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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 property owner to utilize the sun to power daily life: running your ac system, cleaning clothes, seeing TELEVISION, cooking dinner. All while lowering 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 significant, many residents discover that the convenience, distinct features, and expense savings of owning a solar power system are much more attractive.

Leading Advantages of Solar Energy

#1 Significantly decrease or even eliminate your electrical expenses

Whether you're a house owner, company, or nonprofit, electricity costs can make up a large part of your monthly expenses. With a photovoltaic panel system, you'll create free power for your system's whole 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you don't produce One Hundred Percent of the energy you take in, solar will minimize your energy bills and you'll still save a lot of money.

#2 Earn a fantastic return on your financial investment

Photovoltaic panels aren't a cost-- they are among the best methods to invest, with returns rivaling those of more traditional financial investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to considerable electrical power costs 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 Protect versus rising energy expenses

One of the most clear cut advantages of photovoltaic panels is the ability to hedge energy prices. In the past 10 years, property electrical power prices have increased by an average of three percent each year. By purchasing a solar energy system now, you can fix your electrical energy rate and protect against unforeseeable boosts in electrical power costs. If you're a company or property owner with rising and falling cash circulation, going solar also helps you better projection and manage your expenses.

#4 Boost your home value

Multiple studies have discovered that homes geared up with solar energy systems have higher property worths and sell more rapidly than non-solar houses. Appraisers are progressively taking solar installations into consideration as they value homes at the time of a sale, and as homebuyers become more informed about solar, need for homes geared up with solar panel systems will continue to grow.

#5 Boost U.S. energy self-reliance

The sun is a near-infinite source of energy and an essential part of accomplishing energy self-reliance in the United States. By increasing our capacity to create electrical power from the sun, we can also insulate our nation from rate changes in global energy markets.

#6 Create jobs and help your local economy

According to The Solar Structure, the solar industry added tasks 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 expected to continue. Because solar-related jobs have the tendency to be higher paying and can not be contracted out, they are a substantial factor to the United States economy.

#7 Protect the environment

Solar is a great way to decrease your carbon footprint. Buildings are accountable for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the United States, and going solar can significantly decrease that number. A normal domestic photovoltaic panel system will get rid of 3 to four loads of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees annually.

#8 Demonstrate your commitment to sustainability

Sustainability and corporate social responsibility are essential elements of an organization's culture and values. They also produce bottom line outcomes. Progressively, customers and neighborhoods are acknowledging and rewarding services that pick to operate properly. Organisations are finding that "green" qualifications are a powerful chauffeur of consumer purchasing decisions, producing goodwill and improving service results.

#9 Start Conserving from Day 1

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

Numerous house owners opt to fund their solar panels with among the "pay-as-you-go" financing choices. This implies that a third-party business-- the solar provider-- owns the solar system and takes care of setup, upkeep, tracking and repairs. You merely pay the solar company for electrical energy-- less than you would've paid the utility business.

As of June 2013, 75% of all American homes 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 electrical power costs. There is clearly an upward pattern.

With photovoltaic panels and simple mathematics, we can determine what does it cost? electricity will be generated, and most importantly, at exactly what cost, for a minimum of the next 20 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

How Does A Solar Panel Work?
The Simpliest Answer Will Work

There are many types of solar panels. Briefly.

Silicon based: Electrons are knocked out of their shell by solar radiating particles. These electrons are collected and transmitted through circuitry to a power source or battery.

Heat Based: Sun light is used to heat a substance. That substance is funneled, by means of pressure, to a turbine that spins a generator. The generator creates electricity.

Those are the biggies.

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In Answer to your email:

Read the post. What kind of Solar Panel are you asking about. Provide
some details. Where did you see it? Was there a picture? Describe what
it looked like? Was it used in space or on earth? Have you seen similar
ones in different environments? Here is a Wiki link that provides
information about the two major types and some sub types. The link below is
for a Google search on Solar Panel, 2,320,000 hits. There is a lot of
variety in the subject that you are asking about. I am not trying to be
a smarty. Seriously, if you need more specific information, try to
rephrase your question.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solar_panel

http://www.google.com/search?source=ig&h...

God Bless

Frank Pytel

Inverters For Solar Arrays? Is Mppt Done By The Inverter Or ?
First The Solar Panel Is Connected To Dc-Dc-Converter (Buck Converter) To Operate It At Maximum Power And Then Connected To Inverter To Get Ac Power? Or It Can Be Both Ways? Help Appreciated

It depends on what kind of system you have.

