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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

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  • Fully licensed & insured installers
  • Custom tailored solutions
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  • 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 ac system, washing clothing, watching TELEVISION, cooking supper. All while reducing your carbon footprint, and without burning fossil fuels or putting a strain on the electrical grid. And while the environmental benefits of solar power are considerable, numerous property owners find that the convenience, unique functions, and cost savings of owning a solar power system are a lot more alluring.

Top 10 Advantages of Solar Energy

#1 Drastically minimize or perhaps remove your electrical expenses

Whether you're a property owner, organization, or nonprofit, electricity costs can make up a big part of your regular monthly costs. With a solar panel system, you'll create totally free power for your system's entire 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you don't produce 100 percent of the energy you take in, solar will reduce your energy costs and you'll still save a great deal of cash.

#2 Earn a great return on your investment

Photovoltaic panels aren't an expenditure-- they're one of the very best ways to invest, with returns measuring up to those of more conventional investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to considerable electrical energy bill savings, the typical American house owner pays off their photovoltaic panel system in seven to 8 years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.

#3 Secure versus increasing energy expenses

One of the most clear cut advantages of photovoltaic panels is the capability to hedge energy rates. In the past ten years, property electricity rates have gone up by an average of 3 percent yearly. By buying a solar energy system now, you can fix your electrical energy rate and protect versus unpredictable boosts in electricity costs. If you're a service or house owner with rising and falling capital, going solar also helps you much better forecast and handle your expenditures.

#4 Boost your house worth

Multiple studies have found that houses 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 homes at the time of a sale, and as property buyers become more informed about solar, need for residential or commercial properties equipped with photovoltaic panel systems will continue to grow.

#5 Boost U.S. energy independence

The sun is a near-infinite source of energy and a crucial component of attaining energy independence in the United States. By increasing our capacity to create electrical energy from the sun, we can likewise insulate our country from rate fluctuations in worldwide energy markets.

#6 Create jobs and help your local economy

According to The Solar Structure, the solar industry included 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 nation. This development is anticipated to continue. Because solar-related jobs have the tendency to be higher paying and can not be outsourced, they are a considerable factor to the United States economy.

#7 Safeguard the environment

Solar is a fantastic way to lower your carbon footprint. Buildings are accountable for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the U.S., and going solar can significantly decrease that number. A normal property photovoltaic panel system will get rid of 3 to four lots of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees yearly.

#8 Show your dedication to sustainability

Sustainability and corporate social obligation are essential parts of an organization's culture and values. They likewise produce bottom line outcomes. Significantly, customers and neighborhoods are acknowledging and rewarding services that pick to run responsibly. Businesses are finding that "green" qualifications are an effective chauffeur of consumer getting choices, developing goodwill and enhancing organisation results.

#9 Start Conserving from Day 1

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

Numerous property owners decide to finance their solar panels with among the "pay-as-you-go" financing options. This means that a third-party business-- the solar service provider-- owns the planetary system and takes care of installation, upkeep, tracking and repairs. 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 houses have access to pay-as-you-go solar.

#10. Solar is a Secure Investment

The utility companies are well-known for their changing and unreliable electricity costs. There is clearly an upward trend.

With solar panels and basic math, we can calculate how much electrical energy will be generated, and most notably, at exactly what cost, for at least the next 20 years (repaired energy costs).


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


  • 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 Solar Panels Work?
Just Curious

It has long been known that light falling onto silicon material, built in the same way as a diode, will produce a current. Thus the light (actually the photons that make up the light) is converted to a very small electrical current.

If you put a number of semi-conductor junctions together, you can increase the current produced. So to make a solar panel, you put a large number of them together and mount them onto a panel so that the sun can fall on all of them. A number of panels can be put in series and/or parallel to increase the current and voltage produced.

Will Building Plastic Houses Help Stop Global Warming?
Taken From Truth Contest @ Http://Www.Truthcontest.Com/Entries/The-Present-Universal-Truth/Heaven-On-Earth.Html What Are Your Thoughts On This? Plastic Houses: New Inexpensive Structural Plastics And Molding Methods Will Be Developed. We Will Start Making Vehicles, Houses And Buildings Out Of Them. It Will Cost Less, Be Easier To Maintain, Look Better And Last Longer Than Anything Else. It Can Look And Feel Like Marble, Rare Wood Etc. Intricate Designs Can Be Molded Right In To Look Like The Work Of Artists And Craftsmen. Look At The Interiors Of Buildings In Star Wars: Episode Two, And You Will See How Great Plastic Will Look. When Oil Is No Longer Used To Power Vehicles, There Will Be So Much Supply That It Will Start Being Used For Houses, Buildings, And Other Structures That Need To Be Made Inexpensive, Be Low Maintenance, Look Good And Last As Long As Possible. Environmentalists Are Always Saying That Plastic Is Not Biodegradable And Stays In The Environment Forever. That Is Bad When Used For Throwaway Products, But It Is A Very Good Thing When It Comes To People’S Houses And Buildings, Because The Longer They Last And The Easier To Maintain, The Better. We Want Structures To Last And Not Need Costly Maintenance. Termites Do Not Eat Plastic, And It Does Not Rust Like Steel Or Rot Like Wood. Houses Made Of Plastic Would Not Be Hurt In Floods Or Earthquakes, And They Will Be So Light That They Would Be Easy To Move And Build. We Can Mold Whole Walls With The Spaces For Windows And Doors Molded In Any Color And Texture. It Will Never Need Paint. Until Plastic Can Be Made Fire-Proof, Sprinklers And Other Fire Prevention Systems Would Be Part Of All Plastic Structures. Sprinkler Systems Do Not Hurt Plastic Like They Destroy Wood Structures. Green Architecture: The Roof Will Be Molded To Accept Solar Panels. Rainwater Runoff Will Be Saved In Plastic Tanks In The Walls To Use As Drinking Water Or To Water The Roof In Dry Periods. A House Or Building Could Go Together Something Like Legos, So Every House Will Be Different To Suit The Needs Of The People Living In It. Construction And Transportation Costs Would Drop. They Will Come In Kits, And People Can Put Them Together Themselves With Glue Or Clips, So They Can Take The Houses With Them When They Move. The Oil Companies Will Get Bigger And Make More Money Than They Are Now. This Business Will Also Last Much Longer If We Stop Using Oil For Fuel. The More We Have Left For Other Things, The More The Oil Companies Will Make, And The Longer They Will Stay In Business. A Bonus Will Be That The Oil Business Will Not Pollute The Air. It Will Stop Global Warming, Because It Will Not Release Carbon Dioxide Into The Air As Burning Oil Does. It Will Also Stop Our Forests From Being Cut Down To Be Used For Building Material. These Forests Also Take Carbon Dioxide Out Of The Air. Instead Of Beating On Oil Companies, We Should Be Giving Them Big Enough Incentives To Make It Profitable For Them To Do What We Want Them To Do. We Are Burning Up The Ultimate Construction Material By Using Oil For Fuel. Once We Start Getting Electricity For Free, Most Steel, Concrete And Wood Will Be Replaced By New Alloys Of Plastic And Aluminum As A Building Material. It All Starts With People Being Able To Stop Fighting, Wasting Time And Resources, And Seeing What Needs To Be Done.

