Solar PV

What is Solar PV?

Simply put when sunlight hits a solar panel, the cells that make up the module transform light into direct current (DC) electricity. This is known as the photovoltaic effect.  This DC power is then converted into alternating current (AC) using additional wiring, an inverter or series of microinverters.

The solar energy produced by the PV array powers your home or business and offsets your utility electrical usage. When the sun isn’t providing any sunlight for your panels (like at night), your utility provides you with the electricity for your loads. During the day, if your system is creating more power than your home needs, the extra energy goes into your utility’s power grid. The excess is credited to your account to use at a later time. This push and pull of electricity using the utility as a bank is called net metering. These grid-tied pv arrays are the most common solar installs and provide the greatest return.

Why Solar PV?

Electricity Rates

How high is your current electric bill? This determines your savings over the life of your system. The higher your rates, the more you can save with solar.

Financial Incentives

There are significant state and federal tax programs or rebates in your area that encourage solar adoption. A business can also take advantage of depreciation tax benefits, including accelerated depreciation. Higher incentives mean lower upfront costs and a shorter payback period.

Cost

One of the largest hurdles is the upfront cost. To get over that barrier there are great financial tools that customers can take advantage of. Many states sponsor low interest loans that are fast, easy and safe. Why continue paying your electric bill? Your new solar energy payment will be less, and green.

Technology

Quality equipment and properly designed solar arrays will produce for decades. High quality panels, inverters and the balance of the array components are warrantied for 25 years. Ensuring your investment pays for itself quickly and continues generating significant saving year after year.

Site Characteristics

How sunny is it where you are? Which way does your roof face? What is the pitch of your roof? Is there shading? All of these factors can affect your production levels and ROI.

Property Value Increases

Solar panel system ownership tends to increase your property resale value, while third party ownership (e.g. leasing) does not. That value is only as good as the equipment, aesthetics of the install and function.

Business Benefits

Eliminate a variable expense in electricity. Create goodwill by going green and using solar power. Appeal to customers through the difference your company has decided to make.

Go Solar with NES+G

New England Solar + Green will help you weigh your options given your budget and energy production goals. The end goal being to eliminate your electric bill! An average monthly electric bill of $100 becomes an annual $1,200 expense. Over 20 years, that same $100 monthly bill balloons to $24,000 paid to your utility, and that’s before factoring in electricity rate increases that will likely make your 20-year energy costs even higher. Installing a solar panel system at your home or business takes you out of this cycle. Solar immediately saves and creates the long-term stability a good investment should. The average payback is between 3 and 7 years, with over 50% of the total system cost saved after the first year of operation.

When you own the solar array, the savings goes directly to your wallet. Whether you pay cash or get a loan the incentives and credits available make it one of the most fiscally responsible investments and feel good decisions you can make. Not only does this type of renewable energy source benefit you financially but it eliminates the negative environmental impacts of carbon fuel sources. The average annual CO2 emissions are approximately 14,796 pounds per household, based on a typical usage of 900 kWh per month. Changing your method of energy production to a solar will help prevent damage to the earth and reduce your buildings contribution to climate change.

Local

Don’t let other companies fool you. There is no perfect cookie cutter installation. Satellite imaginary for a remote quotation is an inadequate tool. Cold calling, aggressive sales, and junk mail aren’t personal or trustworthy.  Each site and customer has a unique set of demands. New England Solar + Green will work with you to meet these constraints and maximize site potential. Our Solar PV professionals will conduct a detailed site review and provide realistic expectations for system production and financial benefits.

Turnkey

New England Solar + Green is with you every step of the way for the duration of the project. We handle the paperwork for incentives, local permits, and utility applications. Answer your questions before, after and during the installation on a timely basis and keep you in the loop. The average turnaround time for an install is 1 month. After you can enjoy the benefits of solar for years to come.

Professional

New England Solar + Green strives to provide clean sources of green power to local home and business owners. With over 30 years of long-established experience we couldn’t be more invested in the community. We use the latest technology from the world’s top product manufactures to deliver great solar power installations that will run for decades!

Why Go Solar with New England Solar + Green?

Ann R. West Stockbridge, MA

“I get so excited to see my electric bill now! It’s amazing to see a zero dollar balance each month.”
Through Federal and State level incentives solar has never been more affordable. The result has our clients owning 100% of their solar array with thousands of dollars in annual savings. We take pride in seeing a client’s zero balance on monthly electric bills.

Ben G. Williamstown, MA

“I am very satisfied with my install. I’m glad I went with a local vendor.”
Your choice to go solar helps support our business and its employees. We in turn reinvest in other local business, keeping investment in the local economy and growing local revenues.

Mike P. Savoy, MA

“I just made my first Megawatt!”
Solar electrical generation significantly reduces the size of your carbon footprint. This sustainable green energy provides a small but personal influence on climate change and dependency on carbon based fuels.
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