A battery based system has the solar panels go to the charge controller, which does the MPPT (maximum power point tracking). The energy then goes into the battery, then to the inverter.

A strait grid-tied system has the panels going straight into the inverter, and the inverter does the MPPT.

Is It Possible To Use A Portable Solar Device To Put Electricity Into My House Via Plugs?
I Live In An Apartment That Has A Small South Facing Porch, In Southern California. I'D Like To Use Solar To Decrease My Monthly Electric Bill. Without Buying A Rooftop System (It'S Not My Roof, It Must Be Portable), What Can I Get To Plug Into My Existing Sockets, To Decrease My Monthly Electricity Bill? (I Already Buy Carbon Credits And Have Special Plugs To Reduce Drain From Energy Vampires).

Hey Socal, it's always good to hear someone is interested in going solar. In your situation, you don't have a lot of options, but it is possible to do it. What you need is called a microsine inverter. For several years Trace Engineering built one called the MS100, also referred to as the OK4U inverter. It is very small, can convert up to 100 watts of solar power into household AC and basically dump it right into your homes existing wiring. They stopped making them a few years ago, but I have seen them at resale websites like Ebay and Alt E Store on line. In fact, lots of them are sold already attached to a properly sized panel. They are not cheap, you might spend close to $1000 to get a slightly used set with the inverter already installed on the panel that puts out 100 watts or so.

There is another company called Enphase making them in Europe. They work just like the Trace unit, except they are set up for 240 VAC, like most of Europe is. Some installers are putting them into homes here in the US and have had good luck with them. They have a 15 year warranty, and most of the panels for sale today have warranties that run much longer than that. You can search for Enphase inverters online, or look for a used Trace unit at a resale website.

A couple words of caution. First, if you've not had any experience with solar electric panels, or PV, they have to be completely exposed to the sun. If you have a small shaded area, like from a rail on your balcony, the entire panels output is compromised. We learned this the hard way when we converted our home over to solar power years ago. It's all working fine now. So that panel has to be on the outside of any rails, planters, laundry and so on to work. Secondly, these microsine inverters are designed to tie to the existing grid power, which means they have to have an AC signal to operate. If the power goes out in your building, the panel and inverter will shut down too, so you won't have backup power from your panel during a power outage.

Another option is to build up a small panel/inverter/battery system like we did years ago. You can start with one small panel, say 50 watts or so, a couple golf cart batteries and a small inverter from the autoparts store. Go to Home Power Magazines website at Homepower.com and use their search engine to look for an article called, "Starting with the small system first." It was an article that featured the system we originally put into our home 10 years ago. You might have to subscribe to use their search engine.

I suggest doing some research online and shopping around a bit before you make any decisions. You might decide not to get involved at all, and that's fine, but at least you will be well informed. I'll include some places to search for more info below. Good luck, and take care, Rudydoo

Motor And Battery Questions. How To Select Solar Panels?.(Calculations)?
I Have A Motor With 3600Rpm,15Watts,24Volt,300Watts. Battery I Use Is Two 20A/H Battery. The Time Taken To Drain The Battery Is (Time=20/15 =1.33H)- When Fully Loaded From The Above Calculations, How To Select The Suitable Solar Panels For My Model. Please Show Me The Calculations And Formula . Show Me The Size Of The Solar Panels U Have Choose For Me.

We need to make some assumptions here.

First, you want to discharge the battery every day, and recharge it from the solar panel in time for the next day's run.

Second, you have at least 5 hours of bright sunshine available each day.

Third, you will use standard commercial grade mono-crystalline silicon solar panels with a conversion efficiency of 15%. (Higher efficiency panels are much more expensive).

So according to your figures the panels need to supply about 400 Watts-hours of energy over a period of 5 hours. So the panel total power rating must be 400/5 = 80W

So a 24-Volt 80 Watt panel would do the job, based on the above assumptions.

Can You Work A Solar Powered Car Without Sunlight?
We Are Doing A Project At School And There's No Sun Out. How Do I Make It Work? (Still Being Solar Powered)

By definition, solar means from the sun. If there is no sunlight, you are not using solar power.

What you want to know is if there is an artificial light that can you can shine on a photovoltaic panel to get out electricity. You probably can find such a source, but it must be intense to get out the same power that the sun would provide. Furthermore, the efficiency of a solar car vanishes if you have to use artificial light because you need something to generate the electricity to run the artificial light source.

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