Solar Panel Military DiscountsUpdated: October 27, 2023
Solar Panel Military Discounts help reduce the initial cost of installing solar panels on your home. Utilizing solar power continues to grow as a popular alternative and gives users a break in their electricity bill in the long term. It’s said to be the cleanest and most reliable form of energy. A great quality of solar power is that it is always readily available. It’s a source that can be used in several ways to help power your business or home. A solar-powered photovoltaic (PV) panels’ function is converting the sun’s rays into electricity, which in turn, helps consumers save on their electricity bill and reduces harmful emissions that damage the Earth and our atmosphere. Below is a list of companies that offer a military discount to service members (active and retired), to say thank you for all of their sacrifices they and their families make to our nation.
American Solar (California) – Active and retired military will receive a $2000 discount upon verification. Request your discount during your estimate.
Black Platinum Solar & Electric (Arizona) – This company is grateful for the service our military personnel offer to our country. To show their gratitude, starting April 1, 2019, a $500 discount will be offered to service members and retirees when purchasing a complete new photovoltaic system for their home.
Direct Energy – This company prides themselves in being one of the largest and most trusted energy companies in the country. They offer both electricity plans and natural gas plans. Rates for the military community are depending on your location.
Goal Zero (Nationwide) – To redeem the military discount, please call Goal Zero’s customer service department to verify military status and place your order. They can be reached at 1-888-794-6250.
Moxie Solar (Nationwide) – The Watts for Warriors program is for all active-duty and veteran military/reserves members and offers a $1,000 thank you plus near “at-cost” installation.
Petersen Dean – (Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Hawaii, Nevada, Texas) Petersen Dean offers a $500 discount off solar panels if you or a member of your household is active duty military or a military veteran. The discount is also extended to first responders and people over 50. Petersen Dean is the #1 Home Improvement Contractor in the US and they offer solar, roofing, fences, energy storage batteries, HVAC systems, and EV Chargers.
Renu Energy Solutions – (North Carolina) When speaking to your solar representative, mention the military discount to receive more information.
Revision Energy – $500 discount off of PV system, and/or $250 discount on thermal energy systems (1 lifetime max per customer for each discount).
Solar Optimum (Los Angeles, California) – This company offers veterans, active service members and first-responders $500 off of a residential solar energy system. An added bonus is a 10% discount off of a Tesla Powerwall Home Battery.
Semper Solaris – (California) The Veteran-owned and operated Semper Solaris offers discounts to military personnel and first responders. Contact the company directly to schedule an evaluation and get additional discount details.
Solar-Ray (Florida) – Solar-Ray was the first NABCEP accredited PV installation company in the state of Florida and they extend discounts to military and first responders.
Solar Power Pros (Colorado) – This veteran owned business appreciates all active duty, reserve and veterans by giving a $1,000 discount on solar system purchases.
Stellar Solar (Oceanside, California) – Active service members and retirees will receive a $500 discount for installing this company’s SunPower. When first inquiring about SunPower with their energy consultants, be sure to mention that you are on active duty or are a retiree.
Can Veterans Get Free Solar Panels?
Unfortunately, there are no free solar panels for veterans or free special veteran solar panel programs nationally offered. There are many non-veteran specific private and government grants offered that can provide significant savings. Check with your state and local governments and utility companies on the grants they offer. Some grants are for “green” homes or low-income residential energy projects while a few are veteran or disabled veteran specific.
There is also the Veteran’s Administration Energy Efficient Mortgages (EEMs) which allows borrowers to make energy-efficient home improvements and save money on utilities costs all while taking advantage of low VA loan rates.