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Solar Gleam Energy: The Truly Affordable Way to Save Money!

We're a certified SunPower dealer and we're here to cut your power bills in half and start saving you money on costly utility expenses. With Solar Gleam, you'll be able to give your energy supplier the boot! Offering the highest efficiency solar panels with low degradation rates, we're one of the most affordable options that also yields a high return.

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Your guide to home solar panels in Princeton, NJ.

Princeton is an excellent place to be when considering a residential solar installation for your home. The Garden State ranks low on average peak hours per day but very high in solar output and capacity, leading it down a path towards becoming a global leader for solar!

Princeton has cold winters but can still offer sound energy output. The summer provides higher average peak sun hours per day than other seasons because of its location on Earth’s northern hemisphere. New solar technology has maximized production with appropriate placement and running systems. New Jersey gets an average peak sun time of 4.21 hours, but this number can vary depending on whether you’re using a fixed solar panel or one that is tilted to maximize output at different times of the year.

Solar panels in New Jersey experience less sun on cloudy days, and the rays are much stronger during sunny summer months. Therefore, an average of daily sunlight hours helps plan purposes as it helps predict what kind of power production you can expect throughout year-long calculations.

The average residential customer spends just under $1,400 per year on their electric bill. We aim to offset 100% of this electric bill by switching you over to solar through meticulous planning. The only thing left to pay at that point would be your solar bill, which is more than 40% lower than your previous energy supplier bill.

The cost of solar installation is becoming more affordable for residential customers than ever before. We offer complete low-cost solar plans with no money down and the first three months of your solar bill paid.

Solar Gleam Energy has partnered with SunPower to bring you top-of-the-range solar panels manufactured in the U.S. We recommend the SunPower A-series 420w panels, one of the most efficient panels available on the market today. In addition, the solar panel provides the lowest degradation rate over time, working at optimal efficiency for more than 25 years.

Conventional solar panels tend to degrade by 0.8% per year, which poses a problem to the integrity of the solar system as most homeowners invest in solar to save or make a return on investment. If you have lost 20% of your panels’ effectiveness over 25 years, your return on investment has been cut short. Our panels degrade at a rate of 0.25% per annum, maximizing your investment and savings during the solar panel’s lifespan.

The SunPower Equinox is the complete solar panel system needed to power your home. The solar system is a sleek, minimalist design that generates more power in less space with fewer visible exterior parts. Backed by the industry’s only complete-system warranty, the solar energy system can add energy storage for backup and reduced peak time charges. In addition, solar Gleam Energy is a certified SunPower partner, which means that your solar panels have a warranty of 25 years.

The cost of solar installation is becoming more affordable for residential customers than ever before. We offer complete low-cost solar plans with no money down and the first three months of your solar bill paid.

Solar panels in New Jersey experience less sun on cloudy days, and the rays are much stronger during sunny summer months. Therefore, an average of daily sunlight hours helps plan purposes as it helps predict what kind of power production you can expect throughout year-long calculations.

Solar battery storage allows you to store solar energy for use on cloudy days, power outages, and at night. We will set up solar panels for you and storage so you can have reserve power when you need it the most.

Installing solar panels on your roof can also be an excellent investment. Research shows that adding photovoltaic (PV) solar systems to your home will increase the value of your home by 4.1%. This increase is because solar provides increased financial security in lowering or eliminating electric bills and generating life savings that are hard to beat at any other type of investment.


A solar panel usually have a lifespan of 25 to 30 years in Princeton, which seems reasonable at first. However, when you consider that the installation also comes with a 25-year warranty, it becomes clear how this could quickly become an expensive investment for homeowners.

SunPower expects the panels they manufacture to last for over 40 years and maintain power efficiency of at least 70% in 99% of cases.

There are many solar companies in Princeton, NJ. Well, what makes us different?

As one of the most trusted solar energy companies in Princeton, NJ, we know our way around town. Every customer that we come into contact with is met with a calming spirit and a positive attitude. The solar panel system we use is second-to-none and is the gift that keeps on giving all year round. If you are looking for

Our Solar Energy experts are there for you through the entire process. From the initial consultation to design, installation, and activating your system, we strive to ensure that we exceed your expectations. We let our reviews speak for themselves, and you can find them lower on the page if you wish to view them.

We offer our services to businesses in the Princeton, NJ area. We will be happy to put together a renewable energy package that best fits your business needs, whether you’re using solar for the first time or you’re upgrading an existing system.

Solar financing options in Princeton

With our easy financing options, you can instantly start saving money on your electric bill today while building equity for tomorrow’s savings - all while doing something good for the environment.

Lease Program

You own the solar system and the energy
  • Lower Fixed Rate
  • Protect Yourself Against Inflation
  • Transferable To New homeowners

Ownership Program

You own the solar system and the energy. It is financed
  • Lower Fixed Payments
  • Qualify For Federal and State Incentives
  • Protect Yourself Against Inflation
  • Eliminate Electric Bill
  • Own Your Power
  • Increase Property Value

Cash Program

The system is owned by SunPower
  • Purchase the System Outright
  • Qualify for Federal and State Incentives
  • Eliminate Electric Bill
  • Own Your Power
  • Increase Property Value

Solar Incentives in Princeton

For a complete list of incentives in the Princeton area, click here.

