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Design and Installation

 

Southern Light Solar is proud to offer a wide range of solar hardware options to match each homeowner’s goals for balancing costs and lifetime performance. Just as critical, we provide a series of purchase and financing choices to give every customer their best chance to become more energy independent.

As with any significant home improvement, every homeowner should expect to leave all the details to the experts. As your partner in prospering from solar energy, we supply you with a turnkey system. We take the lead on all permitting, inspections, and any compliance actions required. Not only do these sometimes vary from town to town, they also change over time. We stay up to date so you don’t have to.


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Financing

 

We work with financial partners that have a proven and solid track record of providing programs that offer the most viable financing options in the industry. These partners are dedicated to renewable energy and have the ability to provide 100% of the necessary capital. We understand the dynamic economics of the solar industry and the associated risks seen by financiers. But we also understand the needs of Massachusetts and Rhode Island homeowners and businesses to realize their energy independence goals.

Purchase and leasing options can be structured during the early stages so that a properly designed solar energy system can still be financed to meet both, your production and financial return objectives. Whether you simply want to lower your energy costs in an environmentally compatible way or you want to balance your costs with returns on your investment, we strive to find the right solution for you. When it comes to financing, some our partners specialize in certain areas:

Banking and Financing for Direct Purchase – whether 100% financing or less, we want to find the best package for you.

Leasing – in order to lock in payments, we can offer leases with a variety of terms from 6 to 10 years, and longer

PPA – Power Purchase Agreements are another way to lock payments with predefined escalations by allowing a third party to essentially become your utility, selling you power

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Keeping Tabs on State and Federal Programs

 

Although solar energy costs are now low enough to provide competitive net electricity expenses compared to a Massachusetts utility, incentives and access programs still come and go. We keep an eye on the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (Mass DOER), the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) and all federal activity to make sure our customers understand and have access to all currently active offerings.

Many homeowners are already too occupied with work and life demands to research and become experts in areas related to installing solar on their homes. Whenever applicable, we offer up-to-date information and guidance on every matter of importance on changes in solar regulations for Massachusetts and Rhode Island.:

  • All regulatory and code compliance is required;
  • Net metering for your home – different utilities have unique requirements and rates in reimbursing you for the metered electricity you generated but did not use;
  • Management of Solar Renewable Energy Credits (SREC II) – as a solar energy producer, you will be granted credit for each portion of verified output from your system. Selling or auctioning these credits to utilities to meet their renewable energy obligations can be complicated.

From time to time, solarized programs offer group buying discounts to homeowners in selected communities. When participating, we will inform our customers.