The sun provides clean and abundant energy every day, even on cloudy days. Did you know...the amount of solar energy that strikes the Earth in one hour is more than all of the energy used by the entire world in one year!
Solar panels are made of silicon. When sunlight hits them, electrons in the silicon are knocked loose. The electrons move in a circuit, creating electricity! Under each solar panel, we install a power optimizer which makes solar panels even more efficient at creating electricity.
An inverter converts solar electricity from direct current (DC) to alternating current (AC) so you can power the items in your home or sell your power to the utility. You can see solar generation on the inverter’s faceplate, as well as view system performance online.
Solar electricity is used in your home, stored in batteries, and/or sold to the utility, depending on how we install your system. We help you decide which option will work best for you.
What is the cost of not going solar? If your current electric bill is $150/month, and you don’t go solar, you will pay the utility over $27,000 in the next 15 years! That’s if electric rates do not increase, and we expect them to climb significantly over time.
Solar energy is clean and renewable. An average residential solar system (about 7 kilowatts) reduces CO2 emissions equal to planting about 4 acres of trees each year! It also prevents the generation of nearly 1,200 pounds of harmful coal ash every year. Over 25 years, that’s more than 14 tons of coal ash avoided!
Three ways to go solar!
1. Sell your energy
Average system cost range:
Cost after tax credit: $12,000-$21K
All three systems qualify for the 30% federal tax credit.
Next year, the tax credit drops to 26% of total project cost.
Want to take the next step? Explore each residential solar option above and contact us for your free project consultation! Complete our contact form, or feel free to call us at 615-641-4050.
The staff was incredibly friendly and knowledgable. in addition to keeping the area clean , we are very happy with the work and the price.
13:11 30 Nov 18
Light Wave Solar is terrific. All their people were great to work with, knowledgeable and on- the- ball. They were everything i could have asked for and i couldn't be happier with the system they installed. So far it is working just as i hoped!
23:00 26 Nov 18
I needed LightWave's help after a wind storm caused a tree to fall on my house. The tree destroyed ten solar panels on my roof. LightWave's technicians visited me to assess the damage and plan repairs. LightWave's project manager took over from that point. After the design was complete and approved, the installation crew completed the job in a single day. Every LightWave representative was pleasant and professional. I would recommend them to anyone who needs their services.
18:41 25 Oct 18
The whole team at LightWave Solar did an all-around excellent job! They showed up on time as expected and communicated everything very clearly on what I can expect to see and happen. They were all very professional and courteous throughout the entire process. I am already seeing MUCH lower electric bills. Thanks again to everyone at LightWave Solar, I greatly appreciated your services.
18:41 22 Oct 18
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!
18:12 16 May 18
Great service and solar products. Professional installation and technical support. Installation quality outstanding.
13:56 22 Feb 18
Very happy with our 50KW solar panel array commercial system. Lightwave was extremely easy to work with.
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.
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.
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.
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 9 fully certified NABCEP Solar PV Professionals – more than any other firm in the region.