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Nova Solar

Nova Solar has become the most trusted name in solar for DC, Maryland, and Virginia because of our commitment to quality, honesty and value. As a referral-based business, we believe educating customers about the benefits of solar and helping them weigh all their options is the best way to produce happy customers and grow the industry as a whole.

A top-quality solar system necessitates expert design, top-of-the-line products, and superb workmanship. Our design professionals create custom solutions for homeowners, making use of all their best available roof space as well as sheds, barns, carports, and anything else that can produce the best outcome for each project. We use the highest-quality equipment money can buy and encourage our customers to research our solar modules, inverters, and racking equipment. We take great pride in the craftsmanship of our systems and believe that a beautiful solar array with no rooftop conduit, visible junction boxes, or noticeable attachments is the best advertisement of all.

Of all the factors contributing to Nova Solar’s success, we believe trustworthiness is the most important. We get it- researching solar systems is complicated and customers want honest, expert information and opinions without being upsold. A lot of times that means telling a client they have too much shade to make solar a viable option, that an energy audit may provide a better value than a solar system, or that a competing technology might be a better answer for a particular situation- and we are okay with that.

Nova Solar often gets asked how it’s possible for us to achieve the prices we do given the high-quality of the equipment we use. The answer is a fanatical dedication to operational efficiency. We have no dedicated sales staff and our advertising expenses are virtually nonexistent. The efforts we take to scrutinize our overhead cost enables us to provide systems to customers that are a great value and helps grow the word of mouth on which our company thrives.
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Nova Solar installs solar systems of all varieties- pitched roof, flat roof, ground mount, commercial, and residential. Through our partners we also offer roofing and tree removal services. Other services we offer include generator installations, system servicing, and solar system takedown/reinstalls.

We are licensed in DC, MD, and VA. For commercial and large residential solar systems, we cover the entirety of all three states. For smaller residential system we serve the entire District; MD, except for the following counties: Garrett, Allegany, Harford, Cecil, Kent, Dorchester, Wicomico, Somerset, and Worcester; and Virginia except for the 276 area code and the Eastern Shore.
Year Established
2012
Phone Number
7036798607
Reasons Why You Should Work With Us
  1. We're local! We're well-versed in many local codes and permits, getting your install done quicker and easier.

  2. Peace of mind with 25 Year warranties. Never miss a beat of your system's production with online monitoring capabilities.

  3. With over a decade in the industry, we have done over 800 installs in just the past 5 years

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English; Spanish

We recently switched over to the Aptos DNA-144-BF26-440W panels and we LOVE them! With their sleek, black look, top of the line 30 year warranty AND rated as RETC Top Performer, they are just hard to beat.
98% of the time.. it is a ONE day installation!
Not to worry! If your house isn't ideal for solar, we offer ground mounts! If you have a sizeable amount of open, unshaded land on your property.. A ground mount might be perfect for you.
Batteries typically can only power a fraction of household loads for around 1/2 a day! Homeowners in our region do not get any of the financial benefits from batteries compared to other areas. Prices are expected to decrease by 30-40% in the next 5 years!
Absolutely. Battery prices are expected to decrease 30-40% in the next 5 years. We absolutely plan to offer them then when the financial benefits are better for our customers.
Each one of our systems are battery compatible and battery ready. Therefore when we do offer batteries down the line, it will be incredibly easy to install them for existing systems!
We are a fully licensed solar and electrical contractor. We design and install all our systems in house without the use of subcontractors!
According to the Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency, homeowners’ associations are not allowed to prohibit the installation of solar panels.
The average installation timeline for our company is 8-14 weeks, which is largely dictated by the permit turnaround time for your county’s building department.
When properly installed, a PV system will last 25-35 years. During that time, most systems require little to no maintenance. We offer a 25 year end-to-end warranty!
Absolutely – using lenders with competitive rates is one of the most crucial steps in making financed solar lucrative. We work with several lenders to offer customers a variety of low-cost and zero-down options
The Federal Solar Tax Credit is an incentive that allows you to claim a tax credit for 26% of the total cost of installing your solar power system.
Federal, state, and local incentives go to homeowners, usually the following tax year after the system is purchased.
Yes, your project manager should update you every 1-2 weeks on the status of your applications for things like interconnection, engineering, permitting, and HOA.
Our project managers strive to respond to project inquiries as soon as possible but may sometimes be in the field multiple days in a row. Customers can expect a response within three (3) business days. Email is the most efficient communication for us!

