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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 house owners to utilize the sun to power everyday life: running your a/c, cleaning clothing, enjoying TV, cooking dinner. All while reducing your carbon footprint, and without burning fossil fuels or putting a pressure on the electrical grid. And while the ecological advantages of solar power are significant, lots of home owners discover that the convenience, unique functions, and cost savings of owning a solar power system are much more alluring.

Leading Benefits of Solar Energy

#1 Considerably lower or even remove your electrical expenses

Whether you're a homeowner, business, or nonprofit, electrical power expenses can make up a big part of your month-to-month expenditures. With a solar panel system, you'll generate complimentary power for your system's whole 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you do not produce One Hundred Percent of the energy you take in, solar will decrease your energy costs and you'll still save a great deal of money.

#2 Earn an excellent return on your investment

Photovoltaic panels aren't an expense-- they are among the very best ways to invest, with returns measuring up to those of more conventional investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to significant electrical energy costs cost 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 Secure against rising energy expenses

One of the most clear cut advantages of solar panels is the ability to hedge utility prices. In the previous 10 years, property electricity costs have actually gone up by an average of 3 percent each year. By buying a solar energy system now, you can fix your electrical power rate and protect versus unpredictable boosts in electrical power expenses. If you're an organisation or homeowner with changing money flow, going solar likewise helps you much better forecast and handle your expenses.

#4 Increase your home or business value

Multiple research studies have discovered that homes geared up with solar energy systems have higher property worths and offer more rapidly than non-solar homes. Appraisers are increasingly taking solar setups into factor to consider as they value homes at the time of a sale, and as homebuyers end up being more educated about solar, demand for homes equipped with solar 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 accomplishing energy self-reliance in the United States. By increasing our capability to produce electrical power from the sun, we can likewise insulate our country from price changes in global energy markets.

#6 Develop jobs and assist your regional economy

Inning accordance with The Solar Structure, the solar industry added tasks at a rate nearly 12 times faster than the overall 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 outsourced, they are a significant factor to the U.S. economy.

#7 Secure the environment

Solar is an excellent method to decrease your carbon footprint. Buildings are accountable for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the U.S., and going solar can substantially reduce that number. A common residential photovoltaic panel system will remove 3 to 4 lots of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees annually.

#8 Demonstrate your dedication to sustainability

Sustainability and business social responsibility are very important parts of an organization's culture and values. They also produce bottom line results. Progressively, customers and neighborhoods are acknowledging and rewarding services that opt to operate properly. Organisations are discovering that "green" credentials are an effective driver of customer buying choices, developing goodwill and enhancing business outcomes.

#9 Start Conserving from Day 1

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

Numerous property owners choose to fund their solar panels with among the "pay-as-you-go" financing choices. This implies that a third-party company-- the solar supplier-- owns the solar system and looks after installation, upkeep, tracking and repairs. You just pay the solar service provider for electrical energy-- 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 utility companies are notorious for their varying and undependable electricity rates. There is plainly an upward pattern.

With photovoltaic panels and simple mathematics, we can determine how much electrical power will be generated, and most notably, at what price, for at least the next Twenty Years (fixed 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

Concerning Solar Power, Trying To Figure Out A Way To Charge 2 Marine 12 Volt Batteries Using A Solar Panel?
How Do I Connect The Solar Panels, Which I Can Either Build Or Buy To Keep The Batteries Charged For The Overnight? I Am Using These Batteries To Run A Pond Pump. Any Websites That Help With This Science Experiment As Be?

The easiest way would be to purchase a commercial battery charger. A battery charger is a regulated power supply but ideally it would be one that adjusts it's output so as not to overcharge a battery but to quickly charge a deplete battery. Most battery charger for a solar solution will just output at a high voltage for a period of time and then cut down to a lower voltage till the power from the solar cells goes away resetting themselves, indeed most actually just output at a low voltage level. With depleted batteries, it's necessary to be able to limit the current of the charge to a constant level, you may see this with car battery chargers that have a mode were the whole thing is vibrating cause it's cutting the power on and off. Ideally, you would also want a battery charger to detect the temperatures of the batteries and adjust the charge appropriately. For a pond pump, an inexpensive source for a battery charger may be an old UPS, they tend to get thrown out after a couple of years when the battery goes dead.

