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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

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  • 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 use the sun to power daily life: running your a/c, cleaning clothes, enjoying TV, cooking dinner. All while reducing your carbon footprint, and without burning fossil fuels or putting a stress on the electrical grid. And while the environmental benefits of solar power are significant, lots of home owners discover that the benefit, unique features, and expense savings of owning a solar power system are much more enticing.

Leading Benefits of Solar Energy

#1 Drastically reduce and even eliminate your electrical costs

Whether you're a property owner, business, or not-for-profit, electrical power expenses can make up a big part of your monthly expenditures. With a photovoltaic panel system, you'll produce totally free power for your system's whole 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you don't produce One Hundred Percent of the energy you consume, solar will minimize your energy costs and you'll still conserve a great deal of money.

#2 Make an excellent return on your financial investment

Solar panels aren't an expense-- they are among the very best ways to invest, with returns matching those of more conventional financial investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to significant electricity expense cost savings, the typical American homeowner settles their photovoltaic panel system in seven to 8 years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.

#3 Secure against rising energy expenses

One of the most clear cut benefits of photovoltaic panels is the capability to hedge energy prices. In the previous 10 years, domestic electrical power rates have actually increased by an average of 3 percent each year. By buying a solar energy system now, you can repair your electrical energy rate and protect against unforeseeable increases in electrical power costs. If you're a company or homeowner with rising and falling cash circulation, going solar likewise helps you better forecast and handle your expenses.

#4 Boost your home or business value

Numerous research studies have discovered that houses geared up with solar energy systems have greater residential or commercial property worths and sell quicker 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, demand for homes equipped with photovoltaic panel systems will continue to grow.

#5 Increase U.S. energy independence

The sun is a near-infinite source of energy and a key element of accomplishing energy independence in the United States. By increasing our capacity to produce electrical energy from the sun, we can likewise insulate our nation from price variations in international energy markets.

#6 Create jobs and help your local economy

Inning accordance with The Solar Structure, 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 country. This development is anticipated to continue. Due to the fact that solar-related jobs tend to be higher paying and can not be outsourced, they are a substantial contributor to the United States economy.

#7 Protect the environment

Solar is a fantastic method to minimize your carbon footprint. Buildings are accountable for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the United States, and going solar can significantly reduce that number. A typical property solar panel system will remove three to 4 heaps of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees annually.

#8 Show your commitment to sustainability

Sustainability and corporate social responsibility are essential components of an organization's culture and values. They also produce bottom line results. Progressively, consumers and communities are acknowledging and rewarding services that decide to operate responsibly. Organisations are discovering that "green" credentials are a powerful motorist of consumer purchasing choices, creating goodwill and enhancing organisation outcomes.

#9 Start Saving 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 money down.

Numerous property owners decide to fund their photovoltaic panels with among the "pay-as-you-go" funding alternatives. This indicates that a third-party business-- the solar supplier-- owns the planetary system and looks after setup, maintenance, monitoring and repair works. You simply pay the solar provider for electrical energy-- less than you would've paid the utility 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 utility companies are infamous for their changing and undependable electrical power costs. There is clearly an upward trend.

With photovoltaic panels and easy mathematics, we can determine just how much electricity will be generated, and most importantly, at what price, for a minimum of the next 20 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

Class Debate Help (((Fossil Fuels Vs. Nuclear Energy)))?
This Is Something I Need Badly, There Is A Debate Between Fossil Fuels And Nuclear Energy. I'M The Leader For My Half Of The Class. I'Ve Researched And I'Ve Gotten A Few Things But I Need More.I Need At Least A Counter To Every Disadvantage Of Fossil Fuel That The Other Team Might Throw In My Way. And I'M Sure You Guys Can Help Me Come Up With More Advantages Of Fossil Fuel Than The Most Well Know And Less Known Disadvantages Of Nuclear Energy. I Need Answers Plz =] Here Is The Basic Info That I Have: Advantages Of Fossil Fuels ≫Straightforward Combustion Process ≫Relatively Inexpensive ≫Easily Transported Disadvantages Of Fossil Fuels ≫Thought To Be A Major Cause Of Global Warming ≫Cause Of Acid Rain ≫Not Sustainable In The Long-Term ≫Politics And Economics Can Cause Major Price Increases ≫Extraction Can Be Very Damaging To The Landscape Any Debate Tips Could Be Helpful Too.

You would think they would teach children constructive things in class these days. I guess there is no solar, wind or wave energy considered in this debate is there. You should tell your teacher to take there head out of their a**.
*sigh*
Well, this is controversial and might go against your argument but some believe that oil is not a fossil fuel:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R7KyFF8ja...

Like most arguments where you have the short end of the stick, you should always talk about the cost to the economy the other option will have.
The advantages of fossil fuels in this day and age is that humans have made themselves reliant on them and so the industry change to a nuclear system would prove expensive.

Also, you should consider your counter argument. They will most likely mention the types of Nuclear reactors they have now which are much safer than before:
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/en...
Although with any of the processes there will always be at LEAST 10% waste product produced.

