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?
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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.