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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 homeowner to utilize the sun to power daily life: running your a/c, cleaning clothes, viewing TV, cooking supper. All while reducing your carbon footprint, and without burning nonrenewable fuel sources or putting a stress on the electrical grid. And while the ecological benefits of solar power are considerable, numerous homeowners find that the benefit, special features, and expense savings of owning a solar power system are even more enticing.

Top Ten Benefits of Solar Energy

#1 Dramatically decrease or perhaps remove your electric expenses

Whether you're a homeowner, organization, or not-for-profit, electricity costs can make up a large part of your monthly costs. With a solar panel system, you'll create complimentary power for your system's entire 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you don't produce One Hundred Percent of the energy you consume, solar will reduce your utility bills and you'll still save a great deal of money.

#2 Make a great return on your financial investment

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

#3 Secure versus rising energy costs

One of the most clear cut benefits of photovoltaic panels is the capability to hedge energy prices. In the past 10 years, domestic electricity prices have gone up by approximately three percent yearly. By buying a solar energy system now, you can repair your electrical energy rate and protect versus unpredictable boosts in electrical power costs. If you're a service or homeowner with changing money circulation, going solar likewise helps you better projection and handle your costs.

#4 Increase your house worth

Several studies have actually found that houses geared up with solar energy systems have higher residential or commercial property values and offer more quickly than non-solar houses. Appraisers are increasingly taking solar installations into consideration as they value houses at the time of a sale, and as property buyers end up being more informed about solar, demand for residential or commercial properties geared up with photovoltaic 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 part of achieving energy self-reliance in the United States. By increasing our capability to produce electricity from the sun, we can also insulate our country from price variations in international energy markets.

#6 Develop jobs and assist your local economy

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

#7 Secure the environment

Solar is an excellent method to lower your carbon footprint. Buildings are accountable for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the United States, and going solar can considerably reduce that number. A typical residential photovoltaic panel system will eliminate three to 4 tons of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees yearly.

#8 Show your dedication to sustainability

Sustainability and business social duty are essential components of an organization's culture and values. They also produce bottom line outcomes. Increasingly, customers and communities are recognizing and rewarding organisations that pick to run properly. Organisations are discovering that "green" qualifications are a powerful motorist of customer acquiring decisions, creating goodwill and enhancing company results.

#9 Start Saving from Day 1

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

Lots of property owners opt to finance their solar panels with among the "pay-as-you-go" funding alternatives. This means that a third-party business-- the solar service provider-- owns the planetary system and looks after setup, upkeep, monitoring and repairs. You merely pay the solar service provider for electricity-- 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 Financial investment

The utility business are infamous for their changing and unreliable electrical energy rates. There is clearly an upward pattern.

With solar panels and easy math, we can determine what does it cost? electrical power will be produced, and most significantly, at exactly what cost, for at least 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

I'M Trying To Use A Car Battery For Various Needs While On A Three Month Stay In The Woods.?
I Haven'T Bough Anything Yet, I'M Trying To Get The Best Idea For What To Use. I'M Thinking About Using A Solar Panel To Keep The Battery Charged, But I Want To Do It Right. What Do I Need To Know To Do This Safely? I Will Basically Be Running A Laptop, A Cellphone Charger, And Maybe A Few Lights. I Would Like To Hard Wire The Solar Panel To The Battery, And Alternate Between That And A Hard Wired Ac/Dc Converter For An Electrical Outlet For The Various Things. Also, How Will I Monitor Usage And Watt Capabilities And What-Not For What All I Can Plug In At Once? How Will I Properly Keep The Battery Charged? What All Supplies Do I Need For This To Work For Me? Bare Minimum For Wattage Requirements. Please Be Specific And Knowledgeable, I Don'T Want Any Bad Advice To Ruin My Equipment.

These are the things you need to elaborate on before someone can design a workable solution:

Total AC wattage you want to run
Desired run time at this wattage in hours
Available average full sunshine hours where you are going
Ampere Hour capacity of battery you are going to use

An ordinary car battery is about 60-100AH
Unless you use a deep cycle battery you don't want to use more than 1/3 - 1/2 capacity to prevent battery damage.

That gives you 20-50AH available capacity
@ 12 Volts that is 240-600 Watt hours

Assuming 70% inverter efficiency you would get

160-420 Watt hours to run your Stuff

You didn't say how much sun was available where you were going.
In any case, you'll either need to manually monitor your car battery voltage with a voltmeter or get one of these Solar Charge Controller:

http://www.amazon.com/Sunforce-60022-Sol...

Charging a battery is about 50-80% efficient so count on putting twice as much energy in to energy out.
So, to get that 240-600 watt hours INTO THE BATTERY you'll need to put in
480-1200 watt hours

To choose the exact panel you need to know how much sun to expect. Panels only give out rated power in FULL UNOBSTRUCTED SUN.

The Power of the panel required could be calculated from:

Required panel power = (Required watt hours / Hours of full sunshine) * Efficiency

Unfortunately you can't calculate much more without the information requested above

Future City????????????????
What Do You Think A City In 150 Years Will Look Like.?.?

