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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 resident to use the sun to power everyday life: running your air conditioning system, washing clothing, viewing TELEVISION, cooking dinner. All while minimizing your carbon footprint, and without burning fossil fuels or putting a stress on the electrical grid. And while the ecological advantages of solar power are considerable, lots of property owners discover that the benefit, unique features, and cost savings of owning a solar power system are even more enticing.

Leading Advantages of Solar Energy

#1 Considerably minimize and even remove your electric expenses

Whether you're a house owner, service, or not-for-profit, electrical power costs can comprise a large portion of your regular monthly expenditures. With a solar panel system, you'll generate complimentary power for your system's whole 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you don't produce One Hundred Percent of the energy you consume, solar will reduce your utility bills and you'll still conserve a great deal of money.

#2 Make an excellent return on your financial investment

Solar panels aren't an expense-- they are among the very best methods to invest, with returns measuring up to those of more standard investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to considerable electrical energy costs cost savings, the average American property owner pays off their photovoltaic panel system in seven to eight years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.

#3 Protect against rising energy costs

Among the most clear cut benefits of solar panels is the capability to hedge energy costs. In the previous ten years, property electrical power prices have gone up by an average of 3 percent annually. By investing in a solar energy system now, you can fix your electrical power rate and secure against unforeseeable boosts in electricity expenses. If you're a company or property owner with rising and falling capital, going solar also helps you better forecast and manage your costs.

#4 Boost your home or business worth

Multiple studies have discovered that homes equipped with solar energy systems have greater residential or commercial property worths and sell quicker than non-solar houses. Appraisers are progressively taking solar setups into factor to consider as they value homes at the time of a sale, and as homebuyers become more informed about solar, need for properties geared up 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 part of accomplishing energy independence in the United States. By increasing our capacity to generate electricity from the sun, we can likewise insulate our nation from cost changes in international energy markets.

#6 Create jobs and assist your regional economy

According to The Solar Structure, the solar market added jobs at a rate almost 12 times faster than the overall U.S. economy in 2015, representing 1.2 percent of all tasks in the country. This development is anticipated to continue. Because solar-related jobs tend to be higher paying and can not be outsourced, they are a significant contributor to the U.S. economy.

#7 Safeguard the environment

Solar is a fantastic way to minimize your carbon footprint. Structures are accountable for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the U.S., and going solar can considerably decrease that number. A normal property solar panel system will get rid of three to 4 loads of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees yearly.

#8 Show your dedication to sustainability

Sustainability and business social duty are necessary parts of a company's culture and worths. They likewise produce bottom line outcomes. Significantly, customers and neighborhoods are acknowledging and rewarding businesses that opt to operate responsibly. Businesses are finding that "green" qualifications are a powerful driver of consumer buying choices, developing goodwill and improving service results.

#9 Start Conserving from Day 1

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

Lots of property owners opt to finance their solar panels with among the "pay-as-you-go" funding alternatives. This suggests that a third-party business-- the solar company-- owns the planetary system and looks after installation, maintenance, monitoring and repairs. You simply pay the solar service provider 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 energy companies are notorious for their fluctuating and undependable electricity costs. There is plainly an upward trend.

With solar panels and simple mathematics, we can compute how much electrical power will be produced, and most notably, at what price, for at least 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 Does Solar Energy Create Power For Us To Use?
I Mean, How Does Solar Power Create Electricity And Heating? This Is For A Grade, So I'D Appreciate It If You Were Positive. Please Record The Websitre Or Book You Used. Thanks!

The sun is a big nuclear reactor, it basically fuses hydrogen atoms into helium atoms. This fusion releases a lot of energy in the form of radiation.

When radiation reaches earth, it can be used for many pruposes. Heating is easy, because the solar radiation carries a lot of heat, it can be used to heat water without much technology. But if you want to transform solar radiation into electricity, you need more advanced technology, such as photovoltaic cells, which basically use semiconductors to generate electricity out of sunlight.

