Speak With A Solar Consultant (727) 537-0403

Speak With A Solar Consultant (727) 537-0403

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT SOLAR ENERGY

  • Is solar energy right for me?

    Do you want to take control of your energy cost and put an end to varying and unpredictable electric bills? If yes, then solar is right for you. Homeowners and businesses in the State of Florida that go solar pay less for electricity and enjoy lower, more predictable electric bills with a solar system that matches their energy usage.
  • Is my property suitable for a solar system?

    Our team of certified and licensed contractors will carry out a property inspection to determine if your property is suitable for a solar system.
  • How much can I expect to save by switching to solar energy?

    When you switch to solar energy, you will experience immediate and long-term energy savings in the form of a lower electric bill. How much you save will depend on:
    ● How you acquire your solar system (purchase, lease, finance)● The availability of federal, state, and local solar energy initiatives in your area (tax credits, net metering, etc.)● The size of your solar system● The energy consumption of your home or business● The energy production of your solar system● The cost of electricity in your market
  • What is net metering and how does it work?

    Net metering is a billing calculation formula used by utility companies to track and credit you for the power produced by your solar panels. With net metering, you are only billed for electricity when your property's energy consumption is greater than the energy production of your solar system. With net metering, it is possible to reduce the amount you owe on your monthly electric bill to $0 or even receive a billing credit from your utility company for excess power produced by your solar panels.
  • How much do solar panels cost?

    According to the Solar Energy Industries Association, the cost to install solar systems has dropped by more than 70% over the last decade thanks to federal, state, and local solar energy initiatives.
    According to the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (an office of the U.S. Department of Energy), solar energy is more affordable, accessible, and prevalent in the United States than ever before.
    There is no one-size-fits-all answer to how much do solar panels cost? Solar panel cost will vary from system to system. Factors that can affect the cost of your solar system include:● How you acquire your solar system (purchase, lease, finance)● The availability of federal, state, and local solar energy initiatives in your area (tax credits, net metering, etc.)● The size of your solar system● The energy consumption of your home or business● The energy production of your solar system● The cost of electricity in your market
    Regardless, homeowners and businesses in the State of Florida can take advantage of new federal, state, and local solar energy initiatives making it possible to go solar for $0 out of pocket.
  • How long will installation take?

    Most residential and commercial solar systems installations are completed in a single day but may vary depending on the size and location of the solar system. Please be aware that the process of filing applications and obtaining permits for the installation of your new solar system may take anywhere from 2 to 8 weeks (on average).
  • How long will my solar system last?

    We partner with the most trusted solar energy equipment manufacturers in the industry to provide the best residential and commercial solar solutions to our customers. Our solar systems come with an industry-standard 10-year workmanship warranty and a 25-year manufacturer warranty and are capable of powering your home or business for decades to come.
  • Will I still get a bill from my utility company?

    Since your property remains connected to the power grid, you will continue to receive a bill from your utility company. However, you can reduce the amount you owe to $0 or even receive a billing credit for excess power produced by your panels with a solar system that matches or exceeds your energy usage. You will also receive a bill for your solar system if you choose to lease or finance it. The combined total will be less than what you are currently paying for electricity.
  • Will my solar system work on cloudy days?

    On cloudy days, the energy production of your solar system will decrease. During this time, the electricity produced by your system may not be enough to power your home or business and your property may pull power from the power grid to compensate for the decrease in energy produced from your solar panels.
  • What happens when the power goes out?

    In the event of a power outage, since your property remains connected to the power grid, you'll lose power too. However, homes and businesses equipped with emergency power systems such as solar batteries or standby power generators can operate on reserve power during a power outage or natural disaster.
  • Should I buy or lease my solar system?

    Our trusted solar consultants can review your unique case to better advise you on whether it is best to purchase, finance, or lease a solar system. We partner with nationally recognized, award-winning, top-rated finance companies, enabling us to serve a wide variety of markets and offer our clients competitive purchase, finance, and lease options.
  • What effect will a solar energy system have on my property value?

    Not only can adding solar panels to your home or business help to lower your monthly electric bill, but it can also increase your property value. According to a study conducted by Zillow Economic Research, homes with solar panels sell for 4.1% more on average than comparable homes without solar panels.
  • What effect will a solar energy system have on my property tax bill?

    Florida property tax codes permit a 100% property tax exemption for residential solar systems and an 80% property tax abatement (reduction) for commercial solar systems.
  • Can I add more solar panels in the future?

    Yes, as long as your property has the space for additional solar panels.
  • What happens if I decide to move?

    According to a study conducted by Zillow Economic Research, homes with solar panels sell for 4.1% more on average than comparable homes without solar panels.

    If you decide to move, you have the option of paying off your solar system at the time of sale or you can transfer the loan or lease, subject to the lender/lessor approval, to the new property owner.