Homeowners in the DC Metro area, including Virginia and Maryland, have a fantastic opportunity to benefit from installing solar panels they own and keeping connected to the grid. Today, a short consultation with a solar energy professional to talk over your electric utility costs and some basic characteristics of your home can establish how good a candidate your home is for solar. It’s likely to be both affordable and an effective investment, saving on monthly costs while improving your property value and letting you live out your environmental values.