Why PV Squared


Clean Asset Partners

Clean Asset Partners helps PV Squared and other renewable energy system owners participate in renewable energy certificate (REC) markets in Massachusetts and New England.  They work to qualify installations and sell RECs, providing comprehensive services that enable clients to understand and easily participate in specialized REC markets to maximize the return on renewable energy investments.


Sungage Financial

In 2009, Sungage co-founder & CEO, Sara Ross was exploring options for installing solar on her roof. After speaking with a local solar company (PV Squared!), she discovered that she could generate all the electricity for her household and stop paying the utility. The opportunity to save was clear, but the path forward in terms of financing options was murky.

Sara was looking for an easy way to finance her purchase of a solar energy system and it didn’t exist. So, she set out to fill the gap and deliver an easy way for homeowners to capture all the benefits of going solar.

Sungage connects homeowners with consumer-friendly financing options to go solar and save more money.  We believe in ownership (not leasing) and making sure that homeowners capture all the benefits of going solar.  We make it simple. Homeowners choose Sungage because we make it quick and easy to get financing and get on with your life!


Coldham & Hartman Architects

Coldham & Hartman Architects is devoted to creating transformative architecture for the next 100 years. We strive to create buildings for a future in which renewable power is a necessity, bioregions live within their own resource budgets, and well-loved buildings endure. Coldham & Hartman Architects believes in collaborative design, in which a mutually respectful team brings great value to the design process. We value the inputs and expertise of local builders, craftspeople, and installers, whose practical experience makes our work better.  We welcome clients who are an active part of the design team – with goals and aspirations as well as humor, joy, and commitment to the challenging work of design.


Wright Builders, Inc.

Wright Builders, Inc. has been one of the leading construction firms in the Northampton area for 38 years. Known for their creativity and ingenuity, Wright Builders strives for the highest quality and enduring value on every project.


Comfort Zone Homes

Comfort Zone Homes is a boutique building company focusing on energy independent residential construction.  We work with clients who prefer to live in comfortable and healthy homes that have minimal impact on the environment.  We are located in the Pioneer Valley and do business throughout Western New England.


Pioneer Valley Habitat for Humanity

Pioneer Valley Habitat for Humanity is a non-profit, ecumenical housing ministry whose goal is to make home ownership possible for low-income families in Hampshire and Franklin counties. Through the donation of money, land, expertise and labor, we commit ourselves to build safe, decent, affordable homes in partnership with families in need. PV Squared provides technical and financial support of our mission through donation of installed photovoltaic (PV) systems on new homes being constructed on sites with solar access.  Installed PV systems provide a significant long term benefit to the owner by reducing energy budgets for the home.


Franklin County Technical School

FCTS – Providing 21st century technical skills to the students of Franklin County.  PV Squared hosts student interns who hope to become professionals in the field of electrical and solar contracting.


HCC: Holyoke Community College

The Clean Energy Program at Holyoke Community College consists of stackable certificates in solar, wind and geothermal energy and an A. S. Degree in Clean Energy. Certificates can be completed in two or three semesters and will be the basis for the two-year degree program. Students completing any of these will be prepared to enter the clean energy workforce at a variety of entry points. All certificates and degrees require completion of an energy internship, which will be supervised by our industry partners, including PV Squared.


FCCDC: Franklin County Community Development Corporation

The FCCDC has been growing sustainable businesses and communities by providing professional guidance and support since 1979.  They offer business loans, training & counseling, commercial rental space.  The Western Mass Food Processing Center’s mission is to promote economic development through entrepreneurship, provide opportunities for sustaining local agriculture, and promote best practices for food producers.