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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 home owners to use the sun to power daily life: running your air conditioning unit, cleaning clothes, enjoying TV, cooking dinner. All while minimizing your carbon footprint, and without burning nonrenewable fuel sources or putting a strain on the electrical grid. And while the ecological advantages of solar power are substantial, numerous homeowners discover that the convenience, unique features, and expense savings of owning a solar power system are even more attractive.

Leading Advantages of Solar Energy

#1 Considerably reduce and even remove your electric expenses

Whether you're a homeowner, service, or nonprofit, electrical power costs can make up a big portion of your month-to-month costs. With a solar panel system, you'll create complimentary 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 minimize your utility bills and you'll still conserve a lot of loan.

#2 Make an excellent return on your financial investment

Solar panels aren't a cost-- they are among the finest methods to invest, with returns matching those of more standard financial investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to considerable electricity bill cost savings, the average American house owner pays off their solar panel system in 7 to eight years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.

#3 Safeguard versus increasing energy expenses

Among the most clear cut advantages of photovoltaic panels is the capability to hedge energy prices. In the previous ten years, property electrical power prices have actually gone up by an average of 3 percent annually. By buying a solar energy system now, you can fix your electrical energy rate and protect against unpredictable boosts in electrical power expenses. If you're an organisation or property owner with ever-changing capital, going solar also assists you better projection and manage your expenditures.

#4 Boost your house worth

Several research studies have actually found that houses geared up with solar energy systems have greater home values and offer faster than non-solar homes. Appraisers are increasingly taking solar setups into consideration as they value homes at the time of a sale, and as homebuyers become more informed about solar, demand for homes 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 part of accomplishing energy self-reliance in the United States. By increasing our capability to generate electrical power from the sun, we can also insulate our nation from price fluctuations in worldwide energy markets.

#6 Develop jobs and help your regional economy

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

#7 Protect the environment

Solar is a fantastic way to reduce your carbon footprint. Buildings are accountable for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the United States, and going solar can substantially reduce that number. A typical domestic solar panel system will remove three to four lots of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees every year.

#8 Show your dedication to sustainability

Sustainability and corporate social responsibility are essential parts of an organization's culture and values. They also produce bottom line results. Increasingly, customers and neighborhoods are acknowledging and rewarding organisations that opt to operate properly. Companies are finding that "green" qualifications are a powerful motorist of customer purchasing choices, developing goodwill and enhancing organisation outcomes.

#9 Start Conserving from Day 1

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

Numerous property owners pick to finance their solar panels with one of the "pay-as-you-go" financing choices. This means that a third-party business-- the solar provider-- owns the solar system and looks after installation, maintenance, monitoring and repair works. You merely pay the solar provider for electrical energy-- less than you would've paid the energy company.

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

#10. Solar is a Secure Investment

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

With solar panels and basic math, we can calculate how much electrical energy will be created, and most significantly, at what cost, for a minimum of 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

Help Understanding Solar Panel Stuff?
I Want To Get A Solar Panel To Run A Fan (Or Two) For Swamp Coolers. I'M Not Looking To Power 20&Quot; Box Fans, Just Maybe Some Of Those Auto Fans. What The Heck Kind Of Panel Do I Need? What Is A Power Inverter And What Does It Do? Will I Lose All My Power If I Use A 100' Extension Cord? How Do I Choose What I'M Going To Need?

Any fan you find in a store is going to expect AC, not DC, which is what solar panels produce.
An inverter changes DC to AC.
You'll probably want a deep cycle car battery to smooth out overages and underages.
Any fan will tell you how many watts it uses.
Panels should (i haven't looked) tell you how many watts they produce.
Just off hand, I'd guess you're looking at a 2'x4' panel.
Considering how much you'll be paying for the rest of the stuff, a good 100' cord is appropriate,.
Last, it's worth the experience, but you'll never recover the cost of everything that you'll have to buy.

Have fun.

What Are The Best Solar Panels?

If you don't have them already then you should go for solar thermal panels (the ones that heat up water for your shower etc) they represent the most cost effetive option.

http://www.southwest-environmental.co.uk...

14% of energy in the home is used for water heating, and using the sun energy to heat, rather than convert it to electrical energy is more effective.

Is Costco The Best Place To Go In Case There'S A Zombie Apocolypse?

