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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.

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"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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  • Custom tailored solutions
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  • 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 property owner to use the sun to power daily life: running your air conditioning unit, cleaning clothing, seeing TELEVISION, cooking supper. All while decreasing your carbon footprint, and without burning nonrenewable fuel sources or putting a strain on the electrical grid. And while the ecological advantages of solar power are substantial, numerous homeowners find that the convenience, unique functions, and expense savings of owning a solar power system are even more attractive.

Top 10 Benefits of Solar Energy

#1 Dramatically reduce or even eliminate your electrical costs

Whether you're a house owner, service, or not-for-profit, electricity costs can comprise a big portion of your month-to-month costs. With a photovoltaic panel system, you'll create complimentary power for your system's entire 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you do not produce One Hundred Percent of the energy you take in, solar will reduce your utility expenses and you'll still conserve a great deal of loan.

#2 Earn a great return on your investment

Solar panels aren't an expense-- they're one of the very best ways to invest, with returns equaling those of more conventional investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to substantial electricity expense 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 against rising energy costs

One of the most clear cut advantages of photovoltaic panels is the ability to hedge utility prices. In the previous 10 years, property electrical power prices have gone up by approximately three percent every year. By investing in a solar energy system now, you can repair your electricity rate and protect against unpredictable boosts in electricity expenses. If you're a service or homeowner with rising and falling capital, going solar likewise assists you better forecast and manage your expenditures.

#4 Boost your house value

Multiple research studies have actually found that homes equipped with solar energy systems have higher property values and offer quicker than non-solar houses. Appraisers are increasingly taking solar installations into consideration as they value homes at the time of a sale, and as homebuyers become more informed about solar, need for residential or commercial properties geared up with photovoltaic panel systems will continue to grow.

#5 Increase U.S. energy self-reliance

The sun is a near-infinite source of energy and a key element of achieving energy self-reliance in the United States. By increasing our capability to create electricity from the sun, we can likewise insulate our country from rate fluctuations in international energy markets.

#6 Develop jobs and help your local economy

Inning accordance with 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 jobs in the country. This growth is expected to continue. Due to the fact that solar-related tasks have the tendency to be higher paying and can not be outsourced, they are a significant contributor to the United States economy.

#7 Secure the environment

Solar is a terrific method to reduce your carbon footprint. Structures are accountable for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the United States, and going solar can substantially decrease that number. A typical domestic solar panel system will get rid of three to 4 lots of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees each year.

#8 Show your dedication to sustainability

Sustainability and corporate social obligation are necessary parts of an organization's culture and worths. They also produce bottom line outcomes. Progressively, consumers and neighborhoods are acknowledging and rewarding companies that choose to operate properly. Companies are finding that "green" credentials are a powerful motorist of consumer acquiring decisions, creating goodwill and enhancing company outcomes.

#9 Start Saving 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 loan down.

Lots of property owners select to fund their solar panels with among the "pay-as-you-go" financing choices. This suggests that a third-party company-- the solar provider-- owns the planetary system and looks after setup, maintenance, tracking and repair works. You simply pay the solar company for electricity-- less than you would've paid the energy 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 energy business are infamous for their varying and unreliable electrical power rates. There is clearly an upward trend.

With solar panels and basic math, we can compute what does it cost? electrical energy will be produced, and most importantly, at exactly what cost, for at least 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

Sources Covering Benefits Of Wind And Solar Energy For Paper?
I'M Writing A Paper On The Benefits Of Wind And Solar Energy, In Both An Economic And Social Context. Though I Appreciate Your Personal Opinion On Its Benefits, I Would Really Appreciate Some Possible Sources To Give Me A Start On The Paper. Please Keep In Mind That I Am Not Looking For A Political Discussion Or Opinions, This Is For A Graduate-Level Paper And I Am To Only Write About The Benefits Of Wind And Solar Energy - So Sharing Your Personal Beliefs About The Negative Effects Of Alternative Energy Does Not Interest Me Or Anyone Else And They Will Be Ignored. Thanks!

American Solar Energy Society has a lot of great information on solar. www.ases.org

A great example of use of solar versus conventional
http://www.fsec.ucf.edu/en/research/buil...

www.solarhome.org

http://www.mtpc.org/cleanenergy/solar_in...

Enjoy!

