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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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  • Roof repair if damaged during installation
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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 homeowner to use the sun to power daily life: running your air conditioning unit, washing clothing, seeing TELEVISION, cooking dinner. All while minimizing your carbon footprint, and without burning nonrenewable fuel sources or putting a stress on the electrical grid. And while the ecological benefits of solar power are substantial, lots of homeowners discover that the benefit, unique functions, and cost savings of owning a solar power system are much more alluring.

Top Ten Advantages of Solar Energy

#1 Dramatically decrease or perhaps eliminate your electric bills

Whether you're a homeowner, service, or nonprofit, electrical power costs can comprise a big portion of your regular monthly expenses. With a solar panel system, you'll produce complimentary power for your system's whole 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you don't produce One Hundred Percent of the energy you consume, solar will reduce your energy costs and you'll still conserve a great deal of loan.

#2 Make a great return on your financial investment

Photovoltaic panels aren't an expenditure-- they're one of the best ways to invest, with returns matching those of more standard investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to significant electrical power costs cost savings, the average American house owner settles their photovoltaic panel system in 7 to 8 years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.

#3 Secure against increasing energy expenses

One of the most clear cut benefits of solar panels is the ability to hedge energy prices. In the previous 10 years, residential electrical energy rates have actually gone up by approximately three percent each year. By investing in a solar energy system now, you can repair your electricity rate and protect against unforeseeable boosts in electricity expenses. If you're a company or property owner with ever-changing cash circulation, going solar likewise helps you much better projection and manage your expenses.

#4 Boost your house worth

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

#6 Develop jobs and help your regional economy

Inning accordance with The Solar Structure, the solar market added tasks 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 growth is anticipated to continue. Because solar-related tasks tend to be higher paying and can not be outsourced, they are a considerable factor to the United States economy.

#7 Secure the environment

Solar is a great way to lower your carbon footprint. Structures are accountable for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the U.S., and going solar can significantly decrease that number. A common residential solar panel system will eliminate 3 to four heaps of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees every year.

#8 Demonstrate your commitment to sustainability

Sustainability and corporate social duty are necessary elements of a company's culture and values. They likewise produce bottom line outcomes. Significantly, consumers and communities are recognizing and rewarding services that opt to operate properly. Businesses are finding that "green" qualifications are an effective driver of customer getting decisions, developing goodwill and enhancing service outcomes.

#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.

Lots of property owners decide to fund their solar panels with among the "pay-as-you-go" funding alternatives. This suggests that a third-party business-- the solar company-- owns the solar system and looks after setup, upkeep, monitoring and repairs. You merely pay the solar supplier for electrical power-- less than you would've paid the utility business.

As of June 2013, 75% of all American homes 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 electrical power costs. There is clearly an upward pattern.

With solar panels and easy math, we can determine how much electricity will be produced, and most significantly, at exactly what price, for at least 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 Much Does It Cost To Get Solar Panels To Power A House?

About $10,000 to do a medium sized house. And then you have to make sacrifices to minimize electrical use.

Are Plug In Hybrid Vehicles Planning To Include A Solar Panel For Their Roof?
If A Solar Panel Could Be Carried In The Trunk Of A Vehicle And Was Placed On The Roof Once We Arrived At Our Sunny 20-40 Mile Destination And We Stayed There For Several Hours Or A Complete Work Day, It Seems It Could Be Locked In Place To Avoid Theft And Make At Least A Partial Charge For The Drive Home. If This Is Reasonable, What Would Be The Minimum Kw Panel Needed To Avoid Having To Use Any Fuel?

One is. Aptera is making an EV and plug-in hybrid which will have a solar panel on the roof.

http://www.usatoday.com/money/autos/2008...
http://aptera.com/

Also the ZAP-X EV is supposed to have nano solar cells in its windows.

http://zapworld.com/electric-vehicles

And the ZAP Xebra Xero has a solar panel on top.

http://www.zapworld.com/electric-vehicles/electric-cars/xebra-xero-truck

And you can modify current hybrids to add a solar panel to the roof.

http://4wheelsblog.com/prototypes/solar-power-option-for-toyota-prius

But I don't think the major auto companies (i.e. Chevy Volt) are planning on putting solar panels on their plug-ins.

How Much Does It Cost To Heat A Spa?
We Just Bought A House.. Came With A Hot Spring Spa (Envoy Model). We Just Got Our First Electric Bill In This New House $375! For One Month.. Mostly Electricity (1,400 Kwh Usage!). The House Is Larger That Our Old House, But Pretty Much Everything Else Is The Same. We Have A Second Refrigerator In The Garage, But Had That Before. About The Only Things Different Are The Hot Tub And The Greater Greater Square Footage. I Expected The Bill To Be Higher Than In Our Old Place, But I Did Not Expect It To Triple! I Even Had Turned The Spa To "Summer Mode" Were Is Shuts Off For 8 Hours A Day And We Only Keep It Set At 80 During The Week When We Don't Use It. The Hot Spring Dealer Claims We Should Be Able To Keep It Set At 104 24/7 And It Should Only Add About 30/ Month To Our Bill. Can Anybody Out There That Put In An Hot Tub Tell Me How Much Their Electricity Bills Increased?

They do use quite a bit of electricity. Some that I know who have them say their bills are high when left on and that's with a thermal cover over the top. Depending on what power the element you might try and see how long it takes to heat from cold and if you tend to use it later then turn it on. A solar panel could cut back on the time it takes to heat too.
I'm sure most who already have a spa tend to be a little lean on how much power they use and have never really done the test to be exact.

How Long Would It Take To Charge A Car Battery Using Solar Panels?
I Have 11 Mini Solar Panels I Harvested From Walkway Lights. All Together They Are Pulling 45Volts 23Ma. My Question Is How Long Would It Take To Charge A Car Battery So I Could Make A &Quot;Solar Generator&Quot; Using A 400 Watt Inverter. I Know A Deep Cycle Battery Would Be Better But I'M Trying To Keep This Cheap Since I Already Have A Battery To Work With.

Typically, you want to charge a car battery, or any lead-acid battery, at about 5% of capacity (C) at least. So if your car battery is rated at 100 Amp-hours, you would want to put at least 2 amps of current into it for slow charge. With the 23 mA you have now, it is unlikely that you could even keep up with the self-discharge rate of a car battery, and the battery would slowly lose energy, although at a much slower rate than if the battery were just standing alone.

What you could do is charge 10 NiCd batteries, maybe 11, then put those in series to power your inverter for a short time. By a short time, I mean perhaps 5 minutes before it goes off. NiMH batteries would not work as well, as they need pulse charging.

If Solar Panels Were Installed Throughout A Small Town How Much Money Would It Save?
Its A School Project And Its On Spanish Fort Alabama. It Dosnt Have To Be Accurate Just A Number That Sounds Reasonable.

As of 2007, the effective cost of solar power was 38 cents per kwh while the cost for coal power was 0.6 cents a kwh. They would not save any money at all, it would cost them much more for their energy needs unless they could get government subsidies and reduce their energy use.

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