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Our Experienced Solar Consultants Help You Design The Perfect Solution

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 everyday life: running your a/c unit, cleaning clothes, watching TV, cooking supper. All while lowering your carbon footprint, and without burning fossil fuels or putting a stress on the electrical grid. And while the environmental advantages of solar power are substantial, many residents find that the convenience, unique functions, and cost savings of owning a solar power system are even more enticing.

Top Ten Benefits of Solar Energy

#1 Dramatically lower and even remove your electric bills

Whether you're a homeowner, service, or nonprofit, electrical energy expenses can comprise a big portion of your month-to-month costs. With a photovoltaic panel system, you'll generate totally free power for your system's entire 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you don't produce One Hundred Percent of the energy you consume, solar will minimize your utility expenses and you'll still save a great deal of loan.

#2 Make an excellent return on your financial investment

Photovoltaic panels aren't an expenditure-- they're one of the best ways to invest, with returns rivaling those of more standard financial investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to significant electrical energy costs cost savings, the average American house owner pays off their solar panel system in seven to eight years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.

#3 Safeguard versus increasing energy costs

Among the most clear cut benefits of photovoltaic panels is the ability to hedge utility rates. In the previous 10 years, residential electrical power rates have actually increased by approximately 3 percent yearly. By buying a solar energy system now, you can repair your electrical energy rate and safeguard against unpredictable boosts in electrical energy expenses. If you're a company or house owner with rising and falling cash flow, going solar likewise assists you better projection and handle your costs.

#4 Increase your property value

Several studies have actually discovered that homes equipped with solar energy systems have higher residential or commercial property worths and offer faster than non-solar homes. Appraisers are significantly taking solar installations into factor to consider as they value homes at the time of a sale, and as homebuyers end up being more informed about solar, need for 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 an essential element of attaining energy independence in the United States. By increasing our capability to create electrical energy from the sun, we can likewise insulate our nation from rate changes in international energy markets.

#6 Develop jobs and assist your local economy

According to The Solar Foundation, the solar market included tasks at a rate almost 12 times faster than the general U.S. economy in 2015, representing 1.2 percent of all jobs in the country. This development is expected to continue. Due to the fact that solar-related tasks tend to be greater paying and can not be outsourced, they are a considerable factor to the United States economy.

#7 Secure the environment

Solar is an excellent method to decrease your carbon footprint. Structures are accountable for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the United States, and going solar can significantly decrease that number. A normal property photovoltaic panel system will remove 3 to 4 lots of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees annually.

#8 Show your commitment to sustainability

Sustainability and corporate social duty are very important components of a company's culture and values. They also produce bottom line outcomes. Significantly, customers and communities are acknowledging and rewarding businesses that select to operate properly. Services are discovering that "green" qualifications are an effective driver of consumer acquiring choices, developing goodwill and enhancing service results.

#9 Start Conserving from Day 1

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

Numerous house owners opt to fund their solar panels with one of the "pay-as-you-go" funding choices. This implies that a third-party company-- the solar supplier-- owns the solar system and takes care of setup, maintenance, monitoring and repair works. You simply pay the solar service provider for electrical power-- less than you would've paid the energy company.

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 notorious for their fluctuating and undependable electricity costs. There is plainly an upward pattern.

With photovoltaic panels and simple math, we can determine what does it cost? electrical energy will be generated, and most significantly, at what rate, for at least the next 20 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

How Do I Connect Open System Solar Collectors To Space Heat My Home?
Hi, I Have Installed Two 300 Liter Solar Water Heating Panels With Overhead Storage Tanks. I Need To Know How To Connect These Panels To The Floor Heating, Radiator Diffusers And The Hot Water Tank Altogether. Schematic Diagrams Will Be More Than Perfect. Thanks.

solar heaters don't usually get enough sun on winter, so heating the floor will be very hard with a solar heater in winter.

In order to give you a decent diagram, will need to have a full diagram of your house hot water system.

Maybe the guys of earthstar can help you.

How To Hook Up A Solar Panel To A Car Battery?
I'M Buying A Csi Cs6p-235Px 235W Solar Panel At Www.Affordable-Solar.Com/Store/Solar-Panels/Csi-Cs6p-235Px-235W-Solar-Panel And Am Wondering If I Could Hook It Up To A Car Battery And Hook The Car Battery To A Normal Electrical Outlet.

Not easily.

If you could charge the battery, you could purchase a commercial inverter that supplied 110AC from the 12V DC. "hooking" it up to a normal electrical outlet through other means would be difficult and dangerous.

But that panel is 36V open circuit and works best at 29V (when in full sunlight). You can't just plug that in to a battery and have it work well without some help. It's designed to be part of a more complex electrical system.

Can Solar Panels Work In Extremely Cold Weather Like -30 F?
Can It?

Yes, they can. There are some caveats. These include:

1. The ability to move electrons (or the moles between the electron holes). These can be affected by temperature.

2. The amorphous glass itself. Sometimes this is not able to conduct very well in low temperatures (water buildup or even frost on the glass itself.

3. Sputter on plastic solar cells don't work well in extreme cold because plastic tends to harden in this type of environment.

4. It is not cold that affects the solar cell. Space is cold. What really affects solar cells is water and humidity.

How Much Does Solar Panel Installation Materials Cost?
I'M Going To Do The Installation Myself (Father Is A Licensed Electrician), And There'S A Guy Selling Sharp 240 Watt Panels For $1/Watt, But What I'M Wondering Is How Much (Ballpark) Am I Looking At For Materials For A Rooftop Installation Of About 5K Watts? 23 Panels. Nothing Abnormal About The Installation, My Roof Is Standard Composite Shingles.

Racking is always a custom job, even if you're buying off-the-shelf componentry. Can't give even a ballpark, knowing nothing of your location, your roof, your roof construction, or even your latitude.

$5000 for 5kw of PV is a fabulous deal, like a too good to be true deal. Check your contact out, ascertain the deal is legit. And don't forget that once you've spent that $5k, you're still not even halfway home. As you've already pointed out there's the further cost associated with racking and installation, and let's not forget the cost associated with all the power conditioning hardware, electrical wiring materials and labor and you DIDN'T FORGET PERMITS, did you?

What Companies Are Leading The Way In Producing Affordable Solar Energy Panels For Homes And Businesses?
Please Provide Links If Possible.

That depends on what type of solar energy you mean... There is Thermal Solar and there is Photovoltaic ( PV ). Thermal solar uses the sun to heat water or some other liquid to transfer that energy to a system that requires heat or simply so you can have hot water. There also thermal solar systems that generate electricity but they again use heat to turn water to steam or another heat usage method to turn a turbine or generator.

The PV panels is what most people think of when they think solar panels. A panel that converts photons into electrical energy. Most of the PV panels (~86%) out there use silicon based systems that are often costly to produce. Some of the new technologies have to the possibility to produce cheaper panels but that technology is more than 10 years out...

Thermal panels are distributed by many many companies. Here is a big one that does pool heating systems... check out their commercial systems.
http://www.heliocol.com/commercial/

Here is a smaller company that does mainly residential stuff.
http://www.solarroofs.com/index.html

PV panels has a large list...

BP (solar)
Conergy
Evergreen
GE
Kyocera------> probably one of the largest
Mitsubishi
Powerup BSP
Sanyo
Sharp
Shell
SolarWorld
SunTech
SunWize
Unisolar

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

02143, 02144, 02145