Florida is the sunshine state, homeowners can save money with solar and that savings will last 25 plus years with the manufacturers warranties that guarantee production. The State of Florida does not charge sales tax for your solar installation and they will not raise your property tax’s because solar increases the value of your home dollar for dollar invested.

Solar is not illegal in Florida however Florida does prohibit the sale of solar electricity directly to the consumer unless the provider is a utility. It is illegal for any entity including homeowner associations to prohibit the installation of solar or any other type of renewable by a homeowner.

Solar is not illegal in Florida however Florida does prohibit the sale of solar electricity directly to the consumer unless the provider is a utility. It is illegal for any entity including homeowner associations to prohibit the installation of solar or any other type of renewable by a homeowner.

Depending on your location, different parts of Florida the costs vary because of competition along with the cost of business overhead. Also the amount of sunlight to your roof coming from what direction will affect the number of panels you need. The type and pitch of your roof will also have an impact on the price.

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Some homeowners may not have suitable space. If you own an apartment or a condo you may not have rights to your roof space.

Solar relies on the sun, electricity can not be generated at night. Also clouds and storms restrict the amount of energy you can produce by blocking light rays that would have otherwise been absorbed by the solar panel.

Solar efficiency is also determined by the season. In the summer you can generate more electricity than you need because the sun is tilted closer to your location, while in the winter the sun is tilted farther from your location so you produce less energy.

Solar panels in Florida will last on average 30 years. Most panels come with a 25 to 30 year manufacturer warranty.   Sunbility offers a maintenance plan to help ensure their production over the lifetime of the panels.

Generally, we like to have everything done within three weeks or less for PV and one week for solar hot water. Having said that, there are many variables involved with each project, and some of them are out of our control in regard to the completion date. We will do everything to expedite your project and get you making power ASAP.

The brand and type of inverter (string, micro, or hybrid) used is really dependent on your particular application. We install and service SMA Solar Edge and Enphase inverters. The best option for you can be easily determined and explained with our no-obligation site assessment.

In Florida, mono (or monocrystalline) panels are the best option. They are better suited for our hot temperatures. They are the premium option, but the return over the short and long term is well worth it.

A 30% tax credit on the full amount of your solar project is now available from the federal government. When the time comes to prepare your taxes, fill out Form 5695 and turn it in with your taxes. Go to http://energy.gov/savings/residential-renewable-energy-tax-credit for more information.

Metering is the system in place to work with your power company as a co-generator. You either pay for or keep the net difference between the kilowatts you make and use each month.

That is how you connect to your utility grid with your solar system. Your utility company has an agreement in place that we guide you through. Every utility service is a little different, but don’t worry, we’re experts in them all.

Absolutely! We are certified with SMA for battery backup/micro-grid systems that we can design to run your home or business under almost any circumstance.

With grid-tied solar systems, when the grid goes down, so does the solar power system. This is a built-in safety feature.

Grid tied means the electricity you produce goes directly into your meter. Your house, appliances, and lifestyle won’t know the difference between your solar power or the utility power.

Thermal solar is the heating of water with the sun’s rays either for in-home use or heating your swimming pool. PV uses the sun’s energy to make electricity. Mechanically, they are very different systems, but both are awesome!

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