Our Mission

Why We Do What We Do

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The Nova Solar Story

The field of solar energy is currently expanding at a rapid pace, characterized by a remarkable shift towards renewable energy sources. We, at Nova Solar, are passionate about contributing to this cause by actively seeking out the best and most highly-rated solar products in the market to offer them to our clients at a financially convenient price point. Our company is not just any other organization; we are a family-owned enterprise that focuses on creating a profound relationship with each customer. We strive to ensure that our clients feel as if they are part of our family. Our employees are meticulously cross-trained to gain knowledge in all company aspects, augmenting our efficiency and range of services. Therefore, as a customer, you can rest easy knowing that you can rely on us to meet all your solar needs and venture into a reliable and sustainable energy future.

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Our Mission

At Nova Solar, we are committed to promoting clean and renewable energy by delivering innovative and affordable solar solutions that enable individuals and businesses to reduce their carbon footprint and save on energy costs. Our dedicated team has extensive experience in solar technology and installation and is always up-to-date with the latest trends and advancements in the industry. Our cutting-edge solar panels are designed to be durable and efficient, providing reliable and long-lasting performance and enhancing the sustainability of our communities. We are proud to serve the Virginia, DC and Maryland areas, and we go above and beyond to ensure that our clients receive top-quality service and materials that meet and exceed their expectations. We believe that by working together, we can create a brighter and more sustainable future for generations to come.

Meet The Team

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Barklie Estes

Barklie handles company processes, trying to make sure project bidding, design, installation, and customer service are as easy and efficient as possible. He also handles other tasks such as procurement, filings, and accounting. When not obsessing over minor Nova Solar details, he enjoys volleyball, snowboarding, and home carpentry projects.

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Jake Kramer

Jake is an exceptional member of the Nova Solar team. His outstanding qualities are evident in his reliability, versatility, and dedication to delivering superior service to clients. His skills in project management are superb, while his installation skills are second to none. He is always willing to go the extra mile to ensure that every project he works on is a success. Jake's hardworking nature and attention to detail make him an indispensable asset to the team. Without a doubt, Jake will continue to play a vital role in his team's success and their clients' satisfaction.

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LB's exceptional skills in solar technology consistently provide reliable and detail-oriented projects. Due to his passion and research in the field, he is now our go-to specialist for all residential solar projects. His dedication and precision result in an incredibly high level of client satisfaction, as shown by our many positive 5-star reviews. We are excited to have LB on our team, as his work ethic and talent have helped us become one of the industry's leading solar companies.

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Ryan Dotson

Ryan is a dedicated and hardworking employee. He is highly skilled and enthusiastic, tackling any task with grace, whether it's installation work, prep jobs, or office work. His work ethic is unparalleled, hailing from a tree removal company where grit and determination are a must-have. Ryan's passion for his craft is contagious, and he's always eager to share his knowledge. He enjoys tinkering with his truck outside of work. Overall, Ryan is an exceptional asset to any team.

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Roberto Chavez

Roberto hails from Guatemala where he was an electrician by trade. He immigrated to the US 11 years ago and brought with him a wide array of skills and knowledge. He has experience in plumbing, electrical, carpentry, roofing, to name a few, and he can figure anything else out. He is always thinking five steps ahead and demonstrating innate leadership skills. Best of all, he never stops laughing and keeps the mood light-hearted everyday.

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Trip Estes

Trip is our designated do-it-all tradesman. A lifetime of working with his hands and his gregarious personality provide the ideal skill sets for approaching unique technical challenges and teaching our crews indispensable craftsmanship and customer service skills. He loves travelling, concerts (especially when his wife Jessie performs), and outdoor adventure sports.

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Sam Linton

Sam is an exceptional individual and a true asset to our company. He is a prime expert in solar installation, excels in project management, and is an all-around jack of all trades. His organizational skills have proved invaluable in the ever-changing warehouse environment. Furthermore, he’s our go-to person when machinery and equipment malfunctions. Despite his busy schedule, Sam enthusiastically approaches every task with enthusiasm that spills over into his personal life. He is a lifelong learner and has never shied away from new challenges, whether it be a new project or a day of hiking.

Max Holler

Max is an exceptional team player with remarkable skills in navigation and problem-solving. His leadership qualities make him an excellent project manager, driven, focused, and mindful of details. Max ensures seamless operation and execution of every project, regardless of scope, with his meticulous organization skills. Furthermore, he maintains a work-life balance, enjoying hobbies such as cooking, hiking, and sports activities.

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kodie Riner

Kodie is an exceptional worker who fearlessly tackles tough challenges with enthusiasm. He is energizing to work with and maintains this boundless energy even after long days on the job. Kodie's passion extends beyond work as he enjoys exploring the city, from checking out trendy restaurants to pushing himself at the gym, where he benches 405lbs.

