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There are a number of good reasons to make the switch to renewable energy, but it’s a big decision and there’s a lot to consider. Whether you’re looking to save money, reduce your environmental footprint, or enhance the value of your home, you need a knowledgeable, experienced partner who understands the industry and always puts you first.
For more than a decade, Sunbug has been a resource and a guide for homeowners. We bring our deep knowledge and insight to demystify the process, helping to navigate one of the nation’s most complex energy markets. We’ll give you all the information you need – and only the information you need – to help you make the choice that’s best for you and your home.
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At Sunbug, we’re all here because we care deeply about what we do—not just to sell a product. We’re a certified B-Corp, which means that when it comes to social and environmental performance, transparency, and accountability, we are held to a higher standard, by choice. Aspiring to be the best in the world while doing our best for the world, we work toward a better future each day by finding each one of our customers the ideal energy solution for their needs and goals.
From a low-pressure sales approach to a high-touch, full-service working process, you can trust Sunbug to lean into our values, stand by our work, and stay true to our word—every step of the way.
They gave us very clear explanation of the process, their prices were fully transparent and reasonable, and they patiently answered every question we had.Elena Woburn
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In a 2015 study, the U.S. Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy found that across states, solar markets, and home types, home buyers are consistently willing to pay premiums for PV-equipped homes.
To help ensure the greatest value for our customers, Sunbug certifies all of our residential solar installations as a member of the exclusive Pearl Network. Developed in partnership with ENERGY STAR, the Appraisal Institute, the Building Performance Institute, and the National Association of Realtors, Pearl is a system for certifying healthy, energy efficient, renewable features in a home. When marketed properly, Pearl Certifications add 5% or more to a home’s overall sales price, and solar installations can add an average $4 per watt of installed photovoltaic capacity to the sales price.
The size of your solar electric system depends on how much electricity you currently use. When SunBug designs an array, we start by looking at your utility bills to determine your usage, and factor in any future elements you might be planning to add, like an electric vehicle or heat pumps. From there, we assess the specifics of your site (including building orientation and roof shading) to see how much energy your system could generate. Finally, we factor in applicable incentives as well as your utility’s regulations and metering policy to deliver a detailed proposal suited to your situation, including our recommendations on array size.
New England’s climate can be tough at times, but there is plenty of sunlight to support solar energy. (In fact, cooler Northeast temperatures make solar electric cells work more efficiently.)
Even more important than sunlight intensity, however, are a region’s programs and incentives to make solar cost effective. This is where Massachusetts shines—offering some of the most favorable net metering regulations in the country.
This depends on the size of your array, the electricity rate set by your utility, how much electricity you use, and the production of your system. Given the average residential cost per kilowatt of installed solar in Massachusetts is between $3 and $4 per watt, and the average home uses 8,000 – 12,000 kilowatt hours a year, a household with a 10kW DC array could save $3000 or more annually. Getting an estimate with a system designer is the best way to figure out how much you will save by going solar.
The actual on-site installation of a typical residential array takes only a few days, with most of that time spent on your roof or in your basement with very little disruption to your home. However, coordinating with the utility as well as municipal building and electrical permitting agencies takes time, so depending on the time of year and the speed of the permitting processing, Sunbug can install your home solar system in as little as three months