engineer would), then get the following book:

Homebrew Wind Power
A HANDS-ON GUIDE TO HARNESSING THE WIND
Dan Bartmann & Dan Fink
Foreword by Mick Sagrillo

ISBN: 978-0-9819201-0-8
Published by Buckville Publications LLC

You can get this from www.otherpower.com This is a startlingly complete book and it has all the background theory you need too. They explain why, for example, you cant use a car alternator or something from a generator, and then proceed to build alternators from scratch. The references are compete -- if you explore them and have the time to read, you will be right up there with the pioneers.

As for DIY solar, you can get the parts (panels, inverters, batteries, charge controllers) individually from many sources and make a system. It will not be cheap. You can't make your own silicon cells, and probably aren't up to designing the electronics, can't make your own batteries etc.

My recommendation is this: Get the wind book. Look through the web sites of some of the better looking solar dealers, and if they seem to be "no bull" then e-mail them and tell them what you want. e.g. an entry level system, 80W panel, battery, inverter and charge controller so that you can make enough power for say, a small laptop. The good ones will be able to tell you what works together.

If you are thinking of a whole home solution, then you have a lot of reading to do. You need to switch to natural gas or propane (no electric heat, electric stove, electric hot water) and absolutely mininize the electrical load.

It would be nice to market a good DIY manual, but with a truthful title like "Generate power at home for more than you are paying now" or "With thirty thousand dollars in equipment, you too can avoid those monthly power bills" sales would be pathetic.

Have fun.

As for "real people" comment, when I see questions like this, I wonder if I am wasting my time because many of the questions are not real either. They are simply created by scammers so that they can add their scam replies and rate it best answer. I find this particilary galling when someone says, "this is for my science fair, and I am 14 years old" and all the answers are Earth4Energy scammers. Other times, I find my comments pasted on fake energy sites with links to pharmaceuticals. It is a mad world out there.

When Are We Going To Develop Solar Panels That Are More Effective At Catching The Sun'S Rays?
Today In Order To &Quot;Complement&Quot; The Electricity In The Home You Need To Install Large Solar Panels On Homes, Approximately 1300Kw. Are We Getting To A Point Where We Will Only Need A Small Panel To Feed Our Homes With The Energy Necessary To Run All Our Appliances? When Can We Expect To See New Solar Technologies That Are Much More Effective?

Unknown. After a research during last months, I found today panels have approximately an efficiency of 15% (very low). NASA has make some experiments lead to a result of 25%. This because no solar panel use all wavelengths of light (colors) which the sunlight have a lot.
Today the most efficient way is steam produced indirectly from sun.

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01013, 01014, 01020, 01021, 01022