How long has BigSky been installing solar?

We started back in 2008 when the solar industry was just taking off. In addition to solar we have been involved in the construction industry since the 80’s and installed our first off grid solar power system back in 1999.


What kind of warranties do you offer?

All of our systems come with a 10-Year Workmanship Warranty to guarantee your system is free of defects on materials and components — this warranty can be extended to 20 years at an additional cost. Installation hardware will be serviced free of charge if defects are found. We use high quality PV panels and provide 25-year warranties for their products. Panel optimizer and Inverter warranties vary from 12 years to 25 years, depending on the manufacturer.


Do I have to worry about any maintenance work? 

No maintenance is needed with today’s grid tied solar power systems. Since there are no moving parts, you basically eliminate all maintenance.


Who takes care of the permits and paperwork?

We do. All you have to do is enjoy your savings.


What is the life expectancy of the solar panels and other components?

Solar panels have a life expectancy of well over 40 years. And with a 25 year warranty on the electronic equipment, you can feel comfortable with your investment.


What types of incentives are available?


Federal Tax Credit
30% of the cost with no upper limit. Expires December 31st 2016. Existing homes, businesses and new construction qualify. Property must be principal or secondary residence.
 

New Hampshire Solar
For a system that is up to 10kw the state of NH will pay you $.75 a watt up to $3,750 or 50% of the system cost which ever is less.

For more information, visit NH Public Utilities Commission website »
 

The state incentive for commercial solar projects comes in two categories. These programs are open to non-profits, businesses, public entities, and other non-residential facilities. In each category, incentives are limited to 25% of the total project cost if less than the AC incentive payment otherwise calculated.

For more information, visit NH Public Utilities Commission website »


New Hampshire REC's
Or renewable energy certificates. NH solar energy systems will generate REC's these renewable energy certificates have a value between $40-$60 per REC. An average residential system will generate between 8-10 REC's per year for an additional $320-$600 a year for 10 years. Commercial installation will generate even more REC's because they generally have more solar equipment.
 

Massachusetts Personal Tax Credit
15% personal tax credit.

Up to $1000 against state income tax for Net Expenditure on a renewable energy system (including installation costs).

Excess credit may be carried forward for up to 3 years.
 

Massachusetts Property Tax Incentive
You will receive a 100% exemption on value added by solar system for 20 years.

Solar energy systems used as primary or auxiliary allow taxable property to be exempt from local property tax for a 20 year period.
 

Massachusetts Solar Renewable Energy Credits — SRECs
Income from the sale of your Solar Renewable Energy Certificates (SRECs)

1 SREC for each KW produced.

Minimum $200 per KW produced during first 10 years. 

The average home solar installation in MA will generate between 8-10 SREC's per year for a value between $1,600-$2,000 a year for ten years.
 

Net Metering
Applies to solar systems connected to the grid via the major utilities.

Customers are compensated for any excess electricity generated by their solar system.

Some utilities give full credit for excess energy at retail prices.


Call or email today: 800.371.0838 • info@bigskysolar.com