Our simple 4-Step Guide to Going Solar

There are many reasons to install solar panels in Virginia, Maryland and Washington, D.C. After all, the benefits of saving our planet and saving money are clear and it’s never been easier or smarter.

4 Steps to Go Solar

Step Numbers (1) Learn about solar incentives in Virginia and the DC Metro Area

Step Numbers (2) Contact a local solar installer near you

Step Numbers (3) Choose a way to pay for your solar system (cash, loan etc)

Step Numbers (4)  Get it done

Step Numbers (1) Learn about solar incentives in your state

Researching the solar incentives in Virginia – or any of the states we serve – isn’t time-consuming. There are five points you need to know:

  1. Federal Incentives:
    • There is a Federal Tax Credit of 26%: This means you can deduct 26% of the solar cost of your solar project from your tax liability. This is a federal incentive and applicable to every solar system small or large in the entire country. Read more on the IRS website about the 26% tax credit.  Owners of new solar energy systems could not claim a tax credit unless their system was operational. Now, the legislation allows you to claim it as soon as the construction of the system is complete, as long as it is operational by December 31, 2023. Overview of the Federal Tax Credit changes over time:
      1. 2020: Owners of new residential and commercial solar can deduct 26 percent of the cost of the system from their taxes.
      2. 2021 & 2022: Owners of new residential and commercial solar can deduct 26 percent of the cost of the system from their taxes.
      3. 2023: Owners of new residential and commercial solar can deduct 22 percent of the cost of the system from their taxes.
      4. 2024 and after: Owners of new commercial solar energy systems can deduct 10 percent of the cost of the system from their taxes. There is no federal cred