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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 house owners to use the sun to power daily life: running your air conditioning system, washing clothing, enjoying TELEVISION, cooking dinner. All while lowering your carbon footprint, and without burning nonrenewable fuel sources or putting a strain on the electrical grid. And while the ecological benefits of solar power are substantial, many homeowners find that the convenience, distinct features, and cost savings of owning a solar power system are much more alluring.

Leading Advantages of Solar Energy

#1 Considerably decrease or even remove your electric expenses

Whether you're a property owner, organization, or not-for-profit, electrical energy costs can comprise a big part of your regular monthly costs. With a photovoltaic panel system, you'll generate free power for your system's entire 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you don't produce 100 percent of the energy you consume, solar will decrease your utility expenses and you'll still save a lot of cash.

#2 Make an excellent return on your financial investment

Solar panels aren't an expenditure-- they're one of the best methods to invest, with returns matching those of more standard investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to significant electricity bill savings, the average American homeowner pays off their solar panel system in 7 to eight years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.

#3 Safeguard versus increasing energy costs

Among the most clear cut benefits of solar panels is the ability to hedge utility costs. In the past 10 years, property electrical energy prices have actually gone up by an average of three percent yearly. By purchasing a solar energy system now, you can repair your electrical energy rate and secure versus unpredictable increases in electrical power costs. If you're a company or property owner with rising and falling capital, going solar likewise helps you much better forecast and manage your expenditures.

#4 Increase your home worth

Several studies have found that homes equipped with solar energy systems have higher property worths and offer faster than non-solar houses. Appraisers are significantly taking solar installations into consideration as they value houses at the time of a sale, and as homebuyers end up being more informed about solar, demand for residential or commercial properties 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 a crucial element of achieving energy independence in the United States. By increasing our capacity to produce electrical power from the sun, we can also insulate our country from price fluctuations in worldwide energy markets.

#6 Create jobs and help your regional economy

Inning accordance with The Solar Structure, the solar market added tasks at a rate nearly 12 times faster than the total 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 jobs have the tendency 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 terrific method to reduce your carbon footprint. Structures are accountable for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the United States, and going solar can considerably reduce that number. A common residential photovoltaic panel system will eliminate 3 to four lots of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees annually.

#8 Demonstrate your dedication to sustainability

Sustainability and corporate social duty are necessary elements of a company's culture and values. They likewise produce bottom line outcomes. Progressively, customers and neighborhoods are acknowledging and rewarding services that pick to operate responsibly. Services are discovering that "green" qualifications are a powerful driver of consumer getting choices, developing goodwill and improving organisation outcomes.

#9 Start Saving from Day 1

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

Lots of property owners opt to finance their solar panels with one of the "pay-as-you-go" funding alternatives. This means that a third-party company-- the solar service provider-- owns the solar system and takes care of setup, maintenance, monitoring and repairs. You merely pay the solar provider for electricity-- less than you would've paid the utility business.

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

With solar panels and simple mathematics, we can calculate just how much electrical energy will be produced, and most significantly, at exactly 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

Is Solar Power A Viable Source Of Energy? Is It Renewable?
Let'S Say Almost All The &Quot;Free&Quot; Energies Like Coal And Oil And Nuclear Dried Up Tomorrow. Would We Be Able To Make Solar Panels From The Energy We Have Incoming, And Produce An Net Gain Of Energy Coming In?

Is solar power a viable source of energy? Without coal and oil and nuclear we would be in real trouble. All that would be left is hydro, wind, wood and solar. Modern agriculture depends on fertilizer. World trade depends on oil to power our ships. Billions of people would die if we suddenly lost coal and oil and nuclear. Sure solar would be viable when all the cheaper sources of energy are taken off the table.

How Many Hours Of Direst Sunlight Would It Take For A 5Watt Solar Panel To Charge A 18Ah Battery?

A certain amount of information is missing - the voltage of the battery and the voltage of the cell, and then the capacity of the battery. Example: If the battery will put out 18 amps for one hour at 12V, that is 216 watts for one hour.

Most solar panels are rated in peak watts per hour at full sun.

So, let's make some basic assumptions as follows:
a) the charging is 100% efficient.
b) The voltages are compatible, and nominally 12V.
c) The battery discharges only to 20%, not 100% (usually a full discharge will damage a lead-acid battery, as well as some other configurations)


So, 80% of 216 watts is ~173 watts.
173 watts/5 watts per hour = 34.56 hours AT DIRECT SUNLIGHT.

Unless you are at the equator, and/or use a tracker, direct sunlight is about 2.5 hours per day. So, nearly 14 days.

Solar Panels And Supplementing Your Ac Power Source.?
Ok So How Do These Solar Panels Supplement The Ac From The Grid? Like Do They Invert The Output Of The Solar Panels And Sync Two Ac Sources Together? If So How And With What? Or Do They Convert The Ac From The Grid To Dc And Then Supplement And Then Invert It? If So How And With What? Thanks

The answer to your question is an "inverter." Solar panels produce DC electricity, so the inverter is like a transformer; it converts the DC to AC so that your house can use it the power. The inverter is connected to your meter which is where your house is connected to the grid. For this particular type of application, you would use a "grid-tied inverter." This type allows seamless use from the grid or the solar panels. At night, your house will pull from the grid. During the day, the inverter will power your house from the panels.

Usually you produce so much from the panels during the day that your meter will spin backwards and send electricity back to the grid (to your neighbors, essentially). If your installer has sized your system correctly, your meter will spin far enough backwards during the day that it will spin forward the same amount at night, with a net use of ZERO electricity from the grid.

Here is some more information about inverters:
http://sunlightsolar.com/products/pv/inverters/

More info on how solar panels work with the grid:
http://sunlightsolar.com/learning/solar-basics/pv-systems/

More info on installers:
http://sunlightsolar.com/l

Are Solar Panels Actually Efficient?
I Know What They Do And How They Work, But At This Point They're Expensive, Don't Always Produce Enough Electricity As Needed, And Can't Be Used When There's No Sun, As In Half The Day. Wouldn't Wind Power Seem So More Efficient? Or If They Do Use Solar Panels, How About Putting Them In The Desert. But I Really Believe That Research Money Should Go To Fusion Generators Since That's The Future And The Answer To Our Problems. Which Is Best In Your Opinion?

There is not a yes or no answer. But for the majority of the population it is a definite no. Because the energy needed to make a solar panel is more than the energy that a solar panel can return in its life time.
so No for cities and urbanized areas because there is already existing infrastructure therefore you'll be wasting more energy getting them installed. And it is better and more efficient to have the more common energy sources for populated areas.

However that being said it would be more efficient if you live in a remote area as it would not be worth it to build a huge electricity grid just to power one small house in the middle of no where.

Is This A Good Solar System Set Up?
Her Is A List I Put Togeather On Amazon. I Want 4 100W Panels And 4 Of The $60 Batteries. I Don'T Want To Buy The $200 If I Don'T Have To

I think, it is good. A 200 watt MPPT system produces the same amount of power a 300 watt panel with PWM. With PWM controllers you have to use expensive battery type solar panels which are roughly twice as much as Grid Tied Panels. Also 200 watt Grid Tied Panel with a 20 amp MPPT controller will cost you around $450 and 300 watt battery panel with 15 amp PWM controller is going to cost around $650.

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