Harnessing Sunshine: SGE Solar Illuminates the Path to Sustainable Savings in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and New Hampshire

In an era where environmental consciousness meets economic pragmatism, the quest for sustainable energy solutions has gained unprecedented momentum. Here at SGE Solar, we’re a full-turnkey installer dedicated to empowering homeowners in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and New Hampshire to not only reduce their carbon footprint but also slash their high electric bills.

The Power of Solar Energy:

  1. As the demand for clean energy solutions rises, solar power has emerged as a beacon of hope for eco-conscious homeowners. SGE Solar leverages cutting-edge technology to harness the power of the sun, providing a renewable and sustainable energy source that not only benefits the environment but also significantly reduces dependence on traditional electricity grids.
  2. Full-Turnkey Installation:SGE Solar stands out as a full-turnkey installer, offering a seamless and hassle-free experience for homeowners looking to make the switch to solar energy. From the initial consultation to the final installation, SGE Solar takes care of every step in the process, ensuring that customers can make the transition to solar power with confidence and ease.
  3. Savings Beyond the Horizon:One of the most compelling reasons to choose SGE Solar is the substantial savings it offers on high electric bills. By tapping into the virtually limitless power of the sun, homeowners can experience a drastic reduction in their monthly energy costs. SGE Solar’s customized solutions are designed to maximize energy efficiency, providing homeowners with long-term financial benefits.
  4. Regional Focus: Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and New Hampshire:SGE Solar’s commitment to transforming the energy landscape extends to the residents of Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and New Hampshire. By catering to the unique needs and regulations of these regions, SGE Solar ensures that homeowners can navigate the process seamlessly, taking full advantage of the abundant solar resources available in the area.
  5. Federal Tax Credit: A Beacon of Financial Incentive:In addition to the inherent savings, homeowners opting for solar installations with SGE Solar can also benefit from the 30% Federal Tax Credit. This substantial financial incentive serves as a powerful motivator, making the transition to solar energy not only environmentally responsible but also economically advantageous.
  6. Environmental Impact and Sustainability:Beyond the immediate financial gains, embracing solar energy with SGE Solar contributes to a healthier planet. By reducing reliance on fossil fuels and decreasing carbon emissions, homeowners play a pivotal role in fostering a more sustainable future for generations to come.

SGE Solar’s dedication to making solar energy accessible and affordable for homeowners in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and New Hampshire is paving the way for a greener and more economically sound future. With the added advantage of the 30% Federal Tax Credit, the journey towards sustainable living becomes not only responsible but also financially rewarding. As SGE Solar continues to illuminate homes with the power of the sun, it invites homeowners to join the solar revolution and be part of a brighter, cleaner, and more sustainable tomorrow.

Why you should add solar to your rooftop today!

More people are deciding to go solar every year. Going solar will reduce or eliminate your electric bill, earn a good return for your investment, increase your property value, protect against rising energy costs, and protect the environment by cutting your consumption of non-renewable energy.

Sometimes people hold back from going solar if they are considering moving out of their home because they will not see the return savings in energy and already paid more money upfront for their system. Over the longer amount of time you own your home, the money you save on your energy bill should equate to 2-3 times the cost of your solar investment, so giving your systems a number of years to catch up is needed to benefit financially from rooftop solar.

But, even if you do not own your home  for as long as needed to break even on energy costs, you can bill a premium on your home to cover the cost of your investment and allow the next owners to benefit from solar. Yes, going solar increases your home’s property value! That amount varies between properties, but a recent study by the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) found that solar panels increase household value by $14,329 on average in California. In 2015, the LBNL found that many home buyers are willing to pay premiums for PV-installed homes. Ben Hoen from LBNL found that there was a strong correlation between the size of the PV solar system installed and the selling price of homes in his research project, based in California. He found an increase in the valuation of the properties in his project by an average of $4.18/w. This equates to an average if $15,000 increase for the typical 3.6-kW-sized system in his project. These numbers are for the average non-PV home value of $456,378. He found similar relationships in the rest of the US.

Additionally, a new study by the Redfin, a national reality company, noted that in the Northeast home prices can increase even more, with a median sale price being $42,000 higher than the average sale price in Worcester, or even a boost of$ 179,000 in Boston. These are higher than the average solar system price in New England. The 10 cities with the most untapped solar potential include Providence, RI, Worcester, and Boston, MA, according to the PV Magazine, and in these cities, we see a substantial potential increase in home value with working solar systems in place.

