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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 utilize the sun to power daily life: running your a/c unit, cleaning clothes, seeing TELEVISION, cooking supper. All while minimizing your carbon footprint, and without burning fossil fuels or putting a pressure on the electrical grid. And while the ecological benefits of solar power are substantial, numerous homeowners find that the benefit, special functions, and expense savings of owning a solar power system are much more alluring.

Top Ten Advantages of Solar Energy

#1 Considerably lower or even remove your electrical bills

Whether you're a house owner, service, or not-for-profit, electrical energy costs can make up a big part of your regular monthly costs. With a photovoltaic panel system, you'll generate complimentary 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 costs and you'll still conserve a lot of cash.

#2 Earn an excellent return on your investment

Photovoltaic panels aren't an expense-- they are among the very best methods to invest, with returns matching those of more standard investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to considerable electricity expense savings, the average American house owner pays off their solar panel system in 7 to 8 years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.

#3 Protect against rising energy expenses

Among the most clear cut advantages of solar panels is the ability to hedge utility costs. In the previous 10 years, residential electricity costs have increased by an average of three percent each year. By purchasing a solar energy system now, you can repair your electricity rate and safeguard versus unpredictable increases in electrical power expenses. If you're an organisation or house owner with rising and falling money flow, going solar also helps you much better forecast and handle your expenditures.

#4 Boost your home value

Several studies have discovered that houses equipped with solar energy systems have higher residential or commercial property worths and offer faster than non-solar homes. Appraisers are progressively 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 informed about solar, demand for homes geared up with solar panel systems will continue to grow.

#5 Boost U.S. energy independence

The sun is a near-infinite source of energy and an essential component of attaining energy self-reliance in the United States. By increasing our capability to generate electrical power from the sun, we can likewise insulate our nation from price fluctuations in global energy markets.

#6 Create jobs and assist your regional economy

According to 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 tasks in the country. This development is expected to continue. Since solar-related jobs have the tendency to be higher paying and can not be contracted out, they are a significant contributor to the U.S. economy.

#7 Secure the environment

Solar is a fantastic 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 typical domestic solar panel system will eliminate three to 4 lots of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees each year.

#8 Show your commitment to sustainability

Sustainability and business social duty are essential elements of a company's culture and worths. They also produce bottom line outcomes. Significantly, consumers and neighborhoods are acknowledging and rewarding companies that choose to operate properly. Organisations are discovering that "green" qualifications are a powerful chauffeur of customer purchasing decisions, producing goodwill and improving organisation outcomes.

#9 Start Conserving from Day 1

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

Many house owners opt to finance their photovoltaic panels with among the "pay-as-you-go" funding choices. This indicates that a third-party business-- the solar service provider-- owns the planetary system and looks after installation, maintenance, tracking and repair works. You simply pay the solar service provider for electricity-- less than you would've paid the energy company.

As of 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 infamous for their varying and unreliable electrical power costs. There is plainly an upward pattern.

With photovoltaic panels and simple mathematics, we can compute how much electrical power will be generated, and most notably, at exactly what rate, 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

I Need Help Finding Solar Panels For A Boat.?
I Am Doing This Group Project Fro School. I Would Like To Know If Anybody Knows Anything About How To Read A Spec. Sheet On Solar Panels And Where I Could Go To Start Researching Them. Anything Would Be Great!

I am not sure whether you wish to drive a boat using solar power, or just supplement the electrical power in some small way. Generally you need a lot of panels to provide much power. A 200W panel is one of the largest available, and when it is only charging a battery part of the day, that means at the most it can keep batteries topped up when not being used, and maybe run a radio or a small light. There needs to be as many panels as possible to get a good capacity, but there are conflicting needs for space. If there is a shadow falling on a single cell of a panel, it will reduce the whole output. With rigging and such to compete with the space is even less.

It makes sense to first determine just how many panels will fit. The size of individual panels is not all that important electrically, but larger ones have more power in a compact space, though they may not fit available spaces. The choice of location is critical to avoid shading.

If you search for "supplier solar panels" etc in your region, or go to local solar shops you will soon see what is available. Normal panels are reasonably waterproof, but they are not intended to work "underwater". They are usually intended to charge a 12V battery, and rated in Watts. With silicon panels, there are 36 cells in series to charge a single 12V battery. There are two of these panels in series to charge a 24V battery etc. This power rating is the maximum power produced at 25C and 1000W/m^2 from the sun, so the power when full on to the sun. The voltage is reduced as the temperature increases, so good ventilation is important so they will still have enough voltage to charge a battery when heated to 60C in the sun.

Next determine what battery voltage is used. There may be 12 or 24V batteries or both. Select one of these batteries, If it is 24V, there needs to be an even number of panels. These are connected in sets of 2 in series for a 24V battery, and these sets are then in parallel for increased current. With a 12V system all the panels are in parallel.