Nuclear Power Vs. Solar Power?
Okay, So In Reality, I Am Very Eco-Friendly. But For A School, I Have To Do A Debate For My Public Speaking Class. All Of My Speeches Have Generally Been About Preventing Global Warming And Getting The Word Out About The Subject But For This One Speech, I Am Going To Surprise Everyone By Not Being Eco. I Am Going To Be For Nuclear Power/Power Plants And Against Solar/Hydro. This Is Going To Be Really Tough For Me To Go Against Everything I Believe In. Are There Any Websites That Yall Know Of That Show The Pros And Cons For Each? Both Nuclear And Solar? I Would Really Like To Research This So I Get A Good Grade. :)

Nuclear power would be great for the energy efficiency side of the argument however there are limited resources, safety issues (i.e. terrorist targets as well as accidents, Ever heard of Chernobyl, as well as HUGE waste disposal problems. This is not the type of technology we need to be playing around with.

Solar though not tremendously powerful technology yet is free, renewable, safe, and abundant as well as ultimately cheaper in the end for the consumer and tax payer. It takes billions and billions of dollars to build a nuclear planet that always seems to go over budget. The also frequently take about 20 years to build in which solar technology will be so efficient you might as well have not built the nuclear plant in the first place.

Finally, if the world could capture all the sunlight that hits the earth just for a few minutes it could power all the worlds energy needs for a year. I have heard that if only 100 square miles in the southwest were covered in solar panels they could fuel the nations needs completely. I've been to portions of the southwest where it is so baron not even plant life is growing. The government owns a lot of this land and could be put to good use.

In short Solar not nuclear is the way to go.

If A School Wants To Convert To Be 90% Energy Efficient, What Is A Good Time Line To Reach That Goal?
How Many Years To Reach 25%, 50%, Etc. Energy Efficiency? And This Would Be For A School That Does Not Have Any Solar Panels, Wind Turbines, Etc. But Wants To Convert To Being Energy Efficient.

define efficient! If you believe you can cut your energy use from 100 units to 10 units, it ain't gonna happen.

A good goal would be to reduce your energy use by 10% over the first year. Then 5% for the next 5 or 6 years. A 30% goal is a good target.

Start with getting people aware or energy use.Then raise money to buy insulation, automatic lights, higher efficient water heaters...

Where Can I Get Infomation On How To Build A Storage Battery...?
Where Can I Get Infomation On How To Build A Storage Battery/ A Divice I Can Use To Store Energy And How To Gather Energy... Eg: How To Build A Cheap Solar Battery?

There ain't no such thing as a "cheap solar battery", if you compare the price of electricity from it with that from a conventional power plant.

I kind of doubt that you can even build a device significantly cheaper per kWh than a commercial vendor can.

What you probably can do is to talk yourself into believing that what you have built is better than what you could have bought... the easiest way to get away with that is to not do any performance and lifetime testing of your design. It's like winning the Olympics field and track by never going on the field and the track but talking about your accomplishments at your local bar. This is also known as make belief.

And no, I am not trying to put you down here. But I do want to point out that if what you need is a solar storage system, just buy one. It will come you cheaper in the short and the long run than any attempt to build one. Unless maybe if you are a professional design engineer. But then, if you were a professional design engineer, you wouldn't be here asking for advice. Right?

As a reference point: I am a professional design engineer and I know this stuff. If I wanted to have a solar storage system, I would simply go to a vendor and order one. Without even thinking about it for a minute.

How Efficient Is The Conversion Of Solar To Hydrogen To Electrical Energy?
Is It More Efficient To Use Solar Voltaic Cells To Charge Batteries To Directly Drive An Electric Motor, Or Is It More Efficient To Use Solar Energy To Create Hydrogen, Store It Then Convert The Stored Fuel Back Into Electricity To Drive An Electric Motor?

I don't have the efficiencies for the processes but I can tell you the efficiencies of the vehicles.

A battery electric car like the Tesla Roadster can be made with an efficiency from battery to wheels of about 92%, but this is still a commercial vehicle and solar cars for racing are made with about 98% efficiency.

A fuel cell electric car comes in at around 50% efficiency from fuel cell to wheels.

What this measures is the efficiency of a battery vs a fuel cell.

On the supply side we have transmission efficiency costs for the EV but would likely suffer the same for a fuel cell if we are trying to make hydrogen from electrolysis of water. When factoring in the electrolysis of water the vehicle efficiency will fall below 40%

By comparison the theoretical efficiency of a diesel engine is around 40% and a petrol engine around 30% but both of these Drive systems require a transmission. Overall efficiency of a petrol vehicles is only around 15%

Another useful bit of information is that 96% of industrial hydrogen is made from fossil fuels with only 4% using electrolysis because it is far too expensive. If we were to convert to a "hydrogen" economy it would in practice be fossil fuels with a different set of clothes while electricity can be made in many different ways that do not involve fossil fuels. It is also far more likely that hydrogen would be "bootlegged" from fossil fuels than electricity, should we ever try to legislate the supply chain.

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02143, 02144, 02145