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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 homeowner to use the sun to power daily life: running your ac system, washing clothes, watching TELEVISION, cooking dinner. All while decreasing your carbon footprint, and without burning fossil fuels or putting a pressure on the electrical grid. And while the environmental advantages of solar power are significant, lots of residents find that the convenience, special functions, and cost savings of owning a solar power system are a lot more enticing.

Leading Advantages of Solar Energy

#1 Significantly decrease or even eliminate your electric costs

Whether you're a property owner, organization, or not-for-profit, electrical power costs can make up a large part of your monthly costs. With a photovoltaic panel system, you'll create complimentary power for your system's entire 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you do not produce One Hundred Percent of the energy you take in, solar will lower your utility bills and you'll still save a great deal of money.

#2 Earn a fantastic return on your investment

Photovoltaic panels aren't an expenditure-- they're one of the finest ways to invest, with returns matching those of more conventional financial investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to considerable electricity bill savings, the average American homeowner pays off their photovoltaic panel system in 7 to 8 years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.

#3 Safeguard versus increasing energy expenses

One of the most clear cut benefits of photovoltaic panels is the capability to hedge energy prices. In the past 10 years, residential electricity rates have gone up by an average of 3 percent each year. By purchasing a solar energy system now, you can repair your electricity rate and secure against unpredictable boosts in electrical power expenses. If you're a business or property owner with ever-changing capital, going solar likewise assists you better projection and handle your expenses.

#4 Boost your residential or commercial property worth

Several studies have discovered that homes equipped with solar energy systems have greater residential or commercial property worths and sell more quickly than non-solar houses. Appraisers are significantly taking solar setups into consideration as they value houses at the time of a sale, and as homebuyers end up being more educated about solar, need 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 an essential part of attaining energy self-reliance in the United States. By increasing our capability to produce electrical energy from the sun, we can likewise insulate our country from cost fluctuations in global energy markets.

#6 Develop jobs and help your regional economy

Inning accordance with The Solar Structure, the solar industry added 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 growth is expected to continue. Because solar-related tasks have the tendency to be higher paying and can not be contracted out, they are a considerable contributor to the United States economy.

#7 Secure the environment

Solar is a fantastic way to reduce your carbon footprint. Structures are responsible for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the U.S., and going solar can substantially reduce that number. A normal property photovoltaic panel system will remove 3 to four lots of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees each year.

#8 Show your commitment to sustainability

Sustainability and business social responsibility are necessary elements of a company's culture and values. They also produce bottom line outcomes. Progressively, customers and neighborhoods are recognizing and rewarding organisations that choose to operate properly. Services are finding that "green" credentials are an effective chauffeur of customer acquiring choices, developing goodwill and improving service results.

#9 Start Saving from Day 1

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

Numerous homeowners choose to fund their solar panels with one of the "pay-as-you-go" financing choices. This means that a third-party company-- the solar company-- owns the planetary system and looks after installation, maintenance, tracking and repairs. You merely pay the solar supplier for electricity-- less than you would've paid the energy company.

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 business are infamous for their changing and undependable electrical energy rates. There is plainly an upward pattern.

With photovoltaic panels and basic math, we can compute what does it cost? electrical energy will be generated, and most importantly, at what price, for a minimum of 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

Are All Solar Panels Equal? Can Some Solar Panels Produce More Electricity Than Others?
Lets Say There Are Solar Panels Powering A Car. If There Was A Very, Futuristic, High Quality Solar Panel On One Car, And A Crappy, Cheap Solar Panel On The Other, Would It Make A Difference To How The Car Would Function. Would One Go Faster Than The Other? Any Help Understanding This Concept Would Be Appreciated. :)

Definitely. One big factor is their efficiency rating - how much of the sun's energy is converted into electrical energy. Generally speaking, a silicon based solar panel (the hard panel that doesn't bend) has better efficiency and lower cost than the thin-film solar panels, but there's a bit of overlap in the two ranges. The thin film ones will weigh a lot less which could be important if you're covering the whole car in them.
First Solar has a thin-film solar panel with an efficiency of a little over 20% in the lab, I don't think they're selling them yet. But there are silicon based solar panels for sale with an efficiency of 22%. But a cheap solar panel (like the ones on backpacks to recharge your cell phone) may only have an efficiency of 10% or 12%.

