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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.

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"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

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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 home owners to use the sun to power everyday life: running your a/c unit, washing clothes, enjoying TELEVISION, cooking supper. All while reducing your carbon footprint, and without burning fossil fuels or putting a strain on the electrical grid. And while the environmental advantages of solar power are substantial, lots of residents discover that the benefit, special functions, and cost savings of owning a solar power system are much more alluring.

Top 10 Benefits of Solar Energy

#1 Significantly reduce or even eliminate your electric bills

Whether you're a homeowner, business, or nonprofit, electrical power expenses can make up a big part of your regular monthly expenditures. With a solar panel system, you'll create totally free power for your system's whole 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you don't produce One Hundred Percent of the energy you take in, solar will lower your energy bills and you'll still save a great deal of money.

#2 Make an excellent return on your financial investment

Solar panels aren't an expenditure-- they are among the finest ways to invest, with returns matching those of more traditional financial investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to substantial electrical energy bill cost savings, the typical American homeowner pays off their solar panel system in seven to 8 years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.

#3 Secure versus increasing energy expenses

Among the most clear cut benefits of solar panels is the capability to hedge utility costs. In the past 10 years, domestic electrical energy rates have actually gone up by approximately 3 percent yearly. By purchasing a solar energy system now, you can fix your electricity rate and secure against unpredictable increases in electrical power expenses. If you're a company or house owner with changing capital, going solar likewise helps you much better forecast and handle your costs.

#4 Increase your home or business worth

Multiple studies have actually discovered that houses equipped with solar energy systems have higher property worths and offer more quickly than non-solar homes. Appraisers are progressively taking solar installations into consideration as they value homes at the time of a sale, and as homebuyers become more informed about solar, need for residential or commercial properties geared up 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 a crucial component of attaining energy self-reliance in the United States. By increasing our capability to generate electrical energy from the sun, we can also insulate our country from rate variations in international energy markets.

#6 Develop jobs and help your local economy

According to The Solar Foundation, the solar industry included tasks at a rate almost 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 considerable contributor to the U.S. economy.

#7 Protect the environment

Solar is a great method to decrease your carbon footprint. Structures are accountable for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the United States, and going solar can considerably reduce that number. A common property solar panel system will get rid of 3 to four tons of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees yearly.

#8 Demonstrate your commitment to sustainability

Sustainability and business social duty are essential elements of an organization's culture and worths. They likewise produce bottom line results. Increasingly, customers and neighborhoods are recognizing and rewarding services that select to run properly. Companies are discovering that "green" qualifications are a powerful motorist of customer purchasing choices, developing goodwill and improving business outcomes.

#9 Start Conserving from Day 1

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

Numerous property owners choose to finance their photovoltaic panels with one of the "pay-as-you-go" financing choices. This means that a third-party company-- the solar service provider-- owns the planetary system and takes care of installation, maintenance, tracking and repair works. You simply pay the solar provider for electricity-- less than you would've paid the energy business.

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 well-known for their varying and unreliable electrical power prices. There is clearly an upward pattern.

With photovoltaic panels and simple math, we can calculate just how much electricity will be produced, and most importantly, at exactly what cost, for at least the next 20 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

What Is The New Solar Technology Is Made By Improved Designs For The Solar Panels And Their Components?
What Is The New Solar Technology Is Made By Improved Designs For The Solar Panels And Their Components?

Recent solar cell improvements have included capturing more of the available solar radiation in cells, capturing the heat energy of the sun as well as the visible light energy and improving the general efficiency while lowering cost of the solar cells. Most of this is advanced work and may take some time to appear in the form of solar panels commercially available to the consumer.

Is It Possible To Have An Entire Rapid Transit System Run On Solar Panels And/Or Wind Turbines?
I Mean, Would They Be Able To Generate Enough Power For A Mid-Size Subway Or Metro Without Any Additional Input From Coal-Fired Or Gas-Fired Or Nuclear Plants?