So, luckily working to get solar installed on your home is probably still the right decision if you are having doubts about how long you will be owning your home or cannot predict your future housing scenario. Taking direction action on this issue  and reaching out to Second Generation Energy with questions can help you figure  out how many watts you would like installed, where on your property to install, and other details of the design that can change your property value for a long time. Additionally, referring solar energy to a friend and having them install solar will earn you an extra $500 dollars! Stop by to chat or call today.

Critter Guard

You made a great decision in going solar and your solar panels are an excellent investment.  In order to protect your investment, you will want to pay close attention to what may be going on under and around your solar panels.

As we enter into the summer months, we typically see an increase in bird and critter activity, especially if your home is near trees or overhead wires. Rooftop solar panels create an ideal environment for pigeons and other birds to nest and roost.  The panels provide shade from the hot sun and a sense of security from predators.  Also, squirrels can be notorious for nesting under rooftop panels and can possibly chew through exposed or hanging wires. They may use their teeth to cut power lines to and from solar panels and, if they chew the right wire, this could lead to expensive and unwanted repairs.

If you notice an increase in bird and squirrel activity around your home, it’s critical to check and make sure they’re not nesting underneath your panels.

In most cases, you won’t need Critter Guard, but if you do see squirrels or birds in or around your system and want a high strength screen around the panels then call us today at 508-377-4037 or email us at  for a Critter Guard quote.

How Home Solar Batteries Work

Solar energy system generates electricity whenever the sun is shining, often making more than a home needs during peak seasons. That excess energy is sent to the grid, and the homeowner usually receives a credit from their utility that can offset the electricity used at night.

While the grid still plays a supporting role, more homeowners are requesting solar-plus-storage so they can have more control over their electricity use.

Solar storage batteries work by taking that excess electricity and storing it. The stored solar energy can be used to complement power from the grid at night or to power essential appliances1 during a power outage. (Check out this battery storage infographic from Sun Power Below.)

Lithium ion home storage batteries usually come in a rectangular white box that’s about 4- to 5-feet high, 6 inches to a foot deep and about 2 feet wide.  They are mounted in an out-of-the-way spot, such as a utility room or in the garage. The bigger the battery, the more power that can be stored. Any excess left over after the battery is charged flows back to the utility. See our Sonnen Battery Page for information or contact SGE to get a free no-obligation quote today!

Not ALL Solar Panels are Created Equal

Here at SGE we use SunPowerTM  systems because they are meticulously designed and tested to stand up to some of the harshest conditions: temperature swings, battering winds, humidity, hail and more. Solar experts know SunPower panels are the best at withstanding all types of weather. Whether you live in a mild climate or more extreme conditions, SunPower solar cell technology can take it.

SunPower solar panels are also backed by a 25-year Combined Power and Product Warranty – the best in the industry. So you can rest easy while you reduce or even eliminate your electric bill.

It’s easy to see why conventional panels just don’t stack up against SunPower® technology.

Conventional solar cells lose power over time because of corrosion and breakage. But the unique design of SunPower solar cells eliminates 85% of the reasons conventional cells fail. So you’ll enjoy outstanding performance and savings with your commercial or home solar system for decades to come.


SunPower solar panels use more sun than conventional solar panels, which means we generate more electricity per panel, and we use less roof space to produce the energy you need. The result? With SunPower, you can enjoy the greatest savings on your utility bill over the lifetime of your solar energy system.


According to third-party tests, SunPower solar energy systems produce more electricity than other solar solutions. This means you can virtually eliminate your electric bill while greatly decreasing your environmental impact.


SunPower solar panels produce more power than other panels within the same amount of space. This means you’ll need fewer solar panels to produce the energy you need. And you can maximize your available roof space to choose the best, unobstructed location for electricity production.


Among the many benefits of a SunPower solar energy system, the fact that it offers the greatest savings on your utility bill may be the most important. There is no better way for you to maximize the return on your solar investment and increase the resale potential of your home than with a SunPower home solar system.

Ready to learn more? Call 800-653-4270 to speak with a SunPower expert.  Or visit  We are a SunPower Authorized Dealer.