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Residential Solar Installations and Solutions

Beacon wants to make sure your questions are answered.  We know that a solar installation for your home will be a great experience.  Below are some of the most common questions about solar installations for your home

How much do solar panels cost in 2019?

Because each solar panel system is custom designed for your home, there is no “one size fits all” of solar panels. We begin the installation begins with a customized quote based on several items, including how much your utility bill is, how large your roof is, and where the sun it. For residential installations, Beacon Solar gives customers the choice between LG and S-Energy solar panels.

How much will I save with solar?

Beacon solar customers on average save about 100% of their utility bill excluding the utilities standard charges, depending on monthly energy usage and amount spent.

Is solar financing available?

Beacon solar works with lenders to find you the best financing to fund your solar installation.

What is the latest news in Massachusetts for Solar?

In late 2017, the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (MA DOER) developed Solar Massachusetts Renewable Target (SMART) to double its solar capacity to over three gigawatts (GW).  SMART has replaced the previous solar incentive program in Massachusetts, Solar Renewable Energy Credits (SRECs).  SMART provides a monthly payment to homeowners for the energy you produce. You also qualify for a 30% federal tax credit and will receive up to $1,000 state tax credit. If a customer chooses a solar lease or Power Purchase Agreement (commercial customers only) instead of purchasing or financing, they are not eligible for any federal or Massachusetts solar incentives.

 

How long will it take to install?

On average the install is a one to two day process and from start to finish is around 60 days with planning, install and getting the system online.

Is maintenance required?

Our solar systems are warrantied to last 25 years and are virtually maintenance free, with the exception of the inverters, which typically last 12-15 years.  However, our residential systems come with an automatic inverter warranty extension from 12 to 25 years. 

Will I still need to use the grid?

When you have a solar system installed, the electric company installs a meter that can “tick backwards” allowing you to “store” the excess energy you produce for use during non-sunlight hours.  This is called NET METERING.  Many solar panel system owners are at work during the day when a solar system typically produces the most energy.  While you may not be using that energy, your utility lets you use it at a later time when you’re not producing.  If you produce more energy than you use in a month, you’ll see that your total usage is negative.  Utilities determine this by taking the current reading and subtracting the previous reading for a total usage calculation. If you have a negative “balance”, this balance can be used to pay the customer charge charged by all utilities.  If not, you will have this charge.

Beacon designs all solar systems to offset your electric bill as much as possible.  You can offset up to 100% of your bill.  However, this depends on factors we take into consideration such as roof direction, pitch, shading, etc. 

Is there a warranty?

Beacon offers extensive 10-year workmanship and 25-year panel warranty at not additional cost.

Solar Smart Program

If you’re a Massachusetts resident who is considering solar, you may have heard of SMART (Solar Massachusetts Renewable Target) — the latest solar incentive program designed to promote the development of solar here in Massachusetts.

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SOLAR PANELS WE USE

At Beacon we only partner with companies that provide quality panels for a lifetime. We offer panels from LG, Sunpower, and many others. The power of the panels we install range from 300-360w. Please discuss your choices with our team.

RACKING

Depending on the panels you choose, we can assist you in selecting a perfect rack system for your solar panels. Racking really makes your install of the solar panels seamless. Inquire today with our team.

INVERTERS

Beacon provides the most technoligicly advanced inverters. We want to make sure that that your solar panels are optimized for the most output. Please contact our team to get more information on our inverters.

SOLAR ENERGY MONITORING

The best part of owning a solar system is seeing your savings in real time. With our systems PV monitoring, you will get real-time charts showing your solar systems production.

Solar Energy Funding Options

Want to know the different options Beacon Solar provides for your installation? Beacon has many options that you can choose from to fund your solar system, with some ways to get solar for $0 down.

Purchasing Your System

Purchasing a solar panel system directly will offer you the highest return on your investment.  With this option, you receive all Federal and State incentives, without any fees or interest payments that accompany loans.  If you buy a solar panel system, roughly 30-50% of the cost is returned to you through tax credits, a state rebate and Solar Massachusetts Renewable Target (SMART) within the first year and you become cash positive. Over the next 10-20 years, SMART payments are sent out monthly for the energy you produce. 

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Finance Your System

To get around the hurdle of upfront costs, we offer 100% financing programs through Massachusetts Solar Loans and Sungage Financial.  This allows you to own your solar array, take advantage of all the tax credits and rebates, and make a profit in the first year.  A solar system saves you on your electric bills and earns you monthly income through Solar Massachusetts Renewable Target (SMART).  You pay nothing out of pocket and still have greater system generated savings than your low monthly payments.

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Lease Your System

If you choose a solar lease facilitated by Beacon Solar, the solar lease provider owns the solar panel system, receives all of the federal tax credits, state rebates, monthly SMART payments and you have a monthly lease payment for 20 years. You will still receive the benefits of a lower utility bill, but will not own the system. 

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What Our Customer Are Saying

I was so happy once we finished our solar install. Me and my husband could not be happier with the system we choose with Beacon

Stacy Benson

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147 Revolutionary DR UNIT 2
E Taunton MA 02718

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401-595-7092
508-738-8112

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147 Revolutionary Drive, Unit 2
East Taunton, MA 02718

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