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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 property owner to utilize the sun to power daily life: running your a/c, cleaning clothes, watching TV, cooking supper. All while lowering your carbon footprint, and without burning nonrenewable fuel sources or putting a stress on the electrical grid. And while the ecological advantages of solar power are substantial, lots of residents find that the convenience, special functions, and expense savings of owning a solar power system are even more enticing.

Leading Benefits of Solar Energy

#1 Dramatically reduce or even eliminate your electrical expenses

Whether you're a house owner, organization, or nonprofit, electrical power expenses can make up a big part of your month-to-month expenses. With a photovoltaic panel system, you'll generate totally free power for your system's whole 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you don't produce One Hundred Percent of the energy you take in, solar will decrease your energy expenses and you'll still conserve a great deal of cash.

#2 Earn a fantastic return on your investment

Photovoltaic panels aren't an expenditure-- they're one of the very best methods to invest, with returns rivaling those of more standard investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to considerable electrical power expense savings, the average American house owner settles their photovoltaic panel system in seven to eight years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.

#3 Safeguard against rising energy expenses

One of the most clear cut advantages of solar panels is the ability to hedge energy rates. In the past 10 years, domestic electricity costs have gone up by approximately three percent each year. By purchasing a solar energy system now, you can repair your electrical energy rate and secure versus unpredictable boosts in electrical energy costs. If you're an organisation or homeowner with fluctuating capital, going solar likewise helps you much better forecast and handle your expenditures.

#4 Increase your home worth

Multiple studies have found that houses geared up with solar energy systems have greater property worths and offer faster than non-solar houses. Appraisers are increasingly taking solar installations into consideration as they value houses at the time of a sale, and as homebuyers 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 an essential component of accomplishing energy self-reliance in the United States. By increasing our capacity to produce electrical power from the sun, we can also insulate our nation from price variations in global energy markets.

#6 Create jobs and help your regional economy

Inning accordance with The Solar Structure, the solar market added jobs at a rate nearly 12 times faster than the total U.S. economy in 2015, representing 1.2 percent of all jobs in the nation. This growth is anticipated to continue. Because solar-related jobs tend to be higher paying and can not be contracted out, they are a considerable contributor to the United States economy.

#7 Secure the environment

Solar is a great way to lower 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 remove three to 4 lots of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees each year.

#8 Show your commitment to sustainability

Sustainability and business social duty are essential components of an organization's culture and values. They also produce bottom line results. Progressively, customers and neighborhoods are recognizing and rewarding companies that choose to operate responsibly. Companies are discovering that "green" credentials are a powerful motorist of consumer purchasing decisions, producing goodwill and enhancing company outcomes.

#9 Start Conserving from Day 1

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

Many house owners select to fund their photovoltaic panels with among the "pay-as-you-go" financing options. This implies that a third-party company-- the solar supplier-- owns the planetary system and looks after installation, maintenance, monitoring and repair works. You merely pay the solar service provider for electrical energy-- 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 Financial investment

The utility companies are well-known for their varying and undependable electricity rates. There is plainly an upward trend.

With solar panels and basic mathematics, we can calculate what does it cost? electrical energy will be created, and most significantly, at exactly what price, for at least the next Twenty Years (repaired 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

Why Aren'T There Solar Panels On Airplanes To Reduce Fuel Use?
The Plane Wouldn'T Be Fully Powered By Solar Panels But Would Be A Hybrid.

The biggest problem today is that the solar panels simply aren't efficient enough to generate the electricity. Airplanes today already have a separate generator just to power the interior electronics. Maybe in the future they will find some material that's more conductive and the idea will be a reality. Angle to the sun may be an issue too, on second thought.

Solar Panels And Snow?
We Just Had Our First Negative Experience With Our Solar Panels, When The Snow On The Roof Came Tumbling Down, Taking Out A Rear Fence And Then Taking Out Our Christmas Lights And Walkway Path Lights. There Was Only About 4-5&Quot; Of Snow Up There And It Sounded Like A Truck Passed By. So I Am Think What If We Get 12&Quot; Of Snow Or More? My Roof Is Very High And Hard To Get To And They Told Me That A Snow Rake Could Damage The Panels. Mine Rake Wouldn'T Reach Anyway. I'D Need Something 40' - 50' Long And Pretty Light Weight. Any Ideas Or Experiences?

You could be liable for anyone getting a stiff neck from a snow fall from your solar roof. Is your insurance up to it ? Suggest posting a sign at your entrance declaring a hard hat area.

