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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 air conditioner, washing clothes, viewing TV, cooking dinner. All while minimizing your carbon footprint, and without burning fossil fuels or putting a pressure on the electrical grid. And while the environmental benefits of solar power are considerable, lots of residents discover that the benefit, special functions, and expense savings of owning a solar power system are a lot more attractive.

Leading Benefits of Solar Energy

#1 Dramatically reduce or even eliminate your electrical expenses

Whether you're a property owner, company, or nonprofit, electricity expenses can make up a large part of your monthly expenses. With a solar panel system, you'll generate totally free power for your system's whole 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you don't produce One Hundred Percent of the energy you take in, solar will minimize your utility costs and you'll still conserve a lot of loan.

#2 Earn a fantastic return on your investment

Photovoltaic panels aren't an expense-- they're one of the very best ways to invest, with returns rivaling those of more conventional financial investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to significant electricity costs 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 rising energy costs

One of the most clear cut advantages of photovoltaic panels is the ability to hedge utility prices. In the past 10 years, residential electrical energy costs have actually gone up by approximately 3 percent annually. By purchasing a solar energy system now, you can fix your electrical power rate and protect against unforeseeable increases in electricity costs. If you're a service or property owner with fluctuating capital, going solar also helps you much better forecast and manage your costs.

#4 Increase your residential or commercial property worth

Multiple research studies have actually found that homes equipped with solar energy systems have greater home values and offer more rapidly than non-solar homes. Appraisers are increasingly taking solar installations into factor to consider as they value houses at the time of a sale, and as property buyers become more informed about solar, demand for properties geared up with solar panel systems will continue to grow.

#5 Boost U.S. energy self-reliance

The sun is a near-infinite source of energy and a key component of attaining energy self-reliance in the United States. By increasing our capacity to produce electrical energy from the sun, we can also insulate our nation from rate changes in global energy markets.

#6 Develop jobs and assist your local economy

Inning accordance with The Solar Structure, the solar market included jobs at a rate almost 12 times faster than the general U.S. economy in 2015, representing 1.2 percent of all jobs in the country. This development is anticipated to continue. Because solar-related jobs tend to be higher paying and can not be outsourced, they are a substantial factor to the U.S. economy.

#7 Protect the environment

Solar is a terrific way to decrease your carbon footprint. Structures are responsible for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the U.S., and going solar can considerably decrease that number. A typical residential photovoltaic panel system will eliminate three to four loads of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees each year.

#8 Show your commitment to sustainability

Sustainability and business social responsibility are necessary components of an organization's culture and values. They also produce bottom line results. Increasingly, consumers and neighborhoods are recognizing and rewarding organisations that choose to run responsibly. Organisations are finding that "green" qualifications are a powerful driver of customer purchasing choices, producing goodwill and improving organisation outcomes.

#9 Start Conserving from Day 1

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

Numerous homeowners pick to finance their photovoltaic panels with one of the "pay-as-you-go" funding options. This suggests that a third-party business-- the solar provider-- owns the solar system and looks after setup, upkeep, monitoring and repair works. You merely pay the solar company for electrical energy-- less than you would've paid the utility business.

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

#10. Solar is a Secure Financial investment

The energy companies are infamous for their fluctuating and unreliable electricity rates. There is clearly an upward trend.

With solar panels and easy mathematics, we can determine what does it cost? electrical power will be generated, and most notably, at what price, for a minimum of 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