Do You Think Alternative Sources Of Energy Are A Bunch Of Pipe Dreams?
1. Hydrogen= Takes More Energy To Make It Than It Provides 2. Biodiesel And Ethanol= Only Maybe Practicle With A Limited Use To Vehicles Fuel Not Praticle For A Source Of Energy For The Worlds Needs Due To The Amount Of Land It Takes To Produce, We Are Already Running Out Of Farm Land 3. Solar Power: Considering The Amount Of Energy The World Needs By The Time Fossil Fuel Runs Out The Planet Would Have To Be Covered With Solar Panels And They Are Expensive,Third World Countries Could Not Afford 4. Wind Power: Same As With Number 3 5. Nuclear: Produces Highly Toxic Waste,Power Plants Threaten Sourounding Areas 6. Fission: Practicle If Proven To Work Still In Progress,Iter Project

You've more or less got a handle on it, but the biodiesel, ethanol etc are bogus and pipe-dreams.

Hydrogen might someday pan out if they can find a cheap catalyst and then develop the production and distribution channels around geothermal venting systems - like Iceland is doing.

Practically it will probably break down like this. We'll probably go mostly nuclear in the short term in the major metro areas and then use wind or solar to keep outlying areas /states going.

At some point oil's cost vs. wind or solar will become even and then - why import oil and gas when you have large windy plain or open desert like in Kansas or Arizona, and also have relatively low energy intensity/usage.

Eventually I suspect if the Middle East continues to spiral into a religious/political fuzzball, or there is another significant terrorist event some folks will be motivated to get Fusion / ITER funded and online faster than anticipated.

Basically the Middle-East is on borrowed time of about 10-15 years no matter what.

If the worst occurs, you can be sure that the US will vigorously and probably secretly fund another ITER in cooperation with other energy dependent states as well as other energy production programs despite whatever our dear friends in the Middle-East say afterwards.

At this point, from their perspective the Middle East/Israel/Saudi Arabia etc, is seriously screwed and need to get their stuff in gear because they'll be unable to command any attention from the rest of the world or they'll alternatively become even more dangerous to the rest of us when the money stops and we put the first few fusion reactors online, they could resort to state sanctioned "terrorism" until someone forks over "assistance".

Are Renewable Energy(Solar,Wind) Jobs Economically Lucrative?If Not So Why?And Do They Generate Jobs?
Are These Jobs Dependable With?And Can It Be A Career Or Would It Be Foolish To Go Into It?Please Explain In Detail.

I think the question here is about short tern stability vs. long term growth.

For example, in the short term you could ignore renewable energy and efficiency and go learn how to install and sell old, tank based, hot water heaters. But, if you do a little bit of research, you'll quickly see that those old style hot water heaters are being replaced by on demand water heaters which are much more efficient, as well as by solar hot water heating systems of various kinds which cost just about the same and pay for themselves within 3-5 years.

Solar thermal and plumbing is probably the best bet for job security right now and the area that will grow the fastest in the shortest amount of time because it is less expensive than PV.

However, the price of solar panels is dropping rapidly because silicon manufacturing has finally ramped up to meet the supply needs of solar panel manufacturers. This means, with PV cost dropping, and states like VT passing tariffs about selling energy back onto the grid, more people will be opting for solar.

I think RE is a smart sector to move into. Find a manufacturer or a distributor or get NABCEP certified and go out on your own!

How To Make This Simple Solar Charger/Backup?
I Need Help Creating My Idea For A Solar/Battery Charger/Backup. I Want It To Be Able To Charge With Or Without The Solar Panel (Given The Batteries Are Charged.) I Would Also Like The Parts To Be Homemade As I Know There Are Probably Products That Already Have Been Marketed. It Needs To Not Fry The Cellphone As Well As Not Discharge It, Same Goes For The Batteries Being Discharged By The Solar Panel. What Items Do I Need, And What Specifications: (Voltages, Resistance, Etc.) Here Is A Very Primitive View Of The Schematics: Http://Imgur.Com/4H9ibfy

If you want to do it yourself, here are some suggestions.

The blocking diode between the solar panel and the batteries is good.

You can construct a simple constant-current charger to charge nickle cadmium batteries. This type of charger is considered "dumb" but is only appropriate for NiCads. Nimh, lithium and lithium polymer batteries all require the use of a "smart" charger to detect when they are fully charged. A dumb charger won't stop charging them, and that will damage those battery types.

The only real problem with constant-current charging is that to allow for unlimited overcharging, the charge rate should be limited to 0.1C (a 4 Ahr battery, for example, has a 400mA charge rate at 0.1C). This requires 16 hours of charging to fully charge the batteries. The downside is that the sun doesn't shine for 16 hour straight. If you can tolerate taking 2 or 3 days to recharge the batteries, then that works. Otherwise, you will need a smarter charger, one that starts out charging rapidly, but detects when the battery is approaching full charge (and there are various ways to do that) and then drops to a lower charge rate. It is possible to build one yourself, but it is definitely more complex.

