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SolarMax is a Tampa solar panel installer here to serve the commercial and residential solar panel needs in the Tampa Florida area. We take pride that we are family owned business that provides quality solar system installation.
SolarMax always puts the customer first. We have earned a premier reputation by tailoring solar systems to specifically fit each customer’s needs. Help us save the world, one panel at a time.
Tampa Residential Solar Panel Installer
Money into your pocket starting day one. The savings are immediate and last a lifetime. Satisfaction you are no longer a victim of rising energy costs. Pride that your family is part of the sustainability solution. Tampa area residential solar panels help the environment. Thinking of your family’s future. Reduce America’s dependence on fossil fuel. Put the power of the sun to work for you. The money you save by taking the solar leap will help the USA grow American jobs. Help us save the world, one panel at a time.
Tampa Florida Solar Panel Benefits
It’s long been known that renewable energy is the way of the future. As the supply of fossil fuels dwindles and faces increased scrutiny for pollution, climate change, and health issues, the cost continues to rise. Many local utilities have already begun to use alternative, renewable energy sources including wind, water, and solar power, but you don’t have to wait for your utility company to get on board. Solar power is ready and available to home owners today and there’s practically no end to the list of benefits.
Solar power makes it possible for Tampa home owners to use the sun to power everyday life: running your air conditioner, washing clothing, watching TV, cooking dinner. All while reducing your carbon footprint, and without burning fossil fuels or putting a strain on the electrical grid. And while the environmental benefits of solar power are significant, many home owners find that the convenience, unique features, and cost savings of owning a solar power system are even more enticing.
Want to know about the details and benefits of solar powered energy systems for your Tampa home? We’ll explain how solar powered homes work, factors that make your home a good candidate, environmental benefits, financial benefits, unique features, and much more. Read on to find out why a home solar power system may be a great investment for your home and lifestyle.
Tampa Solar Energy Rebates and Tax Credits
Florida, the Sunshine State, has tremendous solar potential. But, so far, the state isn’t living up to that potential. While Tampa Florida has some of the best physical and geographic conditions in the country for solar, it’s policies hold it down at 17th for installed solar capacity.
Florida does not have a renewable energy portfolio standard, which drives utility investment in other states. Additionally, state policy prohibits third-party owned systems. That means the solar leasing and power purchase agreements that have made solar boom among homeowners who can’t afford to buy solar systems outright in other states aren’t contributing to industry growth in Florida.
However, Tampa Florida does offer some solar power financial incentives. Florida Power and Light offers a solar rebate and all of the utilities governed by the state utilities commission offer net metering. Under the law they must credit customers for net excess generation in a month. If, over a 12-month period, they generate more power than they use, the utility must pay them.
Purchasers of solar energy systems in Tampa used in place of conventional energy systems are exempt from paying state sales and use tax. The exemption covers all components used in the system, not just solar panels. The Florida Solar Energy Center lists the components that qualify in a document found here.
Tampa Solar Panel Installer
Step 1. Fill out the Tampa solar panel installation form to give us basic information on your home or commercial enterprise, the proposed location for the solar panels, and your contact information.
Step 2. A local Tampa solar panel install consultant will call to ask further questions and arrange a visit to your home or business.
Step 3. On-site visit to speak with the home or business owner, assess the location of the solar panel installation. Take measurements and answer specific questions about the solar panel installation.
Step 4. Solar panel installer will deliver detailed a detailed installation proposal for your Tampa home or business. Proposal includes all applicable rebates, from the city of Tampa, state and federal energy tax credits. Contracts signed.
Tampa Solar Panel Installation Begins
Step 5. A typical solar panel installation takes 1-2 days after the solar panels and equipment arrive. Solar panel installation will usually involve 2-3 Tampa solar panel installers working together to complete the job.
TECO Solar Panel Rebates
A customer owned and installed generation system, such as a photo-voltaic solar panel array, lets you power your home or business with clean, renewable energy generated from the sun. After you complete a certified installation, Tampa Electric will interconnect your system to the grid and install a bi-directional net meter to measure any excess kilowatt-hours of electricity produced by your system. Any excess electricity generated by your system will be delivered to Tampa Electric’s grid, and in return, you will receive a credit based on your current retail energy rate.
Tampa Electric will pay the full retail value for energy exported back to the grid. This means every 1 kWh you export to the grid is worth the same as what it would cost you to import the same amount of electricity.
On a time-of-use plan you pay different amounts depending on the time of day or what season it is. The net metering rate works in exactly the same way. The energy you export during non-peak hours will be worth the non-peak rate (currently 1.665 cents per kWh). Similarly, energy exported during the peak period will be worth the peak rate, 15.823 cents per kWh.
Net Metering is when the utility gives you full retail value for the energy you put back into the grid. Excess energy produced by solar (or other energy production) is pumped into the grid when it cannot be used immediately in the home. The Utility then awards a credit to your account for each kWh exported. This credit can then be exchanged for each kWh imported to the home.
To be eligible for net metering, Tampa Electric will need to install a bi-directional meter so the excess power you produce can flow back into the grid. They will install this free of charge.
Solar Panel Installers Near Me
SolarMax offers solar panel installation services in the following zip codes in and around the Tampa area. 33602, 33603, 33604, 33605, 33606, 33607, 33609, 33610, 33611, 33612, 33613, 33614, 33615, 33616, 33617, 33618, 33619, 33620, 33621, 33629, 33634, 33635, 33637, 33647
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