Well proven technology. Financially and environmentally responsible.
No matter where you are on your energy efficiency journey, solar can make sense for you.
- Pays back in 9-12 years in Virginia
- 6% ROI each year
- Offset as much as your electricity use as you want
Want to learn more?
Should I reduce my electricity use before installing PV?
Most homes will have cost-effective measures that can be performed for less than the cost of installing comparable solar capacity. Some people prefer to do these before solar, others use the savings from solar to pay for future energy efficiency improvements. Whichever path you choose, we can assist by performing an assessment of measures that make sense for your home.
How much will it cost?
Cost can vary depending on the specifics of your home and site.
What is involved in the process?
First, using a recent electric bill and your address, your home is evaluated to see if it’s a good candidate. Important factors are your annual electricity use, if you have adequate roof space with good orientation, and if that roof area receives enough sun during the course of the day. If everything looks good, a site visit will be scheduled to do a more detailed assessment of your home, nearby trees, the condition of your roof, and your goals. From there a proposal will be prepared for you. Once you sign off, permits will be obtained, panels will be installed, as well as a net meter.
How long does the process take?
Usually the process takes 6 weeks from start to finish, with about a week with a crew on site.
How long is the warranty?
Warranties vary a bit from installer to installer, but they are typically 20-25 years.
What if I don’t have the roof space for all the panels I want?
Ground mounted systems are an option. They are a bit more expensive than standard roof mounted systems. You may also consider pursuing energy efficiency measures to reduce your electricity needs so fewer panels are needed to offset your consumption.