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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 use the sun to power daily life: running your air conditioner, cleaning clothes, watching TELEVISION, cooking supper. All while reducing your carbon footprint, and without burning nonrenewable fuel sources or putting a strain on the electrical grid. And while the ecological advantages of solar power are considerable, many property owners find that the benefit, unique features, and expense savings of owning a solar power system are much more alluring.

Top 10 Advantages of Solar Energy

#1 Drastically lower or perhaps remove your electrical expenses

Whether you're a property owner, business, or not-for-profit, electrical power costs can make up a big part of your month-to-month expenses. With a photovoltaic panel system, you'll generate free power for your system's entire 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you don't produce One Hundred Percent of the energy you consume, solar will minimize your utility costs and you'll still conserve a great deal of cash.

#2 Earn a great return on your financial investment

Solar panels aren't a cost-- they are among the very best ways to invest, with returns rivaling those of more traditional investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to significant electrical energy costs savings, the typical American homeowner settles their solar panel system in seven to eight years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.

#3 Protect against increasing energy costs

One of the most clear cut benefits of photovoltaic panels is the ability to hedge utility costs. In the previous 10 years, property electricity costs have gone up by approximately 3 percent each year. By investing in a solar energy system now, you can fix your electrical energy rate and safeguard versus unforeseeable increases in electrical power expenses. If you're a service or house owner with rising and falling capital, going solar likewise helps you better projection and handle your costs.

#4 Boost your home or business value

Numerous studies have discovered that homes equipped with solar energy systems have higher residential or commercial property worths and offer faster than non-solar houses. Appraisers are significantly taking solar installations into factor to consider as they value homes at the time of a sale, and as property buyers end up being more educated about solar, need for residential or commercial properties equipped with photovoltaic panel systems will continue to grow.

#5 Boost 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 create electrical power from the sun, we can likewise insulate our country from cost fluctuations in international energy markets.

#6 Create jobs and help your regional economy

According to The Solar Structure, the solar market included tasks at a rate nearly 12 times faster than the overall U.S. economy in 2015, representing 1.2 percent of all tasks in the nation. This growth is anticipated to continue. Because solar-related jobs tend to be higher paying and can not be contracted out, they are a considerable factor 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 significantly reduce that number. A common residential solar panel system will eliminate three to four lots of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees every year.

#8 Demonstrate your commitment to sustainability

Sustainability and business social duty are essential parts of a company's culture and worths. They also produce bottom line outcomes. Significantly, consumers and communities are acknowledging and rewarding organisations that opt to operate properly. Organisations are finding that "green" credentials are an effective driver of customer purchasing decisions, producing goodwill and enhancing service results.

#9 Start Saving from Day 1

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

Numerous homeowners decide to finance their photovoltaic panels with one of the "pay-as-you-go" financing choices. This indicates that a third-party company-- the solar provider-- owns the planetary system and looks after installation, upkeep, monitoring and repair works. You merely pay the solar service provider for electrical power-- less than you would've paid the energy business.

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

#10. Solar is a Secure Investment

The utility companies are notorious for their fluctuating and unreliable electrical energy rates. There is clearly an upward trend.

With solar panels and basic mathematics, we can determine how much electricity will be created, and most importantly, at what cost, for at least the next Twenty Years (repaired energy expenses).

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

Do Solar Panels Have To Be In Direct Sunlight?
Can Solar Panels Have Glass Between The Panels And The Sun?

You're going to suffer a loss of output if you do.  How much depends on your exact conditions.

Standard window glass (which I assume you want to use) loses light through both absorption and reflection.  It also retains heat.  Silicon PV panels use special low-iron glass (without the green tinge) to minimize absorption, and some have anti-reflective coatings.  They also lose output as the temperature goes up, and a window in front will retain heat.

If your panel is behind a window with panes, it may suffer a serious loss of output due to selective shading of some cells in a string (the panel needs all cells in light to produce electricity).

So yes and no.  You can put a solar panel behind a window and it will work, but not as well (perhaps very poorly); how much you lose depends on the particulars.

Snow Covered Solar Panels?
I'Ve Been Reading People Been Having Problems With Ice On There Solar Panels. Then I Got A Thought Would It Be A Good Idea To Put A Heated Window On Top Of The Solar Panel. I Do Know That A Window Does Nothing To The Actual Consumption Of The Solar Panel But Would The Heating Strips Do Damage Of Any Kind. I'Ve Been Looking To See If This Already Exists But I Cannot Find It. If It Does Exist And Works Please Help. I Just Want To Know If It Could Work Not All The Details Of Weathering, Theirs Always A Way Around That.

Heating elements take lots of power, the power loss to heating elements would be more than the power lost to some snow cover.

Just my guess...

