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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 home owners to utilize the sun to power everyday life: running your air conditioner, washing clothes, watching TELEVISION, cooking dinner. All while decreasing your carbon footprint, and without burning nonrenewable fuel sources or putting a pressure on the electrical grid. And while the environmental benefits of solar power are significant, lots of home owners find that the convenience, distinct features, and expense savings of owning a solar power system are even more attractive.

Leading Advantages of Solar Energy

#1 Considerably minimize or perhaps eliminate your electric expenses

Whether you're a homeowner, organization, or not-for-profit, electrical energy costs can make up a big part of your monthly expenditures. With a photovoltaic panel system, you'll generate 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 decrease your energy costs and you'll still save a great deal of cash.

#2 Make a terrific return on your financial investment

Solar panels aren't a cost-- they are among the finest ways to invest, with returns measuring up to those of more traditional investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to substantial electrical power costs cost savings, the average American house owner settles their photovoltaic panel system in 7 to eight years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.

#3 Safeguard versus increasing energy expenses

One of the most clear cut advantages of solar panels is the capability to hedge energy costs. In the past 10 years, residential electrical power prices have gone up by approximately 3 percent annually. By buying a solar energy system now, you can fix your electrical power rate and protect against unpredictable boosts in electricity costs. If you're a business or property owner with rising and falling cash flow, going solar also assists you much better projection and manage your expenses.

#4 Boost your house worth

Several research studies have actually discovered that houses equipped with solar energy systems have greater home values and sell more quickly than non-solar homes. Appraisers are increasingly taking solar setups into factor to consider as they value houses at the time of a sale, and as property buyers become more educated about solar, demand for properties equipped with photovoltaic panel systems will continue to grow.

#5 Boost U.S. energy independence

The sun is a near-infinite source of energy and an essential part of achieving energy independence in the United States. By increasing our capability to create electrical energy from the sun, we can likewise insulate our nation from rate fluctuations in worldwide energy markets.

#6 Develop jobs and assist your local economy

According to The Solar Structure, the solar market added tasks at a rate almost 12 times faster than the total U.S. economy in 2015, representing 1.2 percent of all jobs in the country. This development is expected to continue. Because solar-related tasks tend to be greater paying and can not be contracted out, they are a considerable factor to the United States economy.

#7 Safeguard the environment

Solar is an excellent method to decrease your carbon footprint. Buildings are responsible for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the U.S., and going solar can considerably reduce that number. A normal property photovoltaic panel system will eliminate three to 4 lots of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees yearly.

#8 Show your dedication to sustainability

Sustainability and business social responsibility are essential components of an organization's culture and values. They also produce bottom line outcomes. Increasingly, consumers and neighborhoods are acknowledging and rewarding companies that choose to operate properly. Businesses are discovering that "green" qualifications are an effective motorist of customer acquiring decisions, producing goodwill and enhancing company 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 money down.

Numerous property owners opt to fund their photovoltaic panels with among the "pay-as-you-go" funding alternatives. This suggests that a third-party business-- the solar service provider-- owns the planetary system and takes care of setup, upkeep, monitoring and repair works. You simply pay the solar service provider for electricity-- less than you would've paid the utility 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 notorious for their varying and unreliable electrical energy costs. There is clearly an upward pattern.

With photovoltaic panels and easy mathematics, we can calculate how much electrical power will be created, and most importantly, at exactly what rate, for at least the next 20 years (fixed 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

Can I Hook Up A Solar Panel To A Car Battery? Does It Matter The Kind Of Car Battery?
I Have A College Project Due Within A Week, And It Involves A 100 Watt Solar Panel And A 12V 7.5Ah Battery. I Got The Project Finished Up And Producing Free Energy For My House In September, However Recently The Battery I Bought, That Was Specifically Made To Hold Solar Power, Lost Its Charge (Unsure How Or Why) And It Is Pretty Much Useless. Can I Just Go To A Store And Buy Any 12V Car Battery To Use?

Hey Boriqua, I have a number of questions about your setup, are you using a charge controller? If not does the panel at least have a bypass diode installed to prevent back feeding at night? There are no batteries specifically made to hold solar power, panels produce DC power, same as a plug in charger or car alternator, the battery cannot tell the difference. A 7.5 AH battery is quite small, if you hooked a 100 watt panel to it without a controller, I would be surprised if the battery made it through a week.

