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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 house owners to utilize the sun to power daily life: running your air conditioning unit, cleaning clothing, enjoying TELEVISION, cooking supper. All while reducing your carbon footprint, and without burning nonrenewable fuel sources or putting a stress on the electrical grid. And while the environmental benefits of solar power are significant, many property owners discover that the benefit, unique features, and cost savings of owning a solar power system are even more attractive.

Leading Benefits of Solar Energy

#1 Dramatically decrease or even eliminate your electric expenses

Whether you're a house owner, organization, or nonprofit, electricity costs can comprise a large portion of your month-to-month costs. With a solar panel system, you'll generate complimentary power for your system's entire 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you do not produce One Hundred Percent of the energy you consume, solar will lower your utility bills and you'll still conserve a lot of cash.

#2 Make a terrific return on your financial investment

Solar panels aren't a cost-- 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 significant electricity costs cost savings, the average American homeowner pays off their photovoltaic panel system in 7 to 8 years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.

#3 Safeguard against increasing energy costs

One of the most clear cut benefits of solar panels is the capability to hedge energy costs. In the previous 10 years, residential electrical energy rates have gone up by an average of three percent every year. By investing in a solar energy system now, you can fix your electrical energy rate and safeguard against unforeseeable increases in electricity costs. If you're a company or house owner with rising and falling money circulation, going solar also helps you much better forecast and handle your costs.

#4 Increase your home worth

Several studies have actually discovered that homes equipped with solar energy systems have greater home values and offer faster than non-solar homes. Appraisers are significantly taking solar setups into consideration as they value houses at the time of a sale, and as property buyers end up being more educated about solar, need for residential or commercial properties geared up with solar panel systems will continue to grow.

#5 Boost U.S. energy independence

The sun is a near-infinite source of energy and a key element of attaining energy self-reliance in the United States. By increasing our capability to generate electricity from the sun, we can likewise insulate our nation from cost changes in worldwide energy markets.

#6 Create jobs and assist your local economy

According to The Solar Foundation, the solar market included jobs at a rate nearly 12 times faster than the total U.S. economy in 2015, representing 1.2 percent of all tasks in the nation. This development is expected to continue. Due to the fact that solar-related tasks tend to be higher paying and can not be outsourced, they are a considerable contributor to the U.S. economy.

#7 Safeguard the environment

Solar is a terrific way to reduce your carbon footprint. Structures are accountable for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the United States, and going solar can substantially reduce that number. A normal residential solar panel system will eliminate three to 4 lots of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees yearly.

#8 Show your commitment to sustainability

Sustainability and business social duty are very important elements of an organization's culture and worths. They also produce bottom line outcomes. Progressively, customers and communities are recognizing and rewarding services that decide to run responsibly. Businesses are discovering that "green" credentials are a powerful motorist of customer getting choices, producing goodwill and improving organisation results.

#9 Start Conserving from Day 1

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

Numerous house owners opt to fund their solar panels with among the "pay-as-you-go" funding alternatives. This indicates that a third-party business-- the solar company-- owns the solar system and takes care of setup, upkeep, monitoring and repair works. You just pay the solar supplier for electrical energy-- 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 energy companies are notorious for their changing and undependable electricity costs. There is clearly an upward trend.

With photovoltaic panels and simple mathematics, we can determine just how much electrical power will be created, and most notably, at exactly what cost, for a minimum of the next 20 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

How Do I Build A Mini House Model That Runs On Solar Energy?
I Need To Build A Mini House Model That Uses Solar Energy For A School Project...Does Anyone Know Any Good Links Where I Can Find Information On How To Do It?

You are going to have to look at real houses and scale them down. The model is going to have to be big enough to have space for the items to fit and show how they work. That means space for a photocell panel on the roof, windows on a wall for solar heating of a floor of plaster or stone that can pretend to be cement, and space for a battery and a small lightbulb and fan. With proper design you can use incense smoke to show circulation of warm air without the fan. You will need a white heat lamp (not red) to be the sun.

Battery Rating For 20W Solar Pannel?
If We Want To Install 20W Solar Pannel To My Home Then What Should Be The Ah Rating For 12 V Battery?

Without bogging you down in calculations, if you have a lead-acid battery, the largest you should get is about 20 Amp-hour capacity, maybe 40 Amp-hour at the limit. If your battery is too large, it won't charge right.

Also, not to discourage you, but the energy you get from this kind of system is on the order of what would run a low-power laptop for about an hour, or a performance laptop for a fraction of that.

How About Ending All Energy Subsidies And Tax Breaks - Wind, Solar, Hydro, Oil, Bio, Ethanol, Etc?
Just To Shut Up The Lefties' Incessant Whining. Like &Quot;War Criminal&Quot;... (Heh) However, I Don'T Think The Result Would Be To Their Liking, Considering Their Coveted &Quot;Alternative&Quot; Energies Wouldn'T Survive A Day Without The Direct Cash Infusions From The Government...

You're right and I may be left of you.

How about we just let the best fuel win?

How Much Does It Take An Aluminum Foil To Bake Cookies With Solar Energy?
Im Doing A Science Project And I Need A Little Help :D

Putting the cookies on a sheet of foil "under the sun" won't get them hot enough to bake.

You have to set up mirrors around them to get as much light to land on them as possible.

And to keep the heat from drifting off the cookies you need to put them in an oven - basically a metal box painted black to absorb heat from the light. The solar heat penetrates the metal box and heats the air inside like an oven, so the temperature will go up.

All these reflectors can be made of aluminum foil glued or taped to cardboard and cut to fit each other in a reflector array. If you made the array in a large dish - shaped like a satellite dish, you can get a lot of light but it's hard to make a large array stand up on its own. It's better to try a rectangular array.

I'M Considering Getting The Type Of Solar System On My Roof Which Feeds Excess Energy Back Into The Grid?
No Batteries, Photovoltaic Panels. Need Feedback - Is It Worth It? What Are The Problems, If Any? Thanks

It's a good idea. The main problem is the cost. Figuring the cost and payback is complex and is completely dependent on exactly where you live.

Whether or not it's "worth it" depends on where you live and what you're trying to accomplish.

If you're just trying to save money, two things are the most important. How much sun you get and how much (if anything) your State will pay you for doing this. There's also some tax deductions possible. As I say, it's complex.

If you're concerned about the environment, then you still want to know how much it will cost, but you'll be less concerned about payback from the cost of putting the system in. It may take a long time for it to pay for itself, though.

Your best bet is to talk to a local solar energy company. They'll show you how the cost, the State payment, if any, and the payback will work. No one can do that unless they know where you live, and other information about you specifically.

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

01013, 01014, 01020, 01021, 01022