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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 resident to use the sun to power everyday life: running your ac system, cleaning clothes, viewing TV, cooking dinner. All while reducing your carbon footprint, and without burning nonrenewable fuel sources or putting a stress on the electrical grid. And while the ecological advantages of solar power are significant, many property owners find that the convenience, special features, and cost savings of owning a solar power system are a lot more attractive.

Top 10 Advantages of Solar Energy

#1 Considerably decrease and even remove your electrical expenses

Whether you're a house owner, business, or nonprofit, electrical energy costs can make up a big part of your monthly expenses. With a solar panel system, you'll produce free power for your system's entire 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you don't produce 100 percent of the energy you take in, solar will minimize your utility bills and you'll still save a lot of cash.

#2 Make a fantastic return on your investment

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

#3 Secure versus rising energy expenses

Among the most clear cut benefits of solar panels is the ability to hedge utility costs. In the past 10 years, residential electrical power rates have gone up by an average of 3 percent annually. By buying a solar energy system now, you can fix your electricity rate and secure against unforeseeable increases in electrical energy expenses. If you're a business or property owner with fluctuating capital, going solar also helps you better forecast and handle your expenditures.

#4 Boost your home or business worth

Multiple research studies have discovered that homes geared up with solar energy systems have higher property values and sell more rapidly than non-solar homes. Appraisers are progressively taking solar installations into consideration as they value homes at the time of a sale, and as property buyers end up being 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 an essential element of accomplishing energy self-reliance in the United States. By increasing our capability to produce electricity from the sun, we can likewise insulate our nation from price variations in international energy markets.

#6 Create jobs and help your local economy

According to The Solar Structure, the solar market included tasks at a rate nearly 12 times faster than the total U.S. economy in 2015, representing 1.2 percent of all tasks in the nation. This development is anticipated to continue. Because solar-related jobs have the tendency to be greater paying and can not be contracted out, they are a substantial factor to the U.S. economy.

#7 Protect the environment

Solar is a fantastic method to decrease your carbon footprint. Structures are accountable for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the U.S., and going solar can substantially decrease that number. A normal property solar panel system will remove 3 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 responsibility are necessary parts of a company's culture and values. They also produce bottom line results. Progressively, consumers and neighborhoods are recognizing and rewarding organisations that opt to run properly. Organisations are finding that "green" credentials are an effective motorist of consumer purchasing choices, creating goodwill and improving service 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 money down.

Many house owners decide to finance their photovoltaic panels with one of the "pay-as-you-go" financing choices. This means that a third-party business-- the solar service provider-- owns the planetary system and looks after setup, upkeep, tracking and repair works. You just pay the solar supplier for electrical energy-- less than you would've paid the energy company.

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

#10. Solar is a Secure Financial investment

The utility business are notorious for their varying and unreliable electricity costs. There is clearly an upward pattern.

With photovoltaic panels and simple math, we can determine what does it cost? electrical energy will be produced, and most importantly, at exactly what rate, for a minimum of the next 20 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

Generator For Solar Panels....?
Why Should I Have A Generator If I Have Solar Panels.....?

Usually, a generator is more cost effective than a battery backup system for your solar panels. Most grid-tied solar arrays are connected to the grid without batteries. My company has installed well over 100 solar arrays for residential and commercial clients and almost none of them had battery systems with them. Many clients asked to see the costs and after that, they agreed that a generator seems better, especially if there is access to fuel readily available.
Also, unless there is a battery system, the solar inverters will not operate when the electricity goes out. This is a safety feature, but it keeps you from using any power at all from the panels when the grid goes down. This explains the "utility interactive" solar inverters compared to the "stand alone" generators.

How Do Solar Panels Work ?
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Solar cells use light (photons) to generate power (voltage). It naturally follows that this process be called the photovoltaic effect.

When solar radiation is absorbed by solar cells, photons from the sunlight enter the cell and bump into electrons and displace them. At this point, special electrical semi-conductors within the solar cell capture these electrons and complete a circuit between the top (negative charge) and bottom (positive charge) of the solar cell.

The process may vary slightly depending on the various types of solar cell, but the basics remain the same as shown in the diagram in the link

How Do Solar Panels Help To Prevent Global Warming?
I Literally Need A Really Fast Answer Because I Was Meant To Do This For Yesterday But I Didn'T So It'S Already Late So Can Someone Please Help??? Thanks Xxx

They don't currently, and likely never will. According to scientists, you need to cut 80% of CO2 emissions to stop global warming. Getting electricity from solar power instead of coal reduces CO2 emissions, however the effect is small because there are so few solar panels. To effectively prevent global warming, you have to convince China, India, and the rest of the developing world to use them. there they represent less than 1% of electricity, and the carbon emissions are growing rapidly. Already developing countries account for over 2/3 of emissions. IF these countries adopted solar power or other renewable energy in a broad way, then they would hep to prevent the portion of global warming caused by CO2. Note that the planet has been warming naturally for centuries, so it is still possible that the effect would be small.

How Much Is The Benefit Of Solar Panels?
What Are The Pros And Cons? Do You Still Benefit On Cloudy Days?

Solar power panels use sunlight to generate electricity.
Solar power cells can also refer to cells that heat up water or another fluid and use the heat from that.

Cons:
- They do not generate as much power on cloudy or very much at all on rainy days.
- They do not generate power at night when it is most needed.
- They have to be kept clean to work right (this kills many Mars probes).
- They are expensive and at best 28% efficient, but solar cells with 40% efficiency are under development.
- Fields of them would be an eye sore.
- They can be fragile, but technology under development can fix that.
- Although the technology is old it still needs a lot of work.

Pros:
- They have no moving parts.
- They require little man power to maintain or supervision
- They can be created fairly economically and with new technology (still being worked on) they can be printed out like circuit boards.
- They are made of boron and silicon, which is dirt (sand) cheap.
- Sunlight is free, renable and requires no fossile fuels or persiable or products in limited supplies.
- They can be integrated into existing roofing structure and so not be an eye sore.

Why Do Solar Panels Cost So Much When They'Re So Good For The Environment?
I Wish That They Were Less Expensive, But They Are. Why?

Because they're expensive to make! Costs are falling - silicon panels cost about $7.50/Watt-peak in 2007/08. First Solar's new thin film Cadmium-Telluride cells are being installed at about $3-3.50/Watt-peak and they cost under 90cents/Wp at the factory.

As production increases we'll get economies of scale and costs should continue to fall. Give it a few more years - by the end of the 2010s they should be cost effective in most sunny countries :)




Nate: we might one day get 50%, we already have ~42% in labs. But I don't think they'll be in the first wave of mass market panels. The highest efficiency you can get from a single junction solar cell is 31% or so - this is a fundamental, physical limit (explanation on request). To get higher efficiency you need more layers (ie junctions), which is more expensive. It looks like thin film solar cells will be cheaper for quite some time - dye sensitized ones should be too, and maybe organics if we get a few more breakthroughs.

Even at 10% efficiency, provided your cost is low enough, solar power is good enough to go commercial. Look up the company 'FirstSolar'!

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