In theory, you can generate over 1,000 watts per square meter of sunlight (under ideal weather conditions, and near the equator), which is a lot of energy. But photovoltaic technology is a bit expensive, so it hasn't been adopted by a lot of people. There are some solar thermal power plants, that provide electricity for a lot of people by using a heat engine to transform heat into mechanical work, and then transform mechanical work into electricity.

How Is Solar Energy Distributed?
Yep, How Is Solar Energy Distributed? Thxs

The big light in the daytime sky shines across the whole world. <gin>
On the equator it is about half of each day all year long.
On the poles it is for about half the year with the other half darkness.

Distributed energy generation vs Grid.
Power sources, even commercial solar power, can be distributed over a power grid. This allows many sources to share the load to many users. This allows advantages of engineering and financial economies of scale to get the cost per watt down. The downfall is the power loss in transport can be more than what is actually used.
Distributed power generation, even a fossil fuel generator, makes electricity at or near the point of use. The advantage is a greater control over the production of electricity but at a higher cost per watt. Solar energy generally (but not always) falls into this category. People put panels on their roofs to meet their own needs. They may store the excess for later use, or push it back onto the grid for others to use.

Solar Energy Question?
Where Was Solar Energy First Discovered And/Or Used? I Have Found So Many Different Answers To This

Many people think that solar power is a new concept. That couldn’t be farther from the truth. Harnessing power from the sun has been dated back to ancient civilizations.

See the link below to a timeline researched by the Department of Energy that outlines the major historical milestones of solar power.

Why Not People Use Solar Energy For Their Daily Need?
I Am Observing That Normally We Need Electricity For Lighting Purpose Then Why Not People Use Solar Energy For Lighting In Each Room.

Many people are not using solar energy for their daily need, probably for 3 main reasons:

1. Lack of awareness
2. Cost of installation
3. Breaking off from the grid electricity or Integration to the grid electricity

Until lately, most people are not fully aware of the enormous energy that could be directly tapped from the Sun. It's still costly to obtain the pvcs for collecting the sun rays to covert to energy and where most areas are connected by grid system, how does a standalone electricity generator blend.

You will find a lot more information in the following website:

www.environbusiness.com/AEEE/solar.htm...

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How Much Does Solar Power Add To Your Homes Value?
I Asked This Question But Would To Add The Following Details. I Am Getting Substantial Subsidies. So The Cost Is Very Very Low. I Am Interested In The Resale Added Value Or How To Research This Information.

It depends. Outfitting a house for solar costs upwards $50,000 and the economics are so bad that people have to say it "increases your home value", and you need heavy subsidies so it doesn't look completely ridiculous.

Just how much it "increases your home value" suddenly gets nebulous as a web search quickly reveals.

Most people go solar on general principle, and a solar home might appeal to a buyer in the same frame of mind, but otherwise, don't expect it to be a good investment.

According to Money magazine, the best renovation projects are:

"... updating your kitchen, renovating your bathroom and making outdoor space more usable."

A home's value is based on location and then within the same sub-division, square footage. Hence a home in Cary, North Carolina that runs $300,000 can cost $1.3 million in Calilfornia.

Someone buying a $1.3 million home in California might not worry about a $50,000 solar system thrown in, but in Cary, NC it would definitely turn away some buyers if it made a $200,000 home suddenly cost $250,000.

Quite frankly, I would avoid a solar home because of the maintenance and attention it would require. When you buy utility power, anything bad that happens up to your meter, is the utility's problem.

With solar you need to wash the solar panels, take care of batteries that don't last forever, and generally have to pay a heck of a lot more attention to your home power supply than with utility power.

I would much rather waste time spewing on Yahoo than have to worry day to day about my home power supply.

Since I gather you have already installed solar, just take satisfaction in becoming energy efficient and don't expect it to have much effect on your home's value one way or the other.

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