A Homeowner’s Guide to Virginia Solar Panel Installation

Our Virginia Solar Panel Installation Guide was built to help explain everything you need to know about adding solar panels to your home. You’ll learn how to select the right VA solar installer, and get educated on how the solar installation process works, how much it might cost, what local and federal incentives are available, and what purchase options there are.

The 6 Steps to Solar in Virginia

Navigate through our streamlined guide designed to help you understand the essentials of solar energy in Virginia. From selecting a reputable local company to obtaining a free solar panel estimate, these six steps will guide you through every aspect of your solar journey.

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Solar Energy Transformation in Virginia

Virginia, with its sprawling landscapes from the Blue Ridge Mountains to the Atlantic coastline, is not just a state of natural beauty but also a pioneer in the green energy revolution. Embracing solar power, Virginia is charting a path toward a greener, more sustainable future. The Commonwealth has taken bold steps with initiatives like the Virginia Clean Economy Act, which sets a visionary course for 100% renewable energy by 2045, highlighting solar as a cornerstone in this transition. Beyond legislative achievements, Virginia stands out for its community solar programs and incentives that empower individuals and communities to contribute to and benefit from solar energy’s expansion.

How to Select a Virginia Solar Installer

The best solar installers are the ones that remain transparent throughout the entire process. Solar Energy World is the #1 Home Solar and Battery Company Across the East Coast. We’re the leading provider and installer of solar panel systems in Virginia. We will guide you every step of the way with award winning service, top-of-line products, and certified technicians.

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  • Avatar Michael Culver ★★★★★ a week ago
    I selected Solar Energy World to install a photovoltaic system on my home in Arlington, Virginia … More through the community solar co-op program. They were selected by the co-op because of their long and successful record of solar system installations in my local area and for their competitive pricing and comprehensive services. They were an excellent choice, handling all aspects of the project. They assigned me a customer representative who assisted me with every step and kept me informed throughout the project. They visited my home once and then prepared a full design. They provided a clear breakout of the costs, projected savings, and renderings of the design. I was able to make a fully informed decision to proceed. They did an exceptionally professional job with the installation. Their team was polite, professional, safe, and fast. Every part of their work was done carefully and professionally and they left my home and yard spotless. I have worked with many contractors in my career and this team was among the best; well-trained, worked safely, and ensured I was happy with their job. When I recommend a company to friends, I attach my own reputation to their performance, so I don't do this casually. If you want to have a solar power system installed on your home, Solar Energy World should be on your short list of companies you contact.
    Six month update: our solar system has been operating for six months now. No problems during that time. Our net energy production has exceeded our consumption and our net electric bill has dropped to zero. I am very pleased with the system’s performance.
    One year update: our system has operated flawlessly for 15 months. The system has produced more electricity than we consumed, and our net electric bill has been zero. We have earned a little extra by selling the solar energy renewable credits through a broker. I am very pleased with our system and the decision to contract the installation with Solar Energy World.
  • Avatar Aang Lakey ★★★★★ a month ago
    Just had my panels installed today and the team was great.
    They installed my panels in one
    … More day and walked me through everything needed to know to operate the system.
    I’ll be waiting for an inspection of the work, but the installation day was a breeze.
  • Avatar Nur Afmeged ★★★★★ 3 months ago
    Solar Energy World just installed solar panels on my house and I couldn’t be any happier. This … More was the most exciting, fast and hassle free experience I have had on home improvement project. Frank and his crew were super nice, knowledgeable, friendly and helpful crew. I’m really pleased and can’t wait to get BGE out of my life!

1. Search for a Trusted, Local VA Solar Panel Company

When deciding on a Virginia solar installation company, the most important thing to look for is experience. Solar Energy World has 88 years of experience installing residential and commercial solar panels. We serve areas throughout all of Northern Virginia, including, but not limited to, Fairfax, Loudoun, and Prince William counties.

What makes us different than all other VA solar panel installers?

