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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 homeowner to use the sun to power everyday life: running your air conditioning unit, washing clothes, enjoying TELEVISION, cooking supper. All while decreasing your carbon footprint, and without burning fossil fuels or putting a pressure on the electrical grid. And while the environmental advantages of solar power are substantial, many homeowners find that the benefit, unique features, and expense savings of owning a solar power system are even more alluring.

Top 10 Benefits of Solar Energy

#1 Considerably lower or even eliminate your electric expenses

Whether you're a house owner, service, or nonprofit, electrical power costs can comprise a big part of your regular monthly expenses. With a photovoltaic panel system, you'll produce complimentary power for your system's entire 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you do not produce 100 percent of the energy you consume, solar will lower your energy bills and you'll still conserve a lot of money.

#2 Make a terrific return on your investment

Solar panels aren't a cost-- they are among the best methods to invest, with returns matching those of more traditional financial investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to considerable electricity expense savings, the typical American house owner pays off their photovoltaic panel system in 7 to eight years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.

#3 Protect against rising energy expenses

One of the most clear cut advantages of photovoltaic panels is the ability to hedge energy costs. In the past 10 years, residential electrical power rates have actually increased by an average of three percent each year. By investing in a solar energy system now, you can fix your electrical power rate and safeguard against unpredictable increases in electrical power costs. If you're a business or property owner with changing money circulation, going solar also assists you better forecast and manage your expenditures.

#4 Increase your house worth

Multiple studies have found that homes equipped with solar energy systems have greater residential or commercial property values and sell faster than non-solar homes. Appraisers are progressively taking solar setups into factor to consider as they value homes at the time of a sale, and as homebuyers end up being more informed about solar, demand for homes 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 key element of achieving energy independence in the United States. By increasing our capability to generate electrical power from the sun, we can also insulate our country from price fluctuations in worldwide energy markets.

#6 Develop jobs and assist your regional economy

Inning accordance with The Solar Foundation, the solar industry added tasks at a rate nearly 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. Since solar-related tasks have the tendency to be higher paying and can not be contracted out, they are a considerable factor to the United States economy.

#7 Secure the environment

Solar is an excellent way to reduce your carbon footprint. Structures are responsible for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the U.S., and going solar can significantly reduce that number. A typical domestic photovoltaic panel system will get rid of 3 to 4 tons of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees every year.

#8 Demonstrate your dedication to sustainability

Sustainability and business social duty are very important elements of a company's culture and worths. They also produce bottom line results. Increasingly, customers and communities are recognizing and rewarding businesses that opt to run properly. Organisations are discovering that "green" credentials are a powerful driver of customer getting decisions, producing goodwill and improving company results.

#9 Start Conserving from Day 1

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

Many homeowners select to finance their solar panels with one of the "pay-as-you-go" financing choices. This suggests that a third-party business-- the solar company-- owns the solar system and takes care of setup, maintenance, tracking and repairs. You merely pay the solar supplier 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 Investment

The utility companies are infamous for their fluctuating and undependable electrical power costs. There is clearly an upward trend.

With photovoltaic panels and basic mathematics, we can compute what does it cost? electrical power will be generated, and most significantly, at what rate, for a minimum of the next Twenty 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

What Is The New Solar Technology Is Made By Improved Designs For The Solar Panels And Their Components?

Thin cell solar panels which used cadmium telluride or other substances bonded to thin substrate. Such panels are lighter and could lower the cost of solar power from 1/2 to 1/3 the cost of conventinal silicon based systems. One of the first companies involved with the process, First Solar, raised around 20 billion dollars in it's IPO....worth more than GM.
Another process which uses nanotechnology can produce solar power from a thin sheet ...almost like paint or paper. And another process called PETE can improve efficiencies by capturing heat as well as solar rays.


"Imagine a solar panel without the panel. Just a coating, thin as a layer of paint, that takes light and converts it to electricity. PopSci’s Innovation of the Year for 2007 is a solar cell that can be printed like paper and applied to roofs or any other flat surface, delivering solar energy at 1/10th the cost of a traditional glass and silicon cell"
http://greenchemistry.wordpress.com/2008...

"New solar energy conversion process discovered by Stanford engineers could revamp solar power production

A new process that simultaneously combines the light and heat of solar radiation to generate electricity could offer more than double the efficiency of existing solar cell technology, say the Stanford engineers who discovered it and proved that it works. The process, called "photon enhanced thermionic emission," or PETE, could reduce the costs of solar energy production enough for it to compete with oil as an energy source."
http://news.stanford.edu/news/2010/augus...

Nanosolar...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-XIL9BgPZ...

Thin cell solar versus photovoltaic...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ZNgP_U64a8&feature=related

"New World Record Achieved In Solar Cell Technology
ScienceDaily (Dec. 7, 2006) — U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Alexander Karsner has announced that with DOE funding, a concentrator solar cell produced by Boeing-Spectrolab has recently achieved a world-record conversion efficiency of 40.7 percent, establishing a new milestone in sunlight-to-electricity performance. This breakthrough may lead to systems with an installation cost of only $3 per watt, producing electricity at a cost of 8-10 cents per kilowatt-hour, making solar electricity a more cost-competitive and integral part of our nation's energy mix"

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2006/12/061206123954.htm

Biomimicry methods ....

"Physicist Discovers That Hornet's Outer Shell Can Harvest Solar Power"

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/01/110105102725.htm

Electric Solar Panels?
How Much Would Solar Electric Panels Increase A Homes Value We Are In A $125,000 House, The Panels And Water Heater Panels Are Costing Us About $26,000 With The Rebates. Thanks For An Estimate

You should talk to a real estate agent to get a real quote. It depends on a lot of factors.

I doubt that the value is now 125+26 = 151k

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Out Of Curiosity What Size Diameter Of A Hail Stone Can Solar Panels Endure?
With The Wild Weather Increasing Wouldnt It Seem Pointless To Put Them In Areas Where They Are Prone For Hailstorms.Anywhere East Of Tornado Alley Is A Bad Idea

Solar panels are extremely sensitive and anything above a dime size i imagine you would need to replace.

What Are Some Problems With Solar Photovoltaic Cells?

Actually, the loss efficiency is more in the 0.5% - 1% per year. There is no way the manufacturer would guarantee a 25 year warranty, if it losses production at 5% a year. They typically guarantee a efficiency of more than 80%.

I would say the main problem with solar is that it is not for every household. Homes that have less than $100 in electricity bill wouldn't benefit much from installation. Cost is high, but there is the government and federal gov't helping pay for a big portion of the cost. It typically more affordable to higher income households, but we offer lease programs for those who don't have the money to make a down payment.

Solar cells work during the day even on cloudy days, but not as efficient on sunny days of course. Another problem is that it's usually fixed on roofs, so if there isn't many angles facing south, it will require more panels to maximize energy retention.

How Much Will Solar Panels Cost To Power Our Home?
It Would Be Nice To Go Green But It Needs To Make Sense Money Wise. We Have A 1,300 Square Foot Home On The Beach Home With Plenty Of Sun. Our Electric Bill Is 100 Bucks A Month Give Or Take. How Much Will Solar Panels Cost And How Many Solar Panels Will We Need To Effectively Power Our Home.

You could easily knock 40 percent or more from your power bill by using a manual on off switch on your electric hot water heater and check efficiency of any electric refrigerator and or freezers.

Like you say, your place is on the water, wind power would be the best way to go because of onshore winds which would get you up and running for much less than solar and likely be good 24 / 7 rather than daylight only.

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02176, 02177