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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 resident to utilize the sun to power everyday life: running your ac system, cleaning clothes, watching TV, cooking dinner. All while lowering your carbon footprint, and without burning fossil fuels or putting a pressure on the electrical grid. And while the ecological benefits of solar power are substantial, numerous residents discover that the convenience, distinct functions, and expense savings of owning a solar power system are much more attractive.

Top 10 Advantages of Solar Energy

#1 Drastically minimize or even eliminate your electrical expenses

Whether you're a property owner, service, or not-for-profit, electrical energy expenses can comprise a big portion of your month-to-month expenditures. With a photovoltaic panel system, you'll generate complimentary 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 utility costs and you'll still save a lot of loan.

#2 Make an excellent return on your financial investment

Solar panels aren't an expenditure-- they are among the very best methods to invest, with returns measuring up to those of more traditional financial investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to considerable electricity bill savings, the average American house owner pays off their solar panel system in seven to eight years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.

#3 Protect against increasing energy expenses

Among the most clear cut advantages of photovoltaic panels is the capability to hedge utility prices. In the previous 10 years, property electrical energy prices have actually gone up by approximately 3 percent each year. By purchasing a solar energy system now, you can fix your electrical energy rate and safeguard against unpredictable boosts in electricity costs. If you're a business or homeowner with changing capital, going solar likewise assists you much better forecast and handle your expenditures.

#4 Increase your home worth

Numerous studies have found that homes geared up with solar energy systems have greater property values and sell faster than non-solar homes. Appraisers are increasingly taking solar setups into consideration as they value houses at the time of a sale, and as homebuyers become more educated about solar, demand for residential or commercial properties equipped 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 accomplishing energy independence in the United States. By increasing our capacity to generate electricity from the sun, we can likewise insulate our nation from rate fluctuations in international energy markets.

#6 Develop jobs and assist your local economy

According to The Solar Structure, the solar industry added jobs at a rate almost 12 times faster than the total U.S. economy in 2015, representing 1.2 percent of all tasks in the nation. This development is expected to continue. Since solar-related jobs have the tendency to be higher paying and can not be outsourced, they are a considerable contributor to the United States economy.

#7 Protect the environment

Solar is a terrific way to minimize your carbon footprint. Structures are accountable for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the United States, and going solar can substantially reduce that number. A normal residential photovoltaic panel system will eliminate three to 4 lots of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees each year.

#8 Demonstrate your commitment to sustainability

Sustainability and corporate social duty are essential parts of a company's culture and worths. They also produce bottom line outcomes. Increasingly, customers and communities are recognizing and rewarding organisations that decide to operate properly. Companies are discovering that "green" qualifications are an effective driver of customer purchasing decisions, developing goodwill and improving company outcomes.

#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 loan down.

Lots of house owners decide to fund their solar panels with among the "pay-as-you-go" funding alternatives. This means that a third-party business-- the solar service provider-- owns the planetary system and looks after setup, upkeep, tracking and repairs. You merely 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 Investment

The utility companies are notorious for their changing and unreliable electricity rates. There is plainly an upward pattern.

With solar panels and basic mathematics, we can determine just how much electrical power will be generated, and most importantly, at exactly what cost, for a minimum of the next Twenty Years (repaired 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

How Do Solar Panels Generate Electricity? ?

Solar electric panels are made up of silicon, the same thing that makes up sand.

When sunlight hits a solar panel, it makes electrons in the silicon move around. The electrons flow through wires that were built into the solar panel and hey presto! - we have electricity!

When the sun stops shining on the solar panel, its electrons stop moving and electricity stops flowing. If you want to be able to use electricity at night you can attach batteries. Electricity from a solar panel flows into attached batteries while the sun shines, and then the stored electricity in the batteries can be used at night, or when the sun is behind the clouds.

Solar Energy Is The Future. Why Do We Want To Stop Investing In Its Promise?
Republicans Complain About The Handful Of Solar Companies That Have Failed Without Mentioning All The Success In Solar Energy Thus Far. Phoenix, Las Vegas, And Many Other Cities Have Cut Energy Usage With Platinum And Gold Lead Certified Projects. (Not Lead Like The Metal, Cons) When Bush Went To Iraq And Fighting Started And Troops Got Killed And Humvees Exploded, Did We Quit? So Many Of Us Now Are Trying To Keep Us Out Of War By Going Solar. Its A Peaceful Energy Solution.