Basic, Important Questions About Life At Sea?
*Note: There Are Two Image Links At The Bottom Referring To The Yacht Design. 1. When Living On A Boat Or Yacht (24/7), Where Does The Water Come From That Is Used In The Shower, Sinks, Toilet, Drinking, Etc? Are You Supposed To Collect Rain Or Use Ocean Water? Why Is It Dangerous To Drink Ocean Water (Aside From Pollution)? 2. Are There Normally Bathrooms On A Yacht Or Boat? Where Am I Supposed To Dispose Of My Waste Without Polluting The Environment? 3. What Is The General Price For A 4 Bedroom, 4 Bathroom Yacht? 4. Arn'T All Yachts Custom Made? If So, Does Mangusta Make Custom Yachts? 5. Please Tell Me Everything You Can About Using Strictly Solar Energy For A Yacht. How Long Do Solar Panels Last? What Do I Do If I'M In A Cloudy Area Without Much Sun? Exactly How Much Power Will The Solar Panels Provide To The Boat? I'M Planning On Owning And Living On A 4 Bedroom, 4 Bathroom Yacht Manufactured By Mangusta. The Yacht Will Be Home To My Three Future Kids Plus Me And My Husband. I'M Against Pollution Of All Kinds And I'D Rather Help The Planet Than Damage It, So Thats Why I'M Wanting The Yacht To Be 100% Environmental-Friendly. It'Ll Have Two Jet Propulsion Motors And Numerous Solar Panels. My Family And I Will Be Traveling Around The World, Cleaning Up Ocean And Land Pollution. I'Ve Already Got A List Of Countries I Want To Visit And Oceans I Want To Dive Into. My Kids Will Be Homeschooled, So The Education Bit Is Already Taken Care Of. We'Ll Collect Rain Water For Drinking, Fish For Seafood, And Grow Fruits And Vegetables. Basically, It'Ll Be A Yacht Of The Future. It Won'T Have A Jacuzzi Or A Bar, But It Will Have All The Neccessities Of A Modern House, And Still Look Luxorious. Http://Www.Globalcharteryachts.Com/Yachtsphotos/Mangusta105-Layout.Jpg (Please Refer Only To The Middle Image) Http://Llnw.Thesims3.Com/Sims3_Asset/Sims3_Asset/Media/Shard000//Shard000/354/289/012/00/Screenshot_Original.Jpg I Know There Are Risks Of Living At Sea; Pirates, Storms, Marine Predators Such As Sharks - But, To Me, It Is No Different Than Living On Land; Burglars, Lightning Storms, Murderers. Besides, At Least I Won'T Drown When The World Ends. I'Ve Predicted, Much Like Most Others, That Global Warming Will Cause The Oceans To Flood The Land. Survivalists Like Me Will Be In A House That Floats On Water, And Will Still Have All The Things Needed In Order To Survive (Fish, Fruits, Vegetables, Rain Water).

1. the water needs to be unsalted so dont use sea water and u can collect it from rain but normally people fill up the holding tank while on the pier
2. theres never a normal place for a bathroom on a yacht but usually they r inside and the waste has to be pumped out later on
3. at least 300 thousand $$ if its used and they r still in really nice condition
4. not all yachts r custom and most companies will customize it for a price
5. solar panels last around 10 years and if its cloudy u have to wait for the sky to clear up and most likely wont be enough power to move a yacht around

Solar Panel Stops &Quot;Working&Quot; When Plugged Into 12V Port?
I Have A 12V Solar Panel Which Can Be Connected To Your Car Battery, Either Directly With Clamps Or Through A Cigarette (12V) Lighter Port. The Solar Panel Has A Red Led Which Starts Blinking Once Enough Light Is Present, Indicating That Electricity Is Produced. I Measured The Power On The Lighter Plug, And It Is There, It Works And Reaches Manufacturers Specifications. But Here Is The Problem, As Soon As I Plug It Into A Port In The Car, The Red Led Stops Blinking (And Therefore No Charge Is Happening). I Have 2 12V Ports, One Is The Original Cigarette Lighter Port, The Other One A Auxiliary Port. Both Are Connected Permanently, Meaning There Is Constant Power Available. When I Plug It Into My Jump Starter, It Works Just Fine. Any Idea Why This Is Happening And What Is &Quot;Wrong&Quot;?

Firstly you have not mentioned if the engine was on or off. This makes a big difference.

