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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
  • 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 homeowner to utilize the sun to power everyday life: running your air conditioner, washing clothing, watching TV, cooking dinner. All while decreasing your carbon footprint, and without burning nonrenewable fuel sources or putting a stress on the electrical grid. And while the ecological advantages of solar power are considerable, many property owners find that the benefit, unique features, and expense savings of owning a solar power system are even more attractive.

Leading Benefits of Solar Energy

#1 Significantly reduce or perhaps remove your electric expenses

Whether you're a property owner, business, or nonprofit, electricity expenses can comprise a big portion of your month-to-month expenditures. With a solar panel system, you'll generate 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 lower your energy costs and you'll still conserve a great deal of money.

#2 Earn an excellent return on your investment

Photovoltaic panels aren't a cost-- they are among the best methods to invest, with returns equaling those of more traditional investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to considerable electrical energy bill cost savings, the average American property owner pays off their photovoltaic panel system in 7 to eight years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.

#3 Protect against rising energy expenses

One of the most clear cut advantages of solar panels is the capability to hedge utility prices. In the past 10 years, residential electrical power rates have actually gone up by approximately three percent annually. By purchasing a solar energy system now, you can fix your electrical energy rate and safeguard against unpredictable increases in electrical power costs. If you're an organisation or homeowner with ever-changing capital, going solar likewise assists you much better projection and manage your costs.

#4 Boost your house value

Several research studies have found that homes equipped with solar energy systems have greater home worths and sell quicker than non-solar houses. Appraisers are progressively taking solar setups into factor to consider as they value houses at the time of a sale, and as homebuyers become more informed about solar, demand for properties geared up 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 key component of attaining energy self-reliance in the United States. By increasing our capability to generate electrical energy from the sun, we can likewise insulate our nation from price changes in global energy markets.

#6 Create jobs and assist your regional economy

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

#7 Protect the environment

Solar is a fantastic way to minimize your carbon footprint. Structures are accountable for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the United States, and going solar can considerably reduce that number. A normal property solar panel system will remove three to four loads of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees every year.

#8 Demonstrate your dedication to sustainability

Sustainability and corporate social duty are very important parts of a company's culture and values. They also produce bottom line outcomes. Increasingly, consumers and communities are acknowledging and rewarding services that decide to operate responsibly. Businesses are discovering that "green" credentials are an effective chauffeur of consumer purchasing decisions, developing 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 property owners to go solar for little or no loan down.

Many property owners select to finance their solar panels with one of the "pay-as-you-go" funding choices. This means that a third-party company-- the solar service provider-- owns the planetary system and takes care of installation, upkeep, monitoring and repairs. You merely pay the solar service provider for electricity-- less than you would've paid the utility company.

Since 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 well-known for their varying and undependable electrical energy costs. There is clearly an upward trend.

With solar panels and easy mathematics, we can compute how much electrical power will be generated, and most notably, at what cost, for at least the next 20 years (fixed energy expenses).


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

Did You Know That Ethanol Actually Takes More Net Oil To Produce Than Gasoline? Not To Mention Food Depletion?
If Obama Is Elected President, He Is Tied In Every Way To The Major Ethanol Players In The U.S. If You Think The Saudis Are Bad With Their Cartel, Then What Do You Think The Greedy Businessmen Of The Us Ethanol Production Companies Will Be Like? Wait Until These Guys Send Their Lobbyists To Washington And Then We Will Be Tied To Another Long-Term Ineffective Fuel. We Are Doomed As A Country If We Try To Make Ethanol Our Alternative Energy Supply, Literally. We Should Be Spending Our Time, Effort And Money Developing Solar And Hydrogen Power, For Homes And Automobiles.

It's true that producing ethanol from corn is a dumb idea that has led to food shortages, directly and indirectly. But there are ways to produce ethanol that are far more efficient and don't require prime farmland. One is switchgrass which returns 540% of the energy needed to produce it versus 25% (in a best case scenario) for corn. It's permanent root structure means it doesn't need to be replanted and that most of the CO2 released in processing and burning the fuel is offset by what's stored in those roots. Then there is algae, one strain supposedly emits ethanol directly (in a gaseous state) so it requires no processing or harvesting at all and you can get 6,000 gallons of ethanol per year from one acre of the algae, compared to 370 gallons for corn. Again, any land will do as long as you put in a pond for the algae to grow in and add the nutrients they need. Sugar cane produces 890 gallons per acres, still far below algae or switchgrass.

If we can make ethanol cheaply we can overcome the additional ozone it adds to the air (smog) and it produces less CO2 for those who are afraid of global warming. We don't need to change the infrastructure although most cars require a refit to run on pure ethanol, which is nothing more than a different name for alcohol. Flex fuel cars can run on an 85/15 ethanol/gas mix now and more research could boost that even higher.

You're right about the need to switch to solar with electric cars, but as an interim solution ethanol will work, as long as we stop turning food into fuel.

Can Someone Please Tell Me Any Public Companies In Usa Market Which Work For Alternate Energy To Crude Oil..?
Like.. Solar Energy, Wind Energy, Hydrogen Fuel Cells Etc... The Companies Which Make Alternate Energy To Crude Oil... Thankz

The first link below is for biodiesel.
The second link is for BP's Alternate Energy.

Would An Acre Of Solar Panels Yield More Useful(Grid) Energy Than An Acre Of Corn?
That Is More Gals Of Fossil Eqivalent Fuel? Given That Each Gal Of Biofuel Displaces Some Amount Of Fossil Fuel That Would Go Into A Powerplant. And That The Corn Grows For Say 3 Months. So 3Mos Of Photosynthesis Vs Photovoltaic.

Planting an acre of corn is not all that is involved.
The corn needs water, plant nutrients, some protection from weeds and insects, harvesting, planting tillage, and of course processing to make ethanol.

