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idential Solar

Solar energy is more affordable than ever. It is a practical alternative to the traditional, less environmentally friendly way of powering your home. When you install solar on your home, you’ll reap the benefits from day one. At ShoMe Solar, our local team of experts manages each aspect of your project, from design to build to maintenance. It’s our goal to ensure your solar system performs to your expectations. Reach out today for a free residential solar assessment!

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How Does
Residential Solar

Energy Work?

Your solar PV system is a unified network of equipment that works in concert to power your home with clean, sustainable energy. Central to the system is the solar array, a connected set of solar panels that collect the sun’s energy during the day.  Most homes utilize rooftop arrays, but for those with more land, ground mounted arrays are also a viable option.

When that energy is collected, an inverter will transform it into ready-to-use electricity. Your family may then use the electricity to power air conditioning, appliances, lighting, and more. If excess energy is present, it will be sent to your local power grid, and the utility company provides a credit for you to use during the night hours. Additionally, you can track your array’s production and efficiency online at any time. Learn more about net metering in Virginia. 

View our interactive graphic below for the step-by-step process.

                  Benefits Of
Powering a House with Solar Panels


The most prominent benefit solar homeowners experience is lowered monthly utility bills. When you own your home’s energy source, you lock in that portion of your energy use and protect your home against rising utility bills. When the rate of electricity generation is greater than your family’s consumption, the process of net metering allows you to sell the energy back to the power grid. Thus, your monthly bill reflects your home’s net energy consumption. Over time, the system will pay for itself and you’ll save tens of thousands of dollars.

Plus, take advantage of the recently increased federal incentive offered to homes with solar. Installing your solar array between January 1, 2022 and December 31, 2032 allows you to receive 30% of the full system cost back as a credit against your total tax liability for the year. Estimate your incentives with a free quote.

In addition to federal incentives, homeowners in Virginia can utilize local rebates and financing options to make solar more affordable. Whether you choose to leverage your home equity line of credit or a loan offered by the Clean Energy Credit Union, there are numerous options available. Thanks to the rebates and incentives offered, more working middle class families are purchasing solar systems than ever before.

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