Sunrun: The nation’s number one solar company, SunRun helps customers lower their electric bills for as little as $0 down. And Sunrun customers can lock in a rate for electricity for 20 years.
Sunrun is one of the leaders in the “PPA” or “solar service” model for deploying solar systems. While the terms can be confusing, the proposition is actually fairly straightforward. Sunrun will install solar panels on your roof and then sell you the electricity produced by them at a price that’s lower than the power from your local utility. Sunrun owns the solar system so you don’t have to make a down payment in most cases or ever get a home equity loan. Sunrun also takes responsibility for all maintenance and repairs. At the end of the contract, you can buy the panels or renew the agreement.
Sungage is a company committed to helping more people own solar. At the right site, solar is a great investment and yet because of the upfront cost, many homeowners are forced to forfeit ownership to a third-party. Sungage makes solar ownership accessible, affordable, and easy.
The first step is to figure out whether solar makes good sense at your site. If you are a Next Step LivingTM customer in Connecticut, you have free access to an on-line Solar Wealth Calculator which answers the question “How much Solar Wealth is on my roof?”
If solar does makes good sense, Sungage helps you pay for it. The Sungage Loan is the first loan built specifically for solar. With the Sungage Loan, homeowners own their systems from day one and reap the full financial benefits of solar. The loan does not require home equity and no lien is taken on the home. With the Sungage Loan, you’re in control and the solar pays for itself.
The Sungage Loan is currently only available to Connecticut homeowners. Sungage is an official program administrator for the Energize CT program. For more information, please visit www.sungage.net and www.solar-wealth.com.
Fujitsu: Total Climate Control Systems–which are also known as heat pumps–do, in fact, really do it all. They will cool your home in the summer and heat it in the winter. They are furnaces and air conditioners all in one.
Just as important, they can perform these tasks all year round far more efficiently than traditional heaters or air conditioners. The high energy efficiency of Fujitsu’s Halcyon systems can reduce your utility bills by up to 25 percent. If your average annual utilities cost $4,200, then installing a Halcyon system can save you $1,050 per year or $10,500 over 10 years.
A multi-part filtration system will also reduce allergens, pollen, dust, mites and other floating particles. This is a technology and product line you will hear more about in the future, particularly if you live in the Eastern U.S. where the winters are cold and the summers are muggy.
Soft-Lite: Soft-Lite is dedicated to providing innovative products that exceed industry standards and offer the best value in energy efficiency, durability and overall craftsmanship. Soft-Lite uses leading edge technologies and manufacturing equipment to create beautiful, strong and thermally efficient windows that are designed to meet your style and size needs.
The use of dupont kevlar reinforcement and 12/12 fusion welding provide superior strength and structural performance to Soft-Lite’s Elements windows. The Ultra S high-performance glass system makes these windows as much as 11.2 times more efficient than standard single-glazed glass windows.
Soft-Lite is committed to quality and excellence; therefore, the windows come with a Lifetime Warranty which guarantees they will not rot, rust, warp, pit, corrode or blister, and that the vinyl colors will remain true for the life of your home.