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Best of the Berkshires!
Best of the Berkshires!
Thank YOU! We at BPVS are grateful for all our customers and Berkshire Eagle’s readers that voted us “Best Renewable Energy Provider” in this years Best of the Berkshires!
Climate Change and a Clean Energy Future
Climate Change and a Clean Energy Future
In July, a report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) was released with critically important facts about the concerns and impacts of climate change for the near future. There is one big takeaway from this report; our only chance at reducing the impact of climate change is to significantly decrease the amount of emissions released from dirty energy sources like oil, coal, and gas. We can only do this by switching to renewable energy sources and working together on a global scale to meet this goal. Solar is going to play a major role in reducing greenhouse gas…
Summer 2021 Updates
Summer 2021 Updates
As we celebrate Independence Day we reflect on a number of events and issues that affect solar: This year we are thankful that the White House and federal policy is in line with clean energy adaptation and climate change mitigation strategies. The need is ever more urgent and we’re seeing that with the increase of serious inquiries for our services. We are grateful the federal solar tax credit is in an extension period and look forward to renewed certainty and possible new incentives from the reconciliation bill efforts in Congress. If you have a chance thank the western Massachusetts  Congressmen, Richard…
Happy Earth Day!
Happy Earth Day!
From all of us at BPVS, thanks to all our customers whom every day is Earth Day and whose references have made our business sustainable since 1985. You have been the real pioneers. We are proud to announce that from the help of all you, this year we will prevent 2.9 million lbs. of CO2 from entering the atmosphere. That is the equivalent of removing 286 cars off the road or planting 21,751 trees! Check out our projects page to see just a few of the PV systems that have made this possible.
The KiloVault RES-Q Portable Battery Unit
The KiloVault RES-Q Portable Battery Unit
Many customers have asked about solar and battery backup for power outages and for self-reliance, but few buy because it is a great expense. For those looking to run loads such as a refrigerator, freezer, a heating system or even a well pump during a power outage, an investment of $10,000 or more is required for the back-up equipment. We have been testing a new backup product that uses the best of new battery technology in an affordable user-friendly package. The KiloVault 1500 Res-Q portable power unit is perfect for a utility outage. While it does not supply the watts…
New Years Update
New Years Update
We are so looking forward to normal business operations – meanwhile, our COVID safe practices have been working well. Our staff “bubble” has been preserved and our customers have been careful and patient too. We’re not dropping our guard in 2021!
Panasonic and Schneider Electric recognize BPVS for our PV Designs and Installations!
Panasonic and Schneider Electric recognize BPVS for our PV Designs and Installations!
Panasonic has honored BPVS with additional solar certifications this summer. While it is nice to have new certificates to frame and display; these achievements actually help our customers. Recognizing our workmanship and design excellence, Panasonic now rewards you with a lengthened and enhanced warranty. We detail that in our contracts. Because of the volume of Panasonic modules we install we now get better pricing and that too helps you realize the benefits of the world’s most efficient solar photovoltaic modules. This summer Schneider Electric has also honored BPVS with elite installer status. This award recognizes the quality of our Conext…
BPVS COVID-19 Update
BPVS COVID-19 Update
At BPVS Inc we are taking the necessary steps to protect our customers and ourselves against COVID-19. We are educated on and practicing proper hand washing, disinfecting procedures and social distancing. BPVS remains open although, staffed office hours will be limited over the next few weeks. We will be working remotely from home during normal business hours so please don’t hesitate to contact us at 413-664-0152 and leave a message or e-mail cdk@bpvs.com & becca@bpvs.com with any questions or concerns.We hope you and your family stay healthy. May 2020 will mark our 35th year in business. We look forward to normal business…
BPVS Newsletter!
BPVS Newsletter!
We are starting a newsletter to keep you informed on the latest solar technical and policy news, as well as how average energy production has been fairing locally. If you would like to receive our newsletter please click this link to our signup form (http://eepurl.com/gwwYI1) or use the green banner located near the bottom of our homepage, where you can opt in; otherwise we’ll only contact you if there is a warranty or recall issue.  Our customer list is confidential and we have never, nor will we ever, share your contact information or data with others.  Best regards,    the  BPVS  Staff
Best in the Berkshires!
Best in the Berkshires!
For the third year in a row and for every year The Berkshire Eagle has had a Best Renewable Energy Provider category, BPVS has won the most votes from this great local newspaper’s subscribers… so come celebrate with us and the many Best in the Berkshires winners at the Best in the Berkshires Event at the Stationery Factory in Dalton, MA this Thursday August 1st from 5-7 pm. Thank you to all who voted for us and to The Berkshire Eagle for hosting the party but mostly for responsibly reporting local and national and global news fairly and providing so…
BPVS Holiday Schedule
BPVS Holiday Schedule
Please note that BPVS will be closed December 24th-December 26th for the holiday. We will be back in the office December 27th.We wish you all the warmest of holiday cheer! 
AYJ Fund Corn Hole Tournament!
AYJ Fund Corn Hole Tournament!
Join us for the annual AYJ Fund Corn Hole Tournament! The tournament has $100 1st place team prize, Chinese Auction and more! All proceeds benefit children’s cancer SMILES programs & research at Dana-Farber. When: Sep 29, 1:00 PM, North Adams Armory, 206 Ashland St, North Adams, MA Call 413-652-1602 with any questions. We hope to see you there!
Best in the Berkshires!
Best in the Berkshires!
We are so excited to announce that we have been selected as Best Renewable Energy Provider for the second year in a row! Thank you to all who voted for us in the Berkshire Eagle’s Best of the Berkshires event!
Panasonic and BPVS
Panasonic and BPVS
We’re pleased to offer Panasonic solar modules with an enhanced warranty that rewards you for selecting BPVS as your installer….we’ve worked with Panasonic for many years, our installations are recognized on their US solar website; the enhanced warranty notes our skill in workmanship and design. What makes the Panasonic module the best choice for your PV system?   Check this video out:
BPVS and PV with Storage
BPVS and PV with Storage
This year we’ve seen an upsurge in customers who have selected PV with battery storage designs. Our history in PV pre-dates grid connect systems and we have solar arrays now in their 34th year of providing clean solar energy to stand alone battery based systems. This year we have completed dedicated load PV and storage systems as well as Hybrid Grid connect systems and the expansion of existing grid connect systems to include battery storage. As always whether using AC coupling solar designs or Direct Current battery charging regimens , BPVS uses the highest quality equipment with fully backed warranties.…