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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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  • Fully licensed & insured installers
  • Custom tailored solutions
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  • 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 house owners to utilize the sun to power everyday life: running your air conditioning unit, cleaning clothes, viewing TELEVISION, cooking supper. All while lowering 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, lots of residents discover that the convenience, unique functions, and cost savings of owning a solar power system are a lot more attractive.

Leading Benefits of Solar Energy

#1 Significantly lower or even eliminate your electric costs

Whether you're a homeowner, service, or not-for-profit, electricity expenses can comprise a big part of your monthly expenses. With a photovoltaic panel system, you'll produce totally free power for your system's entire 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you don't produce 100 percent of the energy you take in, solar will minimize your utility expenses and you'll still save a great deal of loan.

#2 Earn a fantastic return on your investment

Solar panels aren't an expenditure-- they are among the finest methods to invest, with returns equaling those of more standard financial investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to substantial electrical power costs savings, the average American homeowner settles their solar panel system in 7 to eight years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.

#3 Protect versus increasing energy costs

Among the most clear cut benefits of solar panels is the ability to hedge utility prices. In the past 10 years, domestic electrical energy rates have increased by approximately three percent annually. By purchasing a solar energy system now, you can repair your electrical power rate and secure against unforeseeable increases in electrical energy costs. If you're an organisation or homeowner with ever-changing capital, going solar likewise assists you much better forecast and handle your costs.

#4 Boost your home or business value

Numerous studies have actually found that houses geared up with solar energy systems have greater property values and offer more rapidly than non-solar houses. Appraisers are increasingly taking solar setups into factor to consider as they value houses at the time of a sale, and as homebuyers end up being more educated about solar, need for residential or commercial properties geared up with photovoltaic panel systems will continue to grow.

#5 Boost U.S. energy self-reliance

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 create electricity from the sun, we can likewise insulate our nation from rate variations in international energy markets.

#6 Develop jobs and help your regional economy

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

#7 Safeguard the environment

Solar is a fantastic method to minimize your carbon footprint. Structures are accountable for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the U.S., and going solar can substantially decrease that number. A typical property solar panel system will remove 3 to four loads of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees annually.

#8 Demonstrate your dedication to sustainability

Sustainability and business social responsibility are necessary elements of an organization's culture and values. They also produce bottom line results. Increasingly, customers and communities are recognizing and rewarding businesses that pick to operate responsibly. Companies are finding that "green" qualifications are a powerful motorist of consumer purchasing decisions, creating goodwill and enhancing service outcomes.

#9 Start Conserving from Day 1

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

Lots of house owners decide to finance their photovoltaic panels with among the "pay-as-you-go" funding alternatives. This suggests that a third-party business-- the solar supplier-- owns the planetary system and looks after setup, maintenance, monitoring and repairs. You just pay the solar service provider for electricity-- 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 Financial investment

The energy companies are notorious for their varying and unreliable electricity prices. There is plainly an upward trend.

With photovoltaic panels and basic mathematics, we can compute how much electrical energy will be created, and most notably, at exactly 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 To Generate Electricity Out Of Solar Panels?
Since The Devastating Events In Japan, I'M Trying To Change My Thinking. Is There A Way To Generate Power With Renewable Energies? I'D Like To Have My Own Solar Panel On My Home. I'M Living In Scottsdale. So, I Think, The Insolation Over Here Is Pretty Good. I'Ve Searched The Web On All This Stuff But Cant Decide Which Way To Choose. Can You Help Me? Thanks =) John

There are many options including solar, geo-thermal and wind energy. Each has its own issues and benefits but the most readily available is solar.

Starting small, like with a solar water heater, is a good idea until you understand the process and have educated yourself on how to build a solar panel and how the various components work together.

There is more information on homemade solar panels below.

Good luck!

Where Are Sources And Information To Build Solar Panels, That Is Diy Solar Panels?
I Am Looking For Information To Make And Install My Own Solar Panels. I Am Interested In A Do It Yourself Solution To Install Solar Panels.

Google your question. There are over one million sites on the enter net explaining how to hook up solar panels and the equipment needed.

If you want to make the solar cells, you can't without a mulit million dollar laboratory / factory to grow the silicon crystals and other things required. You can buy the individual cells and then solder them together if you wish. Just hook them in parallel or series depending on the wattage you require.