Future cities will concentrate on energy conservation, reducing waste and maxiizing available resources.

Better, more efficient mass transportation such as Maglev trains without use of polluting diesel fuel.

Better use of solar resources including; solar panels for electricity and more skylights for light.

Vertical farm skyscrapers may be uilized in place of a complex transportation and distribution network from distant farms to save resources and time.

Water recycling and purification to lessen the impact on natural aquifers.

Fossil fuels have been replaced by renewable energy such as fuel cells and solar shingles.

Structures may be below the surface to provide more uniform temperatures save on heating, cooling and overhead construction costs.

Each residence has rooftop gardens with fresh vegetables and fruit trees.

Packaged products will be encased in recycled material which will be recycled again, therby reducing or eliminating packaging waste.

See the links below for additional information. Hope this helps.

How Much Would Be The Investment For Solar Panel Which Runs 2 Air Conditioner?
I Want To Setup Solar Panels To Run 2 Air Conditioner And Simple Lights. How Much Would Be The Approx Cost In Usd? I Want To Set It Up India. If You'Ve More Idea About Indian Market Then Thats Better.

This means that what you would be powering with solar electricity are things like the refrigerator, the lights, the compute­r, the TV, stereo equipment, motors in things like furnace fans and the washer, etc. Let's say that all of those things average out to 600 watts on average. Over the course of 24 hours, you need 600 watts * 24 hours = 14,400 watt-hours per day.

I know that a solar panel can generate 70 milliwatts per square inch * 5 hours = 350 milliwatt hours per day. Therefore you need about 41,000 square inches of solar panel for the house. That's a solar panel that measures about 285 square feet (about 26 square meters). That would cost around $16,000 right now. Then, because the sun only shines part of the time, you would need to purchase a battery bank, an inverter, etc., and that often doubles the cost of the installation.

If you want to have a small room air conditioner in your bedroom, double everything.

If you want to just power 2 small air conditioners, your look at about $32,000 +installation

How Does A Cell Compare To A Car?(Cell Analogy Project)?
I Am In Dire Need Of An Analogy Comparing A Cell To Some Sort Of System. My Teacher Gave Us Papers With Things She Came Up With And I Got A Car But I Do Not Know Anything About Them Much Less How They Compare To A Cell **Include Each Organelle With It'S Specific Analogy In The System Please**

The nucleus can be compared to the driver because it controls what the cell does like the driver controls the car. The cell membrane is like the outer shell of the vehicle because it supports and protects the cell like the outer shell of a car does. The endoplasmic reticulum is like all the wires and pipes in a car which carry materials. Cytoplasm is sort of like the frame of the car because it supports everything inside. The mitochondria can be compared to the engine of the car because it converts sugar to energy like the engine converts gasoline to energy. Any storage compartments and the trunk are like vacuoles because they store things. I am not sure about the lysosomes. If you had a solar powered car the solar panel could be compared to the chloroplast.

Whats The Difference Between Geodesic Domes And Monolithic Domes? ?
The Only Thing I've Heard Is That Monolithic Is One Structure And Geodesic Is More Than One Structures Connected Together. Now I Am Still At Home With The Parents And I Am Wanting To Save Up To Build A Home. Are They Made Of Concrete? Which One Is Safer? Which One Cost Less? Which One Can Be 2 Stories And Still Be Safer Than The Average Home? How Large Can One Be Built If Not Able To Be 2 Stories? Can They Have Windows And Utilities? I Know Its A Lot Of Questions But When I Am Able To Pay To Have It Built I Would Like To Know What Am Doing. So Please Give Me Straight Forward And Informative Answers.

ENERGY EFFICIENT

A dome requires less energy to heat and cool and lend themselves to different types of solar panels, earth tubes, and other types of alternative energy sources. Of course, domes can save up to fifty percent when on standard (on the grid) electrical and gas hookups, too. This saves you lots of money for years to come! All our domes, over twenty-four feet, are 2x6 construction for the shell, so you have better insulation for even more savings on heating and cooling, in all types of climates.

2. SUPERIOR IN STRENGTH

Geodesic domes have been proven to withstand bad weather the world over better than the standard box type construction, including snow loads, tornadoes and hurricanes, making them a safe and secure place to live. After all, can you think of anything stronger than interlocking triangles?
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Benefits
The Monolithic Dome is a permanent structure which is energy efficient, cost effective, disaster resistant and attractive.

Monolithic Domes have real strength. They can withstand the force of a tornado, hurricane or earthquake. They cannot burn, rot or be eaten by bugs.

The Monolithic Dome is energy efficient. It will usually save fifty percent on heating and cooling costs compared to a comparable conventional building.

The Future
In 1999, David was awarded the U.S. Patent for the Crenosphere, a breakthrough in large dome construction. It will allow concrete domes to be built from 300 feet to 1000 feet in diameter. These huge structures are ideal for indoor sports facilities and stadiums. We are moving toward a future where homes, stadiums, offices, schools, churches, and more will be Monolithic Domes.
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01085, 01086