Florida Solar Laws FAQ

Florida is one of the best states to live in for switching to solar, but how can you make sure you’re following all the laws surrounding solar power? At Solar Bear Tampa, we know that solar laws are confusing and ever-changing. We always want to empower our clientele when it comes to their knowledge of solar. That’s why we have pulled together a list of frequently asked questions with regard to solar laws in Florida. 

Here are a few FAQs about Florida’s solar laws. 

Is it true that everyone is allowed to install solar panels in their buildings in Florida? 

Yes! The law in Florida clearly states that everyone should have access to solar power. 

What about installation restrictions? What can stop me from being able to install solar panels in Florida?

There are some installation restrictions baked into the law. For instance, there might be height restrictions if you live near an airport. But ultimately, nothing can stop you from being able to install solar panels in Florida if you want to do so. 

Can my HOA keep me from installing solar panels on my roof in Florida? 

No. Your HOA is allowed to make installation requirements, like the specific angle of panels, or to check in on your solar panels once they are installed to ensure that the solar panels are working correctly, but they can’t keep you from installing solar panels if you want to do so. 

Do I still need to get HOA approval to install solar panels on my home in Florida?

Yes. Although the HOA cannot prevent you from installing solar panels, it is their right as the neighborhood authority to delineate the conditions under which solar panels can be installed in the neighborhood. 

Hopefully these FAQs answer your questions about Florida’s solar laws. If not, we are always happy to make a consultation for your solar power needs. Call our team at Solar Bear Tampa today!