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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 property owner to utilize the sun to power daily life: running your ac system, cleaning clothing, enjoying TELEVISION, cooking supper. All while minimizing your carbon footprint, and without burning nonrenewable fuel sources or putting a strain on the electrical grid. And while the environmental benefits of solar power are considerable, many home owners find that the benefit, special features, and cost savings of owning a solar power system are even more enticing.

Top Ten Advantages of Solar Energy

#1 Drastically lower and even eliminate your electric expenses

Whether you're a house owner, business, or nonprofit, electrical energy costs can make up a big portion of your monthly expenditures. With a solar panel system, you'll create totally free power for your system's whole 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you do not produce 100 percent of the energy you consume, solar will decrease your energy expenses and you'll still conserve a great deal of cash.

#2 Make a fantastic return on your financial investment

Photovoltaic panels aren't an expense-- they're one of the very best methods to invest, with returns equaling those of more standard investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to substantial electricity costs cost savings, the average American house owner settles their solar panel system in seven to 8 years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.

#3 Safeguard against rising energy expenses

Among the most clear cut benefits of solar panels is the ability to hedge energy costs. In the previous ten years, residential electrical power costs have actually increased by approximately three percent yearly. By purchasing a solar energy system now, you can repair your electrical energy rate and safeguard against unforeseeable increases in electrical power costs. If you're a service or homeowner with rising and falling capital, going solar also helps you much better forecast and manage your expenditures.

#4 Increase your home or business value

Several studies have actually found that homes geared up with solar energy systems have greater residential or commercial property worths and sell quicker than non-solar houses. Appraisers are significantly taking solar installations into consideration as they value houses at the time of a sale, and as property buyers become more educated about solar, demand for 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 an essential component of attaining energy independence in the United States. By increasing our capability to produce electrical power from the sun, we can also insulate our nation from rate variations in global energy markets.

#6 Develop jobs and help your local economy

According to The Solar Structure, the solar industry included jobs at a rate almost 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. Due to the fact that solar-related tasks have the tendency to be greater paying and can not be contracted out, they are a substantial factor to the U.S. economy.

#7 Safeguard the environment

Solar is an excellent way to lower your carbon footprint. Buildings are accountable for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the United States, and going solar can considerably reduce that number. A common domestic photovoltaic panel system will remove 3 to 4 lots of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees yearly.

#8 Demonstrate your dedication to sustainability

Sustainability and business social obligation are very important elements of a company's culture and worths. They also produce bottom line outcomes. Significantly, consumers and neighborhoods are acknowledging and rewarding businesses that decide to operate properly. Organisations are finding that "green" qualifications are a powerful motorist of consumer getting choices, producing goodwill and enhancing company results.

#9 Start Saving from Day 1

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

Numerous homeowners opt to fund their photovoltaic panels with among the "pay-as-you-go" funding alternatives. This implies that a third-party business-- the solar service provider-- owns the solar system and takes care of installation, maintenance, tracking and repair works. You merely pay the solar supplier for electrical power-- less than you would've paid the energy 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 energy business are well-known for their varying and undependable electrical energy costs. There is plainly an upward pattern.

With photovoltaic panels and simple mathematics, we can compute how much electricity will be produced, and most importantly, at what rate, for a minimum of 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

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Please Explain How To Operate The Environment Of Solar Cells...And Give Me A Exact Data Or Details And Website Help Me To Find These Topic..Thank You God Bless You All...

What do you mean "operate the environment"?

This guy http://sealbeach.org has solar panels on his house along with his 2 sons. They charge their electric cars from them and drive 100 miles a day for free :-) They also sell excess electricity to the power company.

How Many 80 Watt Solar Panels Do I Need For My Cental House?

There are two pieces of data related to your home's electrical usage that will factor into the design.

The average daily kilowatt-hour (kWh) usage and the peak demand(kW). You consume kWh throughout the entire 24-hour interval, but only have several hours of sunshine. Your peak demand is your highest rate of consumption.

To compare these values to driving a car, kWh is the miles you drive in a day, and kW demand is your stop speed.

If you are going to try and power 100% of the home with solar, then you're going to want to keep your demand as low as possible. It is possible to measure your homes demand if your utility uses the older style mechanical electric meter. By counting the revolutions of the rotating disk in one minute (i.e. RPMs) you can calculate the demand.

RPM x 60 x Kh = watts

Kh is a factor unique to the electric meter. It is usually stamped on the meter face. Typical values in the US are 1.8, 3.6, 7.2, and 12 -- however many other values also exist. If your electric service uses current transformers (CTs) you will need to multiply the watts above by the CT ratio.

