Why does it make sense to consider solar panels if you live in Florida? The average monthly electricity consumption for a resident in Florida is 19.71% greater than the national average monthly consumption of 903 kWh/month. This makes the average monthly residential electricity bill in Florida around $123, which ranks 9th in the U.S (1). And according to the EIA, Florida consumes almost eight times as much energy as it produces (2). That means extra electric savings to homeowners in Clearwater who choose to go solar.
Florida Clean Energy
When you choose to install solar panels on your home, you’ll also be part of keeping Florida’s natural resources clean because solar energy is environmentally friendly. Homeowners in Clearwater can also take advantage of the generous Florida state and federal tax incentives to make going solar easy and affordable.
Because of solar power’s great impact on the environment, there are a lot of incentives available to Florida solar purchasers to encourage solar. Due to varying uses of electricity consumption and home efficiency, the payback on solar panels differs from person to person. However, for most people, the investment in solar panels pays back within 6-8 years. Creating power during the day isn’t the only way you earn back your investment in solar panels. There’s also:
- Federal Solar Investment Tax Credit
- Property Tax Exemption
- Florida Sales Tax Exemption
- Net Metering
These are just a few of the ways that you can save money, or even put money back into your pocket!
Solar Investment Credit from the Federal Government
Solar panel systems in Clearwater qualify for this generous 26% tax credit. This tax credit will give you 26% of the total cost of your investment as a credit towards taxes already paid to the federal government. This can also be spread for up to five years. Purchase a $20,000 solar panel system and reduce your federal income tax by $5,200! Generate your own energy, AND pay the IRS less money? Seems like everyone wins here.Start Saving Today
Florida Solar Sales Tax Exemption
The good news about purchasing solar panels in Clearwater is that they are EXEMPT from sales tax in the state of Florida. That means you have the opportunity to raise the value of your property and switch to clean energy without paying a dime of sales tax on your solar panels.
Florida Solar Property Tax Exemption
Speaking of raising the value of your property, what about the higher property taxes that go with it? Have no fear, Sunpro Solar is here! Adding a solar panel system can raise the value of your home by up to 20 times the annual electric bill. Solar panels instantly make your home more valuable, but you won’t pay any extra in property tax!
Clearwater Solar Net Metering
Net metering allows your electric meter to actually run backwards. This means the meter will run backwards if you create more power than you are using. That usually happens during the day when you’re not using the energy, like when you’re at work. At night, your solar panels probably won’t pick up all that much sunshine, so your electricity will come from the grid. If your solar panels generate more power than you use throughout the month, you can even have a negative power bill. The power company then credits that surplus forward until next month.
The steps to set up a net meter are pretty simple. However, Sunpro Solar handles all the requirements for you, so you don’t have to worry about it.
There are several providers that service the Clearwater area who provide net metering. For more information, read more on their sites.Start Saving Today
Sunpro Solar, Trusted Clearwater, FL Solar Installation Company
Sunpro Solar has been installing solar panels for almost twelve years. In that time we’ve gained a reputation for being honest and reliable. We live up to our reputation by proving nothing less than the best to our customers. Our solar installers are all experienced and certified. We use high-quality materials trusted brands during our installations: LG solar panels and Enphase microinverters.
Each solar installation performed by Sunpro Solar also comes with the following:
- 25 Year Labor Warranty
- 25 Year Production Guarantee
- 25 Year Solar Panel Manufacturer Warranty
- 25 Year Enphase Microinverter Warranty
- A FREE energy audit to ensure maximum savings for you!
Sunpro Solar services the greater Clearwater area including Tampa and surrounding areas. For exact locations serviced, please contact us. We offer turnkey solar solutions so that you can go solar and start turning sunshine into savings faster.
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