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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.
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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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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.


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


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


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

  • The American Solar Energy Society
  • Better Business Bureau
  • North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners
  • Tesla Powerwall Certified

Manufacturer Certifications

  • Certified Atmos installer
  • Certified Solar Professional
  • Gold Installer
  • Powerwall Certified Installer

What Customers Are Saying

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Great Experience with Nova Solar

After getting estimates from several solar companies, we chose Nova Solar for our project, which is now complete, and operating well. We were completely happy with all their work throughout the process and especially happy with how well they communicated with us to keep us informed of progress all along the way. Particularly noteworthy was the performance of the electrician who cleaned up a lot of the work done by previous technicians. His comment was, I can't stand to leave a job where the finished work would reflect poorly on me - a refreshing perspective when viewed against the work of most cable installers! Nova Solar did an excellent job and had very competent staff.

Posted by h.mmerrill on Apr 02, 2023
Fantastic solar installer

Working with Nova Solar was an extremely positive experience. Other solar installers felt like car salesmen; trying to push a high pressure sale, slap some panels on your roof and move on. Nova Solar is the exact opposite: they're considerate and thoughtful of their designs, their quotes are clear about the work they'll be doing and their final products are professional and work great. We're enjoying our lower energy bills and smaller carbon footprint. Bring on those sunny days!

Posted by bissonette on Mar 16, 2023
Nova Solar made it easy!

Our system, designed and installed by Nova Solar, has just gone online and is functioning perfectly. Nova made the process go more smoothly than we even hoped by dealing with all the behind the scenes permitting and approvals. At every step they kept us informed of progress on our job and were excellent at explaining technical concepts. Everyone we worked with was both friendly and professional. Highly recommend them.

Posted by margaret_kennedy on Mar 13, 2023
Wonderful assistance

Although we ultimately decided not to use Nova, they were our first runner up! Jake Kramer was terrific in responding to our queries, modifying plans, and educating us. At the end of the day, we had a competing quote with a slightly better warranty. Otherwise we would have flipped a coin between the two. Would definitely recommend working with NovaSolar.

Posted by stvn.gore on Feb 25, 2023
Great experience end-to-end

I could not be happier with both the process of working with Nova Solar (LB as our PM specifically) or the end result. From the very beginning of the quote process, they were incredibly helpful with my many questions, and ultimately designed a system that fit as many panels as possible in our space to maximize output. The entire design, permitting, and approval process was handled by LB with minimal effort required from me, and he kept us updated every step of the way. On installation day, he and the team were amazing, and the installation went very quickly, even though they were also installing monitoring hardware and working in a very tightly packed electrical panel. The final approval and turning on of the system were equally smooth, and everything immediately worked. Despite going operational in a time of year with minimal sun, we've already seen several days where we are net-positive generation or close to it. As part of the wrap up, LB also sent us several pictures of the installation and final system, which was a nice touch that means I won't have to get out a ladder to satisfy my curiosity later. Thanks to LB and the whole team - if we ever try to expand the system or move somewhere else in the future, I would work with them again without question!

Posted by tbach0729 on Jan 17, 2023
Excellent Experience Working With Nova Solar

We recently installed a 70.4kW system on the roof of our church. Nova Solar was phenomenal in working with us and addressing every question we had regarding installing a solar system for a nonprofit. They helped to facilitate every step of the process, including permitting, inspections, and approvals, and made sure we were updated on the current status of the project at all times. The system looks and works great!

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