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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 utilize the sun to power everyday life: running your air conditioning system, cleaning clothing, viewing TV, cooking supper. All while reducing your carbon footprint, and without burning nonrenewable fuel sources or putting a strain on the electrical grid. And while the environmental benefits of solar power are substantial, many property owners find that the benefit, unique functions, and cost savings of owning a solar power system are even more attractive.

Top Ten Advantages of Solar Energy

#1 Significantly reduce or perhaps remove your electrical expenses

Whether you're a house owner, organization, or not-for-profit, electricity expenses can comprise a big portion of your month-to-month expenses. With a photovoltaic panel system, you'll produce complimentary power for your system's whole 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you do not produce 100 percent of the energy you take in, solar will minimize your energy expenses and you'll still conserve a great deal of cash.

#2 Earn a fantastic return on your investment

Solar panels aren't a cost-- they are among the finest methods to invest, with returns rivaling those of more standard investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to substantial electrical power bill savings, the typical American property owner pays off their photovoltaic panel system in 7 to 8 years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.

#3 Safeguard against increasing energy expenses

One of the most clear cut benefits of photovoltaic panels is the ability to hedge utility costs. In the previous 10 years, residential electricity rates have actually gone up by an average of 3 percent yearly. By investing in a solar energy system now, you can repair your electrical energy rate and secure against unpredictable increases in electricity expenses. If you're a service or house owner with ever-changing money flow, going solar likewise assists you better forecast and handle your expenditures.

#4 Increase your house value

Numerous research studies have discovered that houses geared up with solar energy systems have higher property worths and offer quicker than non-solar homes. Appraisers are increasingly 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 properties equipped with solar panel systems will continue to grow.

#5 Boost U.S. energy self-reliance

The sun is a near-infinite source of energy and a key component of attaining energy self-reliance in the United States. By increasing our capacity to produce electricity from the sun, we can also insulate our country from rate variations in international energy markets.

#6 Create jobs and help your regional economy

Inning accordance with The Solar Foundation, the solar industry added tasks at a rate almost 12 times faster than the overall U.S. economy in 2015, representing 1.2 percent of all tasks in the country. This growth is expected to continue. Because solar-related tasks tend to be greater paying and can not be outsourced, they are a considerable contributor to the U.S. economy.

#7 Secure the environment

Solar is a terrific method to decrease your carbon footprint. Buildings are accountable for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the United States, and going solar can considerably decrease that number. A common domestic photovoltaic panel system will eliminate 3 to 4 heaps of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees each year.

#8 Demonstrate your commitment to sustainability

Sustainability and business social duty are crucial parts of a company's culture and worths. They likewise produce bottom line results. Significantly, customers and communities are recognizing and rewarding organisations that select to operate responsibly. Companies are finding that "green" qualifications are an effective chauffeur of consumer getting choices, producing goodwill and enhancing organisation outcomes.

#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.

Many homeowners pick to fund their photovoltaic panels with one of the "pay-as-you-go" financing options. This implies that a third-party business-- the solar supplier-- owns the planetary system and takes care of setup, maintenance, tracking and repairs. You merely pay the solar company for electrical power-- 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 Investment

The utility business are notorious for their varying and undependable electricity prices. There is plainly an upward trend.

With solar panels and simple math, we can calculate just how much electricity will be created, and most notably, at exactly 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

Generator For Solar Panels....?
Why Should I Have A Generator If I Have Solar Panels.....?

Usually, a generator is more cost effective than a battery backup system for your solar panels. Most grid-tied solar arrays are connected to the grid without batteries. My company has installed well over 100 solar arrays for residential and commercial clients and almost none of them had battery systems with them. Many clients asked to see the costs and after that, they agreed that a generator seems better, especially if there is access to fuel readily available.
Also, unless there is a battery system, the solar inverters will not operate when the electricity goes out. This is a safety feature, but it keeps you from using any power at all from the panels when the grid goes down. This explains the "utility interactive" solar inverters compared to the "stand alone" generators.

How Do Solar Panels Work ?
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Solar cells use light (photons) to generate power (voltage). It naturally follows that this process be called the photovoltaic effect.

When solar radiation is absorbed by solar cells, photons from the sunlight enter the cell and bump into electrons and displace them. At this point, special electrical semi-conductors within the solar cell capture these electrons and complete a circuit between the top (negative charge) and bottom (positive charge) of the solar cell.

The process may vary slightly depending on the various types of solar cell, but the basics remain the same as shown in the diagram in the link

How Do Solar Panels Help To Prevent Global Warming?
I Literally Need A Really Fast Answer Because I Was Meant To Do This For Yesterday But I Didn'T So It'S Already Late So Can Someone Please Help??? Thanks Xxx

They don't currently, and likely never will. According to scientists, you need to cut 80% of CO2 emissions to stop global warming. Getting electricity from solar power instead of coal reduces CO2 emissions, however the effect is small because there are so few solar panels. To effectively prevent global warming, you have to convince China, India, and the rest of the developing world to use them. there they represent less than 1% of electricity, and the carbon emissions are growing rapidly. Already developing countries account for over 2/3 of emissions. IF these countries adopted solar power or other renewable energy in a broad way, then they would hep to prevent the portion of global warming caused by CO2. Note that the planet has been warming naturally for centuries, so it is still possible that the effect would be small.

How Much Is The Benefit Of Solar Panels?
What Are The Pros And Cons? Do You Still Benefit On Cloudy Days?

Solar power panels use sunlight to generate electricity.
Solar power cells can also refer to cells that heat up water or another fluid and use the heat from that.

Cons:
- They do not generate as much power on cloudy or very much at all on rainy days.
- They do not generate power at night when it is most needed.
- They have to be kept clean to work right (this kills many Mars probes).
- They are expensive and at best 28% efficient, but solar cells with 40% efficiency are under development.
- Fields of them would be an eye sore.
- They can be fragile, but technology under development can fix that.
- Although the technology is old it still needs a lot of work.

Pros:
- They have no moving parts.
- They require little man power to maintain or supervision
- They can be created fairly economically and with new technology (still being worked on) they can be printed out like circuit boards.
- They are made of boron and silicon, which is dirt (sand) cheap.
- Sunlight is free, renable and requires no fossile fuels or persiable or products in limited supplies.
- They can be integrated into existing roofing structure and so not be an eye sore.

Why Do Solar Panels Cost So Much When They'Re So Good For The Environment?
I Wish That They Were Less Expensive, But They Are. Why?

Because they're expensive to make! Costs are falling - silicon panels cost about $7.50/Watt-peak in 2007/08. First Solar's new thin film Cadmium-Telluride cells are being installed at about $3-3.50/Watt-peak and they cost under 90cents/Wp at the factory.

As production increases we'll get economies of scale and costs should continue to fall. Give it a few more years - by the end of the 2010s they should be cost effective in most sunny countries :)




Nate: we might one day get 50%, we already have ~42% in labs. But I don't think they'll be in the first wave of mass market panels. The highest efficiency you can get from a single junction solar cell is 31% or so - this is a fundamental, physical limit (explanation on request). To get higher efficiency you need more layers (ie junctions), which is more expensive. It looks like thin film solar cells will be cheaper for quite some time - dye sensitized ones should be too, and maybe organics if we get a few more breakthroughs.

Even at 10% efficiency, provided your cost is low enough, solar power is good enough to go commercial. Look up the company 'FirstSolar'!

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