Yes. Even large cities potentially could. The NYC subway system uses approximately 500 MW during peak usage. There are several wind farms with this kind of capacity already in existence. As for times when the wind isn't blowing or the sun isn't shining, energy storage systems like flywheels or pumped-storage. Or excess power generated at off-peak time could be sold to the main power grid and "bought back" when needed.

Has Anyone Used Solar Panels To Heat Their Pool, And What Are Your Comments About Them?
Trying To Decide Between A Wood Burner That Heats The Pool, Or Solar Panels. Has Anyone Had Any Experiences With Either And What Are Your Opinions?

Solar pool heating is an incredibly efficient method of heating the pool. You need to be sure to size it correctly, 1 panel isn't going to make any difference. Generally you need the equivalent of 70 - 100% of the pool surface in solar panels, depending on your location.

You can check out some solar pool heating kits at http://www.altestore.com/store/Solar-Poo...

Here's a great article on solar pool heating from the US Department of Energy; http://www.energysavers.gov/your_home/wa...

Would You Consider Investing In Solar Panels Or Wind Turbines To Power Your Home? For What Reasons?

Hi Audi, yes, and if fact I have. Kano has a point, if you already have regular grid power, adding solar or wind now will most likely not save you any money. We do have grid power, and added the solar and wind power anyway. Here's the reason:

When we make a pot of coffee, or run the T.V. now, we do not demand any power from our power company. Our nearest powerplant is coal powered, so for enviromental reasons, we enjoy our sun and wind powered home. Some people grow tomatoes in their garden even though it's cheaper and easier to buy them at the store. Maybe they like the taste better, or prefer vegetables without chemical pesticides or other non natural features. We just grow electrons in our garden. There is also the fact that our home has not been without power for even a minute the last 15 years, hard to put a price on that. So yes, our power probably costs more than our neighbors, I'm fine with it.

Hydroelectric and biomass are fine technologies, but not suited for home use. Most good hydroelectric sites have already been built on. Unless you have a nice waterfall, or high volume fast moving stream nearby, or you are operating a large livestock farm, neither will be much use to you. We also collect rainwater from our homes downspouts, and preheat our domestic hot water with solar collectors, and our primary source of heat is wood, which is harvested from the 6 acre forest on our property.

People will have all kinds of reasons why you should not go solar. They don't work at night, well neither does ours, but my golf cart batteries take care of that just fine, and I might add they are 100% recycleable today. My favorite complaint is that a solar panel will never generate as much power as was used to manufacture it. First of all, this has been proven wrong by several studies. On average, the, "embodied energy," in a solar panel is regained in 2 to 5 years, depending on where the panel was installed in the end. But it doesn't matter. If you build a coal plant, and put it alongside a similar sized solar farm, which earns back its embodied energy faster? The answer is the coal plant never does. We forget that once you build the coal, or oil, or natural gas plant, you then have to feed it fuel, which it converts to electricity at some rate less than 100%, so it keeps digging itself a deeper hole that it can never crawl out of. At least a renewable energy source plant can one day get even environmentally. In the U.S. alone, there are over 100,000 homes and businesses using solar today, and the number grows daily. An article in Financial Times recently sited that today, 23 % of our worldwide grid power is now produced with renewable sources, compared to 28 % coal. In about 2 years renewables will overtake coal. The real reason is economics, power companies have discovered that once you build a wind farm, or solar thermal plant, you never have to buy fuel for it. There's more, but I think you get the point. Take care Audi, Rudydoo

Solar Panels And Batteries?
I'M Trying To Find Solar Panels And Associated Rechargeable Batteries. I Don'T Need Any Housing For These. It Will Be Of My Own Design. I Would Prefer Something That Can Light A Fairly Bright Led. Any Ideas Out There???

I can give you a link where you can ask if they have it available. This online batteries store has batteries for all applications.

http://www.batterytex.com

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