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Solar Company in Virginia

Save money with solar in Virginia

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Virginia Solar Statistics

3,885

MW of Solar Installed

11th (4th in 2021)

National Ranking

434,809

Powered homes by solar panels

5.4%

Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar

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Benefits of Going Solar in Virginia

There are plenty of reasons why you should shift to solar energy: especially if you’re in Virginia. Aside from helping homeowners get more bang for their buck, going solar is also good for the environment.

2829 hours - the average number of sunlight per year in Virginia each year. This is one of the reasons why Virginia is in near-perfect condition to effectively maximize solar panel capabilities… and there's a lot more.

Increased Savings

Reducing the increasingly painful numbers you see on your energy bill will definitely brighten your day. So why not do it for your power bill? A homeowner can expect to receive a decade-long discount once a solar panel system is installed in their home.

Helping to Save the Environment

Having solar panels installed in your home, office, or anyplace else will help you have the privilege of leading an eco-friendly life.

Increased Property Value

Solar panels are seen as an upgrade and a feature that buyers are willing to shell out extra cash to. The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s research has shown that would-be homeowners are willing to pay an extra $15,000 for a home that has an average-sized solar panel system installed.

New Technology

With Tesla’s production of one of the first viable EV (electric vehicle) and its success of bringing it mainstream increases the need for charging ports. These vehicles were produced with being eco-friendly in mind. However, if they use charging ports that use power that comes from burning fossil fuels, it will defeat the purpose. The good news here is that solar panels and electric vehicles are perfect for each other.

Low Maintenance

2 to 4 times a year - the recommended number of times you should wash your solar panels (no special tools or chemicals needed). Either you hose it down or use a leaf blower. It’s that easy!

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Going Solar in Virginia

Going Solar in Virginia is not only a good investment, but also a great way to help the environment. Direct Power will help you determine your home’s energy requirements and potential in producing power. We'll use the information we get to design a suitable solar panel system for your home ensuring beautiful curb appeal.

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Choosing a Solar Installer in Virginia

It is essential to hire a company that knows how to cater to what you need. Solar panels and installation experts should be on top of your list, but it is also important to consider:

Warranty coverage

Length of service

Services offered

Service area and headquarters

Industry affiliations

Customer experience

Pricing and financing

Warranty coverage

There’s two types of warranty that solar panels normally come with: Performance warranty and Equipment warranty.

Performance warranty on solar panels guarantees 90% production for 10 years, then 80% for 25 years. Equipment warranty on solar panels guarantees 10 to 12 years of usage without failing.

It’s best to keep in mind that solar panel warranties do not cover serious weather damages but installations like these are treated as home improvement projects and insurance companies often cover such incidents.

Length of service

The age of a company isn’t exactly always the best indicator of expertise, however, a lot of solar veterans have more than a decade of experience tied to their names. It is advised that homeowners should search for companies who have more experience in solar panel installation in their state to ensure they have the competence needed to offer recommendation on your home solar project. At Direct Power, we only use highly qualified installers that meet our stringent requirements and have passed our extensive training program.

Services offered

Knowing that the knowledge of the solar company you’re planning to work with isn’t limited to solar panel installation will definitely bring you confidence in deciding to hire them to work on your property. Expertise in roofing, energy efficiency audits and upgrades is helpful expertise that your chosen solar company should have. Should you need repairs, they can quickly come to your aid.

Service area and headquarters

The company you choose should be able to respond quickly and help you fix your problem thoroughly in case of back-up battery or inverter failure. This is one important reason why choosing a company that services your area is important.

Industry affiliations

The certifications a solar company has will show that they uphold industry standards and thoroughly follow the best practices for solar installation. These are the certifications that you should be looking for when you’re trying to hire a solar company:

Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA)

North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP)

Apart from that, the solar company you hire should operate with the proper contracting and business licenses. You can check that out by going to IREC’s National Solar Licensing Database.