Edit: Just as FYI, an electric car typically uses about 200-250 watt-hours to travel a mile under normal conditions. You can buy a solar panel at home depot's web site that's 1/3 square meter and produces 80 watts.

Can I Get A 30% Tax Credit From The Federal Government For The Entire Project Of Installing Solar Pv Panels?
I'M Installing Solar Panels On My Roof. As Part Of The Project The Company Will Change My Shingles, As They Are Pretty Old. Will I Be Getting A 30% Tax Credit For The Entire Project (Including Changing The Shingles)? Or Can I Only Deduct The Solar Portion Of The Project? The Company Which Gave Me An Estimate Makes It Sound Like I Can Get A Credit For The Entire Project, Since They Have To Change The Shingles So I Can Get The Project Done.

Only the solar panels are eligible for the credit. Replacing the shingles doesn't count.

The solar panel company a) isn't an auditor and b) figures if they don't break out the expense on the estimate, the auditor won't be able to either. Doesn't make it right.

You do know, right, that this a NON-refundabe credit, right? If you install $40K of panels, you would be eligible for $12K of tax credit, but if your tax bill is only $3K, you would get $3k and carrry the remaining $9K to 2015. Unless the law is extended the carryover stops with the 2016 tax return.

What Types Of Solar Cells Does Most Garden Lights Use?
I Was Just Wondering What Type (Specific Chemicals) Of Solar Panels Do Most Typical Cheap Solar Garden Lights Use.

Hey Sea, most solar garden lights are compact units. Each individual light comes complete with panel, light sensor, battery, and LED. Other solar lights come as sets where each light is connected to one solar panel. These sets can be placed in the shade as long as the panel receives adequate sunlight.

The basic component of a solar cell is pure silicon, which is not pure in its natural state. Pure silicon is derived from such silicon dioxides as quartzite gravel (the purest silica) or crushed quartz.

The resulting pure silicon is then doped (treated with) with phosphorous and boron to produce an excess of electrons and a deficiency of electrons respectively to make a semiconductor capable of conducting electricity. The silicon disks are shiny and require an anti-reflective coating, usually titanium dioxide.

Were Can I Get Some Thin Strips Of Metal That I Can Screw Onto The Roof To Hold A Pipe?
It Does Not Have To Be Thick, Just Strong Enough To Hold The Pipes In Place So The Solar Panels Don'T Slid Off The Roof.

Any hardware store should have what you are looking for. However, I do not recommend screwing anything into a sheet metal roof with out proper flashing. Caulking, though it is widely excepted as a waterproofing agent, tends to break down faster then the lifetime of any roof. I assume you have a standing seam roof? My suggestion would be to clamp the pipes onto the seams instead of creating any penetrations in the roof.

Best of luck,
Rick

Is Solar Power Considered To Be Dirty Energy?

Hey James, Kano is correct here. There are some toxic side effects to building solar electric panels, mainly in the doping process that mixes the silicone pancakes with boron. The amount of energy needed to make them is not 'insane' however. There have been lots of studies on the 'embodied energy' of solar panels, wind turbines and so on. This refers to the amount of energy a solar panel has to generate to offset how much was used in manufacturing them. It's difficult to quantify, but on average, a solar panel earns back its embodied energy in 2 to 6 years, depending on how far it is shipped and where it is used.

It's always interesting to me that people only hold renewable energy technologies up to this yard stick. I never hear news articles or blogs asking about the embodied energy in a coal plant, or nuclear reactor. And there are very few studies done on it. What you have to remember is this: Electricity has been with us for over a century now, it isn't going anyplace, so what is the best way to produce it? If you bulid a coal plant and put it along side a solar array that generates the same amount of power, which earns back its embodied energy first? The answer is the coal plant never does. We forget that once we invest our embodied energy building a coal plant, nuclear plant or oil or gas fired turbine, we then have to feed it fossil fuel the rest of its life, which it converts to electricity at some efficiency less than 100%. So it keeps digging itself a deeper energy hole it can't climb out of until the plant has to be decomissioned and destroyed. At least a panel or wind turbine have a chance to get even some day. Take care James, Rudydoo

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