A 12V solar pannel with no load may make as much as 14V depending on design. However a 12V lead acid battery is charged at 14.4V approximately and car body electronics run at 14.4V with the motor running. A fully charged 12V lead acid battery with no load can be as high as 13.4V if it is brand new or in excellent condition. So if you have a battery in very good condition with no load you will get no current flow because the battery is higher voltage than the solar pannel. You also have to take into account that there is a blocking diode which drops about 0.6V so your output for a pannel generating 13V is actually 12.4.

Firstly count how many cells your solar pannel has. Each cell will generate about 0.55V with no load and 0.45V on full rated load. Typically they have 26 cells which gives 14,2V before the diode or 13.6 after, with no load. On full load this will be more like 11,7 before the diode and 11.1 after on full load.

Check the voltage on your battery with the engine off and everything switched off. If you ger more than about 13.2V then your not going to get much current flow so that is why you dont see the LED flashing. Turn the headlights on with the engine off and you should notice the voltage on the battery drop to maybe 12.5 or so. Less than 12 and you potentially have a faulty battery. At this point the LED should start flashing. If it does not then you have something weird going on.

NB for the guy that damaged his battery with the solar charger. Check the output voltage on it as it sounds like it may be one of the older ones that has too high an output voltage, If the output with no load is above 14.4 then it will damage the battery as you found, If the voltage is less than this then there is something else going on.

How Many Global Warming Freaks Have Solar Panels, Drive Hybrids, And Have Recycled Irragation Systems ? Hmmmm?
Who Knows How Much It Would Cost Every American To Convert To Alternative Energies ? $50,000. . . $100,000 ? They Scream About Feeding The Millions Of Poor People. . .. How The Heck Could We Afford To Convert Every Home And Car In America ?

You Conservatives really make my blood boil.

I'll have you know that Ms. Barbra Streisand, our brave leader in the fight against global warming, is flying her beautiful, Cessna Citation jet all around the country to find just the right decorator color of solar panels to use at her Malibu compound. She will prove to the world that "green" can be beautiful.

How dare you bring up such a crass thing such as money! I'll have you know that Ms. Streisand is probably just scraping by to purchase these solar panels because she doesn't really have a career anymore, and now she also has a husband to support.

Can't you Conservatives ever think about anything but money?

Is Direct Sun Light Needed To Recharge Batteries With The Use Solar Panels?

the output from a solar cell increases with the increase in the intensity of light falling on it
a solar cell will produce power when any light is incident on it (an incandescent bulb , a CFT , a candle, an led ) but the output power will be less
as sunlight is the most powerful and abundant light source available we use it

when direct sunlight is incident on a solar cell it can provide more current so more current will be taken by battery to charge and so it will charge quickly
when light is less ( no direct sunlight ) the battery will charge if the voltage produced by the cell is sufficient but the cell will provide less current hence the battery charge very slowly

for best result the solar cell must be placed normal to the incident light

Conservatives: Why Is It Considered &Quot;Conservative&Quot; To Be Against Clean Energy Sources And Environment Issues?
Shouldn'T The &Quot;Conservative&Quot; Position Be The Adult, Responsible Position On Issues? Surely Nobody Sincerely Believes Air Pollution Is A Good Thing, Yet &Quot;Conservatives&Quot; Seem To Be Opposed To Solar And Wind Generators, Non-Polluting Cars That Run On Electricity Or Compressed Air And Hybrid Car Technology. I Consider Myself A Conservative, And Am Sincerely Distressed That What Passes As &Quot;Conservativism&Quot; On Environmental Issues Is Not The Responsible Position. Should I Cease Regarding Myself As A Conservative? I'M A Tea Party Kind Of Guy. Should I Just Disavow The &Quot;Conservative&Quot; Nomenclature?

It's not. Most conservatives are for clean energy and the environment. But like most things conservatives have a practical outlook on it. For example:

Conservative energy view: We should develop non polluting self reliant energy sources like nuclear power.

Liberal energy view: We should shut down all oil and coal plants and just use solar and wind power even thought it will not meet our energy demands and be 10x as expensive

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02176, 02177