Customer Experience

Look at the reviews a solar company receives from their customers. You can do that by looking at the Better Business Bureau (BBB), Google Reviews, on their Facebook pages, or Yelp. Here, you can find truthful reviews from real Virginia customers.

Pricing and Financing

One of their biggest focuses should be on educating clients about incentives to help lower the costs. Rebates, renewable energy credits, federal and state tax credits, and application assistance should all be part of the financing discussion.

One of their biggest focuses should be in educating clients about incentives. Rebates, renewable energy credits, and federal tax credit and application assistance.

They should offer flexible down payments, payment plans, interest rates and loan partners.

They should provide free quotes

Solar panels are a significant investment but in many cases, there are substantial tax rebates and credits available.

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Virginia Solar Incentives, Tax Credit, and Rebates

Federal Solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC)

FITC is a 30% tax credit on the total cost of your system and applies to both individuals and corporations. This is a dollar for dollar tax credit. You must have taxable income to take advantage of this credit. If you don’t have tax liability, meaning you won’t owe taxes at the end of the year, we can help you out with a lower rate. Schedule a time to speak with someone on our team regarding your personal situation and how we can help.

Incentives in VA

  • 30% Federal Tax Credit
  • 50% Grant for Rural Commercial Projects through USDA
  • Up to $5/sqft Federal Tax Incentive for Commercial Projects
  • Deduct up to $500 sales tax on solar

Virginia’s Solar Renewable Energy Credits (SREC) Program

Virginia’s SREC Program will allow property earners to accumulate and sell energy credits for every 1 megawatt-hour they make. 1 SREC can be obtained every 1 megawatt of energy and can be sold for $20 up to $50 per SREC.

Residential Property Tax Exemption for Solar in VA

Installing a solar panel system in your home in Virginia will not increase a homeowners property tax but will add property value.

Net Metering

Dominion Energy customers are offered and are allowed to sell excess electricity produced by their solar panel systems back to their power provider.

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Are Solar Panels Worth it in Virginia?

Installing solar panels in residential and commercial properties in Virginia is a worthwhile and profitable investment. Residents in the area save an average of $21,692 over the lifespan of their systems. Apart from the savings it includes, it also helps avoid the usage of fossil fuels to produce power, making the world a better place to live in.

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Why Choose Direct Power in Virginia?

So why choose Direct Power for your solar project? Direct Power ensures the following on every job:

The BEST price (10-40% cheaper than our competition)

A high quality installation

A fast installation time, guaranteed 60 days or less from start to finish

Superior warranties

Best financing options available

A dedicated design specialist to ensure you get the right design for you. A dedicated finance expert to walk you through all the options. And a dedicated concierge, to guide you through the process from start to finish and for anything you may need in the future.

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Hire a Top Solar Installation Company In Virginia

Direct Power is uniquely positioned to serve your solar needs in Virginia with the capability of installing across the entire state. We have experience with all the utilities and municipalities. Our installers are top notch and experienced. We are capable of handling the toughest projects or the most basic, but however complex your project is, we ensure your satisfaction.

Do you want to learn more about going solar in Virginia? Direct Power is here to help. Contact us to get a free quote or call us at 855-786-6957.

*Tax and credits or incentives including those provided by federal, state, or local governments may change or end. Please consult your tax professional to understand any liabilities or tax credit eligibility that may result from your solar purchase.

Get A Free Estimate

Call 855-786-6957 or complete the form below. A Direct Power Solar Specialist will contact you to schedule your solar estimate, how much you can save, and help you determine if solar is right for you.

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Industries We Power in Virginia

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Residential

We power homes across the great state of Virginia and help save you money. Learn more about the residential solar services we offer:

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Commercial

We provide solar solutions for office buildings, schools, and more throughout Virginia. Learn about the commercial solar services we offer:

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Agriculture

We provide solar solutions for the agriculture industry throughout Virginia. Learn about the agriculture solar services we offer.

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FAQs About Going Solar

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