Frequent Questions

Common Queries


I can do solar on Nantucket?

Yes! We wouldn't let you get this excited for nothing!

Nantucket Island's town and community are proponents of renewable, clean energy. The majority of Nantucket homes and properties can have a solar system installed. Of course there are some historic restrictions, but most homes on Nantucket are fair game for the solar switch.

Does ACK Smart do solar hot water?

No we do not, but luckily we partner with several on island companies who do. Contact us and we'd be happy to recommend them to you.

Does ACK Smart provide battery backup?

Yes, we are the only certified Generac PWRcell battery installers on Nantucket. Don't let the Grey Lady nickname concern you though, even on cloudy days your solar panels will generate power. We'd be happy to explain the details to you.

Is there a lot of maintenance associated with my solar array?

Nope! We build with Panasonic panels that have a 25-year warranty. We also install around the clock monitoring of the system so in the event there is an issue it is quickly and swiftly addressed.

What is the typical payback period for investing in solar?

Most of the systems we install on Nantucket pay for themselves in 6-8 years. Between the Federal Tax Credit, the MA state rebate, the SMART incentive payments and the Nantucket solar credit there are many ways to offset the costs. Contact us today to learn more.

Does ACK Smart Energy handle all the permitting?

Absolutely. We work to make this process as easy as possible. We provide a turnkey solution that covers all permitting, installation, and configuration. We also file for incentives and rebates on your behalf, as well.

How long does a solar project take?

From the initial contract signing to generating your first sun powered kWH, about 8 to 12 weeks.

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