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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 system, cleaning clothing, seeing TELEVISION, cooking supper. All while reducing your carbon footprint, and without burning nonrenewable fuel sources or putting a pressure on the electrical grid. And while the environmental benefits of solar power are substantial, numerous residents find that the benefit, distinct functions, and expense savings of owning a solar power system are a lot more attractive.

Top Ten Advantages of Solar Energy

#1 Drastically minimize or even eliminate your electrical bills

Whether you're a homeowner, organization, or not-for-profit, electricity expenses can make up a big part of your month-to-month costs. With a photovoltaic panel system, you'll produce free power for your system's whole 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 save a great deal of loan.

#2 Earn an excellent return on your investment

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

#3 Protect versus rising energy expenses

Among the most clear cut benefits of photovoltaic panels is the capability to hedge utility rates. In the past 10 years, residential electrical power rates have actually gone up by approximately three percent yearly. By investing in a solar energy system now, you can repair your electrical power rate and protect versus unpredictable increases in electricity expenses. If you're a service or homeowner with ever-changing money flow, going solar likewise assists you better projection and handle your costs.

#4 Boost your residential or commercial property value

Numerous studies have found that houses geared up with solar energy systems have higher property values and offer quicker than non-solar homes. Appraisers are significantly taking solar installations into factor to consider as they value homes at the time of a sale, and as homebuyers become more informed about solar, need for homes equipped with solar panel systems will continue to grow.

#5 Increase U.S. energy independence

The sun is a near-infinite source of energy and a crucial component of attaining energy independence in the United States. By increasing our capability to generate electricity from the sun, we can likewise insulate our nation from rate variations in worldwide energy markets.

#6 Create jobs and assist your local economy

According to The Solar Structure, the solar market included jobs at a rate almost 12 times faster than the overall U.S. economy in 2015, representing 1.2 percent of all tasks in the nation. This growth is expected to continue. Due to the fact that solar-related jobs have the tendency to be greater paying and can not be contracted out, they are a considerable contributor to the U.S. economy.

#7 Safeguard the environment

Solar is an excellent way to minimize your carbon footprint. Buildings are accountable for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the U.S., and going solar can considerably decrease that number. A common property photovoltaic panel system will remove three to 4 lots of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees yearly.

#8 Show your dedication to sustainability

Sustainability and corporate social duty are crucial parts of an organization's culture and values. They also produce bottom line results. Significantly, customers and communities are recognizing and rewarding businesses that choose to operate properly. Businesses are finding that "green" credentials are an effective chauffeur of customer purchasing decisions, producing goodwill and improving service results.

#9 Start Saving from Day 1

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

Many property owners choose to finance their solar panels with among the "pay-as-you-go" funding choices. This indicates that a third-party business-- the solar company-- owns the planetary system and takes care of installation, upkeep, tracking and repairs. You simply pay the solar service provider for electrical energy-- less than you would've paid the energy company.

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

#10. Solar is a Secure Investment

The energy companies are well-known for their varying and undependable electrical energy costs. There is plainly an upward trend.

With solar panels and easy mathematics, we can determine just how much electrical energy will be produced, and most importantly, at exactly what cost, for a minimum of the next 20 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

How Does Solar Panels Give Power To The Batteries?
I Also Need To Know How Does A Solar Panel Work

solar panels work in an interesting way. light is absorbed by each solar cell, and light 'photons' bump into electrons to produce 'voltage'/power. the process is naturally called the 'photo-voltaic effect'. the loose electrons are captured by an electrical conductor in the solar cell (usually made of silicon) and a circuit is completed ...

solar panels may generate more power than is actually needed. this extra power is simply stored in lead-acid batteries (they store upto 1000 watts).



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What Makes A Solar Panel Work Heat From The Sun Or Light From The Sun?

