Solar Panel Installation for Central Maryland
Hassle-free solar panel systems for Central Maryland homes, farms, and businesses
Paradise Energy Solutions completes every aspect of converting your home or business to solar power, from the system design and panel installation to the tax credit paperwork.
Paradise Energy Solutions installers are well trained employees with technical certifications and trusted Paradise Energy Solutions Partners. You’ll be dealing with some of the best trained and most experienced solar installers in Maryland.
Serving Central and Western Maryland
We are the leading solar installer in Central Maryland.
Our main office located in Thurmont, MD, serves all of the Central MD, including:
- New Market
- Mt. Airy
Kurtz’s Farm — Snow Hill, MD
“Our electric bill for the whole year has been not much more than $1,000.” — James Kurtz, Owner
James Kurtz, a farm owner, says he enjoyed the level of service and follow-up he got from Paradise Energy Solutions.
Other Maryland residents and business owners have partnered with Paradise Energy Solutions for their solar panel installations. Here are a few projects we’ve completed across the state.
Central Maryland Staff
Why Choose Us as Your Solar Installer
Reduce Your Monthly Utility Bill
From the start, our focus is to design and install the most efficient solar panel system for your needs and budget. This extra attention and expertise translates into a lower monthly energy bill for you. Typically, your monthly solar energy bill combined with your new electricity bill will be much lower than your old electricity bill. Over several years, those savings add up, plus you shield yourself from unpredictable energy cost fluctuations.
Get Guaranteed Results
We’re absolutely confident in our solar panel installation work. We include a 10-year performance warranty on each new system that we install. What does that mean? If the output doesn’t meet our minimum output projections, we will refund the difference based on current energy prices.
We Know Solar Inside and Out
From your initial site assessment to a yearly checkup of your equipment, everyone you deal with will have undergone a minimum 60 hours of classroom training from Solar Energy International. Part of our commitment to customer service is making sure you get thorough answers to all your questions every step of the way.
Making “Going Solar” More Affordable in Maryland
Maryland Residential Clean Energy Grant Program
Maryland offers a $1,000 grant for solar array systems up to 20kW in size. These grants are available to home owners and business owners. Learn more about Maryland grants »
Local Property Tax Credits
Baltimore: Tax credit of up to 50% of your total installation costs (or $5,000), whichever is less. The amount of property taxes you pay determines your maximum available credit.
Prince George’s: Tax credit of up to 50% of your total installation costs. The amount of property tax you pay determines your maximum available credit.
Anne Arundel: A 1-year credit of up to 50% of your total installation costs, less the amount of federal and state grants, and state solar energy tax credits (capped at $2,500).
Harford: Tax credit of up to $2,500 per project.
Sales & Use Tax Exemption
In April 2008, the Maryland enacted legislation exempting solar energy equipment from the state sales and use tax. Solar energy equipment is defined as “equipment that uses solar energy to heat or cool a structure, generate electricity to be used in a structure, or provide hot water for use in a structure” This exemption includes all solar arrays that are installed in the State of Maryland, including residential, commercial, agricultural, non-profit, and others. This allows Paradise Energy Solutions to pass on a lower installed cost for your solar array! (Source)
Maryland Solar Renewable Energy Certificates (SRECs)
Homeowners utilizing solar power generate SRECs, which can be sold to electricity providers. Electric utilities need to maintain certain amounts of SRECs in order to fulfill Maryland’s Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPS) for solar energy production. Each 1,000 kilowatt hours your solar panels produce is worth 1 credit. Generating SRECs is an entirely separate benefit on top of your electricity savings. Click here to see the current value of Maryland SRECs.
Federal & State Tax Incentives
A 30% tax credit allows you, as the homeowner, to claim a credit on your federal tax return worth 30% of the solar array installed cost. Photovoltaic systems must provide electricity for the residence, and must meet applicable fire and electrical code requirement in order to qualify for the tax credit. This credit can be carried forward to future tax years if it is not claimed in its entirety in the year that the solar panels are installed. For example, let’s say you’re claiming a $2,500 credit on a $2,000 tax bill – you can’t use the credit to get $500 back from the IRS. Instead, you’ll carry over the credit to the following tax year.
Tax Credit vs. Deduction
A tax credit is taken directly off your tax payment, rather than as a deduction from your taxable income. The solar panel tax credit may be applied to a primary residence, a vacation home, and for either an existing structure or new construction. Other than the cost of the system, there is no limit on the dollar amount of the credit.
A 30% tax credit allows the business owner to claim a credit on Federal income taxes worth 30% of the installed cost of a solar facility. There is no maximum set for the credit. There are provisions for carryback of the credit to previous years and carry forward of the credit to future tax years.
Modified Accelerated Cost-Recovery System (MACRS) allows businesses to recover investments in solar property through depreciation deductions. This is achieved through a 5-year tax depreciation schedule, allowing a business to recover a portion of their investment quickly.
Eligible Solar Energy Systems Must Do One (or More) of the Following:*
• Generate electricity
• Heat or cool a building
• Provide hot water (for use in a structure, or to provide solar process heat)