Common Homeowner Questions

Frequently Asked Questions:

Nova Solar frequently asked questions about solar panels; click here.

What products do you use?

Information on the current products used by Nova Solar, click here

What is the installation process?

Information on the steps and procedures that Nova Solar uses, from consultation to installation, is provided here.

Can my HOA prohibit me from installing solar panels?

A homeowners’ association (HOA) cannot prohibit you from installing solar panels; however, they can place reasonable restrictions. Find out more.

Do you have a tool to determine the reasonableness of my HOA restrictions?

Head over to our HOA analysis page and fill out the free form. This free tool will be able to provide you with the necessary information to determine if your HOA has placed reasonable restrictions.

What service areas do you work in?

We provide services in the DC, Virginia, and Maryland regions. Click to learn more!

Are Solar Loans Worth It?

Loans are the typical method used for going solar. However, choosing the correct loan can be a not-so-enjoyable process. To help guide you through this process, click here to read our blog.

What should I look for in a solar quote?

While this can be difficult to navigate, there are a few short tricks to accurately differentiate between competing bids. Click here to read more.  

Will snow affect my solar panels?

It is not uncommon in the Virginia, Maryland, and DC areas to get heavy snow; at times, it can cover the ground for two weeks. Click here to read how this can affect the solar system, sunlight availability, and what benefits snow can have on the solar system. 

Do I need batteries for my solar system?

To help you navigate and decide if you need solar system storage and at what kind, please click here.

How do I file for my tax credit?

Here at Nova Solar, we help you receive your tax credits by providing you with the necessary documents for the process. All you have to do is fill out the paperwork and send it in. Our team of experts ensures a seamless, stress-free customer experience. Contact us for any inquiries, and trust us to save you money and help the environment. Contact us today! 


Solar System Aesthetics

For many individuals going solar, a primary concern is the aesthetics. A properly crafted array can maintain and even improve the appearance of a roof. An attractive array requires several key features, learn more by clicking here

What are the benefits of Solar

Solar energy has a multitude of benefits. First and foremost, it is a clean and sustainable source of energy that does not produce harmful emissions or contribute to climate change. Additionally, solar power is a versatile energy source that can be used in a variety of applications, including residential, commercial, and industrial settings. Solar technology is becoming increasingly efficient and cost-effective, making it a viable alternative to traditional fossil fuels. Furthermore, installing solar panels can increase the value of a property and save homeowners money on their electricity bills. Finally, investing in solar energy can help create jobs and boost local economies. Overall, solar energy offers numerous advantages and is a crucial component of our transition towards a more sustainable energy future.

EV Charging

EV charging and solar technology are rapidly growing trends in transportation. Public charging stations cater to the needs of EV drivers as 90% of charging occurs at home. Solar power is a renewable, sustainable energy source that brings cost savings. Combining EV charging and solar technology maximizes the benefits of EV ownership and integrates renewable energy solutions into daily life. This integration offers opportunities for sustainable living and a healthier future. It’s essential to consider such solutions for a cleaner, greener future.

Can I get solar if I'm a renter?

As a renter, it may seem difficult to take advantage of solar energy. However, there are still options available to benefit from renewable energy. One option is to look for solar-powered rental properties. These properties come with solar panels already installed, which reduces energy costs for tenants. Another option is to talk with landlords about installing solar panels on their properties. Sometimes landlords are willing to invest in solar energy because it increases the value of their property and can attract environmentally conscious renters. Tenants can also look for community solar programs in their area. These programs allow renters to purchase a portion of a larger solar project, which is credited to their electricity bill. Ultimately, renting may restrict some options for accessing solar energy, but there are still opportunities available for renters to benefit from renewable energy.

How many solar panels do I need?

If you are interested in harnessing solar energy, you may be wondering how many panels you need for optimal coverage. We understand that this can be a confusing process, as the number of panels required depends on several factors, including your energy usage and the size of your home or business. That’s why we offer a free solar calculator that can provide you with an estimation of how many panels you need to meet your energy needs.

But our services don’t stop there! If you have any questions or concerns about the solar installation process, our team of knowledgeable experts is here to assist you. We also offer a free quote, so you can get a better sense of the financial commitment required to switch to solar energy. So, whether you prefer to reach out to us online or over the phone, we look forward to helping you every step of the way. Click here to contact us today!

Will solar panels cause roof leaks?

Installing solar panels on your roof is a great way to generate renewable energy and save money on your electricity bills. However, you may be concerned about the impact that this installation could have on the integrity of your roof. It is important to note that, in most cases, the installation of solar panels will not cause any leaks in your roof. Despite this, some people do experience a roof leak after solar installation. It is important to keep in mind that this does not necessarily occur as a result of the solar panels themselves. Instead, it could be due to a pre-existing problem with your roof, such as old roof age or previous damage. During a storm, the problem may become more noticeable, which could be why some people associate roof leaks with solar installation.

What are solar warranties?

Nova Solar offers comprehensive warranties for both our modules and inverters. Our 25-year warranty ensures that your solar equipment will be free from defects and faults that may affect its performance during this long period. Additionally, we have a 10-year leak warranty that covers damages caused by the rails or attachments.

What are solar incentives?

There are numerous advantageous reasons to consider going solar, and one of the most significant benefits is the incentives you can receive for making the switch! If you’re wondering what these incentives entail, you’ll be pleased to know that they vary depending on your state’s policies and regulations. These incentives can save you a significant amount on your solar investment! The incentives can include tax credits, rebates, and other forms of government support. To learn more about the incentives available in your area and how you can qualify for them, please click here. Don’t miss out on receiving these incentives and making the most out of your solar investment!

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