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 […]

Creating Local Jobs in DC and Solar in Ward 5

One part of being a solar installer that is particularly rewarding is being able to create jobs. As our country continues to claw its way out of the economic downturn, it’s great to be able to offer hard working people a job in a growing industry. When the financial crisis started, the solar industry was […]

Green Roofs And Solar

Jon Hillis was educated at Penn State University, has over 25 years of commercial roofing experience and is Vice President for Prospect Solar and Project Manager/Estimator for Prospect Waterproofing, the District of Columbia’s largest green roofing installer. Green Roofs + Solar Photovoltaic=Green Roof Integrated Photovoltaic, or GRIPV. If you are employed in the construction industry […]

How To Get a Solar Job

Sitting in my dormitory room seven years ago, it dawned on me what I wanted to do with my life. Energy. Good energy. Clean energy. Sustainable energy. Fortunately, I was in a degree program (Engineering Science @ The Pennsylvania State University) with coursework and research flexibility that allowed me to pursue my interest in energy. […]

The Solar Economy and the Environment

Growing up, I spent hours roaming the woods of my backyard in Sterling, Virginia. Every chance I could get I was outside building a tree house, creating a bike jump over a creek, or simply just exploring. (In 7th grade, my friends and I built a tree house big enough to warrant an eviction notice […]