You can hook any kind of wet cell rechargeable battery to that panel with a controller installed. You can hook a suitably large enough battery to the panel without a controller. The rule of thumb is the panels max amperage cannot be more than 2.5% of the battery AH capacity. A 100 watt panel wired for 12 volt charging would normally have an open circuit voltage of 18 volts. 100 / 18 = 5.5 amps. If you had a pair of golf cart batteries wired in series, your battery would be 12 volts, 220 amp hours, exactly enough to take that panels charge without a controller. It would still need distilled water added each month because some would boil away when charging. Roman is correct, if you let the fluid run down below the top of the plates, you can't put it back, that part of the plate is ruined.

The type battery you want is called a "deep cycle" battery. They have solid lead plates that deliver smaller currents for long periods, like a golf cart. Cranking batteries have lighter porous plates like sponges to save weight and deliver large currents for short blasts, like starting a car. The cranking battery will not hold up well in solar service, the discharges damage it much quicker than a deep cycle. You can get 12 volt deep cycle batteries, they are made for trolling boat motors and such.

We have a pair of golf cart batteries charged by two 50 watt panels now, they run all the LED lighting in our home, saves money and continues working even if the grid is down. If I added more panels, I would put in a charge controller. Go to the library and look for a book by Richard Perez called, "The Complete Battery Book." It covers all the questions you are asking and more. Richard is the founding editor of Home Power Magazine, a great periodical on solar, wind and other renewable energy sources. I would also caution you on getting info about this subject here. In my 13 years powering my home with the wind and sun, and teaching solar power at school, I am always amazed how many people are willing to impart their knowledge on the matter who have never laid a hand on a panel, battery or inverter. Stay with the non profit sources and library pubs, you'll get better info in the end. Take care, Rudydoo

Is Solar Energy Similar To Light Energy? Please Explain Why..?

yes solar energy is due to light coming from sun so they are same. its just that if its from sun its solar . if from any other source its light energy.

Is It Possible For A Car To Work On Wind Energy?
Just Like They Charge Batteries By Solar Energy And Make The Car Work On That Battery....Can They Do The Same With Wind Energy? If Not, Why? I Mean Scientifically Or Financially Or Commercially

Wind mills used to charge batteries is actually superior to solar charging. Solar conversion with PV panels to battery energy is only around 15% at best and probably 10% after you figure in battery storage and charge controllers etc.

Since wind is directly converted to rotational mechanical energy which can be used to power a generator directly, your energy conversion is much higher. Plus wind energy is generally more available thru night and day if you are in a good wind zone to begin with.

As a general rule, to get a steady 100 watts thru solar power, you need to provide about 1000 watts of panel surface to get you thru cloudy periods and night time. The figure goes up in the wintertime in northern areas because of short days.

Wind doesn't suffer from that. You put windmills in the prairies , mountains or on the coast of lakes or oceans and the wind is usually steady winter or summer for 3/4 of the day or more.

In either case, solar or wind, it still comes down to good batteries if you want good motive power. That is still the bottleneck. Someone comes up with a cheap, easily chargeable , high capacity battery and gasoline usage would change almost overnight. It would be the same fate as the auto had on the horse and buggy. So we are one invention away from getting off of oil for transportation

Why Are Most Questions On Global Warming In The Politics Category Rather Than The Science Category?
This Is Just An Observation That I Find A Litte Strange.

This seems to me to be the natural progression of a subject which has such a widespread impact on society. First it must be studied by science as it has. Then the government must consider the results of that study, consider the impact on society of implementing changes, and finally, make recommendations and legislate.

I think Vice President Gore's movie and his appearance before congress yesterday is helping to push law makers to give this issue more consideration and action. However, there remains a sometimes large chasm between climate modelers and meteorologists on this subject not to mention that there are other competing explanations for global temperature increases that have not received as much attention as they each deserve. An example would be the connection between sunspot activity and duration versus solar insolation and surface temperature which is just beginning to be noticed.

Meanwhile I personally believe that our dependence upon fossil fuels must be decreased regardless of its ultimate impact on the climate, that these other climate impact studies be conducted, and that our politicians become as smart as they can on this subject so that they can implement the most reasonable solutions considering the health of the planet, our world economy, our growing world population, and our need to consider alternative energy souces such as nuclear energy.

Can A Solar Powered Light Power Itself?
Say, A Light Bulb Is Surrounded By Solar Panels. If You Give The Light Bulb Initial Energy To Turn On Will It Power Itself?

yes, but you should understand that the conversion process of turning light into electrical energy (and then back to light) produces waste energy (usually in the form of heat) and so the energy going in is higher than it is coming out, so the lamp would very quickly loose all it's energy


even if the conversion was 100% effective, that's only 100%, the lamp would just run continuously and all the light would have to hit the solar panels and be absorbed, so you wouldn't be able to see the light since there would be none to reflect.

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