Net metering is a billing arrangement that utilities use to promote the adoption of solar. Solar installations connect to a grid and offset local power demand. For example, residents in Princeton, NJ, are compensated for their excess energy generation by selling any capacity they don’t use back into the grid at retail rates. 

You will receive credits for each kilowatt-hour of energy you generate beyond what you use during the billing cycle. The credits are applied either to future bills or refunded to you if it exceeds any extra amount paid in that month’s bill.

The Investment Tax Credit (ITC) is a federal tax credit that incentivizes homeowners to purchase solar systems. This credit can be applied against your income taxes and allows you to save up-front on your utility bills while reducing carbon emissions over time, which benefits the Princeton community!

The Section 25D residential ITC provides an essential incentive for those investing in renewable energy sources like solar panels by allowing you as much as 26% off your total investment cost when you install it at home.

A tax credit is a dollar-for-dollar reduction in the taxes that you would otherwise have to pay, as long as your investment qualifies for it.

Residents in Princeton who install solar energy systems at their homes are exempt from paying property tax on the added home value from the rooftop solar system.

In New Jersey, renewable energy certificates are an incentive for people who install solar panels on their roofs by paying the homeowner every time they generate 1 MWh of electricity from sunlight. But how do you know if it’s worth investing in? The size and efficiency of your system will broadly impact what number of Transition Renewable Energy Certificates you can earn annually – so make sure to calculate before installation!

The Transition Renewable Energy Certificates(TRECs), which replaced Solar Renewable Energy Credits(SRECs), serve as one way homeowners have been able to get incentivized during recent years.

The value of a full TREC is $152 and maintains a fixed price throughout the program. Residents in Princeton will only qualify for a factor of 0.6. 

$152/MWh x 0.6 = $91.20/MWh

According to the New Jersey Treasury Department, Princeton’s sales tax rate is currently 6.625%. Residents of qualified states can take advantage of a total exemption on state taxes for solar energy equipment and will not pay any current rates during the installation process.

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We provide our customers with easy to use, affordable and effective solar power. Our main goal is to serve our customers in Princeton, NJ and surrounding areas with unbeatable customer service. We know how important it is to work with people you can trust, and we want to earn that trust by offering a professional service at all times.

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Hear what your neighbours have to say about their solar installation

David Merced
David Merced
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one of the things I was worried about buying solar panels was the cost and if I could afford it but speaking to kayla ceballos and how she made the process so easy and so understandable I would recommend this to everyone that I could she is truly the best
John Saunders
John Saunders
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We worked with Kayla Ceballos from sun power who was awesome from start to finish. She guided us through the process very well and we are delighted we moved to clean energy
Ana Maria
Ana Maria
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Kayla is the best to work with. She will go through the process with you and answer any questions you may have. Well deserved 5 stars.
Eliana Longhi
Eliana Longhi
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Kayla was the sole reason why we chose Sunpower. She is absolutely the best in what she does. We did contact other solar panel companies, but their customer service was horrible and made us worried what the rest of the process would be like. Kayla is knowledgeable and cares to explain and follow up every step of the way. Our panels are up and running and she is still checking in on us to ensure that we are 100% happy. I can’t recommend Kayla enough. Trust that she will get the best deal possible while being very resourceful. Thank you Kayla, SunPower is lucky to have you!
Bobby Harrison
Bobby Harrison
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This was a great experience from beginning to end with Giovanni from Sun Power. Giovanni is a SUPERMAN in solar business. He came from afar to explain to me what I was getting into. Other solar businesses were of no comparison and called them out for not helping me the way they were supposed to. Giovanni proved to have the much better deal and proved to be the better expert. If you are thinking of going solar, try Giovanni and I promise you, you will not regret it. If I could give more than five stars to Giovanni and his team, I would. Thank you Giovanni for this great experience. God bless you in your endeavors.

Going solar in Princeton has never been easier

  • Fill out the form below to request a quote

    One of our friendly energy consultants will be in touch, or you can give us a call on (609) 225-4101. We'll collect the information needed to provide to design you a solar system and provide an accurate financial breakdown

  • Sign contract and on-site inspection

    Our on-site surveyors will contact you within a few days of signing the contract by our on-site surveyors. We will examine your home to gather the technical information to finalize the solar system design.

  • Permits and design approval

    Our team will help you prepare the documents for your HOA approval. You'll also get a detailed design layout document to review and approve, so check it carefully before approving! We will work closely with your local authorities to make sure that everything is in order. The permitting process can take up to a few weeks, but we'll be on hand every step of the way!

  • Installation

    We'll get in touch with you to work out a convenient installation time and let you know what the process will include. This phase takes 2-3 days, depending on your system size.

  • Inspection

    We will go through the necessary procedures to get your home's solar energy system up and running. This process includes installation, inspections from local authorities, and getting the Permission to Operate (PTO) within a few weeks.

  • System Activation

    After installing the solar panels, our team will come by and do a walk-through to make sure your system runs smoothly. We'll get set up on our app to track how much energy it's generating for you.

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