Your diagram shows using USB to charge the cell phone. That means that the cell phone already has a battery charger of the right type built into it to regulate the charging of the cell phone battery. All you have to do is provide a USB jack that outputs 5.0Vdc, preferable at 1A. Instead of using a resistor, I suggest using a 3-terminal voltage regulator to provide the 5.0 Vdc. You might have to install a heat-sink on the regulator if the cell phone uses the full 1A. You can precede the regulator with a blocking diode if you like. The cell phone generally will stop drawing power when its battery is fully charged, so you don't really need to worry about a dark solar panel discharging the cell battery.

The 3-terminal voltage regulator is a "linear regulator", which means it dissipates excess energy to drop the battery voltage down to 5 Vdc. For example, if the batteries were 12V, the regulator would dissipate (12V-5V) x 1A = 7W of power. That is only about 42% efficient. It is possible to purchase on eBay a bucking voltage regulator that will drop 12V to 5V with about a 92% efficiency. But that costs more, and you would be using a prefabbed circuit. Selecting batteries with a voltage closer to (but still higher than) 5Vdc would improve the 42% efficiency.

Hope that helps.

Saving Energy?
Ok I Need Some Tips On Saving Energy Here Are Some Questions: Is There A Surge Protector That Is Energy Efficient? How Can I Save Energy While On The Computer? Please Give Me More Tips As Well!! Thanks

I have a HUUUUGE list available at www agua-luna com it's like 33 pages long and would just spam this whole answer. But here's a few cut from the list below. if you'd like the entire list feel free to visit www agua-luna com or email me through the site directly and I’ll send you a copy.

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I also do some free consulting, there's more info on the site about that too. Here’s some more ways to help the environment…