If you are driving a boat, it may or may not need a battery. There are definitely advantages in having a battery, as the sun can be suddenly clouded over at a critical time, and cause trouble. The battery size depends on the motor power, and how long to run. If you are making a model boat, consider battery operated drills for the motor. There is no charge controller if the panels connect directly to the motor. However the panels should be matched to the motor, so the maximum power point voltage and current are similar to the motor at full power for the boat. The MPP is obtained from the data sheet (specifications), which the supplier should provide, and also you can find on the internet for a particular make and model of panel. It is important to provide some sort of spike suppression on the motor. The battery provides this, but if you have no battery, a suitable diode needs to be connected in the reverse direction across the panels. This protects the panels from back emf spikes when the motor is switched off.

The panels are connected to the battery through a charge controller. This should also include a blocking diode to prevent batteries discharging back through the panels especially in view of the water present.

When Solar Panels Are Rated A Certain Watt, Is That In Ac Or Dc?

All solar panels are DC but a watt is a watt whether it's DC, AC or a horse pulling on a rope; a watt is a unit of power ( 1 hp is 746 watts ). There are just inefficiencies converting from DC to AC through an inverter.

How Large Of A Solar Panel Do I Need?
I Am Planning On Putting A Battery With A Solar Panel In The Trunk Of My Car To Charge My Laptop While At Work. The Battery Is Roughly A 250 Amp Battery Out Of My Old Car. And The Laptop Charger Says It Uses Up To 5.6 Amps Max Between 11.5 And 16 Volts. If It Takes About An Hour To Charge The Laptop And I Charge It Three Times While At Work What Size Solar Panel Would I Need To Recharge The 12V Battery For The Next Day? I Was Looking At Http://Www.Amazon.Com/Sunforce-52013-1-8-Watt-Battery-Maintainer/Dp/B001og68q4/Ref=Sr_1_125?Ie=Utf8&Qid=1340927252&Sr=8-125&Keywords=Solar+Panel+12+V And Connecting Them Both To The Battery When I Unplug The Laptop Charger. If You Are Thinking Of It The Charger Is A 12V Charger Not An Inverter Powering The Normal Plug. It Only Needs To Charge The Battery Enough For 5 Days Then It Will Sit For The Weekend. I Could Also Use A Battery Isolator But Idk Where There Is A Ignition On Wire In The Trunk Of My Prius Since I Dont Want To Run A Wire All The Way Upfront.

=== why is it that you cannot take the L-top inside where it is safe and plug it into the wall at the work place to get it charged .... putting a solar panel on your car is IFFY and it only works if there is not obstruction to prevent full sun to the panel to allow charging ... the cost of a solar panel that will do the proper charge for a laptop is listed in the search pages for $665.00 and that does not include shipping or the battery .... sorry dude but the old 12volt won't work ............ get the Toyota Prius Repair Shop to make you a connection to the car to charge the L-top and at lunch time go to the car and un-plug the computer from the car system ..... you may already have an auxiliary power plug and that is FREE thus it leaves you free to charge your computer any time and not just when the sun is out == anyway you really have no space in the Prius for solar gear and an old 12volt battery ....

Some People Used A Ferrite Ring Through Solar Panel Wires, What Is The Aim From That?

That is a good answer.To reduce signal pick up getting to the inverter, as the panels act as a radio antenna. Possibly the ferrite rings reduce vulnerability of your system to EMP = electrical- magnetic pulse. EMP is produced by nearby lightning strikes. The rings might also be placed on both the input and output wires of the inverter to reduce possibly illegal radiation from the inverter.

How Much More Solar Energy Is There In Space Than On Earth?

How much electricity a solar array produces is a bit tougher to predict, since this is not constant. The effectivity of a solar array depends not only on the incidence angle, but also temperature - which can have some effects in space. The higher the substrate temperature of the photo-voltaic cell, the less radiation it converts into electricity. Also solar arrays age quickly in space, producing significant less power after some years.

You can say of the 1370 W/m² that the sun sends to Earth as radiation, and which you get in Earth orbit as well, only about 20%-30% are converted to electricity by a solar array.

Of the 1370 W/m² that reach Earth, only about 800-1000W reach the surface of Earth. While the temperatures and cooling by the surrounding air ensures that solar arrays on Earth don't loose much effectivity, the power output will still be much lower.

In very rough numbers, assuming pretty good solar arrays without active cooling: A solar array that produces 1000W on Earth, would produce about 1250W in space, so about 25% more.

With active cooling, like the secondary solar arrays of the Solar Probe Plus will use, you can make the array about 15% more effective at the same radiation flux.

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02176, 02177