Solar Panel Inverters?
I Want To Plug My Solar System Battery Bank Into My Transfer Switch On My Cabin When Not Using A Generator. The Transfer Switch Will Handle 220 Volt From My Generator. How Do I Get A 220 Volt Inverter That Runs 60 Hz Or Do All Of Them Run 50 Hz. I See Plenty Of 120 Volt 60 Hz. I'M At The Point Of Needing To Order One And I'M Not Sure.

Investors in this ground-breaking technology include Rockport Capital Partners, Third Point Ventures and Applied Ventures, the venture capital arm of solar equipment manufacturer Applied Materials.

Enphase Energy's CEO Paul Nahi said the company raised money earlier than expected due to strong demand for its microinverters.

So what are these microinverters?

The Enphase Micro-inverter shifts DC to AC conversion from a large, centralized inverter to a compact unit attached directly to each solar module in the power system.




Distributing the conversion process to each module makes the entire solar power system more productive, reliable, and smarter than traditional solar panel inverter systems.

Usually, one single inverter is dedicated to a rooftop array of panels for a homeowner. Enphase Energy, however, have built a DC-to-AC inverter that is placed on each single panel.

This makes it more reliable than a centralized inverter and more efficient, so panels can generate more electricity, Nahi said.

Enphase has already started shipping its microinverters and has tied up deals with several panel distributors and installers.

The future of inverters?

Enphase Energy has been able to improve the DC-to-AC conversion efficiency to around 95%.

Because of this, Nahi predicted more companies will turn to decentralized inverters.

"There's been very little question on the benefits of microinverters, but people didn't think it was possible to get the efficiency levels required," he said.

Now it seems that they have.

If you are looking for high quality, low price solar panel inverters please visit my UK store by clicking here. For our US store click here.

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Lighting My Pond With Solar Panels?
Hi, I Got A Pond And I Am Planning Of Putting Some Lights On It During Night Time. But I Want To Use Solar Panels And I Have Done A Bit Of Research About Solar Panels And I Know How They Work, I Know That The Common Voltage To Use Is 12V So You Can Use Car Batteries Or Deep Cycle Batteries, But My Question Is: 1. What Wattage Of Bulb Can You Recommend 2. How Long It Would Take To Drain My Battery (Can I Have It Overnight) 3. And What Wattage Of Solar Panel Should I Get Enough To Recharge My Battery The Next Day. Hope Anyone Can Help.. Thanks

There are solar lighting controllers that control charging the battery during the day, and then turning on and off the lights at night. It will also manage turning off the lights if the batteries get too low. http://www.altestore.com/store/Charge-Co...

The size of the battery and solar panels depends on how much power you use. You should definitely use the lowest power lights you can, LED's are great for solar. I haven't used this site, but they do have a selection of outdoor 12V DC lights that should work great, http://www.theledlight.com/landscape.htm... Once you decide how many lights you want, you would add up the watts of all of them, multiple it by the number of hours you want them on (doesn't make sense to have them on in the middle of the night when no one is there). You will end up with the number of watt hours you need a day (for example, 12W of lights total x 6 hours = 72watt hours (wh)). Put that number into an off-grid calculator like this one, http://www.altestore.com/store/calculato... select 12V, and it will tell you how big of a battery bank and how big of a solar panel you need. For my example, I need a 17ah 12V battery and a 20watt panel.

What Kind Insulation Is Perfect To Keep Heated Water In A Plastic Water Tank?
My Father And Me Are Trying To Make This Natural Heating Water System. It Is Going To Contain A Tube That Traps The Water. Then, That Trap Water Will Stay Inside The Tube A Heat Up From The Sun.After, That A Computerize Valve Opener Will Release The The Water Into A 20 Gallon Water Tank. So I Want To Keep That Hot Water For A Long Period Of Time(Like For Only 6 Thru 12 Hours ) , And If It Waterproof That Will Be Better. By The Way I'M Doing This Because Not To Have A High Electricity Bill. Plus I Don'T Want To Deal With Home Association Saying I Can'T Put Solar Panels In My Roof

If these twits say you can't have solar panels on your roof! Then how about on the side of your house, just under the eaves on the right angles facing the sun.
Get a Sunset Home-owner's guide to solar heating & in it you will find lots of good ideas for your project! Sorry I can't give you a web site co's book has been around for zonks & before computers were available & connected to the world!

As for the insulation there is a two pot foam available that is used in the building trade to insulate walls and cavities where pipes pass from the inside to the outside.Keep the surface area of your 20 gallon tank down to the bare minimum so that the water stays warm. The larger the surface area the quicker the water will cool!


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