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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 a/c unit, washing clothing, seeing TV, cooking supper. All while decreasing your carbon footprint, and without burning nonrenewable fuel sources or putting a stress on the electrical grid. And while the environmental benefits of solar power are significant, numerous home owners find that the convenience, special features, and cost savings of owning a solar power system are even more attractive.

Top Ten Benefits of Solar Energy

#1 Drastically reduce or even eliminate your electrical expenses

Whether you're a property owner, service, or nonprofit, electrical power costs can comprise a large part of your regular monthly costs. With a photovoltaic panel system, you'll create free power for your system's entire 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you don't produce One Hundred Percent of the energy you take in, solar will reduce your energy expenses and you'll still save a lot of cash.

#2 Make a great return on your financial investment

Photovoltaic panels aren't an expenditure-- they are among the finest ways to invest, with returns equaling those of more standard investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to considerable electrical energy expense savings, the typical American property owner pays off their photovoltaic panel system in seven to eight years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.

#3 Safeguard against rising energy costs

One of the most clear cut advantages of photovoltaic panels is the capability to hedge energy costs. In the past 10 years, residential electrical power prices have actually gone up by approximately three percent annually. By buying a solar energy system now, you can fix your electrical power rate and protect against unpredictable boosts in electrical power costs. If you're a business or house owner with rising and falling capital, going solar also helps you better forecast and manage your expenses.

#4 Increase your home worth

Numerous research studies have actually found that houses geared up with solar energy systems have greater residential or commercial property worths and offer quicker than non-solar homes. Appraisers are increasingly taking solar setups into consideration as they value homes at the time of a sale, and as property buyers become more educated about solar, demand 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 a crucial component of attaining energy independence in the United States. By increasing our capacity to generate electrical power from the sun, we can also insulate our country from cost fluctuations in global energy markets.

#6 Create jobs and assist your regional economy

According to The Solar Foundation, the solar industry included 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 nation. This development is expected to continue. Since solar-related jobs have the tendency to be higher paying and can not be contracted out, they are a substantial contributor to the United States economy.

#7 Secure the environment

Solar is a terrific way to reduce your carbon footprint. Structures are accountable for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the United States, and going solar can substantially decrease that number. A typical domestic photovoltaic panel system will remove 3 to four lots of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees annually.

#8 Demonstrate your commitment to sustainability

Sustainability and business social responsibility are necessary parts of an organization's culture and worths. They likewise produce bottom line results. Significantly, consumers and neighborhoods are acknowledging and rewarding services that opt to run responsibly. Services are finding that "green" qualifications are an effective motorist of consumer getting decisions, developing goodwill and enhancing service results.

#9 Start Conserving from Day 1

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

Lots of property owners opt to fund their photovoltaic panels with one of the "pay-as-you-go" financing alternatives. This indicates that a third-party company-- the solar company-- owns the planetary system and takes care of setup, maintenance, monitoring and repair works. You simply pay the solar company for electricity-- less than you would've paid the utility company.

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

#10. Solar is a Secure Financial investment

The energy business are infamous for their varying and undependable electrical power rates. There is clearly an upward pattern.

With photovoltaic panels and simple mathematics, we can determine how much electrical power will be created, and most significantly, at exactly what rate, for a minimum of the next Twenty Years (repaired 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

Germany/European Energy Use Plans?
Germany And Much Of Northern Europe Uses 50% Less Energy Per Unit Of Gdp Output Versus The Usa. Why Does Germany/Northern Europe Use So Much Less Energy While Achieving The Same Economic Results. Also Germany And Northern Europe Is In The Middle Of A Renewable Energy Boom With Plans To Store Excess Energy Producing Hydrogen As A Storage Medium So Not Only Is Northern Europe Using Much Less Energy And Producing Large Quantities Of Renewable Energy But Now Have A Way To Store The Excess Energy As Hydrogen. Why Is Northern Europe Diverging Away From The Usa Concerning Energy Use? Study After Study Indicates America Is Spending Around $16.00 Per Gallon Of Gasoline When Including Health Problems, Trade Deficits, Oil Wars,Etc. So The Old Argument Of Affordable Energy Does Not Fly And Is A Great Reason Why The Inflation Rate Has Been Much Higher In The Usa Vs Germany/Northern Europe Since The 1970'S.

Europe is by far the leader in implementing alternative energies. They lead the world in biomass facilities, offshore wind farms, and solar energy use.

Europe also has many "eco villages" that have sprouted up.

For example, in Germany’s black forest, the community of Freiamt relies on roof-mounted photovoltaic systems, wind generators, biogas, rape seed oil, wood chips, and other renewable sources to make their small region self-sufficient in regards to energy production.

