How Can Farms Benefit from Solar Energy?

Solar energy isn’t just for homes or office buildings. Farms, wineries, and breweries can greatly benefit from going solar! Solar power for farms can help decrease energy costs and increase productivity. And, of course, it can also benefit the environment by utilizing natural, renewable energy. Though there are a multitude of benefits for agricultural solar […]

Solar for Businesses: What Do I Need to Know About Depreciating Solar Energy?

If you own a business in Northern Virginia, DC, or Maryland, solar energy is an incredibly lucrative investment. In addition to giving you a federal and possible state tax credit, solar energy allows you to depreciate the solar panels as an asset on an accelerated schedule. What exactly does this mean for your business? The […]

What are the State Incentives for Solar Energy?

Solar energy not only helps make our planet a greener place, but can help homeowners save a lot of money on taxes and earn other financial incentives, making solar panel installation a very lucrative investment. In many cases, the incentives you are eligible for depends on if you own or lease your solar panels and/or […]

Am I Eligible for the Solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC)?

The benefits of solar energy do not stop at helping the environment. There are a variety of economic benefits and incentives for residential and commercial solar panel energy, including the Federal Income Tax Credit. This incentive can help you save a lot of money each year for your solar panel array. As a solar energy […]

What You Should Know About Net Metering

If you’ve considered switching to solar energy for your home, you may have heard of net metering. This solar energy incentive can give solar power users who produce excess energy a lot of benefits. But how does it work? What do you need to know about it? At Prospect Solar, we are dedicated to educating […]

End of Summer Solar Starter Kit

  By now most people have heard that the cost of installing solar in Northern Virginia has dropped significantly and the industry is booming.  This is true, but historically it has been difficult to answer the question: “How much does it cost to install a solar array on MY house?” Backed by popular demand, we’ve […]

6 Common Misconceptions About Solar Energy

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Whenever almost any new science or technology gains traction in our modern society, a fair share of misinformation and myths tend to spread and make skeptics of many of us. Solar energy is no exception, and there are several commonly-held misconceptions that prevent many people from making the switch and installing solar panels on their […]

How does PACE financing work for Solar in Virginia?

As we gear up for another legislative session in Virginia, we once again hope to introduce bills that could open up the state-regulated monopoly of the energy industry. I took a step back and thought what are some things we can do to open the advanced energy market without having to lobby in Richmond? Well […]