Which Is More Cost-Efficient For Using Short-Range, Ac Or Dc?
Say I Have Solar Panels On My Roof. I Only Need To Transport The Current From My Roof To My House. Now, Is It More Efficient For Me To Have The Panels Produce To Ac And Convert It To Dc Normally, Or To Just Use Dc And Wire It Straight To My Appliances, Lighting, Etc.

no no no

you cannot wire solar panels directly to appliances. This is a complicated project.

Run the wires (DC of course) to a charge controller, which will charge a battery or series of batteries. Do not use auto batteries. Now you can connect an inverter to the batteries to convert 12 volts DC to 120 volts AC (240 for europe). But this means separate outlets for appliances running on battery versus those running from the power delivered by the power company,

The better alternative is to arrange with the power company to sync your power with their power, so when you have excess power you sell it to the power company, and when the sun is not shining, you use their power. But this requires their permission, and special equipment hooked to the power system of your house, that they supply and approve.

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Why Are Solar Panels Still So Expensive?
They Have Been Around Long Enough To Be Cheaper. Unless They Are Made Out Of A Natural Material That Is Rare And Hard To Find, There Is No Reason Why They Should Be So Expensive. On Another Note, I Think That All Low Power Devices Like Cell Phones And Even Laptops Should Have Solar Panels. Even If It Is Not Enough To Fully Power The Device For A Long Period Of Time, It Will Provide Some Electricity Savings And With Millions Of People Saving A Little Power Adds Up.

Photo voltaic cells (solar cells) have come down in price since the 1970's. They are more than 10 times cheaper now.

Solar cells are being used in low power devices such as calculators and LED walkway lights that are less than $5. The key to usage in these devices is very low power requirements as well as long sun exposure(in the case of walkway lights).


Here is a link to a solar laptop charger
http://www.directron.com/asp10blk.html?g...

Notice it costs over $200 and it takes up a sizable amount of space. Plus you have to expose it to bright sun light.

Over all this is not something the average consumer wants to spend money on or fuss with.

If something is expensive, difficult or inconvenient to use then people won't use it. Just the basic economics of such a device limits its sales never mind its functionality and usability.

Even if you made a small one buit into the cover to "extend the battery" you won't get much of an extension and you will increase the cost of your laptop. Consider how people shop, will they buy the more expensive laptop for a questionable amount of battery extension?

Mass production can lower costs but in order to mass produce something you need a demand that will consume what you produce. But if no one wants the item because of the aforementioned issues than you can't justify mass producing the item. This is like the classic which came first Chicken or Egg problem, one doesn't happen without the other. Cost reduction doesn't happen without consumer demand.


This is where tax incentives, subsidies, low cost loans and energy buyback contracts come into play in order to spur on demand and jump start mass production. You could also make electricity extremely expensive by taxing oil and carbon so that a Solar Cell becomes economically competitive to very expensive electricity. Problem with this option is the negative impact high energy costs have on economic activity. Just look at what happened a couple of summers ago when gas hit $4/gal.

To spur on demand we need to incentives the use of Solar cells (and other alternative energy). This can be done through several means such as subsidies, tax incentives, low interest loans, energy buyback contracts etc...

For Wi Residents, Who Would You Contact In A 20 Mile Radius From Appleton For Installing Solar Panels?
For School Project Need This Asap

Simply Solar LLC They are from Oshkosh so they are border line 20 miles.
Their web site is www.simplysolarwi.com

Good luck with your project.

Why Are Solar Panels So Expensive?
Why Are They So Expensive? And Why Is It So Much To Install Them...I Heard It Abouts 100K... We Could Really Change The World If Everything Was Running On Solar Panels. I Know It Sounds Ridiculous But That'S What I Feel About It.

There are many reasons why solar energy is so expensive>>
1)Materials to make Solar Panels are still expensive.

2)Competition is minimal.

3)Government regulations will not allow house owners to install their own systems.

4)Architects are reluctant to approve innovative unproven solar house designs.

5)Builders find that it is not profitable for them to spend excessive architectural fees on designs that are not mainstream and salable.

6)Our government, who should be demonstrating a leadership position in the promotion and use of solar energy, is the primary offender of energy conservation and has no interest in the promotion of a sustainable culture that might threaten the aristocracy.

7)The price of heating oil is maintained at an artificially low price by government subsidies and special interest groups.

8)Most people are too busy dealing with the problems of day to day survival to be concerned with the headache of a long range investment like solar energy.

9)Fossil fuel oil corporations, who control our economy are doing all they can to discourage the proliferation of alternative energies.

10)We have become addicted to fossil fuel energy concentrates the way a child becomes addicted to candy.

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