How Are Rooftop Solar Panels Installed?

If you are thinking about rooftop solar panel installation in Maryland, DC, and VA, you may have questions on exactly how it works. Some of the most common misconceptions about Maryland, DC and VA solar panel installation is that the solar panels will fall off the roof or be damaged with rain. However, this is […]

How Much of My Home Can Run Under Solar Energy?

Solar panel installation in Northern VA, DC, and Maryland provides an environmentally-friendly renewable energy source, significant financial incentives, and tax credits. Even with all of these benefits, switching over to solar energy for your home takes careful planning and review of various factors to determine if solar is right for you. One common consideration for […]

How Do Solar Panels Work?

Solar power is an alternative, renewable energy source that helps make the planet greener and can also give solar users impressive financial incentives and tax credits. Many homeowners consider solar energy because of these benefits, but are unsure of how solar energy works. Understanding the basics of how solar energy can power your home is […]

Do Solar Panels Work in Winter?

With the summer-like weather we’ve had in the Northern Virginia, DC, and Maryland region lately recently, it may be hard to believe that it’s currently fall…and that winter will be here before we know it. If you are considering solar energy for your home, you may be wondering if now is a good time to […]

Why You Should Consider a Ground-Mounted Solar Panel Array

When you think of solar panels, the first image that may come to mind is of rooftop panels. Sure, these are the most popular residential solar panel choice, but did you know you can have solar panels installed on your land with a ground-mounted solar panel array? Ground-mounted solar panel arrays are solar panels that […]

Why Solar Panels Can Actually Look Great

Picture a solar panel. Do you picture a large, square chunk of equipment jutting up awkwardly from a rooftop? You’re not alone, this is a common depiction for many people. Despite solar panels’ amazing economic and environmental benefits, a big reason some people hesitate or even refuse to make the switch to solar is the […]

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 […]

Do Solar Panels Work in Cloudy Weather?

Solar Energy Systems Northern VA “Do Solar Panels work in cloudy weather?”  is a question we receive more than there are clouds in the sky before a storm. While at first glance it may seem as though cloudiness and solar energy are incompatible, it often comes as a surprise to people when they learn that […]

Is My Home Good for Solar Panels in Northern Virginia?

If you’re interested in exploring a solar energy system for your home in Northern Virginia, we would like you to consider why you are exploring your options. There are many benefits to going solar but first for Prospect Solar to help you, we need to understand your reason. Would you like to reduce your utility […]