Nashville Solar Installer

LightWave Solar is proud to serve the Nashville, TN area and surrounding regions.

Solar energy systems are on the rise, and you probably are wondering if it is right for you. You came to the right place! We provide residential, commercial, and municipal solar design and installation, and we would love to partner with you. There are many benefits of going solar, whether it is for your home or business. Plus, solar power is more affordable than ever. 

How do Businesses benefit from solar?

At LightWave Solar, we are committed to helping you determine if solar is a valuable investment for your business.

For example, we will explain the federal tax incentives for commercial solar projects which can reduce the total cost by up to 60%. This includes the 30% solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC) as well as the Modified Accelerated Cost Recovery System (MACRS) which is a six year depreciation schedule that can reduce solar costs by an additional 30%.

Many business owners invest in solar systems because of the financial return, and because they believe it is the right thing to do. We will walk you through how the utility incentives work, as well as discuss a financing option that allows your business to be cash flow positive in less than two years, something many of our business owner clients have seen.

Residential Benefits include:

A 30% federal tax credit for systems installed before the end of 2019. This credit is equal to 30% of the total cost of the system, and comes with several options. You can apply it against your income tax liability for the year the system is installed, or it can also be claimed for the previous tax year, or carried forward.

Another benefit is the Green Power Providers program provided by TVA for grid-tied solar systems. Through this program, TVA buys 100% of your solar generation at the escalating retail rate. As rates increase, so do your solar payments. Credits are then rolled over month to month, and if unused credit builds up, your local utility place will send you a check after 12 months.

Going solar also increases the value of your property and helps to set it apart from others on the market. With all these benefits, going solar is definitely a great investment for homeowners.

What are the benefits for government buildings?

Many local, state and federal governments choose to take advantage of solar energy systems because of the combination of building ownership, long-term financial outlook, and superior credit ratings. Many government agencies are changing over to solar systems to avoid rising energy rates and because of the unique ability of solar systems to provide predictable energy savings for decades.

Solar Systems sound pretty great. What’s next?

To get started, simply contact us to get your free preliminary estimate which shows five core pieces of your system’s information: project size, system output, project cost, incentives overview, and site drawing. During this time we will also review your financing options. If the preliminary estimate works for you, we will then schedule and make a site visit to confirm and get precise measurements. Once this data is verified, we will create a proposal with the specific system output, existing warranties, incentives, and firm contract price. Once the contract is signed, and the first deposit for permitting and equipment is provided, our in-house design team will submit the TVA paperwork, obtain the necessary permits, and design the most efficient solar system for your place. Then our project management team will reach out to you to schedule a time frame to build and install your solar system, meticulously coordinating all of the necessary inspections and commissioning. Ready to get started, or want to get some more information? Contact us at 877-748-1260, or you can also email us at info@lightwavesolar.com. We look forward to hearing from you!

The entire team at LightWave Solar went above and beyond to ensure that our solar install was done on time, on budget, and to our satisfaction. Professional in every way. I can't get over how seamlessly they have integrated everything to our 1960 built home. Very well done. An added bonus is their handling of the necessary licenses, myriad forms and paperwork and approvals from local power company and TVA. These guys deserve 10 stars!
Shawn Kries
Shawn Kries
18:12 16 May 18
Great service and solar products. Professional installation and technical support. Installation quality outstanding.
Dan Larsen
Dan Larsen
13:56 22 Feb 18
Very happy with our 50KW solar panel array commercial system. Lightwave was extremely easy to work with.
Mark Fournier
Mark Fournier
13:19 08 Feb 18
We installed a 10 KW solar panel array on the roof of our home this past fall. The process required coordination between us (the customer), the local electric company (Nashville Electric Service) and the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA). While this may seem daunting, it turns out that apart from signing a few routine documents, the process requires little to no effort on the part of the customer: Lightwave Solar takes care of all the details. Their attention to those details was impressive, which meant the whole operation was smooth, professional and basically worry free. The physical installation itself is a marvel of craftsmanship and technology. Lightwave Solar fully earns their five star rating and I recommend them without reservation.
David James
David James
06:07 22 Jan 18
Expert system design and expert install. Couldn’t be happier. Installed grid-tied roof-mounted 30kw system on rural lodge. Very happy with results on electric bill.
Greg Gough
Greg Gough
02:27 20 Jan 18
My first month's savings was over $100. This is in spite of shorter fall days, cloudy days, and rain. The shortest day of the year is in late December. Its best performance will be in the spring and summer. I am very pleased with it.
Gerald Dooley
Gerald Dooley
18:26 27 Oct 17

NABCEP CERTIFICATIONS

The North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) is the most respected, well-established, and widely recognized certification organization for U.S. solar professionals. Our team includes 6 fully certified NABCEP Solar PV Professionals – more than any other firm in the region.

  • JP Plumlee
  • 081112-56
  • Matt Duncan
  • 042118-20383
  • Daniel Hodge
  • 100414-01060
  • Karl Jaeger
  • 032407-30
  • Steve Johnson
  • 032407-31
  • Matt Pelerossi
  • 100414-01049

OUR PARTNERS

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  • Amicus
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