The light from the sun; heat has nothing to do with it. In fact, solar panels work in winter as long as there is no snow on them

Solar Panel, Home Office And Tax Write Off?
I Had Installed Over The Summer A Solar Panel System On My House. Hers Some Infofor You: I Live In Mo The System Cost 25K (Rounded Numbers) The Rebate From The Utility Company Was About 10K The Expected Tax Rebate Will Be About 5K I Have A Home Office From Which I Work And Is 15% Of My Homes Sq Footage 1. My Question Is Though I Am Getting A Basic Tax Rebate, Should I Be Able To Claim Part Of This Off As An Expense For My Home Office? It Seams Logical Since I Used To Deduct Part Of My Electric Bill And I There For Should Be Able To Write Off Part Of This. I Am, After All Using Electricity And Getting A Bill From The Utility That Is Higher Than It Would Be If I Didn'T Have The Office 2. If So Which Amount Should It Be? T He Full 25K Or Something After The Rebates.

The solar panels are a capital improvement. You can deduct 15% of the depreciable portion of the property as part of the home office deduction. You'd have to depreciate the solar on the same 39 year straight line schedule as the house itself. (The land value is never depreciated so you'll have to break that out separately.)

Since this is business use of real estate, the depreciation is over 39 years, not the 27.5 years for residential rental real estate. That crunches out to a whopping $38 deduction per year for the depreciation on the solar panels. ($10,000 x .15) / 39 = $38.46 which rounds down to $38. If you're in a 25% tax bracket, that will save you a whopping $10 in taxes.

Keep in mind that when you sell the home, the depreciation allowed or allowable will be subject to recapture. That is taxable income subject to a maximum tax rate of 28% even if you can exclude the gain on the sale under Section 121. For that reason you might wish to consider the safe harbor deduction new for tax year 2013. You may deduct a flat $5 per square foot up to 300 square feet for a maximum deduction of $1,500. That won't trigger the depreciation recapture (for the years that you use it, you can switch off year for year if you wish) and may reduce the likelihood of an audit as well.

Underground Houses, Why, Or Rather Why Not?
I Was Wondering What Some Of The Pros And Cons Of Building An Underground House Would Be. I Know That The Temperature Remains Constant Year-Round. It Doesn'T Need To Be Completly Underground, It Could Be A One Story House With A Double Basement If That Was The Most Effiecent Overall. I Know That You Can Solve Moisture Problems With A Thin Layer Of Plastic, And Lightning Problems With Solar Tubes. Basically Overall I Want To Be Able To Even Put Solar Panels Up And Have A Near Self-Sustainable House. I Intend To Run A Very Heat Intensive Gaming Computer And I Would Like To Know Some More Details. My Mother Is Convinced That Underground Houses Are Fictional, Or Not Worth It, So This Would Be Very Useful To Win Her Over. Also, If There Are Any Underground Houses Available To Tour I Would Love To See Them. I Want A &Quot;Good&Quot; House That Is Spacious, Without An Excessive Cost And This Is What Led Me To Thinking Underground May Be Optimal. Any Feedback Would Be Very Appreciated, Thank You!

Look up "berm house". We have a couple in the area and the owners are happy. The trouble is they look like German WWII coastal fortifications.

Solar Panels And Batteries?
Hi! I Bought A Coleman 12 Vdc Cooler That Pulls 9 Amps. What Size Solar Panel And Amp-Hour Battery Do I Need? I Only Open It 3 Times A Day. It Will Hold About 3 Gals Of Milk.

If it pulls 9 amps continuously, that's 108 watts/hour or about 2.5 kwh/day. If it only pulls half that (does it cycle?) it's about 1.2 kwh/day. You only want to drain a lead-acid battery 50% or so, so you'll want a 5 or 2.5 kwh battery pack. A typical setup for the 5 kwh would be two L-16 batteries in series, and for the 2.5 kwh you could use 2 T-105 batteries in series.

This does not account for days of cloud. If you regularly have cloudy days, size the battery pack for two or three days of use with no input (2-3 x the sizes given above).

To charge them, you typically want panels that will charge your battery at least 5% of its capacity per hour (C/20). For 12 volt nominal panels that's 10 amps for the T-105 or 20 amps for the L-16 batteries. It's good to have more than that for battery life (it cuts down on what's called stratification), so you'll want probably 150-200 watts of panels for the T-105 and 300-400 for the L-16. You'll also need a charge controller.

Peltier coolers are very inefficient. You'll save money by using a regular mini-fridge and an inverter. Most mini-fridges only draw 50 watts or so, so you're talking 600 watt-hours for a 50% duty cycle. This means two T-105 batteries will give you two days of use and you'll only need 120-150 watts of panel.

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