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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 a/c, cleaning clothes, enjoying TELEVISION, cooking dinner. All while minimizing your carbon footprint, and without burning fossil fuels or putting a pressure on the electrical grid. And while the environmental benefits of solar power are considerable, lots of property owners find that the convenience, distinct functions, and expense savings of owning a solar power system are a lot more alluring.

Top 10 Benefits of Solar Energy

#1 Dramatically minimize and even eliminate your electric bills

Whether you're a house owner, service, or nonprofit, electrical energy expenses can make up a big part of your monthly costs. With a photovoltaic panel system, you'll produce totally free power for your system's entire 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you do not produce 100 percent of the energy you consume, solar will minimize your utility expenses and you'll still save a great deal of cash.

#2 Earn a terrific return on your investment

Photovoltaic panels aren't a cost-- they are among the finest methods to invest, with returns rivaling those of more conventional investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to substantial electricity expense savings, the average American property owner settles their photovoltaic panel system in seven to eight years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.

#3 Safeguard versus increasing energy costs

One of the most clear cut advantages of photovoltaic panels is the capability to hedge utility prices. In the previous ten years, domestic electrical power rates have actually gone up by approximately three percent annually. By investing in a solar energy system now, you can repair your electrical energy rate and safeguard against unforeseeable increases in electrical power costs. If you're an organisation or homeowner with fluctuating capital, going solar also assists you better projection and handle your costs.

#4 Increase your home value

Several research studies have found that homes equipped with solar energy systems have higher home worths and offer faster than non-solar homes. Appraisers are significantly taking solar installations into factor to consider as they value houses at the time of a sale, and as property buyers become more informed about solar, need for homes geared up with solar panel systems will continue to grow.

#5 Increase U.S. energy independence

The sun is a near-infinite source of energy and an essential element of attaining energy independence in the United States. By increasing our capability to produce electrical energy from the sun, we can likewise insulate our country from price fluctuations in worldwide energy markets.

#6 Develop jobs and assist your local economy

According to The Solar Structure, the solar market added jobs at a rate nearly 12 times faster than the overall U.S. economy in 2015, representing 1.2 percent of all tasks in the nation. This growth is expected to continue. Due to the fact that solar-related tasks have the tendency to be greater paying and can not be outsourced, they are a significant factor to the U.S. 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 reduce that number. A typical property photovoltaic panel system will get rid of three to 4 lots of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees yearly.

#8 Demonstrate your commitment to sustainability

Sustainability and corporate social obligation are essential components of a company's culture and worths. They likewise produce bottom line results. Progressively, customers and neighborhoods are recognizing and rewarding companies that decide to run properly. Services are finding that "green" credentials are a powerful motorist of consumer getting decisions, producing goodwill and improving service outcomes.

#9 Start Conserving from Day 1

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

Numerous homeowners decide to fund their photovoltaic panels with one of the "pay-as-you-go" financing choices. This suggests that a third-party business-- the solar provider-- owns the solar system and takes care of installation, upkeep, tracking and repairs. You just pay the solar company for electricity-- less than you would've paid the energy business.

Since June 2013, 75% of all American houses have access to pay-as-you-go solar.

#10. Solar is a Secure Investment

The energy business are well-known for their varying and undependable electrical power rates. There is plainly an upward trend.

With photovoltaic panels and basic mathematics, we can calculate what does it cost? electrical power will be generated, and most significantly, at exactly what price, for at least the next 20 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 Doe Solar Panels Save Money?

I have a system, I paid $16K for it. I am saving approx. $2K per year. Electricity rates increase at an average of 5% per year (last year it was 8% this year is also 8% so my average is low). My system will last 25 years. I will break even in 6.5 years, so I will have free electricty for 18.5 years and I won't be paying the higher rate that others will be paying. I stand to save well over $50K over the life of my system.

