Frequently Asked Questions About Solar in Florida
Solar power works simple and only has three major components: a solar panel, an inverter, and a mounting system. Solar panels are the most important component because they are the ones that catch the sunlight and turn it into electricity.
However, that electricity is produced in direct current (DC). An inverter is needed to convert it into alternating current (AC) energy, which is the electricity used to power most home appliances and devices. A mounting system, meanwhile, is utilized to attach the solar panels on roofs and other surfaces.
Here at The Solar Professionals, we can only determine the pricing once we design that solar system for your property. We depend on many factors, including the size of the solar panels, the amount of electricity you use, and how much equipment and effort are needed to build the system. But rest assured that using solar power will be less expensive than your current electric bill. Everyone can afford to go solar because there is no requirement to put money down, and you can take advantage of the many solar loans or financing options in Florida.
In the state of Florida, there is one major solar incentive you should not pass up – it’s the Federal Tax Credit. When qualified, it will give you back 26% of your overall solar systems investment. The tax credit is a dollar for dollar return of your tax liability. This rate, however, will only be until 2022. The ITC will decrease to 22% by the following year.
Square footage is honestly a terrible indicator of how much electricity somebody lives in a home uses. But as an experienced solar company with thousands of solar panel installation projects completed, we can say that a 1500 sq ft home will take between an 8 and 11 kW solar system. This can still change depending on how much energy the family uses.
Again, square footage is a poor indicator. We at The Solar Professionals base on kilowatts to determine what system size is needed to power a particular property. For a 2000 sq ft home, it can be covered by a 10 to 13 kW solar system.
If you need a new roof before we install your solar system, we can help you choose a trustworthy roofing company to get the job done. After all, you will eventually need a roof change, especially if your current roof is already ten years old or more. Opting for a metal roof is an excellent idea because it can last for 40 to 50 years. A shingle roof is also a good option. This roof type only needs to be changed once or twice in the lifespan of your solar system.
This is one of the myths about solar installation in Florida that needs to be busted. In our state, there is a solar law that protects your right to go solar. No HOA, community, or entity can stop you from embracing renewable energy in your home. In fact, you don’t even need to get approval from your HOA if you want to install solar.
Here at The Solar Professionals, we are concerned about you. We understand that there are many solar companies out there, and they are all looking to make money and be successful for themselves. But our philosophy is different. We are here to look after others. We know that your home is one of your most significant investments, and making a decision like adding a solar system needs to be done with someone you can trust.
Our team is very customer-focused, we produce 5-star experiences for our clients, and we promise to stay connected for the next 25 years to help you make the most of your solar panels. Contact us today, and allow us to demonstrate to you our caring.