How Do You Feel About Solar Panels?
Any People Who Use Solar Energy, Please Answer Your Experiences. Anything That Comes To Mind About When You Were Getting Your Solar Panels, And If You Like Using Them Now. What Do You Think Will Happen In The Future.. Thanks~

I've had 2.5kW (11 230W panels) of solar electric on my roof since last summer and it's great. On any given month I make between 50% and 100% of the electricity I need, with zero emissions of anything harmful.

It was expensive though; I got utility rebates & tax credits and I expect my payback to be around 10 years. Payback was not my primary motivation though, a cleaner environment was. People in my state love to fish, and they can't eat much of what they catch due to mercury pollution from the coal plants.

Solar is expensive and can only work in certain situations though. For those who fuss about payback time, I wonder what the payback is for a new coal burning plant or nuclear...?

Is Solar Really Cost-Effective For Home Use?
If It Is, Then Why Must They Take Our Tax Dollars And Subsidize It. If You Have Money To Burn And You Want To Feel Good About Reducing Co2, Then Go For It, But Send Us Poorer Tax Payers A Thank You Note, Eh! Here Is An Actual Basic Solar System Cost/Savings Estimated Analysis For A 2000 Sq Ft Home In Phoenix Arizona (From Our Utility Company): Note-This System Is Designed To Supply 75% Of My Annual Electric Needs. System Is Designed To Produce 15,553 Kwh Annually. Estimated Savings Is $1770 Per Year. Total System Cost Installed $52,780 Utility Company Rebate $16,800 Federal Tax Credit $15,830 State Tax Credit $1,000 My Out Of Pocket Cash $19,140 I Need To Borrow The Money Because I Am Just A Working Man Paying Taxes So The Government Will Have More To Give To Rich People So They Can Buy These Systems. I Don’T Have $20,000 Laying Around I Don’T Need. With Time Value Of The Money (Interest Paid), The Break Even Payback Point Is About 13-15 Years. Sounds Ok? Well The Inverter Is Only Guaranteed For 5 Years ($3500), And Even Though The Panels Have A Longer Warranty (Most About 20 Years) I Find Out That The Panels Loose Efficiency Over Time And Exposure. I Am Not Really Sure It Will Ever Pay For Itself Before Replacement Is Required. Remember This Is With Using Our Taxpayers Dollars, And In Phoenix Which Ideal. Most Parts Of The Country Will Not Be This Good.

You can probably find an investment with a much quicker pay-back. What is the payback without the subsidy? Are you morally concerned at all about people paying taxes involuntarily to subsidize spending on a project that is not economical? I am.

If you live in a hot climate you might save more energy/money if you plant trees that provide afternoon shade. Sure it takes a while to grow tall, but in 13-15 years you will have something that is appreciating in value and can add substantially to the value of your home?

In many climates a ground-source heat pump (GSHP) can return it's investment in 5 years. If you can get that kind of return in 5 years you can bank the money while waiting for solar to become more affordable.

Look at the opportunty costs of going solar. It's money you could have spent on something else which pays back sooner.

One more tip. The diesel getta is probably a better overall value than the prius.

Can A Single Solar Panel Source Be Used For 6 Townhouse Units?
I Am A Very Small Time Real Estate Developer Working On A Six Unit Project. I Would Like To Consider Adding A Solar Unit To The Project. There Are Several Reasons - Environmental, Marketing, And A Bad Market Which Forces Us To Differentiate Our Project From Other Similiar Ones And I Feel That Being 'Green' Plus 'No Electricity Bills For Life' Appeals To Both The Conscious And The Cheap. If We Have To Put A Unit And Converter For Each Townhouse It Will Not Make Economic Sense - I.E. I Will Have To Pay More For The Panels And Converters Than I Can Hope To Get Close To Recovering. If We Could Use A Single Set Of Panels And A Single Converter To Power All Of The Units I Believe It Can Make Economic Sense. My Question Is Can We Do It? The Project Is On The Central Coast Of California So We Have The Sunshine. Thank You For Your Help With This One, Steve

Yes if it was big enough. Check with your local solar companies in your area.

Your problem is design. The hot water tank must be central to all six units. The total tank capacity is another factor. Normally you need 20 gals of reserved hot water per person using the system.

If you design the system with the building you can use the thermosiphon system where you need no pumps or electricity to make all the hot water. The problem is the tank must be above your solar panels. The tank is heavy so it must have a good solid foundation.

I have a two tank system with a total storage capacity of 200 gallons working in series and is designed for 10 people. It has approximately 100 square feet of solar panels.

You are wise to invest in such a project to help our environment and natural resources. Good luck.

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