.........PROS..........
1. Resources
(a) Food: Tons of it, and if you're even halfway smart - rationing, smoking and curing the meats, preserving, pickling, and dehydrating the fruits and vegetables, etc. - it'll last you and a good sized group of survivors many years.
(b) Parts and supplies: Your radio short out? Head on over to aisle ten. Scouting vehicle blow a tire? Auto Center is the answer to your problems. And if you're lucky, the Costco you've decided to call home also has a gas station.
(c) Trade: Roaming band of post-apocalyptic gypsies have your favorite season of Buffy on DVD? You've got enough alcohol, sugar, spices, and toilet paper to on hand to trade for every season of that adorable vampire hunter's adventures, with enough left over to bargain for that new wife you've been looking for too!
(d) Real Estate: The parking lot, the roof, the store floor. Want to plant a garden? Need to set up a few solar panels? Hoping to play a game of pickup basketball? Fear not, for you've even got enough space to raise the ten head of elephant you found heading down I-5.
(e) Health: Not only do you have a buttload of the medical world's swiss army knife - sweet, sweet alcohol - but you've got a stocked pharmacy and more first-aid kits than you could ever use.

2. Defense
(a) Construction: Ready-made out of cinderblock and furnished with metal doors, it'll take little effort to fully secure your new home. And the savings are amazing, too!
(b) Second tier: Unwanted visitor strolling down your aisle in the middle of the night? Good thing you've set up your home away from home thirty feet up on the top shelf. Those silly undead can't climb.
(c) Weapons: While your average neighborhood Costco won't carry any uzi submachine guns or RPGs, it will have plenty of gardening and carpentry tools, which will easily fend off the wandering geek in a pinch. And no ammo required!

.........CONS..........
1. Competition
(a) Aquiring: You and everybody's brother will be thinking the same thing. If you don't get their first, you better hope the guy who did is super generous and welcoming, or at least has the decency to throw you a bottle of Jack so you can be sh*tfaced while the zombie horde gnaws away at your innards.
(b) Maintaining: Even if you're one lucky basterd and happen to get your hands on the master key, you'll still spend the rest of your days watching the horizon, ever vigilante, for the next foe who wants what you've got.

2. Zombie paradise
(a) Epicenter: The problem with the Costco? People. Lot's of 'em. Even at 10am on a weekday you'll still find most stores to be a writhing mass of clueless, clueless shoppers, and if even one walking deadsman stumbles onto the premises, you've quickly got hundreds to deal with. Ever try to negotiate the sea of Costcotoans on a Saturday afternoon? It's like playing frogger on expert level, except in the game the passing logs are slightly more alert to the presence of the frog. You think these people would notice their cart-neighbor's throat being disassembled? Think again.
(b) Hidden dangers: Even if your local branch isn't immediately Zombie HQ, there are still plenty of holes and crevices in which a geek could lie dormant for days or weeks, appearing when you least expect it to tear off and devour your great uncle Henry's right arm. "No, Uncle Hank, I CAN'T lend you a hand. And that wasn't funny the first hundred times you said it." The fantasies of jumping headlong into a pool of rotting, gnawing teeth will start immediately. Thorough and frequent sweeps will be a must.

.........CONCLUSION..........
The Costco could be your best friend or your worst enemy, and there's no way can know which it'll be. Plan accordingly.

So What Do You All Think About Solar Panels? Are They Worth It?
Wondering If I Should Get Them?? Not Sure If Its Worth Leasing? Also Anyone Know Anything About Solar City?

Solar panels can "be worth it" but it is more complex issue than that.

It will always be more efficient to add insulation, change to high efficiency lights, more efficient appliances, etc, first to try and save energy.

However, if you have done all of that and you have a south facing area whee they could be mounted and you live in an area with a decent amount of sun, then they could pay off.

I have no experience myself with Solar City, but I know from word of mouth they are good. I can recommend from first hand experience REC Solar. I have 20 of their panels on my south facing roof. They have a leasing deal or a deal where you buy the system outright (which is what I did) but for less than you might think.

I'd be glad to help you if you had any other questions.

White Solar Panels, Is This Out There Somewhere?
I Remember In Science That We Talked About White Colored Objects Having The Ability To Reflect The Sun'S Rays Out Of The Earth Like What What Snow Does. My Science Teacher Said Having White Solar Panels Would Not Only Be An Excellent Way To Harness Energy But Also Reflect The Sun Rays Out Of The Earth And Cool It'S Temperature By Acting Like The Snow In The North. My Question Is Does This Logic Work And Can You Actually Buy White Solar Panels?

The area of solar panels is insignificant. Even when panels are put on a roof, they generally don't cover the whole roof. Also, panels, whether for heating or electricity, are intentionally made not to reflect light, since they want to absorb as much energy as possible.

However, painting an individual roof white or silver can have other environmental benefits. That simple act can save a lot of energy in places where air conditioning is used in the summer. We have a white roof, with panels over it, and don't even need an air conditioner.

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02451, 02452, 02453, 02454, 02455