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Jairo Padilla

Jairo immigrated from Guatemala 10 years ago. He is a model of diligence and focus. There is no task he will shy away from. He is tireless and unflappably positive. Although the oldest member of the Nova Solar family, you would never find him sitting down first or finishing last in any situation. Jairo makes custom, wooden keychains in his spare time and is very involved in his church community.


Customer Reviews

Suzanne Kopplin
Suzanne Kopplin
An excellent experience working with Nova Solar. We reviewed options and companies for solar as our new home was being built. We decided to use Nova Solar. They were helpful from beginning to completion. We had problems getting approval of the solar panels from our HOA. Nova Solar worked with us to provide all the necessary information and reconfiguration to get the approval. They managed all the building and electrical permits and all the necessary inspections. Once the panels and system were set up, they kept us advised on the status of Dominion Energy getting us connected. We were very impressed with the guidance they gave us on setting up the monitoring system and engaging a company to obtain Solar Renewable Energy Credits. They even provided a completed sample Federal Income Tax form for the tax credit and provided the completed form and guidance on applying for our county’s property tax relief. Highly recommend.
Steven Schooner
Steven Schooner
We found the folks at Nova Solar, Inc. to be a pleasure to work with😊, and we strongly recommend them. Our first full month of data is primarily from the July, when days are significantly longer than most (and there weren’t a lot of dreary, rainy days). Over our first full month of data, the panels generated more than 1,700 kWh, with a few days of generating more than 80 kWh per day (!!!) and a peak of 86 kWh (which appears to be somewhat of an outlier). Looking ahead, all of the paperwork suggests that we’ll be enjoying a significant tax credit next Spring. I haven’t completely figured out the Virginia Solar Renewable Energy Credits (SRECs) regime yet, but any cash that the panels generate (or any portion of the initial investment they recoup), so much the better.
Bobby Roos
Bobby Roos
We had a fantastic experience with Nova Solar and we couldn’t be happier with our decision to choose them for our solar project. From the beginning, Jake, our project manager, stood out as an exceptional professional. His extensive knowledge, support, and prompt responsiveness to our questions made the process seamless and enjoyable. Jake worked closely with us, providing multiple quotes and ensuring that we got the best fit for our needs and budget. One of the most impressive aspects of our journey with Nova Solar was the speed and efficiency of the installation process. They secured all necessary permits within just a few weeks, and the installation team was on-site and ready to work within a week of receiving final approvals. This was a much faster turnaround than any other company we talked to. We went with 47 panels and Nova Solar was able to install everything in one day. Everybody on the Nova Solar team was extremely friendly and professional. Even after the panels were up and running, Jake and the team continued to be extremely helpful. Their willingness to address any post-installation questions with the same attentiveness as before truly sets Nova Solar apart. I couldn’t recommend them more if you’re looking at solar!
Gary Trimble
Gary Trimble
Nova Solar lives up to all of the high reviews. I searched a number of companies but came back to Nova Solar as the best deal. They answered my questions, gave me a competitive price and walked me through the process from start to finish. The install was done in a day and passed inspection. They have great communication with the customer and ensured it all went smoothly. Highly recommend this company
William Richards
William Richards
Very professional outfit. Efficient and seems like high quality product. Very smooth from pre install through final inspection.
Max Guscoff
Max Guscoff
Very happy with the work Kodie and team did in installing our 19 solar panel system in Bumpass, VA. Throughout the whole process from proposal to installation everyone was informative and professional. Also to note Kodie did an amazing job with the electrical work inside the house and the run to the meter. 5 STARS for their work.
Bruce Johnson
Bruce Johnson
Nova Solar is one of the most efficient companies that I’ve ever worked with. Their work is excellent and they don’t over promise and under deliver. They are dependable and complete the project within the time frame promised at the price quoted. If you are considering a solar installation, I highly recommend Nova Solar!!!
Amber Carey
Amber Carey
We had our panels installed yesterday (4/21/23), we couldn’t have asked for a smoother process. Everyone involved is very professional, knowledgeable and friendly. From day one we never felt pressured to purchase, all conversations were genuine and they were there to answer all of our questions along the way. If you’re looking to go solar, we 100% recommended going with Nova Solar.
Matt Cuccia
Matt Cuccia
The installation from Nova Solar did an outstanding job installing my ground mounted system. This was no easy job as I live in more of a mountain area so they had a lot of bigger rocks to deal with while trenching. Never once did I hear the team complain. The quality of their work was excellent and they went above and beyond to make sure my system was installed properly. If you are planning to get solar, roof or ground mounted, this is the company to go with.
Sean Bertoni
Sean Bertoni
Nova Solar was so easy to work with and very personable. The panels look great and have received my first “Wrap-up” email with my Enphase account and instructions to get the system connected. I have already recommended them to others asking me about the panels in my neighborhood.

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