This paragraph is key for me: "It will stop global warming, because it will not release carbon dioxide into the air as burning oil does. It will also stop our forests from being cut down to be used for building material. These forests also take carbon dioxide out of the air."

Although there are always vested interests, local and foreign, especially when it comes to discrediting solutions that really work and are being successfully applied, truth is that we have now in Venezuela four full-installed capacities to produce Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) profiles to build the "PETROCASAS" which is also the same material that is actually being used in the manufacturing of several hospitalary healthcare products. The great majority of housing solutions constructed under late President Hugo Chávez has been done this way and is growing.

On the other hand, I can personally testify that plastic houses indeed have nothing to envy to traditional "brick and mortar" constructions as to their soundness and aesthetics, more on the contrary, all what is being said in the article you are quoting is absolutely true. Durability and easy and quick self-construction capability are a great asset. We yet have to raise a higher consciousness about the need for Solar energy though, but it will be coming along when more people comes to understand the greater importance that oil has for construction rather than just spill-burning it to waste and pollute.

I will also add, though, concerning the fire risks, that actually the PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride) profiles that are being used to build the Petro-Houses in Venezuela and several other Latin-American countries under the same parameters, have been thoroughly tested in-factory at extremely high temperatures and haven't shown any signs of destruction. The material being used is thus indeed fire-proof already, as tests results and reports have shown.

How To Make A Solar Panel At Home?
Can I Make A Solar Panel At Home?How To Make It?

For solar thermal, its fairly easy. Build a flat metal box. (about 3" - 6" deep) I would reccommend a 5' - 6' minimum length (measured by how far your water will flow within the panel, in order to allow for enough heat gain when your water is flowing.

Paint the surface of the interior of your box a flat black.

At the top of the box install a tube to bring water into the box. Put small spay nozzles to evenly distribute water accross the surface at the top .

Make a colleciton basin at teh bottom of your box to coeect the water being sprayed at the top.

Get a clear glass panel to cover your box and seal it as best as you can.

Mount your solar thermal box at an appropriate angle facing the morning sun. Best panel orientation depend on your geographjical location. You can search this for panel facing and elevation angle.

For best efficiencies you will have to tinker some. If your water flow is too high you will not get the heat gain you desire. If you want a high volume flow you will need to gang multiple panels and trickle your flow across each panel. The collective flow on all panels will get you your desired flow rate.

If this is for a swimming pool then you are done. If this is for your home you now need a thermal storage, like a hot water tank.

You could pipe all input water for you traditional water heater thorugh the arrangement detailed above. The heater can then provide supplimental heat as needed during the night or cloudy days. Thgis will also give you a good thermally insulated storage.

You can also add recirculation to keep the water in your hot water heater circulating thorugh the solar panel. This will help keep your water sotrage at your desired temperature. You can put a simple solar cell control on your circulating pump to only run it when the sun is up. A light sensor like those the street lights use...

Last to help improve efficiency and reliability in your panel you can channel the water in your panel. for a trickle of water this could be done sy a simple brush application of thicker base paints whne you paint the interior of your box. The brush strokes will create distributed chanels helping to stop your water from aggregating and spread it out helpingwith the heat transfer. Remember to only brush up and down. Going side ot side will screw it up...

Many other design options are avialable bu this, in my opinion, is the easiest to accomplish on your own.

I hope you find this useful. I've seen these work very well...

How Green Is A Solar Panel?
Is There Any Toxic Waste Produced In The Production Of A Solar Panel?

Anytime we create products using plastics there are many toxins and other hazardous waste produced. Plastics also use a lot of petroleum products.

There are a lot of plastics in solar panels.

Is It Illegal To Build My Own Solar Panel (Which I Can) And Install It My House'S Rooftop?

Unless it is against the building code (s) are some HOA rules, then do it and enjoy the savings :]

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