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The BeFree Solar Mission

BeFree Solar, New England’s #1 Solar Company, has been helping residents and businesses alike go green with renewable energy since 2009. Our team of dedicated industry professionals have designed and installed hundreds of high quality Solar Systems that not only look great on your roof but also provide years of worry free savings. Your confidence and satisfaction in our work is our top priority. Let BeFree unplug you from high electric bills today!

  • Founded in Connecticut, BeFree is your LOCAL solar installer.

  • Our NABCEP certified engineers design Solar Systems that are both powerful and attractive on your roof.

  • We procure only the highest quality parts available from leading manufacturers in the industry.

  • A long term 12 Year Workmanship Warranty means that BeFree will be there for you when you need us most.

  • Our knowledgeable office staff is available 7 days a week, providing excellent customer service and tech support.

The Solar Package

BeFree Solar’s design professionals maximize your solar energy production potential.

Think solar is ugly? Forget those old silver framed panels. We use all black panels that appear seamless on most roofs.

Enphase Energy’s per panel inverter technology increases both system production and your savings.

Per panel monitoring is provided with every installation. Track your system’s energy production from your home computer or any mobile device.

25 Year manufacturer warranties means no out of pocket expenses for system maintenence.

Clients Testimonials

  • I am pleased to write this letter of recommendation for BeFree Solar as an installer participating in the Solarize Connecticut Program.

    The Town of Durham was one of the first four towns chosen to pilot the Solarize Connecticut program. It was a very rewarding experience that resulted in 117 executed contracts that generates over a megawatt of energy produced by solar. I can point to a number of reasons we were so successful, but a good deal of credit rests with BeFree Solar.

    The staff at BeFree Solar were equally invested in making sure that the program had a positive result. 117 contracts were executed, but over 500 quotes were generated. They worked vary hard to give everyone who was interested a quote to consider. It was because of this effort that we reached Tier 5 before the halfway point.

    Our building official found their staff easy to worth with from permitting and inspection point of view. I continue to hear compliments on the subcontractors that were hired by BeFree Solar as well as the quality of materials that were used. They were also quite responsive to some minor disagreements and misunderstandings that can be expected with the volume of work that was done.

    All in all, we are proud of the Solarize Durham project and the soil partnership with BeFree Solar.

    Town of Durham Durham CT
  • How many times have you heard the phrase “if it’s too good to be true… then it probably isn’t.”? In January of 2010 I attended a solar workshop at the Killingworth Library given by Kapil Luthra and his brother Harsh. They were very knowledgeable about solar systems and how to get leasing and funding. I contacted them after the workshop for an individual meeting because “it sounded too good to be true”. Kapil was great explaining the cost benefits, leasing or purchasing, the installation process, and the outside inspections. Harsh prepared a proposal that included how the system works, an aerial view of my property for the proposed location, energy analysis and cost comparisons, 30 year costs of electricity, environmental benefits, terms and conditions and the agreement.

    In July of 2012 BeFree Solar’s team built and installed a 6.16kW ground mount system composed of 28 panels. In three days we were operational. The workers were friendly, courteous, professional, and completed a perfect install. The Killingworth Town building inspector was the first of three inspectors to approve the system. At the end of the project BeFree presented us with a binder containing all the information we could ever need about our system. It is a great reference for contact numbers and answering questions for repairs, what if we sell the house?, etc. We can monitor each individual panel on the web anytime and anywhere to make sure they are operating at peak performance. After almost four years of operation there has only been one repair, a defective breaker shut down half the system. The electrician came out immediately and replaced it. No charge.

    Over 4 years the environmental benefit has been huge. Using solar panels to date we have stopped 20,328.32 pounds of carbon emissions, planted an equivalent of 17 trees, and save 14.87 barrels of oil. We have not purchased one kilowatt of energy from the power company. In fact for the past three years they have written us a check every March for the extra kilowatts we have generated!

    “If it sounds too good to be true, and it involves BeFree Solar don’t fret over it because, it definitely is true!” I highly recommend BeFree Solar for all your solar needs.

    John Byrne Killingworth, CT
  • BeFree Solar was chosen by the Town of Griswold for a Solarize program coordinated with the Connecticut Green Bank. During the course of the program with the hard work of volunteers and BeFree staff the town contracted 43 homes. The total amount of solar installed was 390 kW.

    BeFree staff worked very hard during the many months we had to sign homes up for the program. We had monthly town meetings explaining the program and mailed the residents often. We also had plenty of great food at all our events. BeFree spared no expense and did not have a fixed budget throughout the campaign. They tried as hard as possible to reach as many customers as possible.

