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In times of increasing uncertainty, now’s your chance to take control.
Own your home solar system and battery storage.

Kilo Hollow is here to help you design a custom solar system that meets your family’s unique energy needs. We believe home solar panels and battery storage should maximize quality, efficiency, and affordability. When you design your solar system and battery storage with Kilo Hollow, you can enjoy peace of mind with clean, reliable back-up power on your terms. You may also qualify for solar incentives and potentially build property value.

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Charlottesville home with a solar installation

The Federal Solar Investment Tax Credit is set to expire in 2032, Congress may extended or modify it before then.

This estimate is not indicative of an actual proposal or individual savings, as these may vary based on project conditions.*

Assumes a 8.5% APR for a solar loan from Atmos Financial.**



Expertly designed solar packages to get the most out of your investment.

8kW System

Solar Package

20 Panels

Estimated Annual Savings


Estimated Lifetime Energy Savings 


Average Daily Energy

30 kWh


Average System Cost Before ITC



Average System Cost After ITC



Monthly Payment After 

30% Investment Tax Credit Applied

$115 with 25-year Atmos Solar Loan

12kW System

Solar Package

30 Panels

Estimated Annual Savings


Estimated Lifetime Energy Savings 


Average Daily Energy

46 kWh


Average System Cost Before ITC



Average System Cost After ITC



Monthly Payment After 

30% Investment Tax Credit Applied

$183 with 25-year Atmos Solar Loan


16kW System

Solar Package

40 Panels

Estimated Annual Savings


Estimated Lifetime Energy Savings 


Average Daily Energy

61 kWh


Average System Cost Before ITC



Average System Cost After ITC



Monthly Payment After 

30% Investment Tax Credit Applied

$230 with 25-year Atmos Solar Loan

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Full system cost

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Cost breakdown for solar and a battery home backup package

Cost Breakdown

Savings Breakdown

Rooftop Solar Package (12 kW)

+ $38,000

Avg. Monthly Electric Bill


Battery Home Backup (10 kWh)

+ $15,000

Avg. Monthly Electric Bill Savings


Total System Cost


Monthly Loan Payment


 30% Investment Tax Credit Applied

–  $15,900

Payback Period

9.3 Years

Final Cash Cost of System


Estimated Savings on Electric Bill

(cash purchase)


Rooftop Solar Package and Battery Home Backup includes cost of installation.

*Assumes a 25-year solar loan with a 6.1% fixed interest rate with a principal of $55,183 and a deferred payment portion of $15,900.

**Not everyone is eligible for the federal and state tax credits/rebates or can use them. Please consult your tax or legal professional for more details.


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Financing from Atmos Financial

Atmos is on a mission to supercharge the clean economy. Atmos solar loans are designed to provide you with the greatest savings and greatest flexibility so that going solar is always the right decision — for the climate, for your pocketbook, and for your community.

View Atmos loans and information here.


Rechargeable Solar Battery System

Control your energy and savings with Kilo Hollow’s solar power & smart battery solution

Enjoy safe, clean, and reliable backup power to keep your family powering forward in the event of a blackout. A home backup battery saves you money by seamlessly optimizing when a home uses electricity generates from solar, stored in the battery, or from the grid. Purchase or finance a home backup battery from Kilo Hollow today!

ecoLinx 1.5 3D unit

The Complete Home Energy Package

A permanently installed Generac home backup generator protects your home automatically. It runs on natural gas or liquid propane (LP) fuel, and sits outside just like a central air conditioning unit. A home backup generator delivers power directly to your home’s electrical system, backing up your entire home or just the most essential items.
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Frequently asked questions
Can I own my solar system outright?

When you purchase a solar system, you’ll be able to buy a home solar system outright through Kilo Hollow. When you purchase your own system, you’ll directly receive the federal and state solar incentives, tax credits, and rebates for which you are qualified.

How many solar panels will my home need?

Every household will need a different number of panels based on how much energy it uses, available space and wattage of the solar panels.

Can I really have a solar and home backup battery installed for $0 down?

Yes, you certainly can. With our monthly loan plan, qualified Kilo Hollow customers can secure long-term savings for as little as $0 down. For additional information, contact one of our Solar Consultants today!

Do I have enough ground area for a solar system?

A medium size ground array typically employs 24 solar panels, depending on the size of your array, which determines the number of individual panels. Each panel is approximately 4 ft by 6 ft, giving the array a total area of 576 square ft. Depending on the available space, they can be mounted in a portrait or landscape orientation.

Do solar panels increase property taxes?

Solar panels could help you increase the value of your property. Fortunately, most states exclude residential solar systems from property taxes, so you may not have to pay anything extra for the potential value your system brings to your home.

Will owning solar panels increase my home value?
Studies linking solar panels to home value increases

For an example, a study by the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory yields a formula of a $5,000 resale value increase for every kilowatt (kW) of solar installed. To get that same $48,000 home value increase from the Appraiser’s Journal with this calculation, you’d need a 9.6kW system (9.6 x $5,000 = $48,000). 

How many batteries do you need to power a house?

Unfortunately, this is not a simple question to answer. How much battery storage you need requires a little math; we need to know the size of your solar system, how much solar energy you produce and the amount of electricity you consume.

Will my home solar system have a warranty?

We exclusively sell top-of-the-line solar technology, such as solar panels and batteries built to the highest standards. All of our solar and storage systems come with comprehensive warranties from the manufacturers. To learn more, request a free quote from a Solar Consultant today.

What happens if my system breaks or isn't working as expected?

We stand behind our solar and battery systems, using technology to optimize their quality, efficiency, and price. All of our home solar and storage systems come with comprehensive warranties; but, because our customers own their systems through our system purchase plan, they will be responsible for any repair costs not covered by the manufacturer warranty  warranties.

Kilo Hollow warranties the labor for 2 years after the date of installation.

How long do solar panels really last?

Solar panels have a lifespan of 25 to 30 years, and in certain cases, much longer. This isn’t to say that your system’s solar panels will stop producing electricity in a few decades. It simply implies that their energy production will be reduced by the amount determined by solar panel manufacturers to fulfill the energy needs of the average household. You can expect major solar benefits for the next 20 to 30 years provided you take adequate care and upkeep.

What happens during a solar installation?

Once you’ve been approved for solar, we’ll conduct a site inspection at your home so that our Solar Installation Technicians can work on and present your system design.


Our Solar Design Specialists will next make any necessary changes to your solar design and receive your final approval. We’ll submit your design to the city for permitting after it’s been accepted, which could take up to eight weeks. Your solar installation will then be completed by Kilo Hollow. We only employ trained solar installers, so you can rest assured that your solar installation will be of the greatest quality.


The city or county will inspect your system after it has been installed. It will be linked to the grid once it has been approved, and we will send your paperwork to your utility company. You’ll be ready to go once your utility company has given you Permission to Operate (PTO).


Want to learn more? Here’s a detailed timeline of our solar installation process.  

Does Virginia have any incentives to go solar?

State tax credits, property and sales tax exemptions, Solar Renewable Energy Credits (SRECs), and solar rebates from your local utility are just a few of the most prevalent solar incentives. When you purchase your own solar system, you may be eligible for the federal solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC) regardless of where you live.


Kilo Hollow has carefully chosen our partners and suppliers.

We are proud to be one of the few approved sonnen Certified Partners in Virginia. The solar products our team recommend are truly the best in Virginia.

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We know the local codes and regulations inside and out, focusing on a select few markets in the industry and delivering excellence each time.

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