Diy Solar Panels For Gride Tie?
I Have Just Made My First Dolar Panel 120 Watts, Charges My 27Tmx Trojan Battery Perfectly. Now I Am Thinking To Build More Solar Panels For A Grid Tie Installation At My House, Maybe 15 Panels Would Do It, Is This Safe?

Congratulations on your solar panel. It takes a lot of work to construct one.

Tying to the electric grid requires permission from your power company, and conformance to local building codes. This generally means compliance with the National Electrical Code (NEC), meaning your panels must be UL (or similar rating from another standard) listed, for fire and electrical safety reasons. Homemade panels won't qualify, unfortunately.

I really would discourage you from trying to do a jungle installation without permission, as the power distribution in a house is nothing to be trifled with. That would also likely void your homeowner's insurance, and give the bank a reason to call your mortgage, if you have these.

How To Charge A Battery With Home Electricity And Solar Panel Together?
I Have An Inverter And A Battery 210 Amperes. Daily Sun Shine Approx. 7 Hours. Do I Need To Buy Anything Or Should I Connect The Solar Panel To The Battery Direct?

No, don't connect the panel directly to the battery.

You need to isolate the solar panel charging output from the AC-powered charger. A couple of high-current diodes arranged with their anodes connected to the charging sources in the positive supply line will allow either the charger or the solar panel to "lift" the voltage high enough to charge the battery, albeit with about 0.6 volts dropped across the diode. Both cathode ends would be connected to the battery. This arrangement allows a positive current to flow from either or both charging sources at the same time, although in practice, one will generally be higher than the other.

Also, if the AC charger's voltage is significantly higher than the solar panel, the charger may always charge the battery. You would need to regulate its output to be slightly lower than the solar panel when it's near it's minimum useful operating voltage.

(note that the 0.6 forward bias voltage on the diode might prevent the solar panel from completely charging the battery if it has any voltage regulation on its output)

Do Solar Cells Contain Anything Toxic?
I Bought A Bunch Of Solar Cells To Make A Solar Panel And I'M Wondering Whether They Are Toxic To Humans.

Cells manufactured in the last few years will generally be ROHS compliant, and contain no lead in the solder. Our panels were manufactured in 2006, and have the "no lead" icon on them.

The processing of silicon wafers involves some toxic substances, but the finished cells themselves don't have these products in them. Silicon tetrachloride is a raw ingredient from which a refiner makes polysilicon. But the finished silicon ingot is immensely pure, no chlorine left in it.

For Sun What Solar Panal Is Saving In The Battery Ac Or Dc?
What Energy Does The Solar Panal Saves In The Battery Whter It Ac Or Dc?

A very basic lesson in solar:

a) At a power-generation level (not just a simple battery charger or decorative light charger), solar modules (made up of individual solar cells) come in 60 or 72 cell types.

b) The very best modules - over the long-term - produce 250 or 300 watts @ 24VDC respectively.

c) You will need an inverter to change the DC from the modules to AC for household use.

d) The very best grid-tie inverters (allowing you to connect to the mains if you wish) run about 98% efficient, but in smaller systems more like about 92%.

e) Module wattage is at full sun. Average production is about 50% of rating as direct full sun does not happen all day. And, of course, no power is produced at night, during a rainstorm, and so forth.

f) Unless you have storage (batteries) charged by the solar panels, and/or remain on the grid, you will not have power without sun.

g) Minimal operational needs for the average household with a refrigerator and various other appliances, lights, computer, and so forth is about 5,500 watts @ 240V peak. No electric heat, no air-conditioning, no electric hot water.

Putting all that together, allowing for losses, reserve and storage, you would need 55 modules at 300 watts each, taking up 110 square meters of area. The installed cost would be in the neighborhood of US$3.50/watt at that level based on prices in place right now and including storage, or $57,750 +/- 20%. What with SRECS, local subsidies and such your actual out-of-pocket might vary.

Using our household as an example (we *could* get by at 5,500 watts), and our average electric bill of US$125/month, the payback would be about 38 years at present prices.

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

01040, 01041