    Through their hard work, Griswold was the #1 town in the round which applied as a single town. Only a 4 town coalition beat Griswold alone. This should say a lot about the residents of Griswold as well as the team at BeFree Solar.

    Early in the program BeFree donated a Chargepoint electric car charging station to the town hall which already had solar panels on it. The was a great gesture on their part and it shows the town’s commitment to clean transportation energy in the future.

    The building department worked equally will with BeFree Solar making sure everything was expeditious for our homeowners. Everyone’s solar system was turned on in a very short time period after installation.

    We are proud of the Solarize Griswold campaign and the great partnership with BeFree Solar.

    Town of Griswold Griswold, CT
  • A little over a year ago I contracted with BeFree Solar to install solar panels at our home located at 241 Jackson Rd Higganum, CT. BeFree came to our house and interviewed us, did an audit of our electric needs, walked out property to determine the best location for the panels, inspected our existing electrical infrastructure and made recommendations as how to best upgrade our electrical system to take full advantage of the solar panels they were recommending. We chose to go with a 10,000kW array. BeFree quoted us a price to do the complete job. We decided to do some of the work ourselves which included digging the trenches and setting the sonutubes in order to lover the cost. BeFree was very supportive in this effort and answered all of my questions. Be Free gave us a start and completion date for the project and delivered on what they said.

    Our panels started working in December of 2012 and as of February 2014, here have only been two months we have paid more than the minimum of $16.00 per month. Our ills used to average $210.00 in the winter and over $320.00 in the summer. I believe that the system is a good investment for the environment and me.

    BeFree approached the project in a professional manor, returned all of my calls, and delivered exactly what they promised.

    GOOD COMPANY

    Jonathan Williams Higganum, CT
  • I am sending along this unsolicited letter because I believe when things go well in a business relationship we ought to give credit where it is due. I have long been interested in conservation, green activities and living lightly on our shared planet.

    To this end, in 2007 we installed solar panels on our home in Farmington, Connecticut. Subsequently, we kept careful, almost daily, records of our electrical production. Later, as a member of the Building and Grounds group at my church, we attempted to install a ground based solar system, only to be defeated at the last moment when the company involved backed out from a negotiated contract with the church.

    In September of 2015 a group of leaders from the Unitarian Society of Hartford got together to again initiate obtaining solar power. My contacts in Durham, CT suggested BeFree had been well received. After the group decided to move forward, we sought a bid on the proposed project from BeFree and another vendor. The second vendor backed out and removed an offer from the table. In contrast, we found Harsh Luthra and Bryant Kramss from BeFree responsive to our request for a proposal, and willing to work with us on zoning issues with Hartford, building permits and other details. In particular, when we asked BeFree to get the project up and running in the early spring they performed exactly as promised. They were also helpful on issues of financing to the extent requested.

    We are very pleased with the successful construction, and complex electrical work required for our unique building. The ground-based system began production in late March 2016. I have also recently worked with BeFree on an enhancement to our home solar electric arrangements.

    I currently serve as sole proprietor of the Unitarian Society of Hartford solar installation. My previous career was in collective bargaining where I learned to value the personal character of colleagues and adversaries who could be depended upon to keep their promises and deliver on schedule. Such individuals should be recognized appropriately.

    David Newton Farmington, CT
  • I enjoyed dealing with Be Free Solar when I had them install my system. Everyone was very helpful with answering any questions I had. The installers were efficient and polite.

    Sylvia Fazzino Durham CT
  • BeFree Solar did a wonderful job pricing, installing and making our system operate. All their work was highly professional and their workmen were knowledgeable and very nice. Highly recommend this company!!!

    Wendy Ifkovic Killingworth, CT
  • The main reason I went Solar is I wanted to be off the "grid". The reason I went with BeFree Green Energy was because the Town of Haddam Connecticut picked BeFree Green Energy. I went to their presentation and I liked what I heard and I signed up to have them install their system. I am very happy with BeFree Green Energy, they monitor the systems they install and contact their customers several times during and after installation. I enjoy talking to the men and women who work for this company, they are very knowable and friendly.

    Loralee Woods Haddam, CT
  • I have had the Solar Systems for fourteen months and so far I am happy with it. I am getting about a 7% return on my investment. It feels good when you only have to send the power company $19 a month and that is only to be connected to the grid. The installation went well and so far I have had no problems.

    Donald McDougall Killingworth, CT
  • We had been thinking about solar for a long time and when Killingworth joined Solarize CT, we couldn't pass up the opportunity! BeFree won the bid and we got a great deal with excellent installation. My husband and I are so glad we took the leap! GO SOLAR with BeFree, you won't regret it!

    Margaret Tobelman Killingworth, CT