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Solar Store at Higgins Energy

140 Worcester Road, Barre, MA 01005
Main Number (978) 355-6344
Toll Free (800) 424-6343 - email us
Visit the Higgins Solar Website

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Company Description

Higgins Energy Alternatives has been a family owned and operated business since 1975.  Here you will find alternative energy solutions such as photovoltaic systems, domestic hot water and other solar household items to help you and your family reduce its dependency on oil. Our knowledgeable and friendly staff is here to answer your questions and assist you in making these transitions.

We have an 8 KW Photovoltaic system set up on the roof of our current showroom providing electricity for our showroom as well as a solar hot water system providing hot water for the building.  As a member of NASS, we can offer you solar products at competitive prices, from a reliable and established business.

We also offer wood, pellet and gas stoves, fireplaces, boilers and furnaces.  If you are interested in learning more about Higgins and the solar options and other products we offer, come down and visit, we are open seven days a week for your convenience.  We are also looking forward to our move scheduled for June to a new 30,000 sq ft building + showroom right across the street!

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Solar Electric – Solar PV – Solar Thermal – Solar Heat – Solar Hot Water – Solar Panels
Solar Site Analysis – Onsite Showroom / Solar Store
Solar Panel Installation
Solar Energy Products - Solar Heating - Solar Hot Water

Products & Services

At Higgins Energy Alternatives we can offer you competitive prices on our solar products.  We provide on-site analysis when in the initial stages of preparing for a solar installation.

Company History

Higgins Energy Alternatives is one of the oldest and largest alternative energy shops in the United States.  A family owned and operated business started in 1975 by Ron and Sue Higgins, we originally opened as an antique store which diversified into wood stoves and chain saws during the energy crisis of 1979.  Over the years, we have grown along with our product line, which now includes a full line of Solar equipment for all of your Photovoltaic and Solar Thermal needs.

From sales to service, our staff has literally decades of experience in every aspect of self-reliant home energy needs.  Several of our employees have been with us for over 20 years.  Although we have grown and expanded in order to better service our customers, we remain located in a small town with a friendly country atmosphere, where our top priority is customer goodwill and satisfaction.


Helios (solar panels)
Kaco, Magnum Energy (solar inverters)
Iron Ridge (solar hardware)
Wagner (solar hot water)

Certifications / Affiliations

NFI (National Fireplace Institute)
NEHPBA (Northeast Hearth, Patio and Barbeque Association)
NASS (North American Solar Stores) member
UBG (United Buyers Group) member
BACM (Builders Association of Central Mass) member
NESEA (Northeast Sustainable Energy Association) member

Hours of Operation

Monday: 9:00 am – 6:30 pm
Tuesday: 9:00 am – 6:30 pm
Wednesday: 9:00 am – 6:30 pm
Thursday: 9:00 am – 8:00 pm
Friday: 9:00 am – 6:30 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Sunday: 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Social Networks

Higgins Facebook -

NASS Twitter -!/NASolarStores
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Service Area
Towns Served

Royalston, Massachusetts - Winchendon, Massachusetts - Athol, Massachusetts - Petersham, Massachusetts - Barre, Massachusetts - Hardwick, Massachusetts - New Braintree, Massachusetts - West Brookfield, Massachusetts - Oakham, Massachusetts - Rutland, Massachusetts - Phillipston, Massachusetts - Templeton, Massachusetts - Hubbardston, Massachusetts - Leicester, Massachusetts - Spencer, Massachusetts - North Brookfield, Massachusetts - Auburn, Massachusetts - Oxford, Massachusetts - Princeton, Massachusetts - Holden, Massachusetts - Sterling, Massachusetts - Gardner, Massachusetts - Warren, Massachusetts - Charlton, Massachusetts - Dudley, Massachusetts - Worcester, Massachusetts - West Boylston, Massachusetts - Westminster, Massachusetts

Counties Served

Worcester County
Franklin County
Hampshire County
And beyond…