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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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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 use the sun to power daily life: running your air conditioning unit, washing clothes, seeing TELEVISION, cooking dinner. All while lowering your carbon footprint, and without burning nonrenewable fuel sources or putting a strain on the electrical grid. And while the environmental advantages of solar power are substantial, lots of homeowners find that the benefit, unique features, and expense savings of owning a solar power system are even more alluring.

Top 10 Advantages of Solar Energy

#1 Significantly reduce or even eliminate your electric bills

Whether you're a property owner, service, or not-for-profit, electrical energy costs can make up a large part of your regular monthly expenses. With a solar panel system, you'll generate complimentary 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 reduce your utility bills and you'll still conserve a great deal of loan.

#2 Earn a great return on your financial investment

Photovoltaic panels aren't an expenditure-- they're one of the very best ways to invest, with returns measuring up to those of more standard investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to substantial electrical power bill cost savings, the typical American homeowner settles their photovoltaic panel system in 7 to 8 years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.

#3 Secure versus rising energy costs

One of the most clear cut benefits of photovoltaic panels is the ability to hedge utility costs. In the past 10 years, residential electricity rates have increased by an average of three percent every year. By buying a solar energy system now, you can repair your electrical power rate and secure versus unforeseeable increases in electricity expenses. If you're a company or property owner with ever-changing capital, going solar likewise assists you better projection and manage your expenditures.

#4 Increase your home value

Several studies have actually found that homes equipped with solar energy systems have greater residential or commercial property values and offer faster than non-solar houses. Appraisers are progressively taking solar installations into consideration as they value homes at the time of a sale, and as property buyers become more educated about solar, need for properties equipped 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 crucial part of achieving energy independence in the United States. By increasing our capability to produce electrical energy from the sun, we can likewise insulate our country from rate changes in international energy markets.

#6 Develop jobs and assist your local economy

According to The Solar Foundation, the solar industry added tasks at a rate almost 12 times faster than the general U.S. economy in 2015, representing 1.2 percent of all tasks in the nation. This growth is expected 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 Secure the environment

Solar is a fantastic way to minimize your carbon footprint. Structures are responsible for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the U.S., and going solar can significantly reduce that number. A normal domestic photovoltaic panel system will remove 3 to 4 lots of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees yearly.

#8 Demonstrate your commitment to sustainability

Sustainability and business social obligation are important components of an organization's culture and values. They likewise produce bottom line outcomes. Significantly, customers and neighborhoods are recognizing and rewarding companies that select to operate responsibly. Businesses are finding that "green" qualifications are an effective driver of customer acquiring choices, producing goodwill and improving organisation results.

#9 Start Conserving from Day 1

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

Lots of house owners decide to finance their solar panels with one of the "pay-as-you-go" financing options. This implies that a third-party business-- the solar supplier-- owns the planetary system and looks after setup, upkeep, tracking and repairs. You just pay the solar supplier for electricity-- less than you would've paid the utility company.

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 changing and unreliable electrical energy rates. There is clearly an upward pattern.

With solar panels and easy mathematics, we can compute how much electrical power will be created, and most importantly, at what rate, for a minimum of 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

How Much Energy Will Be Produced?
I'Ve Been Having An Argument With Some Guy Who Thinks He Can Buy Solar Panels And Get Of The Grid Altogether. He Pointed Me Here: Http://Www.Greenhomeenergy.Com.Au/Solarpower/Power-Station/ The Website Claims That This Set Of Panels Can Produce Upwards Of 9,000 Kw/H Every Year. Realistically, Taking Into Account Efficiency (This Chart Suggests The Efficiency Rate Is Around 15%: Http://Sroeco.Com/Solar/Most-Efficient-Solar-Panels), How Much Power Will Be Produced Every Year?

The efficiency refers to the amount of sunlight the panel can actually convert into electricity. That 9,000 kW/h figure probably already takes efficiency into account. I would assume it comes under peak conditions, so I would count on a little less than that amount. In reality, maybe around 8,000? Either way, it all depends on how much electricity he uses per year. He'll also need a battery big enough to store the energy he needs for when the sun doesn't come out.

What Do You Think About Electricity From Renewable Energy Sources ?

Nuclear power is a renewable energy source. Breeder reactors make more fuel while producing power.

Solar, Wind, Geo, etc. are all good and work, but all have their limitations because they depend on nature and specific locations to be effective. Solar and wind also have a reliability problem because the wind does not always blow hard enough and the sun does not shine all the time. Solar and wind also require massive surface areas to produce much power.

Nuclear power is the only CO2 free alternative we have at this time which can come close to producing the massive amount of reliable 24/7 power we need at a reasonable price. It also does not require massive area to install.