GL

I Need Help For School. It'S Something About The Church :) Christian/Catholic?
What Does The Church Do To Address The Problems? 1. Environmental Problems 2. Graft And Corruption 3. Discrimination Of Women 4. Labor Injustice 5. Abuse 3 Ways To Solve Or Lessen Them And A Christian Or Catholic Organization That Helps For Those Problems And What Do They Do? *Describe Their Works* No Mean Answers Please :)

1. Environment: Many of the same critics that consider Benedict's eco-consciousness his best quality applaud his decision to install solar panels in Vatican buildings and plant trees in a Hungarian national park to offset the Vatican's carbon emissions. They note with approval that Vatican City is the world's first "carbon-neutral" state. And they report with breathless enthusiasm whenever Benedict or one of his deputies affirms the environmental cause, as Bishop Gianfranco Girotti appeared to do in March when he included environmental pollution among new forms of social sin.
2. Graft and Corruption : Filipino Church leaders have called on Catholics to uproot the country’s widespread culture of corruption and be more active in fighting graft and corruption, especially in the public administration and the government, where it has become institutionalized. It urges them to fight for and practice good governance.
3. Discrimination of Women: In a special letter issued in Rome in advance of a United Nations international conference on women, Pope John Paul II said June 11, 1995 that after centuries of discrimination, equality for women was now a matter not only of justice, but also of necessity. The letter, addressed to women throughout the world, gave credit to the women's movement for its "substantially positive" achievements, and assumed responsibility for injustices against women committed in the name of the Roman Catholic Church. But he made clear that there would be no change in the church's position barring women from the priesthood. The Pope urged women to protect what he depicted as their special role in the family and in society, where, he said, the "feminine genius" can have a humanizing influence against the demands of "efficiency and productivity."
4. Labor Injustice: The Catholic Labor Network hopes to be a place for those Catholics, lay, religious and clergy, who are active in their churches and in unions to learn about their Church's teachings as regards to labor issues, pray for those who are working for economic justice and share information about events and struggles that may be taking place in their area. For over one hundred years, the Catholic Church has been a voice of support for workers, and a conscience to the body politic when it pondered issues dealing with the distribution of wealth and the condition of workers.
5. Abuse: The Catholic Church responds to the scandals at three levels: the diocesan level, the episcopal conference level and the Vatican. Responses to the scandal proceeded at all three levels in parallel with the higher levels becoming progressively more involved as the gravity of the problem became more apparent. Before the Boston Globe coverage of the sexual abuse scandal in the Boston archdiocese, handling of sexual abuse allegations was largely left up to the discretion of individual bishops. After the number of allegations exploded following the Globe's series of articles, U.S. bishops felt compelled to formulate a coordinated response at the episcopal conference level. Although the Vatican did not respond immediately to the series of articles published by the Boston Globe in 2002, it has been reported that Vatican officials were, in fact, monitoring the situation in the U.S. closely. Over time, it became more apparent that the problem warranted greater Vatican involvement.

What Are The Wastes And By-Products Of Solar Panels On Homes And Buisness.?

The waste products are the panels themselves as they age. Their lifespan is 10-25 years, depending on the panel, and any damage it receives during its lifetime.

Most of the products in the panels can be recycled. There are getting to be more plastics and vinyl used in the manufacture of the panels. Sometimes the plastics and vinyls are not easy to get recycled.

The biggest waste product however would be if the solar panels are used to generate electricity, and not just warm/hot water. If the panels generate electric, batteries are used to store the power in. The batteries are of course highly toxic. The batteries can also be recycled. They are filled with lead, and acid. Very bad for the environment if just dumped somewhere.

Passive solar...just heats water up in the solar panels (no electric produced)
Active Solar...produces electricity which is stored in multiple batteries (deep cycle marine batteries usually).

~Garnet
Permaculture homesteading/farming over 20 years

How To Install A Solar Panel To Your Home System? Ridieo Is Especially Welcome.?
Please Explain In Details.

There are 4 components:

1. Solar panels - This is the bulk of the cost. There are many companies and the prices can vary. Just make sure your panels are UL Listed and have a 20-25 year warranty. They come in different sizes, from 175w to 280w. The main thing you should focus on is the price per watt. Then you can decide which specific panels you should go with.

2. Inverter - The inverter converts the DC electricity from the panels into AC electricity for your home. There are maybe 4-5 main companies. Warranties are typically 10 years but can go up to 20 years with warranty extensions.

3. Mountings - The mountings hold the panels into the roof. If you are penetrating the roof make sure to use flashings. In addition, you should use stand-offs so the panels are at least 3 inches away from the roof. This helps for air circulation and helps electric production. There are many types of mountings with different pricing. Some are more expensive and less labor intensive.

4. Wiring & Meter - This is more generic. The wiring connects everything together and the meter keeps track of the production. Depending on your area, the utility company might mandate the meters to specs or models.

BTW, I got this info from my solar guys below.

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