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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
  • 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 homeowner to use the sun to power daily life: running your a/c, washing clothes, viewing TELEVISION, 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 benefits of solar power are considerable, many homeowners discover that the convenience, unique features, and expense savings of owning a solar power system are much more enticing.

Top 10 Advantages of Solar Energy

#1 Significantly reduce and even remove your electric costs

Whether you're a homeowner, business, or nonprofit, electricity costs can comprise a big part of your month-to-month expenses. With a solar panel system, you'll produce complimentary power for your system's entire 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you do not produce 100 percent of the energy you consume, solar will minimize your utility expenses and you'll still save a great deal of money.

#2 Make an excellent return on your investment

Solar panels aren't an expense-- they're one of the finest methods to invest, with returns matching those of more standard investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to considerable electricity expense savings, the typical American homeowner pays off their solar panel system in 7 to eight years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.

#3 Safeguard versus 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, property electrical energy prices have gone up by approximately 3 percent yearly. By buying a solar energy system now, you can repair your electricity rate and protect against unforeseeable increases in electricity costs. If you're a business or house owner with rising and falling money circulation, going solar likewise helps you better forecast and handle your expenses.

#4 Boost your home value

Multiple research studies have found that homes geared up with solar energy systems have higher residential or commercial property worths and offer more rapidly than non-solar houses. Appraisers are progressively taking solar setups into factor to consider as they value homes at the time of a sale, and as property buyers become more educated about solar, demand for homes geared up with solar panel systems will continue to grow.

#5 Increase U.S. energy independence

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 capability to create electrical power from the sun, we can likewise insulate our country from price fluctuations in worldwide energy markets.

#6 Create jobs and help your local economy

Inning accordance with The Solar Structure, the solar market included tasks 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. Because solar-related jobs tend to be higher paying and can not be contracted out, they are a significant contributor to the U.S. economy.

#7 Safeguard the environment

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

#8 Demonstrate your dedication to sustainability

Sustainability and business social obligation are essential components of a company's culture and worths. They likewise produce bottom line results. Increasingly, customers and neighborhoods are acknowledging and rewarding companies that opt to operate responsibly. Companies are discovering that "green" qualifications are an effective driver of customer buying decisions, creating goodwill and enhancing organisation outcomes.

#9 Start Conserving from Day 1

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

Lots of property owners decide to fund their photovoltaic panels with among the "pay-as-you-go" funding alternatives. This implies that a third-party company-- the solar provider-- owns the planetary system and takes care of installation, maintenance, tracking and repairs. You merely pay the solar provider for electrical power-- less than you would've paid the energy business.

Since 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 notorious for their fluctuating and unreliable electricity costs. There is clearly an upward pattern.

With solar panels and easy mathematics, we can calculate just how much electricity will be created, and most importantly, at exactly what rate, for a minimum of 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

Where Can I Find Inexpensive Solar Panel Set Ups For My House?
I Would Like To Install Solar Panels On My House. Does Anyone Know A Good Place To Find Inexpensive Solar Panels? I Would Be Willing To Do A Little Work Myself. No Need To Hire A Contractor.

You can find them online for tens of thousands of dollars (before shipping and installation) or you can build them yourself with items in your house and simple tools from the hardware store. There is a great ebook about how to do this. I'll put it as my source.

Which Would Be Better, Solar Panels Or Geothermal For A Home?
Im Looking Into Installing Either Solar Panels Or Geothermal Or Both For A Home. Do They Both Supply Electricty? Which Would Have More Benefit (Dont Mind The Cost)? Any Information Or Websites You Know Of Would Be Great

If you haven't built your home yet yes, theoretically you can do geothermal, but takes a LOT of space & you need a geoteck study to see if its viable where your home is. Never seen it in residential. Go solar.

I Want To Use A 12V 5 Watt Solar Batt Charger To Power My Sirius Boombox. How Can I Do This?
I Am Trying To Find A Way To Power My Sirius Sattelite Boom Box Using Solar. I Was Thinking Of Using The 12V 5 Watt Panel Offered On Harborfreight.Com (Item 41144-0Vga) With My Boombox (Subx2.) The Only Problem That I See Is The Input Voltage On The Boombox Is 12V 3Amps Where The Solar Cell Is 5 Amps. How Do I Regulate The Ampreage?

You would be best served by using the solar panel to charge up some NiCad batteries instead of directly connecting the panel to a boom box. (unless you need this for a demo on solar power)

The solar panel is not going to output a stead voltage. It will vary from 0 to more that 18volts depending upon the amount of light. To charge a batery you need more voltage that the battery to push current into the battery. Normally solar charging systems use a regulator to protect the battery (and panel) http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/di... This regulator wold protect a car batery & panel from over current and you could then use a 12V inverter to power 120VAC appliances or another battery charger.

You can use a solar cell to directly charge a small NiCad as this is done all the time in those cheap solar lights. So you can scale this up a bit and manually charge some NiCads for the boom box passing the voltage vrom the solar panel through a series resistor and diode. the resistor would limit the current to the batteries during charging to their recomended quick charge (5hr) current. in the case of the harbor freight batteries this is 450mA and the diode is used to prevent a backflow of current from the batteries to the solar cell if there is little or no sun.

If you wanted to limit charging current a little more reliably you would use a linear regulator wired as a current source to limit current flow automatically to a consistant value. (This just becomes a variable resistor that adjusts for variations in solar output)

And while your at it don't forget to wire in a fuse to protect everything.


EDIT
Assuming that you will spend upto $100.00 you would save the need to use 12 sets of disposable batteries. (Assuming a little over $8 per set. I am also assuming that you need D batteries.) While a NiCad set charged off regular house hold current @ 0.05 per hour is your alternative. Using Five cents and 5 hours charging per day you would break even in 400 days of daily Boom box use(alternating between two sets of batteries) . In other words you save 25 cents in electricity each time you recharge via solar. You can tweak these numbers with your electric rates to compute payback.

Which Stores Can You Buy Solar Panels At?
Plz Also Label The Price For The Panel. I Want A Small Panel But Can Produce A Sufficent Amount Of Energy. Thank You :)

A lot of RV stores carry solar panels, though that may not be the most economical source. You can get small solar panels from Jameco Electronics:
http://www.jameco.com/webapp/wcs/stores/...

For larger panels, these companies carry a wide variety of panels, though you may need to search a bit to find what you want:
http://www.solarelectricsupply.com/Solar...
http://www.altersystems.com/catalog/inde...
http://alphasolar.com/alpha_solar_005.htm

What Is The Best Way To Save The Environment.?
I'M In The School Committee And Need To Find A Plan That We Can Do As A School To Help The Environment So We Can Get Solar Panels.

well if your school doesn't have money for solar panels, then run a bottle drive, because your recycling bottles and tetra packs (which is very green), and your using it for a earth-friendly fund.

or you could make or buy reusable bags, and sell them again for your earth-friendly school fund. Your providing people a way to reduce the amount of plastic bags, and again it's for a green cause.

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