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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 home owners to use the sun to power daily life: running your air conditioning unit, cleaning clothing, watching TV, cooking dinner. All while minimizing 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, many residents find that the convenience, special functions, and cost savings of owning a solar power system are even more alluring.

Leading Advantages of Solar Energy

#1 Drastically decrease and even remove your electrical costs

Whether you're a property owner, service, or nonprofit, electricity expenses can comprise a large portion of your month-to-month costs. With a solar panel system, you'll generate complimentary power for your system's entire 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you do not produce One Hundred Percent of the energy you consume, solar will minimize your utility costs and you'll still save a great deal of money.

#2 Make an excellent return on your financial investment

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

#3 Protect against increasing energy costs

One of the most clear cut benefits of solar panels is the ability to hedge utility prices. In the previous 10 years, property electrical power prices have actually gone up by approximately three percent annually. By investing in a solar energy system now, you can fix your electrical power rate and secure against unforeseeable increases in electrical energy expenses. If you're a company or property owner with changing capital, going solar likewise assists you better forecast and manage your expenses.

#4 Boost your home or business worth

Numerous research studies have discovered that houses geared up with solar energy systems have greater property values and sell quicker than non-solar homes. Appraisers are increasingly taking solar installations into consideration as they value homes at the time of a sale, and as homebuyers become more informed about solar, demand for homes equipped with photovoltaic 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 self-reliance in the United States. By increasing our capacity to create electrical energy from the sun, we can also insulate our nation from cost variations in worldwide energy markets.

#6 Create jobs and help your local economy

According to The Solar Foundation, the solar market included jobs 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 anticipated to continue. Since solar-related jobs tend to be greater paying and can not be contracted out, they are a substantial factor to the United States economy.

#7 Protect the environment

Solar is a great way to reduce your carbon footprint. Buildings are responsible for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the U.S., and going solar can substantially reduce that number. A normal residential photovoltaic panel system will remove 3 to 4 lots of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees yearly.

#8 Show your commitment to sustainability

Sustainability and business social obligation are very important parts of an organization's culture and worths. They likewise produce bottom line outcomes. Increasingly, consumers and neighborhoods are acknowledging and rewarding services that select to run responsibly. Organisations are discovering that "green" qualifications are a powerful driver of customer purchasing decisions, producing goodwill and improving organisation outcomes.

#9 Start Saving 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 loan down.

Numerous house owners select to fund their solar panels with among the "pay-as-you-go" financing options. This suggests that a third-party company-- the solar service provider-- owns the planetary system and takes care of setup, upkeep, tracking and repairs. You merely pay the solar supplier for electrical energy-- 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 Investment

The utility companies are notorious for their fluctuating and unreliable electrical power prices. There is plainly an upward pattern.

With photovoltaic panels and simple math, we can calculate just how much electricity will be generated, and most importantly, at what cost, for a minimum of the next 20 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

Will My 18Watt Solar Panel Charge A Car Battery And How Fast?
I Wanna Get A Solar Panel To Charge 1 Or 2 Car Batteries. Then Connect The Battery To A 800Watt Power Inverter So That I Can Power A Tv. Will The 18Watt Solar Panel Charge My Batteries And Around In How Long? I Just Wanna Use The Panel To Charge The Batteries, No To Use The Panel Directly With My Electronics. Thanks For Your Answer And Help Me With That.

welcome to the wonderfull world of solar!
you probably have a 12Vdc 18 Watt solar panel, to figure out its charging amps capability we do this equation
Watts/Volts=Amps
18watts/12Vdc=1.5Amps

this is a conservative figure, since solar panel ratings are calculated using winter time sunlight, sunny locations and more daytime hours will give you higher amps.

a typical good condition car battery is rated at 40Ah (Amp hours).to find out the charge time, we use the following formula;
Amp Hours/Amps=T where T is time in hours
40Ah/1.5A=26hours

this is charge for a single battery, two batteries will double to over 52 hours.
lets compare to charging a battery with your car, a car alternator puts out about 60 amps but usually run about half capacity.

40Ah/30amps=1.3Hours!
An alternator is far more efficient so charging with a small solar panel is best as an alternative or for low power applications.

As far as using an inverter to power a TV, we can calculate how long the battery will last by using the original formula.
a typical 19"tv will use 70 watts

70watts/12Vdc=5.8A
40Ah/5.8A=6.9hours

this figure is by drawing all the power from the battery, voltage inverters have a safety feature that will not let you discharge your battery all the way, so 40Ah battery will power a 19" tv for about 4.5 to 5 hours.

How Much Money Does Solar Panels Save?
Our School Spends Around $10,000 Dollars On Energy. We Want To Know How Much Money Would Installing Solar Panels On The Roof Save Our School.

I can tell you for a fact you can save money with solar panels. I have a system. I have a 3.74 kw dc system which cost $26K, I got a $10K rebate from my utility and a $2K fed tax credit. I will break even or get ROI in 6-7 years. My system generates about $2K of energy per year.