You can measure your daily kWh usage by reading the electric meter each day around the same time. The incremental usage represents the kWh used in each 24-hour interval.

A 2000 ft² midwestern home with central AC and natural gas for heating will have a summer peak demand of around 5 kW. Without central AC, the peak load is probably closer to 2 kW.

Once you have the kWh and kW, you can begin designing your solar array. Keep in mind that you will likely NOT get 80 watts out of a panel -- That's the ideal setting with perfect positioning to the sun on a cloudless day near the equator.

Building solar panels that track the sun will maximize the power output during the hours of sunshine.

Not all the energy you put into the battery is available for usage in the home. Some will be lost due to the inefficiencies in the battery and inverter systems.

What are you going to do on cloudy/rainy days with very low solar power output? If you want “life as usual” you’ll need to oversize the system to have sufficient battery capacity to ride through the days without sunshine.

Throughout the seasons you will have longer and shorter periods of sunshine. Your system will need to be sized for the limited solar power available on the shorter days.

Perhaps a mix of solar and wind power will help diversify your power needs across two energy sources.

Will A Solar Installation Company Just Install Solar Panels Without Buying Them From The Company?
I Can Get A Really Good Deal On Some Solar Panels That Could Come With The Racking And Install Equipment, But Neglects The Installation. The Only Problem Is That I Don'T Want To Install The Wiring, Racking, And Everything Myself With A Fear Of Doings Things Wrong. Do Any Companies In Northern California Offer A Deal Where They Do The Install For Me And Charge Me Only For The Installation? If So, What Should I Expect To Pay For Just The Installation?

The lack of installation is exactly why it's such a "good deal". If I were you I'd look for a roofer who is also an electrician or vice versa. Also, make sure to do your research about system production metering and monitoring. This service is built-in when you purchase a system from professional solar installer, but it appears that there are companies that provide this service independently.

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Good luck.

Can A Home Owned Solar Panel Support The Entire House'S Electrical Needs?
Pretty Much, Can Solar Panel'S Support The Entire Houses Electrical Needs Generally, Because I Know Sometimes The Owner'S Can Sell Unused Electricity Back, Any Ideas Or Any Ideas On How Much The Average Home Uses In Kwh

It all depends on how you define 'needs'. Could you have enough lighting and enough power to keep the fridge running? Easy that. A passive solar water heater would produce enough hot water for showers and cleaning, no problem there. If the majority of the folks now living on this planet had all that they'd be dancing in the streets. Heating and air conditioning is another subject. Both of these are energy hogs so they require an entirely different approach that at the current state of the art is beyond the average homeowners ability. If cities, counties and states demanded that all homes have solar water heaters and solar panels a whale of a lot of electricity could be generated on site. Expensive? True, but for a century state and local governments have demanded that every home must have electricity, running water and flush toilets. I imagine when those rules were set there were 'teabaggers' who complained that 'government' had no right to demand such an imposition'. Yeah, the government does have that right so lets move past that. As a nation we're going to have to set some priorities, priorities that insist on the 'greatest good for the greatest number'. Burning coal and oil and also wasting electricity on outdoor advertising signs, excessive lighting and mal-insulated buildings can't continue. Such things as single pane windows are going to have to go as will the will the 150 year old incandescent light bulb...energy hogs in general will have to go. The US will have to move as rapidly as possible to public utilities that produce electric power via solar and wind. Private energy companies who have deals with coal producers simply aren't going to fold up their coal burning electrical plants on their own. The government is going to have to shut them down. Tax money, instead of paying for a bloated military should be used to build a 21st century electrical grid based on solar and wind to take care of the electric overload that homes and business can't produce on their own. All other electrical needs can be produced by conventional power as stand by units. Tax breaks and subsidies and direct cash grants could make this happen. We did far more than that in WW2 in less than a years time. Very doable technically...politically, that's a different story!

Solar Panels!!???!!!?
Im Doing This Project On Solar Panels And Im Not So Sure What They Are! Some Questions I Have Are Who Invented Them And What Were They Invented? If U Could Know Anything On Solar Panels I Would Love To Hear It. Thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Solar Panels are collections of solar cells. These panels basically collect the incoming sun's electromagnetic radiation and convert it into electrical energy.

A solar cell is any device that directly converts the energy in light into electrical energy through the process of photovoltaics. The development of solar cell technology begins with the 1839 research of French physicist Antoine-César Becquerel. Becquerel observed the photovoltaic effect while experimenting with a solid electrode in an electrolyte solution when he saw a voltage develop when light fell upon the electrode.

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