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SunRa Solar Means Quality and Value

Creating more Affordable Solar Options for Massachusetts Homeowners

The process for choosing a solar energy system for your home doesn’t need to be intimidating. Solar power technology is evolving quickly. That means there is an assortment of both newer and earlier generation technology out there. Finding the right balance between performance and cost is important. It requires understanding and experience that only the better solar installers can provide. The right installation partner will help you to rest easy throughout the process. At SunRa Solar, Inc., we are proud to be advisers, customer advocates, and ultimately partners to solar homeowners throughout eastern Massachusetts. It’s the reason we have chosen to offer affordable systems, sized to meet your budget and give you the best value.

You can lease or you can buy

SunRa Solar is dedicated to providing homeowners the best chance to start saving money on utility bills as soon as possible, and within budget. Whether a lease or a purchase works best for you, we will provide you with design and financing options that fit your needs and start your saving immediately.

Leasing a Solar Energy System

Predictable Energy Prices — 10% Savings and Up 

Third Party Owns & Maintains

20+ Years of Savings and Peace of Mind

Assured Renewable Energy Use

Buying a Solar Energy System

Cash Purchase

Zero Down Loans

Fast Track Payback

Full Tax and Incentive Benefits

Solar Energy and Massachusetts

What You Should Know Before You Buy

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Ready for Solar Savings?

Not every home is suitable for a solar energy system. Shading, roofing design, and home orientation are factors SunRa Solar will review while advising you about your options. Our goal is to find the best solution to optimize your savings and increase your home’s value.

Massachusetts SMART

The state of Massachusetts is finalizing the Solar Massachusetts Reneweable Target, or SMART program, that will likely take affect in 2018. For 2017, all homeowners installing solar energy systems will enjoy Solar Renewable Energy Credits (SREC II) and the state net energy metering program (NEM).

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SunRa Full Service

At SunRa Solar, our decades of experience and expertise are put to work for you. From first contact, we provide you with information, options, and friendly advice to ensure your path to energy independence is a comfortable one. We not only handle every detail up through flipping the switch, we are your partner for the life of the system.

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Take a quick look at the basics you should know to help you decide if want to buy or if a lease suits you better. It’s FREE because we aren’t like others. No email. No phone calls. We WANT you to know more and we gladly share information without hassle.

See key results from studies about the value added to homes across the U.S. with a solar energy system.

Check this out – a quick view of the solar leasing numbers.

Want to know more about leasing? Click here to see how to Go Solar and Save with a Lease. It’s FREE because we aren’t like others. No email. No phone calls. We WANT you to know more and we gladly share information without hassle.

Check this out – a quick view of the solar leasing numbers.

Still want to know more about buying? We read the hundreds of pages of Department of Energy studies about historical solar home sales and summarized key data for you. Click here for our FREE report.

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We read the hundreds of pages of Department of Energy studies about historical solar home sales and summarized key data for you. It’s FREE because we aren’t like others. No email. No phone calls. We WANT you to know more and we gladly share information without hassle.

See key results from studies about the value added to homes across the U.S. with a solar energy system.


Want to know more about leasing? Click here to see how to Go Solar and Save with a Lease.

Check this out – a quick view of the solar leasing numbers.

The family financial circumstances and the options available to them are pretty common:

Here is a little more specific detail about the Smith family circumstances.

Whether paying cash or borrowing, a homeowner buying a solar energy system can take advantage of the Federal Income Tax Credit (ITC) of 30%.

Solar buyers in Massachusetts are able to accrue and trade Solar Renewable Energy Certificates under a program extended in March of 2017. It is known as SREC 2 or SREC II. This program allows homeowners to sell the accrued credits to utilities in blocks of 1 MWh each. To learn more about this program and its current status, visit our Learning Center.

Massachusetts also allows Net Metering, which gives the solar system owner the ability to feed back to the utility grid through a special meter any momentarily generated solar power not needed by the home. Any extra is credited in kWh (kilowatt-hours), the same units you see on your power bill. To learn more about this feature, visit our Learning Center.

Every homeowner gets an immediate savings as soon as we flip the switch and you start to generate power. If you sign up for a solar lease, your agreement will spell out for you each monthly payment. Your new utility bills will be reduced, and your savings are easily calculated by comparing the sum of your new payments to your previous bills.

If you purchase a system and finance some or all of it, your savings are also easily calculated by comparing the sum of your new payments to your previous bills. If you purchase a system without financing, your monthly utility payments could be negligible.

The best news, whether you purchase outright, finance a purchase, or choose a lease you will be able to predictably bank your savings. Ask us to show you how in more detail by clicking the EXPLORE tab on the right or Contact Us.

A solar panel is an assembly of individual solar “cells”, each almost always made from different forms of silicon. Each panel differs in the numbers of cells combined, from 60 to 72 per panel, and in the technology used in the manufacture of each cell and the assembly into a panel.

Because solar panel technology is constantly improving, there are a range of panel efficiency (%) and panel rating (kW) available for design. Not every installation calls for the newest and most expensive technology. Good system design is a balance between cost and performance, and often a well-established and earlier generation panel can deliver 25+ years of affordable, reliable service.

The meter is a critical part of the solar energy system. In Massachusetts, net metering allows you to use your utility company to store your energy. Unlike a traditional power meter that spins in one direction, as you produce solar energy, your meter will literally spin backwards. Then, as you use electricity at night, the net meter allows you to pull energy from the grid so you always have power.

Whenever you are generating more power than you can use, the meter tracks the amount that you transmit to the utility grid. This is why a well designed solar system can produce enough power in a summer to help offset more power needed in winter months, when the sun shines less.

Here you can read a little more about incentives and programs.