The benefit of a school is most of the energy will be produced during the time that the students are using the facility so you may see a better return. I still use much of my energy when the sun goes down. All businesses get a 30% fed tax credit when they install a system, and many states offer larger rebates to businesses.

There are many factors that will determine the efficiency of the panels, my orientation isn't ideal so that drops my production a little. Shade can reduce the number of hours a panel can produce. The number of hours of sunlight and the number of days it is cloudy can affect production as well. Your utility policies can have an economic impact, not all utilities allow the meter to run backwards or buy back the excess energy you produce, most schools are out of session during the longest most productive days.

The biggest problem for solar is the large initial payment, without grants or loans it is unlikely a school would have the money to put up a large system. There is no need to zero out the bill, even a partial system can save money.

What Kind Of Electricity Does A Solar Panel Create?
Ac Or Dc?

The modern silicon solar cell produces around .5 V DC at .3 Amps at full sunlight. A solar panel is made of multiple cells wired together. If they are wired in series with one another you increase the Amp output and if you wire them in parallel with one another you increase the voltage. The solar panels are generally wired to put out 12 to 36 V depending on the manufacture. The DC is stored in batteries to hold the power until you need it. If it is hooked to a household on the regular AC grid, an inverter is added to the system to change the 12V DC to 110V AC. Cost in systems depend on if the building is wired to only use DC and if you even worry about having batteries (system only offsets cost during the day without batteries).

Is It Okay To Install Grid Tie Solar Panel System, Or Would It Make The Power Company Very Upset?
I Don'T Know If It'S Legal To Install Solar Panel System For My Home To Save Electricity. We Already Spent Over $400.00 A Month And Thinking About Getting 280Watt Solar Panels With 500Watt Inverter To Save Alot Of Money. Is It Illegal? Would It Upset The Power Company That Could Come After Us?

Hey Mana, no, the power company will not get "upset" with you for installing a few solar panels. They might fine you if you try to connect your equipment to their grid without their permission or required equipment, but they won't be upset. You have to take a good look at your bill one day to understand this. I don't know what your rate structure is, but if you're spending $400 for electricity in one month, your home probably uses 8 to 10 times the electricity ours does. Even if you turned everything off and used none, you would still get a bill, there are connection fees, taxes, and other items that are added on after the calculation is done for the amount of usage you have. The power company is happy to let you produce all your own power, and keep paying them the "fees" alone, they still get money from you.

We've been powering our home from the wind and sun for 12 years now, and on average our electric bill is around $ 4 to 10 dollars a month. Most of it is connection fees and taxes, usually our usage is around 2 or 3 dollars per month. They have not complained once to me about the situation. To produce that $40 or so in electricity that we used to use each month, we have a 1.4 kilowatt solar array, a 1 kw wind turbine, solar water preheaters, solar passive gain windows, rain water collection tank and a few extras. The cost for this equipment today might be around $10,000 if you installed it yourself. What I'm driving at is that the 280 watt panels and 500 watt inverter you mentioned is not going to save you "alot" of money, if it was hooked up properly and ran some loads in your home, you would probably save $5 to $10 per month, so your bill would only have been $390 instead of $400 recently. Your real problem is usage. We had the same problem 15 years ago. Back then we embarked on a plan to replace appliances, lighting and some electronics, and make some habit pattern changes as well. Leaving the back porch light on all day so it is on for the 12 seconds you walk in through that door at night for example, will take about another 150 watts of solar power, which might add $300 to the cost of your equipment. To put it another way, turning off the light saves you the 15 cents in electricity and $300 in equipment, what makes more sense to you?

Once we got our home pared down to just a few hundred units of usage each month, it was reasonable to add the solar equipment and wind turbine. Since then, our home has not been without power for even one minute, hard to put a price on that, but the solar equipment will never pay for itself in utility bill savings alone, it won't in your case either until you can cut back on the horrendous amount of power your home uses.

I also want to warn you about getting info about this from hacks like me online. I've learned that there are two things in vast supply in solar power, sun, and missinformation. It's amazing to me how many people are willing to offer advice on this subject who have never laid a hand on a solar panel or inverter. Check out some sources below and think about getting a subscription to Home Power Magazine, they know a lot more about this subject than the guys posting answers here. Take care, Rudydoo

Do I Need Ac Or Dc To Light An Led Bulb With Solar Panel?
I Have To Make A Solar Generator To Light An Led. The Project Says I Need To Produce 3V And 100Ma (0.3 Watts). I'Ll Have My Solar Panel Charge A Battery Which Will Produce Dc Power. Do I Need To Convert It To Ac To Power The Led? Or Can I Simply Hook Up The Led To The Battery, And Put A Circuit In Between?

3V and 100mA (0.3 watts)? To product DC or AC, it depends on the light bulb,

Take this bulb as an example: http://www.lightingever.com/mr16-led-bul...
The spec said that: 12V AC Only. 12V DC may cause bulb to burn out quickly

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