Services Offered

  • Roofing

Workmanship Warranty

We have a 25-year workmanship warranty. If anything goes wrong with the system within the first twenty five years, we will fix it free of charge.

Licenses

DC BBL #420218000029
MD MHIC #133555
VA DPOR #27O5160290
MD ME License #13987
VA ME License #2710070897

Insurance

General Liability: Policy #CPS3943321 ($2m aggregate)
Automobile: Policy #ACP BAL 30-3-8367273 ($1m liability)
Workers Compensation: Policy #3230862 ($1m each accident)

Certifications

Span Certified Installer
NABCEP Installation Professional: PV-102117-019084
NABCEP Associate: PVA-070220-032106
NABCEP Associate: PVA-072220-033367
NABCEP Associate: PVA-081820-033946
NABCEP Associate: PVA-061620-033073
NABCEP Associate: PVA-012221-035690

Industry Certifications

Manufacturer Certifications

  • Certified Atmos installer
  • Certified Solar Professional
  • Powerwall Certified Installer
  • Q.PARTNER

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For such a major long-term investment, we wanted a solar company who installs high quality equipment and provides reliable customer service afterwards. Nova Solar has been a champ in every respect. They answered all our questions, offered options, and adapted as our energy needs changed when we bought an electric car. The panels, installed on time, look great. We’re so grateful they took care of all the carport EV charger details for us. Given the variability of weather, we are satisfied with how our power production measures up to Nova Solar estimates. During the switch-over (it takes time for Dominion Power to complete the process) we had a ton of questions. Nova Solar always responded quickly, professionally, and with a good attitude. They even researched a question they couldn’t answer right away and got back to us with a satisfactory answer. In short, the result has been fantastic. Nova Solar has earned our trust and we’re very glad we chose them.

Posted by leo.i.dillon on Feb 05, 2024
5 stars is not enough!

5 stars is not enough to describe our experience. From start to finish, Nova did it all. Extremely responsive, organized and proactive. I recommend without reservations.

Posted by kenandterri3 on Dec 06, 2023
Go with Nova Solar

I spent a lot of time researching companies when we decided to go Solar. Nova came out on top in every category. Once we signed the contract they exceeded even those high expectations. They are very professional and communicate well. We knew exactly what was going on with our project at all time. Their turn around time from contract signing to final install was very fast. It was less than 5 weeks between our initial signing and install day. On install day, the team arrived right when they said they would, worked very efficiently, and the system was installed and tested before the end of the day. I would pick Nova Solar over any other company.

Posted by anne.rahall on Dec 05, 2023
Excellent Project Management and Installation Team

We were updated weekly of the project status. The installation team Kodie, Trip, Roberto, and Jyro did an outstanding job. Arrived on time, were very efficient and eager to explain what they were doing and answer any questions. Completed the installation in about 5 hours. Outstanding crew!

Posted by frcolberg on Nov 15, 2023
We would highly recommend Nova Solar to everyone.

We had an excellent experience working with Nova Solar from start to finish. Each member of the team we met was communicative, knowledgeable, professional and courteous – even to the extent of taking their shoes of when coming into the house without being asked. This was our first solar install in a new state and Nova Solar hand held us through the entire process; managing the building and electrical permits, the necessary inspections and setting us up with all the necessary tax documents. The instillation was much faster than I expected and looks great on the house. Post instillation Nova Solar sent easy to understand, helpful and detailed emails with final steps for us to set up and monitor the system going forward, and they were quick to reply to any questions I had about the process. If you are unsure which company to pick, you won’t go wrong with Nova Solar. Highly recommend.

Posted by rogeep7 on Nov 14, 2023
Great service by NovaSolar

Highly recommend. NovaSolar team was highly responsive, very easy to communicate with, helpful with understanding the details of the system, before the installation. The installation went as planned in one day, and the system was set up and ready to go. After the installation, the team continued to guide us in next steps in getting the electric company to switch us over to net-metering, and ensuring we were able to understand the output of the system. We've just signed up for SRECs, with the help and advice of the NovaSolar team, and I expect that to go without a hitch. It was a pleasure working with this team.

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