We’re not a discount retail chain.

At Solar Energy World, we guarantee personalized customer service for everyone.

We practice what we preach

We run our facility on our own system designed and installed by our own employees.

We never send out subcontractors

Our installers are our employees, directly accountable to us.

We have incentive specialists

Our specialists help with local tax credits & grants, to get you all the benefits you’re entitled to.

We install the best panels

Only the highest quality & most efficient solar panels for guaranteed performance.

We provide 24/7 monitoring and diagnostics

We’ll install your system and ensure it will always operate optimally.

2. Understand How the Virginia Solar Panel Installation Process Works

Cost/Benefit Analysis

We begin by conducting a thorough cost-benefit analysis to help you understand the financial impact and savings that solar energy will bring to your home.

Site Assessment

A detailed site assessment follows, where our experts evaluate your property to determine the optimal setup for maximum solar efficiency.

Solar Rebates & Incentives

We navigate you through the various solar rebates and incentives available in Virginia, ensuring you get the best financial deal for your solar installation.

Professional Installation

Our team of certified professionals will then manage the installation of your solar panels, adhering to the highest standards of quality and safety.

System Inspection

After installation, we conduct a thorough system inspection to certify that everything is running smoothly and efficiently, and that your system meets all local regulations and standards.

Monitoring and Support

Finally, we provide ongoing monitoring and support to ensure your system continues to perform optimally. We stand by our service with a commitment to long-term customer satisfaction and support.

Get a Free Virginia Solar Panel Estimate

Get a Free Virginia Solar Panel Estimate

Requesting an estimate is 100% FREE and takes less than 5 minutes.

3. Learn How Much Virginia Solar Panels Cost

There are many things that can impact the total cost of your Virginia solar panel installation, but on average, VA homeowners spend between $11,900 and $16,160. To reduce costs, there are many grants, tax credits, and other incentives that you can take advantage of. Plus, most Virginians see their solar panel systems pay for themselves within 7 to 10 years.

Diverse Financing Options for Solar Panels

Recognizing the varying financial capabilities of its residents, Virginia provides a range of financing methods for solar panel installations. While outright cash purchases are a popular option, leading to considerable long-term savings, the state also caters to those who find the upfront costs challenging. Virginia facilitates alternative financing solutions, including solar loans and solar lease/Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs). These options make solar technology more accessible and encourage a wider adoption of renewable energy, catering to different financial situations and preferences in the state.

4. What Virginia Solar Grants, Credits, and Incentives Are Available?

For Virginia residents, there are only a few things that are available for residents to explore:

5. What Are the Purchase Options for Installing VA Solar Panels?

At this time, Virginia only offers a purchase option with cash/credit/traditional financing; see below for the fantastic benefits of purchasing a solar panel system!

Pay $0 for Electricity
Make Money Off Excess Power Generated
Phenomenal ROI
Financing Available
Pay $0 for Equipment / Installation
Lower your Utility Bill by 20-30%
Start Saving Money Right Away

Your Local Solar Energy Solution

As you consider the switch to renewable energy, remember that Solar Energy World is just a call away. We are dedicated to bringing the power of home solar panels to your doorstep, providing a seamless transition to clean energy for your household. Our local expertise ensures that we understand the specific solar requirements and benefits for Virginia homes.

Embrace a sustainable future with our expert solar services, tailored to meet the unique needs of your residence. Whether you’re just beginning to explore the potential of home solar panels or you’re ready to take the leap into a greener lifestyle, we’re here to guide you every step of the way. With Solar Energy World, you’re not just installing solar panels—you’re investing in a brighter, cleaner, and more sustainable future for your home.

6. Get a Free Virginia Solar Panel Estimate

Requesting an estimate is 100% FREE and takes less than 5 minutes. Fill out the form below or contact us!

Solar Energy World
Phone: 866-856-4580

14880 Sweitzer Lane
Laurel, MD 20707