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About Us

In The Beginning

2014 marks the 16th year parent company KPS Contracting, Inc. has been in business.
Incorporated in 1998, by the State of New York, KPS Contracting served the Electrical
Industries needs in Residential, Commercial, and Industrial fields. As with most Solar
Contractors, KPS Solar was started when President, Kevin Mac Leod installed his
first Solar Electric System in his backyard in May of 2004. Recognizing the significant
financial savings, environmental contributions that Solar Energy could provide by reducing
Greenhouse gases and reducing our dependence on foreign oil, KPS Solar was formed in


With over 200 installations one would wonder why not more. Part of the reason is because we spend a good part of the year lobbying for the betterment of the Solar Industry by using the central theme of providing better utility Rebates, local incentives and Federal Tax Credits means lower prices for our customers and improved business for us . The solar industry today enjoys higher State Tax credits and No Sales Taxes as a direct result of the hard work of President Kevin Mac Leod. In late 2004 Mr. MacLeod asked the Suffolk County Legislature to petition the State of NY. through Sense Legislation to eliminate all State and County Sales Taxes on Solar Energy Producing Equipment. With the support of Leg. Angie Carpenter, State Sen. Owen Johnson, and State Assemblyman Tom Dinapoli, a bill was drafted, passed by both houses and signed into law by Governor Pataki in August 2005. That means more than $5,250 in savings to the average homeowner. With elections of the Governor and both houses in Albany, 2014 will be a very active, year legislatively for solar. Rest assure we will be fighting hard in Washington and Albany to ensure that the Solar Energy Industry get its fair share of support just as the big oil companies have enjoyed for years.

It doesn’t stop there, KPS Solar donates more time to Not for profit organizations than
 any other company. We have donated countless hours to Habitat for Humanity and
Family Residences (FREE) to promote the usage of Solar Energy. In 2008, KPS Solar
President Kevin Mac Leod was elected Chairman of LISEIA, Long Island Solar Energy
Industries Association a task force to NYSEIA which represents almost 80% of the Solar
Contractors here on LI. In late 2009 Mr. MacLeod stepped down as chairman of LISEIA to
serve as Vice President of the state organization NYSEIA and Senior Legislative Policy
 Director for both LISEIA and NYSEIA. He is also a member and former Vice President of
the Suffolk County Electrical Contractors Association (SCECA) which represents over 400
Electrical Contractors and also advises several Islip Town and Brookhaven Officials on
Solar Energy Projects. In January 2009 he received his third award from LIPA for his
 legislative efforts from the LIPA Trade Ally Program.


The saying goes, Solar Energy is The energy for tomorrow but in reality Solar Energy is the energy for today. Oil companies would like us to believe that Solar Energy will never solve our energy needs and Why? Because it will cost them billions of dollars in profits they enjoy today. Believe it or not a 110 square mile Solar Array in the desert of Arizona will provide enough power for the entire country; but lets get real, having a power source in one central location is just not practical for power transmission never less security. So the most logical solution is to use as many roof tops and open areas as possible to generate our power throughout the country. Making Solar more cost effective by increasing temporary Tax Credits and Rebates will in turn increase demand, create more competition, and
further research and development. The laws of supply and demand will make product pricing affordable and more popular, similar to what flat screen televisions are going through now.

Tomorrow holds a bright future for Solar energy with the reality that every
household and business will produce their own electric. Our dependence
on foreign oil that is strangling our economy today will be no more and our
children will be able to breathe the fresh air of a cleaner environment with
no pollution to cause greenhouse gasses and Global warming.


  Lets embrace this new technology with open arms, our future depends on it.

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