Recycle paper, cardboard, newsprint and magazines.
Recycle aluminum cans.
Recycle all batteries.
Recycle and reuse. Roughly 50% of the average person's trash can be recycled. Don't forget that hazardous waste like batteries, your printer's ink cartridges, and cell phones can be recycled too! Find out how and where to recycle in your area. Always buy recycled paper. Just 1 ton of recycled paper saves 17 trees.
Just because your community doesn't pick up all recyclables on the curb, it doesn't mean there are not viable alternatives nearby. Check with dry cleaners, supermarkets, manufacturers, your local public works department and civic organizations to find out where recycled goods can be dropped off, at a location near you.
Did you know that just in 1995 alone, recycled toner cartridges kept over 21,000 tons of trash out of landfills? Believe it or not, now you can recycle your printer's toner cartridges! Every year, Americans throw out enough printer cartridges to stretch from Los Angeles to New York City and back again. Toner cartridges can be recycled, having just as good a performance as an unrecycled cartridge. To recycle your toner cartridges, find a local business that does printer cartridge recycling, or contact the manufacturer of your current toner cartridge and ask about a cartridge recycling program.
Not only should you recycle, but buy products that are recycled. By purchasing these products, you are helping to conserve natural resources, and to protect the environment.
Wash clothes in cold water.
Hot water is unnecessary for most clothes. When needed, use warm water.
Fill your toilet tank.
Put a plastic bottle or two, filled with water and rocks, in your tank to reduce the amount of water used in each flush.
Clean your filters.
Clean the filters of your air-conditioners once a month to improve energy efficiency. While you’re at it, change your car’s filters as recommended in your manual.
Get a low-flow shower head.
Stop at the hardware store on your way home, and get a low-flow shower head. Takes a few minutes to install, and it’ll save gallons of water a day.
Lower your thermostats.
If you use heating, get by with less heat and wear warmer clothes. If you use air-conditioning, get by with less cooling and wear cooler clothes.
If it’s a nice sunny day, hanging clothes only takes a few minutes, and you’re using solar power instead of electricity to do the job. It also makes your clothes last longer.
Turn down your water heater.
Most people have their water heater’s thermostat turned up too high, wasting energy. Turn it down to 130 degrees, saving energy but still hot enough to kill bacteria.
Use CFC light bulbs.
If your light bulb burns out, replace it with a Compact Flourescent bulb (those spiral-looking ones). They’re more expensive, but if you just replace them one at a time, it doesn’t cost much, and the energy savings is great. And as they last longer, over the long run, you’ll save money.
Wash and dry only full loads of laundry and dishes.
Follow your community's water use restrictions or guidelines.
Install a low-flow shower head.
If you are not looking to change your car just yet there are a number of ways you can be more environmentally friendly and help you save money by conserving fuel.
Lighten your car to reduce weight by not carrying unnecessary items.
Cut your speed and stick to the speed limits
Drive smoothly avoiding heavy accelerating and braking.
When stationary for a long time, switch off the engine.
Closing windows will make the car more efficient by being more aerodynamic. Remove roof bars when not is use also helps.
Make sure your tyres are properly inflated as under inflated tyres cause more resistance.
Where possible, walk, cycle or even use public transport.
If possible lift share to reduce the number of cars on the road.
Try mass transit.
Millions of people use it, and it saves tons of fuel. If you don’t already, give it a try.
Unload your car.
Remove excess weight from your car (such as stuff that might be in the trunk) to reduce the amount of fuel you use.
Walk instead of drive.
You don’t have to do this all the time, but walking the short trip to a store, or to lunch from work, or some other short trip like that, can reduce the amount of fuel you use over the long term, and you shed some fat at the same time. Or at least burn off that morning donut.
Buy a smaller car.
You won’t be able to do this today, probably, but the next time you’re in the market for an automobile, get a smaller and energy-efficient car rather than a big, lumbering one. It’s one of the best things you can do to reduce your fuel consumption.
Inflate your tires.
Many people don’t realize that their tires are under-inflated. Check the recommended pressure for your tires, and fill them up to that pressure. It only takes a few minutes, but it will save you on fuel consumption (a little) and more importantly, make your tires last longer and reduce the rubber that’s worn off your tires.
Get creative with gift-giving. The gift of time, services, or environmentally positive gifts may be more appreciated than disposable goods that are not to the taste or needs of the recipient.
Look into those lifestyle changes you’ve been putting off
Work from home more. Many organisations, when prodded a little, will accept flexible work arrangements where there is no impact to the work that needs to get done.
Use your oven less.
The oven not only uses a lot of energy, it heats up your kitchen, requiring more cooling. Instead, use toaster ovens, crockpots, microwaves, and electric grills when you can. And when you do use your oven, open it less - you lose 25% of the heat every time you open the oven door.
Mend your stuff.
Try not to throw stuff away and buy new stuff if the old stuff can be fixed. Torn clothing? Takes a few minutes to sew up.
Install a water filter.
If you buy a lot of bottled water, use your tap instead. Some places need a filter to make tap water taste drinkable, but they don’t cost much and they can save money, water, and plastic bottles over time.
Unplug appliances.
If you don’t use an appliance several times a day, it’s better to unplug it, as they often use energy even when turned off
Use rechargeable batteries.
Instead of throwing your batteries away all the time, reuse rechargeable batteries. Costs a little more, but cheaper in the long run.
When you’re looking to buy appliances, be sure to research the most energy-efficient ones. They may cost a little more, but they’ll more than make up for that in the long run with lower energy bills.
Buy a smaller home.
The next time you’re home-shopping, instead of buying the McMansion, look for a smaller home that’s big enough to meet your needs comfortably. Reducing the amount of stuff you own is a good way to need less house. It’s cheaper, and requires less energy to heat and cool. And easier to clean at the same time.
Look for energy efficiency.
Use acryllic paint.
Compost.
It’s not hard to set one up (look it up online), and you can save a lot of waste from the landfill and help your garden at the same time
Water grass early in the morning.
Reduces the amount of water you need to keep your grass looking fabulous.
Plant shade trees near your house.
It’ll take awhile before they can make a difference, but shade trees greatly reduce the need to cool a home.
Coat your roof.
This’ll take up an afternoon, but you only have to do it once every few years. And it’ll save you a lot of money and energy in heating and cooling over the long-term, more than making up for the cost of paint.
Avoid fast food.
Instead, eat at home or at a sit-down restaurant. Fast food restaurants are one of the worst polluters of the environment, both in the massive amounts of beef they must raise, in the wasted packaging, and in the energy they use in so many ways. And they’re tremendously unhealthy.
Buy a manual reel mower or electric mower.
If you’re looking for a new lawn mower, and you have a small yard, consider getting a manual one. They’re much advanced from the reel mowers of our grandparents’ generation, much quieter, cheaper, and they save on fuel and pollution. Electric mowers are also quieter and use much less energy.
Clean up.

Hope this helped, feel free to contact me personally if you have any questions if you’d like assistance in making your first self sufficient steps, I’m willing to walk you step by step threw the process. I’ve written several how-to DIY guides available at www agua-luna com on the subject. I also offer online and on-site workshops, seminars and internships to help others help the environment.


Dan Martin
Alterative Energy / Sustainable Consultant, Living 100% on Alternative & Author of How One Simple Yet Incredibly Powerful Resource Is Transforming The Lives of Regular People From All Over The World... In

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