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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

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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 air conditioner, cleaning clothes, watching TELEVISION, cooking supper. All while decreasing your carbon footprint, and without burning nonrenewable fuel sources or putting a pressure on the electrical grid. And while the ecological advantages of solar power are considerable, lots of home owners discover that the benefit, distinct features, and cost savings of owning a solar power system are much more alluring.

Top 10 Advantages of Solar Energy

#1 Dramatically minimize and even eliminate your electrical costs

Whether you're a homeowner, company, or nonprofit, electrical power expenses can comprise a large part of your month-to-month expenses. With a solar panel system, you'll generate free power for your system's entire 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you do not produce 100 percent of the energy you consume, solar will decrease your utility expenses and you'll still save a great deal of loan.

#2 Make an excellent return on your investment

Solar panels aren't a cost-- they're one of the very best ways to invest, with returns matching those of more standard investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to substantial electrical power costs cost savings, the average American house owner 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

Among the most clear cut benefits of photovoltaic panels is the ability to hedge utility rates. In the previous 10 years, residential electricity costs have gone up by an average of three percent each year. By purchasing a solar energy system now, you can fix your electrical energy rate and secure against unpredictable increases in electricity expenses. If you're a company or house owner with ever-changing capital, going solar also helps you better projection and manage your expenses.

#4 Increase your home value

Several research studies have discovered that homes geared up with solar energy systems have greater home values and sell quicker than non-solar houses. Appraisers are significantly taking solar setups into factor to consider as they value houses at the time of a sale, and as homebuyers end up being more educated about solar, demand for properties equipped with solar panel systems will continue to grow.

#5 Increase U.S. energy self-reliance

The sun is a near-infinite source of energy and a key component of achieving energy self-reliance in the United States. By increasing our capacity to produce electrical power from the sun, we can likewise insulate our nation from rate variations in worldwide energy markets.

#6 Create jobs and assist your local economy

According to The Solar Foundation, the solar market added jobs 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 growth is expected to continue. Due to the fact that solar-related tasks tend to be higher paying and can not be contracted out, they are a substantial contributor to the U.S. economy.

#7 Protect the environment

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

#8 Demonstrate your commitment to sustainability

Sustainability and business social duty are necessary parts of an organization's culture and values. They also produce bottom line outcomes. Progressively, customers and neighborhoods are recognizing and rewarding businesses that select to run properly. Organisations are discovering that "green" credentials are a powerful driver of consumer purchasing decisions, producing goodwill and enhancing business results.

#9 Start Saving from Day 1

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

Lots of house owners opt to finance their solar panels with among the "pay-as-you-go" funding alternatives. This suggests that a third-party company-- the solar company-- owns the solar system and takes care of setup, maintenance, tracking and repair works. You just pay the solar provider for electricity-- less than you would've paid the utility business.

Since June 2013, 75% of all American homes have access to pay-as-you-go solar.

#10. Solar is a Secure Financial investment

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

With photovoltaic panels and simple mathematics, we can calculate how much electrical power will be produced, and most significantly, at what cost, for a minimum of the next 20 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

Where Can I Find Out How Much It Would Cost To Install Solar Panels For Electricity?
My House Is Approximately 2,500 Sq Ft And We Use About 1800-2500 Kwh/Month. I Live In A Very Sunny Area And I Am Thinking About Installing Solar Panels For Water Heating And Electricity. I Am Just Researching Estimates, I Am Not Ready To Contact A Dealer Or Contractor Yet, But I Really Have No Idea Where To Start. Any Informative Sites Or Answers Would Be Greatly Appreciated.

The link below is to an estimation program. You have all the information you need for it to estimate for you. It is quite accurate. The estimation program works for both solar electric and solar hot water.

This is probably one of the very best sites for finding a qualified solar installer as well.

The second link is a great site for learning more about all types of alternative energy technologies.

I installed solar on my house 4 years ago and it is great. It saves me about $1200 per year on my electricity. You have about twice the total draw of my house (and I thought mine was an energy hog ;-). One thing you may want to look at hard is whether you can save some energy by replacing wasteful appliances before you install solar. If you can it will very easily pay to do so. If your house is electrically heated if you can switch to gas that will save you a bunch of money and greatly reduce your electrical usage.

What Are The Parts Of A Solar Panel?
I Need To Know Wat The Parts Of A Solar Panel Are.

