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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 home owners to utilize the sun to power daily life: running your a/c unit, cleaning clothing, watching TV, 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 ecological advantages of solar power are substantial, many home owners discover that the benefit, unique features, and cost savings of owning a solar power system are a lot more enticing.

Top 10 Advantages of Solar Energy

#1 Drastically reduce or perhaps remove your electrical expenses

Whether you're a house owner, service, or nonprofit, electrical power expenses can comprise a large portion of your monthly expenses. With a solar panel system, you'll create totally free power for your system's whole 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you do not produce 100 percent of the energy you take in, solar will minimize your utility bills and you'll still conserve a lot of cash.

#2 Earn a terrific return on your investment

Solar panels aren't an expense-- they are among the best methods to invest, with returns equaling those of more conventional financial investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to substantial electrical energy costs savings, the typical American homeowner settles their photovoltaic panel system in seven to eight years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.

#3 Secure against rising energy costs

Among the most clear cut advantages of photovoltaic panels is the capability to hedge utility prices. In the previous 10 years, domestic electricity rates have actually gone up by an average of three percent yearly. By buying a solar energy system now, you can repair your electricity rate and protect versus unforeseeable boosts in electrical power expenses. If you're a company or property owner with rising and falling money flow, going solar also helps you better projection and manage your costs.

#4 Increase your home value

Several research studies have actually discovered that houses geared up with solar energy systems have greater home worths and sell quicker 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 become more informed about solar, demand for residential or commercial properties equipped with solar panel systems will continue to grow.

#5 Boost U.S. energy self-reliance

The sun is a near-infinite source of energy and an essential element of accomplishing energy independence in the United States. By increasing our capacity to produce electrical power from the sun, we can also insulate our country from price variations in global energy markets.

#6 Develop jobs and assist your local economy

According to The Solar Foundation, the solar industry included jobs at a rate almost 12 times faster than the total U.S. economy in 2015, representing 1.2 percent of all jobs in the country. This growth is anticipated to continue. Since solar-related tasks tend to be higher paying and can not be outsourced, they are a significant factor to the United States economy.

#7 Safeguard the environment

Solar is a terrific method to minimize 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 photovoltaic panel system will get rid of 3 to 4 heaps of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees yearly.

#8 Show your dedication to sustainability

Sustainability and business social obligation are very important components of an organization's culture and values. They also produce bottom line results. Increasingly, consumers and neighborhoods are recognizing and rewarding companies that choose to operate responsibly. Businesses are finding that "green" qualifications are an effective driver of customer acquiring decisions, producing goodwill and enhancing service results.

#9 Start Conserving from Day 1

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

Many property owners opt to fund their photovoltaic panels with among the "pay-as-you-go" financing choices. This suggests that a third-party business-- the solar company-- owns the solar system and looks after setup, upkeep, tracking and repair works. You just pay the solar service provider for electrical energy-- less than you would've paid the utility business.

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

#10. Solar is a Secure Investment

The utility companies are notorious for their fluctuating and undependable electricity costs. There is plainly an upward trend.

With solar panels and basic mathematics, we can calculate what does it cost? electrical power will be created, and most importantly, at what rate, for at least the next Twenty Years (fixed 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

If Your Domestic Pitched Roof Is Overloaded Due To Solar Panels -What Are Signs Of This?
Presumably If The Roof Is Overloaded With Solar Panels And Needs Strenthening Then Before The Snow Arrives Or The High Winds Come There Will Be Some Signs Of This To Look Out For? What Are They In A Domestic Pitched Roof With A Frames With Like A W Support In Them! And Also Ehat Is The Most Likley Result Of A Failure. Will One A Frame Break Will The Whole Roof Fall In Etc.

Whoever installed the panels should have looked into this before installing.

Photovoltaic panels are light, perhaps 3 lbs. per square foot, which is less than the roofing material under them. So if the roof is sagging or the underlying rafters are cracking or something, then the roof was about to go, anyway.

If you're talking about a solar water heater of the type with a large tank on the roof, that's a different matter. The installer should have paid special attention to the roof strength for this sort of thing. At least in my area, a building inspection would have been required.

I Have 12V Batt(26Ah),10Amp Scc(Mppt-Tracer) With Mt-5 Meter,70W Solar Panel 24V?
My Mt-5 Meter Reading Of My Battery Is 100% When It'S Full...And The Mppt Scc (Tracer) Led Indicator Is Blinking Green Means It'S Full.... But During Sunset Around 5:00 Pm The Percentage Of My Battery Drops To 66% And At Around 5:30 Pm It Drops To 57%(Solid Green Led Indicator Of Scc) Without Any Load.... What'S Wrong With My System???? :(

you're charging a 12v battery with a 24v solar panel and you likely have your charge controller set to 24v too(hopefully anyway), that's your problem.......you overcharged and broke the battery. only use identical voltages when working with any electricity. the reading you're getting is from the solar panels and the percentage drop is from lowering light levels and any remaining power storage the broken battery is capable of. to fix it, you just need to get 2 12v batteries and hook them up in series(positive to negative) to make a 24v battery bank able to handle your solar panel's voltage output and hook it up to your system like a big battery, that's about it.

How Do I Solar Power My Camper Site?
I Have Property In A Very Rural Area With No Utilities Close By And Would Like To Know How Many Solar Panels,Batteries, Charge Controler, Anf Power Inverter, Would Be Needed To Make A Stand Alone Power System That Would Run My Entire Camper?

We run a full-size refrigerator, lighting for 500 sq. ft, an entertainment center, a microwave, 2 computers, and a phone signal booster amplifier. We have 800 watts of solar panels, a 60 amp charge controller, 10 deep discharge batteries, and a 2.5 kW inverter. A backup generator runs the table saw- which draws too much power for the inverter- and a 75-amp charger if it's been cloudy for 2 days straight. System has been operating for 3 years, no problems. Will be upgrading to 16 batteries and 1.2 kW of panels this fall so that we can run a freezer and go 4 days without sun before using the generator.

Can I Use Solar With Inverter In Day Time Without Using Battries?

That is called a grid-tied inverter. It converts the DC power from the panels to AC and puts it into the electric panel in your house. You cannot use it standalone without the electric company connected as well. And if the power goes out on the grid, your inverter will turn off as well, even during a sunny day.

http://www.altestore.com/store/Inverters...

What Type Of Electrical Wires Are Used To Install A Solar Panel On The Roof?
I Have A Module Panel Which Is Suppose To Transfer Dc To Ac Electric. Is The Wires Soldered On The Back Of The Panel Or Any Metal On The Sides? What Colors Are The Wires?

What model panel? I seriously doubt that the Panel has a built in inverter. Most inverters are installed in the basement near the main electrical panel.
DC goes to the inverter from the panels.

For Outdoor electrical installation most local electrical codes require conduit (pipe).
Check with your local electrical inspector or ask a local contractor

We Serve All of Pittsfield MA including these zip code areas:

01201, 01202, 01203