Yes, definitely solar power is the future of our energy consumption, in the future many people would depend on it for their daily usage. i don’t think that govt has stopped investing in it, Washington dc is getting new solar panel installation and many states of us getting new solar panel plant.

How Do You Charge A Battery With A Solar Panel?
For Part Of A School Project How Would I Charge A Car Battery With A Solar Panel? The Panel Is 48V And 6A. This Needs To Be Low Budget So I Can'T Buy An Expensive Controller, Is That The Only Way Or Are There Other Ways Of Doing It?

Solar panels behave as constant current sources when the load draws sufficient current. The current will proportional to the illumination. Therefore connecting it to the battery in the correct polarity will charge the battery. There are several issues.

1) The panel is capable of delivering the current at a higher voltage than the nominal 12V, so it can charge a higher voltage battery the same way. Much of the power that could be provided is wasted. A suitable charge controller could step the voltage down and increase the current, so the total power remains similar, and none is wasted. As you already have plenty of current, I guess this can be ignored. It is just inefficient. The power ends up heating the panel, and it may become too hot.Normal maximum operational temperature is 50 or 60°C. A suitable voltage panel will have 36 cells in series, and produces around 21V with nothing connected. Yours is probably about 3 times more voltage.

2) The second is that the current is probably more than a smaller car battery can deal with continuously. Normally batteries have a continuous current rating around 1/10 their ampere hour (Ah) rating, which is more like 4A for a 40Ah battery.. A larger battery would handle the 6A okay. The issue here is that the battery could overheat, depending on ambient temperature.

3) When the battery is fully charge it needs to be disconnected. A simple approach that works well is to disconnect the battery when its voltage is approximately 14V. THis voltage is actually around 13.85V to minimise overcharging and hydrogen gas generation. The charger is reconnected when it is approximately 13V. This does require a certain amount of electronics which you would have to make yourself. The connection and disconnection could be using a relay, but works better with an electronic switch.

4) Charging a battery has some hazards. In this case the battery will be charged at around 6A whenever there is sufficient sunlight.This battery should be well ventilated and located outdoors. I don't like the relay idea because there could be sparks as the contacts close - ooops bang. This is also possible if you disconnect the charging wires from the battery.

About How Much Will Getting Your Household To Run Fully On Solar Panels Reduce Your Carbon Footprint?
The Average U.S. Household Carbon Footprint Is 19 Metric Tons Of Co2. I Am Doing A Project And Was Wondering About How Much Would Getting Your House To Run Fully On Solar Panels Reduce Your Carbon Footprint. Thanks!

A great bang for the buck to reduce your home's carbon footprint is solar water heating. This uses the heat from the sun to heat your water, instead of electricity,oil, or gas. Water heating is as much as 30% of a home's energy usage. For about $8000 - 12000 installed, you can have the sun heat up to 75% of your water.

As for solar electricity, the debate about the embedded energy, or how many years it takes to balance how much carbon it takes to make and transport has long been proven to be just a few years. Since solar panels have a life expectancy of about 50 years, they more than pay for themselves, both financially and carbon-wise.

Before trying to power your house entirely with solar, it is much more cost effective to work on energy conservation first. For every $1 you spend conserving energy, that's $4 less you have to spend on solar. So after reducing your usage, you may be able to run the rest of your needs with about $50k of solar installed. This would be grid-tied, so you make extra power during the day to sell to the electric company, and buy it back at night when the sun is down.

Remember we are talking generalities, this varies greatly depending on where you live and how much power you use. I can do it for half that price at my house, I know many people for whom that would only do a fraction.

There are tax credits and rebates available to pay for 30% to 50% or more of the solar systems and energy efficiency, making it more affordable. Check them out at http://dsireusa.org/

If A Commercial Solar Cell Array Can Convert Sunlight To An Average Power?
A Commercial Solar Cell Array Can Convert Sunlight To An Average Power Output Of About 10 Watts Per Square Meter Of Solar Cells (This Is Averaged Over Day And Night, Year Round). How Many Square Meters Of Solar Panels Would Be Required To Provide A Home With 8,760 Kilowatt Hours Of Electricity In A Year?

Hi,

Let x = the number of square meters required

Then

10/1 = (8760 * 1000)/ x so x = 8760 * 1000 /10 or
x = 876000 square meters.

Hope This Helps!!

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