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Smart solar technology
that pays for itself.

Solar done right.

Homegrown in Hatfield Mass

Smart solar technology
that pays for itself.

Solar done right.

Homegrown in Hatfield Mass

Solar is smart technology for your home that pays for itself. Now is the time to go solar and save.

This is the best time to go solar. Incentives include a 26% federal tax credit, $1,000 state tax incentive, SMART cash payments for ten years, and significant savings on your electric bill for years to come. To top it off, owned solar increases the value of your home and is tax exempt in Massachusetts.

The average homeowner in Massachusetts pays around $2,000 a year for electricity. While each household is unique, the average 20-30 panel system can achieve between 80-100 percent electrical offset and pay for itself in 7-9 years. Convenient monitoring apps pair with inverters to give you up-to-the-minute production data, so you always know how your system is performing.

The average 20-30 panel system can achieve between 80-100 percent electrical offset and pay for itself in 7-9 years.

Why Solar?

How much does solar cost?2021-02-08T15:13:29+00:00

Solar photovoltaic prices are at their lowest ever. A typical residential PV system costs about as much as an economy car. Because of current subsidies and incentive programs, your system can pay for itself in 6-10 years. Financing is available through local banks.

What incentives are currently available?2021-02-08T15:14:01+00:00
  • There is a 26% federal tax credit on the total cost of your PV installation
  • 10 year SMART cash incentive program
  • Massachusetts offers a $1000 tax credit on your PV array
  • Solar is property tax exempt
  • No sales tax on PV systems
How will a PV system affect my house value or taxes?2021-02-08T15:14:20+00:00

A solar PV system will increase your home’s resale value and is exempt from additional property taxes. Owned solar arrays also make your home more attractive to buyers should you ever decide to sell.

What will I have to do to maintain my system?2021-02-08T15:16:24+00:00

There is little to no maintenance required for PV systems. Rain will clean your PV array of dust, and snow will melt off quickly. Your system can be monitored via the internet and smartphone. We also offer various warranties on part and workmanship, so you will never have to worry about upkeep.

How long do solar PV systems last?2021-02-08T15:16:54+00:00

Solar PV systems are designed to last 25-30 years. Many PV systems installed in the 1980s are still going strong. The solar panels we offer today are more efficient and more affordable, so you can count on clean energy for decades.

What about insurance?2021-02-08T15:17:18+00:00

Most residential PV systems are covered under your existing homeowner’s policy. A small annual fee may be added.

Do you offer a solar lease or power purchase agreement (ppa)?2021-02-08T15:18:58+00:00

We do not offer leases or ppa’s. Owning solar for your home is by far a wiser investment. When you sign a lease or ppa, you give up rebates and incentives worth thousands of dollars. What’s more, you are contractually obligated to keep your roof clear of anything that might reduce solar production which could mean being forced to cut down trees on your property. Leasing makes it difficult to sell your home because the new owner must take on the terms of the lease which average around 20 years. For those reasons and many more, we only advocate owned solar. We are happy to discuss this issue with you further at any time.

What are the economic benefits of owning solar?2021-02-08T15:19:16+00:00

Solar saves you money on your electricity bills and protects you against rising and unpredictable electricity rates. How much you save depends on utility rates and solar prices and policies. The Average savings after paying off the system is $15K-$75K!

Who is the best solar installer?2021-02-08T15:20:22+00:00

There are many solar installers in Western Massachusetts. We all sell similar or identical products at around the same price. Northeast Solar stands out because in addition to great prices and high quality products, we deliver a level of customer service and care that isn’t matched by other companies before, during and well after installation. We’ve installed over 1,500 systems over ten years and have our own licensed electricians and installers on staff. We’re also a certified B Corp which means we are committed to serving the community.

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“Northeast Solar made it very easy; it was really seamless. Communication was great and we knew where we were every step of the way.”

-Steve Reynolds, Residential Solar Customer
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Why Northeast Solar?

10+ Years of Local Expertise, Big and Small

For over ten years, the professionals at Northeast Solar have been installing state-of-the-art solar arrays for homes, businesses, and farms all over Western Massachusetts. From our smallest array in Montague at only five panels, to our largest array at a Whately farm at over 2500 panels, we approach every installation with professionalism and install our systems with care and precision.

Over 50 gigawatts installed in the Pioneer Valley

So far, we’ve installed over 50 gigawatts of solar power in the Pioneer Valley. That solar power has helped save Valley residents $35 million on energy bills. Those savings have a huge impact because the money our clients save on energy can be spent at local businesses, strengthening the local economy.

The future of energy is smart, affordable, and powered by Northeast Solar!

Northeast Solar is the future of green energy in the Pioneer Valley. Solar is the best way to stabilize long term energy costs, but solar is just the entry point into cost conscious clean energy technology for your home. In addition to solar, we are also your Western Massachusetts experts on:

  • Battery Backup Systems

  • Mini Splits

  • Backup Generators

  • Electric Vehicle Car Chargers

  • Smart Home Monitoring

  • Total Home Solar + Battery Storage Packages

Ready for a Free, No-Commitment, No-Hassle Consultation?

At Northeast Solar, we’re focused on delivering a customized consultation for each customer.

Give us a call at 413.247.6045 or fill out the form below, and we’ll help answer any questions you might have about the process and whether solar is right for you and your home energy needs. Our five simple steps to solar keeps you informed and engaged in the process while focusing on what matters most to you. We look forward to helping you consider solar for your home!

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