The owners of Windcrest Holsteins in Timberville, VA added 1,798 solar panels to their barn and milking parlor. They completely eliminated their farm’s electric bill.
Solar Panel Installation for Virginia Homes & Businesses
Switch to Solar in Virginia and Save!
Virginia has many beautiful natural resources to protect, from the Blue Ridge mountains to the Chesepeake Bay. Solar power is one way to do your part to protect those natural wonders, and save some money on your electric bill too!
Why Paradise Energy Solutions?
Established in 2009, Paradise Energy Solutions has quickly become one of the most respected solar installers throughout the Northeast.
We are a nationally-certified solar installer, and our technicians and staff have all undergone a minimum of 60 hours of training with Solar Energy International.
With a combination of practical knowledge and experience, it’s no surprise we’re well known for our excellent customer service.
Serving the Shenandoah Valley
We would love to help you decide if solar is a good fit for you.
Our solar consultant is here to answer your questions and will help you figure out how an investment in solar might benefit you.
Call 540-705-1330 to speak with a solar consultant now.
Branch Manager/Project Manager
Solar Consultant and Principal
Our Guarantee To You
Every solar panel system we install comes with three 10-year guarantees.
- 10-Year Output Guarantee. If your solar electric system does not produce what we say it will, we will pay you the difference at the current electric rate.
- 10-Year Workmanship Guarantee. Covers all parts and labor, plus the cost of removing, shipping and re-installing, or replacing the defective part.
- 10-Year System Monitoring. Remote system monitoring allows us to see real-time power production of your solar panels. We want to know that our panels are working as we promised.
Our main office is located in Harrisonburg. We work mostly in northern Virginia, specifically Rockingham and Augusta Counties, but can make arrangements to work in other areas of the state.
Locations we serve include:
Best of all, we guarantee you’ll see the value of your solar installation immediately. If at any time during the first 2 years your system fails to live up to our performance projections, we’ll refund you the difference based on your electric rate. We also guarantee our workmanship on all solar installation in Virginia for 10 years, and we provide free system checkups and maintenance during the first 10 years of operation.
Expert Staff at All Levels
Part of our commitment to being the best solar installer for Virginia includes having the best trained staff. When you call or visit our office, every person you speak with has completed an extensive 60-hour training course from Solar Energy International. Our installation team is fully licensed and nationally certified by the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP), widely recognized as the highest level of certification in the industry.
Performance-Based Incentives Available in Virginia
Solar Renewable Energy Certificates (SRECs)
Renewable energy certificates are an economic incentive to develop additional alternative energy resources. In most areas of Virginia, each megawatt hour of power a renewable energy resource produces qualifies for 1 renewable energy certificate which can be sold in the Pennsylvania SREC market.
Click here to see the current value of Virginia SRECs. In some cases, these SRECs can be contracted for several years, creating a more predictable source of income.
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)
Virginia State Tax & Performance Incentives
Solar photovoltaic (PV) systems are more affordable than ever in Virginia. We have highlighted the most significant tax and usage incentives available in the state. And don’t worry, we’ll take care of all the paperwork to ensure you take advantage of every available incentive!
100% Local Property Tax Exemption
Since 1977, Virginia law has stipulated that solar power systems are exempt from local property — basically, exempting the value that the solar power system adds to your home.
Some Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) customers in Lee, Scott, Washington, and Wise counties are eligible to receive a $1,000 solar power rebate upon installation. This is the only utility-based solar rebate currently available in Virginia.