Headquartered in Elkridge, Maryland, Solar Energy World is a leading provider and installer of solar panel systems for residential and commercial property owners in Maryland, Southern Pennsylvania, Southern New Jersey, and Washington, DC. The independently owned-and-operated solar company has installed thousands of solar panel systems since our founding in 2009. The industry’s leading source for solar technology, development, and installation news, Solar Power World, released its annual Top 500 North American Solar Contractors List in July 2017 and ranked Solar Energy World first in rooftop/residential installations in Maryland and #111 for North America, exceeding last year’s ranking of #142 out of 500.
Solar Energy World provides property owners a complete, turnkey solution to solar power, handling every step of the process to make going solar easy. In addition to ensuring our customers receive every tax credit, grant, and solar renewable energy credit they are entitled to, all our solar installers work directly for Solar Energy World and are fully accountable to us. Most of our installers and crew leaders have had years of prior experience working in the related fields of roofing, electrical, and home improvements, and all of them receive solar panel installation training from our solar PV module manufacturers. In addition, during the installation process our crews are supervised by a Solar Energy World NABCEP-certified solar designer/installer and a Solar Energy World licensed master electrician. We never hire subcontractors, so your solar panel system installation is guaranteed to be of the highest quality.
In addition to providing your home with clean energy, solar power systems offer a reliable return on investment and require little maintenance. A solar power system generating 100 percent of a home’s electricity will pay for itself in 2 years; however, it may take a bit longer in cloudy regions. Most warranties last 10 to 25 years, providing ample time to recoup the investment, though.
The federal government and states offer several incentive programs to those using solar power systems. If a system produces less energy than your home needs, electricity is pulled from the grid to make up the difference. Net Metering (NM) occurs when a system produces a surplus. The extra electricity feeds back into the electrical grid, and the utility company buys back the energy generated by the system. Energy utilities claim Solar Renewable Energy Credits (SRECs) for producing clean energy through solar panels, and in most states, homeowners earn one SREC per 1,000 kilowatt hours produced by a system. Federal income tax credits are in place for residential systems through 2023, and many states offer property tax exemptions, sales tax waivers, and use tax waivers. The Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency provides a list of incentives by state.