Virginia Solar Installation

Virginia Solar Facts

Milestone Solar isn’t one of Virginia’s biggest solar installers – and we probably will never be the biggest.  By performing dozens of installations a year, not hundreds, there’s no need for high-pressure salesmanship, for rushing jobs or for cutting corners, just to make our numbers.

We’re proud to meet or exceed Virginia’s licensing standards, and to have earned the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners’ PV [photovoltaic] Technical Sales Certification and their PV Installation Professional Certification. (Only 93 solar professionals nationwide have earned both.)

And to make sure sure your solar array goes in on time and on budget, that it performs as promised, and that it gives you decades of trouble-free, dependable, money-saving service.

Virginia’s got plenty of sunlight for you to take advantage of.

Even when it’s cloudy, a Milestone Solar system generates electricity and saves you money.

CITY SUNNY DAYS PER YEAR PARTLY SUNNY DAYS PER YEAR TOTAL AVERAGE ANNUAL HOURS OF SUNLIGHT
Alexandria        1700 (approx.)
Arlington        1700 (approx.)
Lynchburg 112 107 219  
Norfolk 106 107 213 1700 (approx.)
Richmond 100 106 206 2829
Roanoke 102 112 214  1600 (approx.)
Virginia Beach        1700 (approx.)

 

 

Solar Savings in Virginia

 

Federal Solar Credits and Incentives

IRS Residential Energy Efficient Property Tax Credit – Your federal tax credit will be 26% of your installation price. You’ll need to include form 5695 with your Federal Tax return. This credit can be rolled over. On January 1, 2021, it drops to 20%.

USDA REAP program – Grants up to $20,000 for farms or small businesses located outside cities of 50,000+ populationUSDA High Energy Cost Federal Grant Program – Grants of up to $5 million.

IRS Residential Energy Conservation Subsidy Exclusion – 100% subsidy for energy efficient improvements, including solar, to single- and multi-family residences

Residential Energy Efficient Tax Credit – Federal Energy Incentive – Up to $1500 for residential energy efficiency improvements including solar.

virginia solar rebatesVirginia Solar Rebates and Incentives

Virginia has some incentives to help residents become energy independent by converting to solar or other renewables. These include property tax incentives, property-assessed clean energy (PACE) financing, a performance-based incentive offered by the Tennessee Valley Authority, and net metering

Local Virginia Solar Incentives

Arlington County Green Building Incentive Program – For single- and multi-family homes and commercial buildings

save with solar energy

 

Most Milestone Solar customers report their electric bills are about half what they used to be.

 

 


What to do during a power outage

  • Check your breakers and fuses.
  • Check to see if your neighbors have lights.
  • Report the outage.
Appalachian Power 800-898-8045
A&N Electric Cooperative 757-665-5118
BARC 800-846-BARC (2272)
Central Virginia Electric Cooperative 800-367-2832
CEC 757-242-6181
Delmarva Power 800-898-8045
Dominion 866-DOM-HELP (366-4357)
Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative 877-632-5688
Northern Neck Electric Cooperative 800-243-2860
NOVEC 800-335-0500
Prince George Electrical Cooperative 804-834-2424
REC 800-552-3904
Shenandoah Valley Electrical Cooperative 540-434-2200
Southside Electrical Cooperative 866-878-5514
  • Stay calm and stick together
  • Turn off any electric ovens, ranges or space heaters you may have been using.
  • Unplug sensitive home electronics that surges can damage when the power returns.
  • Stay clear of downed power lines or electrical equipment where there’s standing water.
  • Prevent possible fires by using flashlights instead of candles.
  • Don’t use gas ovens or ranges to heat your home.
  • In winter, keep your home as warm as possible by closing off unused rooms and not opening any doors unless you need to.
  • Keep your refrigerator and freezer cold by keeping them closed.
  • Protect your family from exhaust fumes by never, ever, running a generator inside your home, basement or any other indoor space.

What to do before a power outage

Why not call 866-688-4274 or click here to learn how a Milestone Solar system with a sealed, maintenance-free battery backup can power your essential appliances during a blackout, day or night.

You’ll get straight facts and honest answers (never salesmanship and hype) about whether solar is right for your home or business.