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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

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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 resident to utilize the sun to power daily life: running your air conditioner, cleaning clothing, watching TV, cooking dinner. All while reducing 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 significant, many property owners discover that the benefit, special features, and cost savings of owning a solar power system are even more enticing.

Leading Advantages of Solar Energy

#1 Significantly reduce and even remove your electric costs

Whether you're a property owner, business, or not-for-profit, electrical energy expenses can make up a big part of your monthly expenditures. With a solar panel system, you'll produce free power for your system's entire 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you don't produce 100 percent of the energy you consume, solar will decrease your utility costs and you'll still save a great deal of money.

#2 Make a great return on your financial investment

Photovoltaic panels aren't an expense-- they're one of the very best methods to invest, with returns equaling those of more traditional investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to substantial electrical power expense savings, the typical American homeowner settles their solar panel system in seven to eight years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.

#3 Protect versus rising energy expenses

One of the most clear cut benefits of photovoltaic panels is the capability to hedge energy prices. In the previous 10 years, property electricity costs have actually increased by an average of 3 percent yearly. By purchasing a solar energy system now, you can fix your electrical energy rate and safeguard versus unpredictable increases in electrical power expenses. If you're a business or homeowner with fluctuating capital, going solar also helps you better projection and manage your expenses.

#4 Boost your residential or commercial property worth

Numerous research studies have discovered that houses geared up with solar energy systems have higher residential or commercial property worths and sell more rapidly than non-solar houses. Appraisers are progressively taking solar setups into factor to consider as they value homes at the time of a sale, and as property buyers end up being more educated about solar, demand for residential or commercial properties geared up 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 crucial element of accomplishing energy self-reliance in the United States. By increasing our capability to create electricity from the sun, we can likewise insulate our nation from rate fluctuations in global energy markets.

#6 Create jobs and assist your local economy

Inning accordance with The Solar Foundation, the solar industry included jobs at a rate almost 12 times faster than the overall U.S. economy in 2015, representing 1.2 percent of all jobs in the country. This growth is expected to continue. Since solar-related tasks tend to be higher paying and can not be contracted out, they are a considerable contributor to the U.S. economy.

#7 Secure the environment

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

#8 Show your dedication to sustainability

Sustainability and corporate social duty are essential components of a company's culture and values. They likewise produce bottom line results. Significantly, consumers and communities are recognizing and rewarding businesses that decide to run responsibly. Organisations are discovering that "green" qualifications are a powerful chauffeur of customer acquiring choices, creating goodwill and enhancing organisation outcomes.

#9 Start Conserving from Day 1

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

Numerous homeowners pick to fund their photovoltaic panels with among the "pay-as-you-go" financing options. This implies that a third-party company-- the solar provider-- owns the planetary system and takes care of installation, maintenance, monitoring and repair works. You merely pay the solar supplier for electricity-- less than you would've paid the utility company.

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

#10. Solar is a Secure Financial investment

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

With solar panels and simple math, we can compute what does it cost? electrical power will be created, and most importantly, at 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

How Big Is An Average Solar Panel?

It really depends on how you are planning to use the panels. Before you do anything you first will need to determine how much power is necessary for your particular application.

Solar panels are often designed to be modular, each panel can be around 2X3 feet, but there are plenty of variations out there. By building your system modular you simply add more 2X3 foot panels to form an array so you can power more things.

Here is where it gets tricky, you can have two panels exactly the same size, but one panel delivers 65 watts of power while the other delivers 165 watts of power because it is more efficient. That is why you may see two panels that seem identical, but have a huge difference in price.

I suggest buying a simple kit like the one sold at Harbor Freight or the Sunforce 50048 kit and experiment a little before you get in too deep. You will learn a lot just from playing around and seeing what you can do. They come with everything you need including the inverter to convert the 12volt output from the panels to 120 volt AC like your wall sockets. It is well worth the investment.

I use solar for all of my outdoor lighting as well as charging up my RC helicopters and I built it a little at a time to keep it affordable.

Hope that helps.

Cheers!

What Are Some Good Alternatives To Things Like Using Solar Panels And Better Insulation For People Who Rent?

One major thing is to pay attention to your windows and doors. Make sure they are very well-sealed to keep warm air in during the winter, and cool air in during the summer. If you think they are drafty, try to get your landlord to seal them better, or try to do it yourself. (Seals aren't expensive, any hardware store will have plenty.)

Also, drapes/blinds that fully cover the windows can keep out that hot summer sun. But open them during the daytime in winter, to let the sun help heat things up...then close them at night to keep that warm air inside.

If you have hardwood or vinyl floors, consider getting some rugs....it's like insulation for the floor.

Buy fans for the summer. Even if you cannot install ceiling fans, just having table fans running will reduce your use of air-conditioning.

Why Are Republicans Trying To Tax My Solar Panel Use?

You aren't complaining tho about Obama letting General Electric run tax free while still charging taxes to their customers. I'm thinking this is something you are trying to blame on the republicans cause solar panel use isn't run by the democrats or republicans. Nice try.

How Are Solar Homes Constructed?
How Are Solar Homes Constructed? & Why Is The Facing Of The Solar Home Important & How Does It Provide Energy To The House?

Solar homes are generally oriented so they have a lot of window with a high U value and a large area facing south, Sarah. They typically have fewer, smaller windows on the east and west sides, and still fewer on the north side. This orientation ensures the house will pick up as much heat as possible in the winter months - think of a greenhouse trapping the heat of the sun. The summer sun is much higher in the sky, and the house's design prevents excessive heat gain in the summer by using awnings or by using the overhang of the roof to shade the windows. Alternately, living shade could be provided by deciduous trees near the house, since those trees would drop their leaves in the winter to allow the sun's heat to enter the house..

The house may also include 'active' solar components, such as solar panels, which gather additional heat for hot water or heating the house, or which convert sunlight to electrical power.

In addition, solar homes are typified by energy efficient construction, from the insulation in their walls and attic, to appliances which wring energy from every dollar spent at the utility company. These would include the furnace, air conditioner, hot water tank, washer, dryer, etc.

How Many Watts Should A Solar Panel Be For These Uses?
A Small Wooden Building. Will Have One Or Two Lights. Small Tv. Possibaly Even A Small Refrigarator.

Is someone living in the building, or will someone be in it only occasionally? The amount of energy you need varies quite a bit based on the specifics of the lights, the TV and the fridge. It'd be best to do some calculations. Find examples of the TV and fridge, find out how much they draw and estimate how long the TV and lights will be used each day. Even the small, 120v bar fridges use quite a bit of energy and have extra losses due to being powered by an inverter. Leave yourself some extra reserve for losses and cloudy days.

As an example, for the 6x12 foot tiny house I plan to build, I'm going to try to get by with a single, 100-watt panel and a single, RV-style deep cycle storage battery. I'll be choosing my appliances very carefully though, such as a 12v compressor cooler (designed for use in cars) as the fridge and not using electricity for heat.

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