Solar in Houston

Why go solar and add storage in Houston, Texas?

  • Power When You Need It Most

    Houstonians are no strangers to extreme weather events, like hurricanes and tropical storms. And Winter Storm Uri showed that severe weather events are now a year-round concern.

    Sunnova is committed to helping our fellow Houstonians protect their families and their homes from power outages. Gain resilient backup power for your home with a Houston solar + battery storage system.

  • Rising Electricity Costs

    Some residents have seen their rates double since Spring of 2022.* Protect yourself from unpredictable rates and take control of your home energy costs by going solar with Sunnova and locking in a low rate for 25 years.

  • Incentives for Houston solar panels and home battery backup

    If you own your home solar system and battery, you may be eligible for a federal tax credit.*

    Solar Buyback Credits
    When your solar system produces more energy than what your home uses, certain electric providers will provide a credit for excess energy you send back to the grid. When choosing an electric provider in Texas, it’s important to choose a provider that credits you for this excess solar energy so you can reduce your utility bill and maximize your solar benefits!


From Our Customers
Meet Kevin Doffing from Houston, TX

In 2021, following Winter Storm Uri, customer Kevin Doffing chose Sunnova SunSafe solar + battery storage service to keep his family safe against power outages and become more energy independent. Our local solar experts guided him through the entire process from initial questions and design to installation and turning the system on. Paperwork, permitting, inspections - all taken care of! Hear Kevin share his story about going solar with Sunnova.

Houston’s Commitment to Renewable Energy

We are excited that our hometown of Houston is pledging to increase its use of renewable energy. The energy capital of the world plans to source 100 percent of its energy from wind and solar, a move that promises to save the metro area more than $9 million annually.*

The city isn’t the only one benefitting* from solar. Homeowners across Houston are tapping into the power of sunshine. As electricity prices increase while the cost of solar in Texas has dropped 50 percent over the past decade,* rooftop solar makes more financial sense.

Were you affected by the recent power outages in your area?

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Electric bill rising with the temperature? Take control of your energy costs! We offer flexible financing options on home solar systems and battery storage to meet your unique home energy needs.

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Our solar offerings in Houston

With flexible financing options including loans, leases, and Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs), you can customize a plan that meets your and your family’s needs.

  • Service you expect.

    We understand that you need peace of mind when making an investment in your home. That’s why all of our home solar and solar + battery services come with a Sunnova Protect® Platinum plan featuring 25 years of maintenance, monitoring, repairs, replacements and an energy guarantee.*

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We offer a variety of ways for you to go solar in Houston

Sunnova offers Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs), leases, and loans for solar equipment in Texas.

Easy Plan™ Power Purchase Agreement (PPA)”

Balanced or variable billing options to pay for the power your system produces


Competitive rate without the hassle of applying for incentives


Lock in a low solar rate for 25 years


Option to make an upfront payment to reduce solar energy rate*

*Not available in all markets.



System Ownership

Sunnova

Easy Plan™ Equipment Lease

Predictable monthly payments to lease your home solar system equipment.


Competitive pricing without the hassle of applying for incentives


Monthly payments based on equipment cost


Solar + battery bundle available



System Ownership

Sunnova

Easy Own Plan™

Predictable monthly payments to own your home solar system equipment.


Own your system and be eligible to receive up to 100% of the federal and state tax incentives*


Low APRs available


Solar + battery bundle available



System Ownership

Homeowner

Easy Plan™ Equipment Lease

Predictable monthly payments to lease your home solar system and battery equipment.


Competitive pricing without the hassle of applying for incentives


Monthly payments based on equipment cost

 



System Ownership

Sunnova

Easy Own Plan™

Predictable monthly payments to own your home solar system and battery equipment.


Own your system and be eligible to receive up to 100% of the federal and state tax incentives*


Low APRs available

             

System Ownership

Homeowner

Easy Own Plan™

Predictable monthly payments to own your home solar battery equipment.


Own your system and be eligible to receive up to 100% of the federal and state tax incentives*


Low APRs available

             

System Ownership

Homeowner

Frequently Asked Questions

 

If your home solar system is tied to your utility (grid-tied) and you don’t have a battery, your home solar system will not work during a power outage. You will not be able to produce or consume solar energy while the grid is down.

In order to have power during a power outage, you will need a home solar + battery storage system.*

  • During the day, if there is sun: your solar panels will power your home, and any excess energy will charge your battery.
  • At night: your battery can power your essential lights and appliances until it depletes.

* The amount of power available from the battery during a power outage is limited, depending on the loads connected, customer usage and battery configuration (i.e. batteries in certain areas may be set up to provide you with the best economic benefit, which may affect the amount of back-up power available). Solar systems and/or batteries may require repairs after weather events and such repairs may be delayed due to forces outside of our control. No assurances can be given that the solar system or the battery will always work. You should never rely upon either of these to power life support or other medical devices.

Yes! Through our customer portal MySunnova, you can pay your bill online, view your system production, and more.

Your solar system functions very quietly. But rest assured that doesn’t mean it isn’t working. You can track your production through MySunnova customer portal. The reading of your meter is delayed approximately 24 hours.

Solar panels are extremely durable and built to withstand the elements. As a Sunnova customer, your responsibilities will include:

  • Trim any trees around your solar system that may block the sun from reaching your solar panels.
  • Check that there is no accumulation of leaves, debris, snow, or critters under the solar panels.
  • In more arid climate, you may need to spray your solar panels with a garden hose to wash off built-up dust and dirt. You can do this while standing on the ground – we strongly advise against you climbing on your roof for any reason.

Each month, you will receive either a bill or a statement from your utility company, in addition to your Sunnova bill. This is because your home solar system will be grid-tied – during times of low or no solar production, you may need to pull electricity from your utility. You may also be eligible for net metering credits for energy your home solar system exports back to the electric grid. Check with your utility for specific details regarding whether you'll be credited for any excess energy your system generates and exports to the grid.*

If the utility company sends monthly statements in lieu of an actual bill with an amount due, you can expect an annual reconciliation of all electricity usage charges and credits.*

* Sunnova makes no guarantees regarding credit for net energy exported to the electric grid, and any credit provided (now or in the future) is subject to change or termination by executive, legislative or regulatory action.

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