Solar Installation in Florida – A Look at The Facts
Florida is called the Sunshine State for a reason and if you have been thinking about installing a solar panel system to harness the power of the sun for your Florida home, you could save thousands on energy costs.
Before you install solar, look at these facts from our solar pros at Solar Bear!
The Benefits of Solar Power in Florida
There are many benefits to installing a solar panel system in our great state including:
Zero Operating Costs
Yes, there are installation costs, but operating your solar panel system in Florida costs you nothing. With our ample sunshine in Florida paired with affordable financing and incentives, you will begin to see savings from day one.
When the sun is shining, your solar panel system will be generating energy—it’s that simple!
Clean and Renewable
According to the EPA, electricity produces more greenhouse gas emissions than anything else. Solar power reduces dependence on fossil fuels and creates no air pollution, therefore your carbon footprint will be reduced when you install solar power on your property.
When you go solar in Florida, you know that you are doing your part to protect the environment.
Virtually Maintenance Free
Since we don’t get snow in Florida, solar panels are virtually maintenance-free. While you will need to get them cleaned and ensure that leaves are not obstructing their panels, solar panels are easily maintained and hassle-free.
At Solar Bear, we offer a variety of flexible financing options for homeowners across Florida. When we come by for an in-house estimate, we help you find a financing option that works best for you. We can offer financing for our solar installations and our spray foam services through EnerBank ™ and Sunlight Financial ™.
Net Metering in Florida
Florida has a strong net metering program which is great if you want to install solar panels in the Sunshine State! Net metering allows you to offset all or most of your energy costs with your solar system. Any excess power that your solar system produces gets sent to the grid and many Florida utility companies credit their customers at the full retail rate for that power.
This credit rolls over for 12 months, so when you are low on solar power, such as at night, you can pull power from the grid while your credit offsets any new consumption charges.
In Orlando, the Orlando Utilities Commission pays its customers .05% for every Kw hour that their solar panels produce. P.s. This is in addition to the retail-rate net metering that they offer. Easy money!
Solar Incentives for Floridians
Residents of Florida who install solar panels are eligible for the federal Renewable Energy Tax Credit which is equal to 30% of the cost of a PV solar system. Keep in mind this credit will decrease through 2022.
Further, rooftop solar panel systems are exempt from Florida state sales tax which will save you hundreds upfront. Also, Florida offers a property tax exemption on the value of your entire solar system so no need to worry about your property taxes going up!
Top Five Reasons to Go Solar in Florida
- Protect yourself against rising energy costs
- Increase your property value
- Reduce your carbon footprint
- Support your local community
- Gain energy independence
Install Solar in Florida with Solar Bear
If you are interested in installing solar panels in Florida, there has never been a better time! Go solar today! Contact Solar Bear today for a solar installation quote and to discuss what incentives you may qualify for— 407-904-7585!