If you set out to grow corn in the desert where you might be planting that acre of PV panels, and did not provide a lot of extra energy plus water, you would not get energy, so PV would produce much more.

In the middle of a Kansas corn field, the most favourable place to grow the corn, the gross output of ethanol would come close to the output of solar panels but the net energy yield would be far less even though the solar panels would produce far less than they would in the desert.

Now comes the cost aspect. solar panels are likely much more capital intensive. They barely pay for their cost in the desert, and far less in Kansas.

Here is the problem. Ethanol plants too are capital intensive. At corn prices a couple years ago we thought that ethanol plants would be a gold mine. They are barely breaking even with current corn prices.
If ethanol production is not economical for ethanol manufacturers we expect corn prices to fall so that farmers will want out.

A desert covered with PV panels will produce more energy than a Kansas corn field, A Kansas PV field will outproduce an acre of desert corn.

If you plan to cover an acre of land with PV, do it in the desert. If you plan to grow an acre of corn, do it in Kansas.

In Kansas, growing corn or PV, you use up a good acre of food production capacity.
In the desert, you use up some hot rock or sand.

How Can Electric Cars Be Said To Be Zero Emission Vehicles?
There Are Emissions At The Power Plant, As Well As Ash And Other Pollutants. People Have Been Scared About Nuclear Since The 1970'S And We Don'T Have Anywhere To Put The Waste. Even If Hydro Is Used, Salmon Are Killed. With Wind, Bald Eagles And Other Birds Are Killed. Why Are Plug-Ins Any Better Than Gas Or Diesel Cars?

Hey JS, the "deferred emissions" from electric vehicles is a concern, and one talked about frequently among environmentalists and industry people. This occurs just like you outlined, and electric car not having a tailpipe, but the coal fired power plant where it gets its electricity from does. Any time you plug in an electric car and charge it with a coal plant, you do emit more pollution at the plant, that is a known fact. The good news is that it's also a known quantity. There have been dozens of studies quantifying the "Well to Wheel" ratio of electric cars. This refers to how much oil or coal we have to dig up to run that emission free vehicle, versus just putting the oil in the gasoline powered car instead. For the most part, vehicles that are charged using 100% coal fired plants pretty much break even on emissions. But if you factor in natural gas, oil, and yes even renewable sources like hydro wind and solar, the electric car wins hands down.

Gasoline cars today are only about 25% efficient, 75% of the gasolines energy goes out the tailpipe when you drive. Diesel is a little better at 30 to 35%. But if you burn the fossil fuel in a large powerplant, then use the electricity in a 90% efficient electric car (this is typical), even with transmission line losses and such, you generally come out ahead environmentally. There is also the "embodied energy" problem, which refers to how much energy it takes to mine for metal and other materiels that make up a car. One of your answers here states it takes more energy to mill out a prius than the amount of energy the car can ever save, and that it's better to drive a Hummer. This is a tale woven by the oil companies, it's been around for years, yet nobody in the industry ever quotes it anymore.

The real benefit comes when you can take a plug in hybrid, or all electric vehicle and plug it into a local renewable source, like a rooftop solar array on your carport. We are in the process now of expanding our existing solar array on our home to accomodate the next vehicle we purchase, which I hope is a plug in hybrid. Just waiting to see what is on the market when the time comes. In this case, the transmission losses are zero, the car emits zero, and so does the solar array. The only energy involved is in actually building the car and the solar panels. Anyone can do this by the way, many places sell prepackaged solar electric systems that tie straight into your homes existing wiring and "assist" in making power for your home. In the end a portion of your electricity comes from the sun, and your electric bill is lower. This works whether you have an electric car or not, but if you do, then you truly do have an emission free vehicle.

You will also hear arguments against renewable electric sources like solar and wind because someone read an article that says it takes more power to manufacture a solar panel or wind turbine that the device will generate in its lifetime. First of all, this is not true. The embodied energy in these devices is generally recouped in the first 3 years of their lives. But in reality it doesn't matter. Stand a solar panel next to a coal fired plant someday and ask yourself which one earns back its embodied energy faster. The answer is the coal plant never does. We forget that when you build a fossil fuel fired plant, no matter how efficiently you build it, it now needs to be fed fuel for the rest of its life, which in "converts" into electricity at some rate less than 100%. In the end it digs itself a deeper and deeper energy hole that it can never crawl out of.

It's good you and other people ask questions like this, its the only way to keep other people in line and help us do the right thing as a society. Keep after it, and take care, Rudydoo

How Can Places With A Little Sunlight Use Solar Energy?
This Is A Serious Homework We Could Help Change The World Xd !! Thanks :)

Buildings with good insulation can retain heat and other passive solar systems.

Photovoltaic cells will still work with little sunlight (for example, Seattle in December, gets only about 0.7 kilowatt-hours per day). But... all you need to do is put up enough collectors, and you can use it. You won't be able to use a reflection system to run a molten sodium generator, because you just can't get enough light focused on the critical point.

There is no good way to use solar energy in areas with little sunlight, which is why we sustainable energy engineers plant to use a variety of systems, not just digging our heels in and saying, "Hey! It's solar power or nothing!" Obviously, different areas of the country (and the world) have both different power demands and different available sustainable supplies.

Take the Seattle case, for instance. That would be a really huge waste of money to put in solar cells. However, a wave-farm offshore would generate many megawatts of electricity that could easily power the city.

Wind, solar (both absorption and reflection), geothermal, and wave are the best options. They're cheap, they're easy, and they've been proven to work in a wide variety of areas. The best system for any area would be to have two types of energy generation in place. Say, solar and wave, off of my house on the beach of northern San Diego County.

If one becomes low for a while, the other system picks up the load.

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