A solar panel is just a collection of solar cells all wired up in parallel and series to provide a useful voltage. Typical solar cells only provide half a volt, maybe less, so usually you put 12 of them together to get a 6v solar panel or 24 of them to get a 12v panel.

Solar cells are made in various ways, the most popular are silicon solar cells which are made with a chunk of silicon with a P-N junction in the middle and contacts on either side. When a photon of light comes in, the energy of the photon is converted to electrical energy. Individually, photons contain a tiny amount of energy, but when you have a solar cell in the sunlight, billions and billions of photons hitting it constantly create a useful amount of electrical energy.

Solar panels are incredibly simple!

Solar Panels That Generate The Most Electricity?
I'M Looking To Generate The Highest Amount Of Power Possible From A Single Solar Panel, Which Panel Would Be Up To The Task Of Doing This? Price Is No Object So Let Me Know If You Find Anything!! Thanks!

The most efficient ones that you can buy on the open market are probably the Sanyo HIT. Sunpower makes more efficient modules, but they are only sold to installers. You can probably buy one if you poke around.

When people say price is no object, usually, they realize that price is an object when the see the cost of more exotic technologies. It would theoretically be possible to hire an engineering firm to design a durable, custom panel for you, built out of Spectolab triple-junction cells. I'd put the task at $50,000, plus $50,000 for the cells, for a 200-watt panel. I'm not aware of anyone doing this, as one can get the same power panel for less than $1000, only it would be perhaps 25% larger in area.

What Size Solar Panel Do I Need To Power A Meraki Outdoor Router?
The Meraki Outdoor Router Is 12W. What Kind Of Solar Setup Do I Need To Power This Thing 24Hrs A Day?

You need something that will provide enough power to charge some batteries as well as run the router. This mean you need 12 w X 24 hours or 288 watthours of power. The solar panel needs to provide a minimum of 288 watthours of energy during daylight hours. Depending on where you live, calculate the number of hour of sunlight during the shortest day of the year. If you figure 6 hours of daylight as the shortest day, this means you need 48 watts per hour or 4 amps per hour if this is a 12 volt system. A common solar panel can deliver 1 amp so you would need 4 of them if that's the size you use. Remeber, this is a minimum. More capacity won't hurt.

What Capacitor Should I Use To Store Energy From A Solar Panel?
I'M Making A Model Of A Solar Photovoltaic Tower For A School Project. I Need A Way To Store Energy, And We Thought About Using Capacitors (Mainly Because Of Our Somewhat Limited Funding). The Tower Will Have A Small Photovoltaic Panel (Around The Size Of A Laptop Keyboard With Number Pad) And Some (Around 50) &Quot;Heliostats&Quot; (Just The Mirrors, No Moving Parts). What Kind Of Capacitors Should I Use? And Would A Capacitor Bank Be Better? I Am Getting Confused With All Those Uf, Pf And Can'T See The Difference. Thanx In Advance

There are two things to consider with capacitors:

1) The voltage rating
2) The capacitance

The voltage rating tells you the maximum voltage that can be applied across the capacitor. If you exceed this, you'll destroy the capacitor. For storing energy from a solar cell, you just need to check the voltage output by the solar cell under sunlight (using a voltmeter, or by checking the spec sheet for the cell if you have it), and choosing a capacitor with a voltage above the value output by the cell.

The capacitance tells you how much charge is stored per volt applied across the capacitor. So a 1uF capacitor stores 1 millionth of a coulomb per volt applied across it. Once you've made sure that you have a capacitor with a high enough voltage rating, you basically want to pick the capacitor with the biggest capacitance value. From smallest to largest: pF (pico-farad), nF (nano-), uF (micro-), mF (milli-), F, kF (kilo-). You can look up the terms (pico, nano, micro etc.) to see what each of them means.

The energy stored in a capacitor is given by:

E = (1/2)*C*V^2

Where C is the capacitance and V is the voltage applied across the capacitor (not the capacitor voltage rating! Its that voltage that YOU put on the capacitor). The higher the voltage the better, but that will be a fixed value based on the solar cell you use.
The size of the capacitor that you use in the end will depend on what you're actually planning to power with it. If its just for demonstration purposes (say, powering an LED or something) then you can use a very small, cheap capacitor (look for something in the 1000's of uF range). If you're really wanting to power some hefty equipment, then you'll need a bigger capacitor (in the 1 - 1000 F range), which are quite expensive. Here's an example:
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