Install Residential Solar Panels in Massachusetts
A national leader in the solar panel industry, Mass Renewables Inc. is a great source for residential solar panels.
Determining If Your Home Qualifies for Solar Panels
Mass Renewables Inc can quickly and easily determine if your home is a good candidate for solar. All we need is an address so we can view a satellite image of your home and an electrical bill to determine your usage. If you do not have sufficient roof space, our strong construction background combined with our experienced and skilled team give us the ability to provide you with many options. We can come out to your property free of charge to do a full shade analysis, check the structural integrity of your building and measure for ample ground space.
Mass Renewables Inc is an official Installer/ reseller of the Tesla Powerwall and can help you determine if energy storage is a viable option for you. With Mass Renewables’ background in construction, our skilled team can help you determine whether or not your home qualifies for our services. We will also look at your electric bill to decide which solar panel system is best for you. Once we have determined that you are a possible candidate, we will perform a site visit to assess shading issues, roof structure, and ground space.
Because our panels depend on an adequate amount of sunlight to function properly, too much shade can be an issue. Some shade-causing obstructions, like trees, can be removed to accommodate solar panels. However, others, like adjacent buildings, may be permanent roadblocks. We can assist you with estimating any additional cost that may effect your investment.
The structure of your roof is also important. The more usable roof space you have, the easier it is for us to perform installations. With that being said, your roof doesn’t have to be 100% clear for us to get the job done. We can work around features such as skylights, vent pipes, and chimneys.
If your roof is not suitable for solar panel installation, ground mounted panels are still a great option, provided your home has enough unshaded ground space.
Ground Mount Tracking or Roof Mounting: Which System is Best for Your Home?
Roof mounting and ground mount tracking solar panels each have their own set of advantages. The rooftop option is ideal for those with limited yard space or those who would rather dedicate their lawn to decks or swimming pools. With the solar panel system completely installed on the roof, you won’t have to make any major landscaping compromises. Roof panels also serve as extra protection, helping to extend the life of the roof. If you do not have ample roof space and ground mounting is an option, we have many different designs to choose from. If you have unlimited space, a large ground mount could be the best solution. If your space is limited, a tracking system may be best for you. Although a tracking system may cost a little more up front, they are on average 45% more efficient. The return on investment for a tracker can be equal to a much larger ground or roof mounted system.
Ground mount tracking systems are perfect for those with a large amount of unused land or those who are unable to install roof panels. With ground-mounted panels, homeowners can utilize larger systems, resulting in even greater energy savings. This option also provides more flexibility in avoiding shading issues since they can more easily be placed in sunny areas in the yard.
Incentives for Residential Solar Panels
Homeowners with solar that are involved in the SMART program will get paid monthly for 10 years from their utility provider based on the owners solar production meter. Owners that have a battery ( Tesla Powerwall ) installed with their solar get an increased incentive value on their solar production. Now having a battery not only gives the owner a backup source during a blackout and daily battery cycling, they get paid extra for having one!
- Get paid a flat rate of approximately 11¢ to 13¢ per Kilowatt-hour you produce for 10 years. If you add a battery to your solar system increase your incentive by almost 40% and add a 30% Tax Credit essentially making the battery FREE.
- Residential Renewable Energy Income Tax Credit: A 15% state income tax credit on up to $1,000 of a renewable energy system installed on your primary residence.
- Federal tax credit of 30% of the total cost of the system.
- The installation of a solar system is tax exempt, it will not raise your property taxes but has been proven to raise the resale value of your home. You can still take advantage of installing solar whether you plan to be in the home long term or not.
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Mass Renewables Inc. is a top 20 nationally ranked solar energy company with one of the highest customer service ratings in the state of Massachusetts, so you can count on us to provide top-notch products and installation services. along with unwavering customer service. Contact us today and schedule a free consultation with the number one installer in the state of Massachusetts.