10 Pts Best Answer!!! - How Does Solar Energy/Solar Power Work?
Active And Passive Cost Effectiveness And Return On Cost Any Government Rebates??? Cost Per Kilowatt Hour/Megawatt Hour Explanation Of What It Is And How It Works Advantages And Disadvantages What Can You Power With It Individual Panels Or Big Panels

1. cost well it depends on how big the solor pannels are.
2. no.
3. it really depends on what the sizes are and what things are
included.
4. when a solor pannel is outside the sun shines on it. The
pannel then soaks up the heat energy and converts in into
what ever energy that you wish. Basically it takes the sun
energy (or heat energy) and changes its chemical ballance
to another form of energy like electricity. It's a cheap way
to use electrical things without a bill (LOL) !!!!!!
5. an advantage is that it's a good way to conserve energy
and it's environment friendly. Some disadvantages are
that if there's no sun that day then depending on how much
energy your solor pannel can hold you might not have
enough energy that day.
7. you can power almost anything using it.
8. i prefur big pannels but if you're not much of a big spender
than i would go with individual pannels.

What Do I Need For A Solar Energy System?
I Know I Need The Solar Panel But I Dont Know What Battery Type Or If I Need A Power Inverter

Then you need to read more.

This is not something you can just throw together quickly and get right for your purposes. Any panel and any battery will provide some useful power but to get the best from it you need to calculate your expected loads, maximum load and maximum storage you are likely to need.
You don't need a battery storage if you use a grid-tied system and is more flexible for domestic use, so although the inverter is more expensive, you don't have the expense of buying or replacing batteries.

How Much Petroleum Does It Take To Produce A Ton Of Coal?
Coal Is Used To Generate Electricity And Light Rail Runs On Elect. How Much Energy (Petroleum} Is Used To Produce A Ton Of Coal Which Is Then Used To Generate Electricity That Replaces Petroleum For Propulsion At A 4/1 Loss Of Efficiency?

You mentioned, "light rail [trains]," "petroleum," "coal." But it may be too easy to confuse the relationship between these items. Most often light rail runs on electricity transmitted to the trains. This electricity may come from the general power grid or it may be specifically generated for the light rail trains. Light rail trains are passenger trains. Because the electricity is transmitted to the trains we say that the trains are "electrified." There is no longer any electrified freight rail transportation in the US.

What we do have are diesel / electric hybrid locomotives for freight transportation. The electricity is not transmitted to the train. Instead there is a diesel powered generator on the locomotive that generates the electricity for the electric traction motors that drive the locomotive. This is a series hybrid. This type of locomotive has been in service since 1920's but began to take over after WWII: http://www.essortment.com/all/locomotive... You can read why this arrangement is much better for large equipment than using a transmission that the electric motor replaces. So coal is hauled by diesel electrics and not "light rail." 1

Petroleum is however partially made from electricity. Refining oil takes approximately 6 KW-hr per gallon.2 Some of the electricity is manufactured by the refineries and some comes from the electric grid. When California was suffering an electrical crisis petroleum refineries sought to be exempt from rolling brown outs. Refineries are the single biggest users of electricity in California.3

"...a 4/1 loss of efficiency?" The cheapest electricity is made from products like coal and gas and when we refer to "efficiency" in electrical manufacture we talk of converting one form of energy to another, and the inherit losses. Coal refineries can be from 30% to a maximum of about 60% efficient. For electricity we additionally have to be concerned with capacity factors. This is essentially how often the rated capacity is able to be used. For coal it is about 75%.

Petroleum refineries use Natural gas, Coal, electricity, petroleum and even some hydrogen to make their refined products. When we measure the energy content of the supplied products and compare it to the energy in the refined products it looks like about 84% to around 88% efficiency. But NG, Coal, electricity, petroleum and hydrogen are not actually all combining in some way to make gasoline. The electricity is not being pushed into the product in the same way as the force of water or the heat content of coal is being used to drive generators to produce electricity. Refinery operation efficiency are more like comparing the fuel cost to drive a tanker truck to market compared to the energy content in the tanker. This is just one more example of how difficult it is to compare electricity and petroleum efficiencies.

When it comes to Internal Combustion engines (ICE) vs electric motors we do have a more direct comparison. From the energy storage on the vehicle to the motion of the wheels the ICE vehicle is about 15% to 24% efficient for petrol or diesel respectively. Electric vehicles are potentially over 90% efficient. So although we may lose efficiency in the process of making and transferring electricity our end use is hyper efficient.

EDIT: I suspect your premise is in error. We used to mine/ transport/ process and burn coal long before petroleum was ever discovered and used for the same purposes. We could do the same using atomic, biofueled, electric or even solar energy. There are several ways to determine "Costs." There are financial costs and coal is presently the cheapest. And there are "energy," "pollution" and "social" costs which are difficult to determine and trace down exactly. Coal is used to produce electricity. We produce more than 6 times the energy in electricity than the energy in transportation from petroleum if this tells you something.

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