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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 daily life: running your ac system, washing clothing, seeing TV, 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 advantages of solar power are significant, many homeowners discover that the convenience, distinct features, and cost savings of owning a solar power system are a lot more alluring.

Top Ten Advantages of Solar Energy

#1 Considerably decrease or even remove your electric bills

Whether you're a property owner, organization, or nonprofit, electricity costs can make up a big portion of your month-to-month expenditures. With a photovoltaic panel system, you'll produce free power for your system's entire 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you do not produce 100 percent of the energy you take in, solar will decrease your utility costs and you'll still save a great deal of money.

#2 Earn a great return on your investment

Solar panels aren't a cost-- they are among the finest methods to invest, with returns equaling those of more traditional investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to significant electrical power costs savings, the typical American property owner settles their photovoltaic panel system in seven to eight years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.

#3 Secure versus increasing energy expenses

Among the most clear cut advantages of solar panels is the capability to hedge utility prices. In the previous ten years, property electricity costs have actually increased by approximately 3 percent yearly. By investing in a solar energy system now, you can fix your electrical power rate and safeguard versus unpredictable boosts in electrical energy costs. If you're an organisation or homeowner with fluctuating capital, going solar likewise helps you much better projection and manage your costs.

#4 Boost your house worth

Numerous studies have actually discovered that homes equipped with solar energy systems have greater property values and offer more quickly 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, 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 key part of attaining energy self-reliance in the United States. By increasing our capacity to generate electrical power from the sun, we can likewise insulate our country from rate changes in global energy markets.

#6 Create jobs and help your local economy

According to The Solar Foundation, the solar industry included jobs at a rate nearly 12 times faster than the overall U.S. economy in 2015, representing 1.2 percent of all tasks in the country. This development is anticipated to continue. Since solar-related jobs tend to be higher paying and can not be contracted out, they are a substantial factor to the U.S. economy.

#7 Protect the environment

Solar is a terrific way to reduce your carbon footprint. Structures are accountable for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the U.S., and going solar can substantially reduce that number. A normal domestic 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 dedication to sustainability

Sustainability and business social duty are essential components of a company's culture and values. They likewise produce bottom line outcomes. Significantly, consumers and neighborhoods are recognizing and rewarding services that pick to operate properly. Organisations are discovering that "green" credentials are an effective driver of consumer buying decisions, producing goodwill and enhancing business 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 money down.

Numerous property owners decide to finance their solar panels with among the "pay-as-you-go" financing options. This suggests that a third-party company-- the solar provider-- owns the solar system and takes care of setup, upkeep, tracking and repairs. You merely pay the solar provider for electrical power-- less than you would've paid the energy company.

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

#10. Solar is a Secure Investment

The energy business are notorious for their varying and undependable electrical power rates. There is plainly an upward pattern.

With photovoltaic panels and simple math, we can compute just how much electrical power will be generated, and most importantly, at exactly 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

What'S The Life Expectancy For New Solar Panels?
Solar Generating Plants Are Popping Up All Over The Country. The People That Back These Plants Seem To Keep This Question A Hidden Secret.

Hey Dinkylinker, Mark and Ed are correct on this one. It isn't a hidden secret either, it's just that the warranties on these things have been around for so long that nobody talks about them much.

Solar electric, or "photovoltiac" panels are generally warrantied to deliver 90% of their rated power for 25 or 30 years. You can go to the manufacturers websites and read this, try looking for Siemens, BP Solar, Kyocera and Sharp models. The way the manufacturers decide on these warranty lenghts is by doing long term testing. Generally the warranty period is about half what the actual life expectancy is, so it isn't uncommon for panels to produce at least 80% of their rated power for 50 years today. We have a 1.4 kw solar array on our garage roof that is about 11 years old now, and to be honest, with our data logging equipment, I've not been able to measure any loss in performance over that time. They probably put out about 98% or what they did 11 years ago, we just can't see the change yet. Two years ago, on a routine check, I discovered that one panel was not putting out it's rated voltage, and therefore was not actually charging the battery bank at all. After some phone calls, it was discovered that the panel, and 2 others were under a recall from Kyocera for bad solder joints inside the panel. They sent me brand new replacement panels, paid for round trip shipping and added a few hundred dollars for me to pay my installer to change them out. They definitely stood behind their warranty.

A really good place to learn more about this is Home Power magazine, the only periodical that gets into the nuts and bolts of homegrown electricity. I'll put the link and some others below for you. Take care, Rudydoo

Are Solar Panels Damage Resistant?
How Well Do They Deal With Hail Damage And Snow Acummulation?

You might want to do some shopping around for solar panels that can tolerate the climate in your area, but generally I would say that they can probably hold up to normal inclement weather, since they are made to be placed outside.

One of my grandfather's friends has used solar panels to power his entire house for some time now, and living in Appalachia, he sees all kinds of temperature extremes and sometimes some pretty heavy snow accumulation, so neither of those should really be a problem. Hail, on the other hand, might cause some trouble if you don't shelter the panels before a big storm. Since solar panels are a fairly sizeable investment, you might want to do some research on what to do with them during inclement weather.

Why The African Countries That Have Huge Deserts And So Much Sun Don'T Cover Those Areas With Solar Panels?

I am no expert but I think the sand storms,extreme wind and the temperatures falling below minus values at night are factors preventing using solar energy in Africa.
I don't think the reason is economical as other users have mentioned because there are some rich nations that have deserts but yet again they don't use solar panels.

Any Help Financially To Buy Solar Panels?
Interested In Buying Solar Panels To Save On Electric Bill.Any Government Help Plans?

Yes, there are tax and other incentives to installing solar panels, both electric and thermal (hot water). In the USA, the tax credit for residential solar is 30%, plus whatever your particular state offers, if anything.

Look up your state on:

http://www.dsireusa.org/

Also, realize, that installing solar is generally not an instant-save proposition. You pay thousands or tens of thousands of dollars to get the system installed, then it pays you back over the years. You need to talk with a local installer to see if the financial case makes sense in your situation.

Wind Energy Or Solar Power?
I Am Just About To Build A House And Was Wondering Due To The Nature Of Unreliable Limited Supply Of Electricity And Instant Shortages, When Considering A Off Grid Or Grid Connect Power System; The Two Main Choices For Renewable Energy Equipment Are Wind Turbines And Solar Panels. So Which Is The Superior For A Mountainous Region In West Coast Of Africa, Wind Energy Or Solar Power?

Obviously, solar would have no moving parts. Wind turbines for residential use tend to be around 700 watts while it's common to have more wattage in solar panels however, the best solution would be to have both as wind tends to blow at night so by having both, you draw less heavily on your batteries. Note many offgrid homes use an absorption refrigerator or freezer running on a propane tank buried in the yard rather than risk losing all the food due to a few cloudy days in a row. Of course, if you have a generator with enough fuel storage ( perhaps a propane tank buried in the yard for a trifuel generator ), you would have a suitable backup for cloudy days.

You may want to consider Nickel Iron batteries, they tolerate abuse better than lead acid and can be discharged completely.

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