What is holding America back from implementing similar energy strategies?

One thing that Europe has that America does not is a comprehensive, centralized energy policy that streamlines the process. Right now, America has no comprehensive national energy plan.

But, hopefully after the Cape Wind Project is fully implemented (it will be the largest offshore wind farm on the planet), America will have the template it needs to construct a national energy plan.

Another thing is public support. There seems to be more eco minded people in Europe than there are in the US. Hopefully that will change in the coming years.

Can Solar Energy Boil Water?
Hi ! I Read A Book Explaining How The Solar Energy Works ! One Part Explained About Heating Water : &Quot;Another Use Of Sunlight Is As A Source For Heating Water As Well As For Heating Homes . In This Case , Solar Collectors Are Used . Unlike Photovoltaic Cells, The Solar Collectors Do Not Produce Electric Energy . The Maximum Temperature A Solar Collector Can Reach When Used To Heat A House Or Simply Boil Water Is 180 F (82 C) .&Quot; So Water Boils In 100 C , How Can The 82 C Solar Heat Boil Water ? Thanks !

Yes it can. I have a solar hot water heater on my roof. It has Relief valves to keep the water from boiling.

Your statement about the Maximum temperature is only true if the Relief Valves are working. If you tie them down the water will boil. I had live steam coming out the overflow on one occasion. I had to replace one of the safety valves.


I also have 12 Solar Panels producing Electricity. I don't pay anything for power.

I Need Help On How To Insulate My Garage Door And How Can I Save Money On Energy?
I Already Have Polyethylene Panel That Is Covered With A Foil On The Door But There Is A Space Between The Garage Door And The Wall Right Behind The Metal Railing If You Know What Im Talking About Is There Anyway To Seal This And Is There Anyway To Have Solar Panels That Are Not On Your Roof Because I Have A Lot Of Trees Over My House And I Was Wondering If I Can Put Them In My Front Yard And If Not How Well Do Windmills Work

For your garage door, do you mean the main door where you pull cars in and out or just like a side door? It's tough to answer that without actually seeing what you mean.

For the solar panels, I don't see any reason why you couldn't have them in your front yard as long as the sun is hitting them. You will just have to run the wiring a little further than if they were on your roof and the setup will be slightly different.

Windmills work well assuming you get a good amount of wind. You don't need strong gusts all the time, as long as you have enough to make them spin. To get the most out of your renewable energy, it's good to have solar and wind power so when it's not sunny you have a backup and vice versa.

You face the decision though of buying a windmill or making one yourself. They can be very expensive to buy and have someone install for you so if you're trying to save money I would recommend building your own. I made 3 of them for my house and they are working out nicely. It's really not that hard to do if you're following a good set of windmill plans. If you want to learn more about making a windmill, I setup a little blog about how I did it, you can get there through the link in the resource box.

Hope this helped :)

Larry

Since Solar Panels Turn Sunshine Into Electricity Does That Mean They Get Colder Than The Surrounding Ground?

Versus black ground, yes.

Versus white ground, no.

The solar energy is neither heat nor electricity. Either the ground or the solar panel converts it. The solar panel converts some energy to electricity, therefore not all the energy is available to convert to heat. It's not that the solar panel converts heat to electricity, it's that there is less energy converted to heat in the first place. Also, inefficiency isn't an argument. Unless the solar panel's electric components are 100% inefficient, which would render it useless, then some amount of energy does not go to heat.

But of course the ground is not required to convert 100% of the solar energy to heat either. White ground will reflect a lot of it. Since solar panels are dark blue-green in color, they are not reflecting much.

How Much More Efficient Is A Plug In Evs In Relation To Co2 Emissions Versus A Regular Car?
Plug In Evs Still Create Emissions, But They Do So By Increasing Electricity Required From The Plant. Considering That Many Plants Are Coal Fired, How Much Less Do Evs Polute Overall Vs. Combusion Cars?

EV = electric vehcile, HEV = hybrid, ICE = internal combustion engine.

"EVs reduce CO2 by 11%-100% compared with ICEs and by 24%-54% compared with HEVs, and significantly reduce all other greenhouse gas emissions, using the U.S. grid
mix. If all U.S. cars were EVs, we’d reduce global warming emissions. Using electricity strictly from coal, EVs still would reduce CO2 by 0%-59% compared with ICEs (one analysis found 0% change; six others found reductions of 17%-59%) and might produce 30%-49% more CO2 than HEVs (based on only two analyses). On the other hand, if electricity comes from solar or wind power, EVs eliminate all emissions. Using natural gas to make electricity, emissions fall in between those from coal and renewable power."

Basically because electric engines are so efficient, they drastically reduce greenhouse gas emissions even if they get their energy from coal-burning power plants.

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