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Sunpro Solar Gainesville
6602-200 Executive Park Ct.
Suite 207-208
Jacksonville, FL 3221

Since 2008, Sunpro Solar has a proven history and reputation for providing quality service. In 2020 Solar Power World ranked Sunpro #5 for Top Residential Solar Installer in the United States.
We are proud to offer some of the best warranties you can find in the solar industry and only use products that offer the same.

Why Go Solar in Gainesville Florida?

There are plenty of reasons to go solar in the state of Florida. Here are just a few.

Going Solar in the Sunshine State: An Array-zing Tale!

One sunny day in Gainesville, Florida, a Croc-clad dad with cargo shorts and his best golf shirt is mowing the lawn.  He stops to think “Man, that sun is brutal today,” and wipes his brow with his University of Florida towel. Upon a sudden, he looks and sees his neighbor’s bright and shiny new solar panel array.

He then runs inside. “Honey, the neighbors have gone solar! They already have the nicest yard and NOW they have the most efficient house?! We can’t keep letting them one-up us!”

“Well, that doesn’t surprise me. I’ve seen those orange Sunpro Solar vans all over the place, so clearly they’ve set up shop in Gainesville. I just didn’t know you ever thought about going solar, dear.”

If the above exchange sounds like something you’ve heard before, or have recently debated the topic internally, then grab some popcorn and keep scrolling – we’ll show you all you need to know about switching to solar in Florida.

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Facts About Solar Power in Florida

Let’s take a look at what the Solar Energy Industry Association (SEIA) has to say about Florida and solar power:

  • Florida ranks 4th in the nation for solar power
  • There’s enough solar power to power over 687,000 homes
  • Florida sees well above the national average for sunny days at 224 days per year
  • The price to go solar has DROPPED 45% over the last 5 years

“Hang on a sec,” said the Dad.  “You’re telling me the neighbors are CHEAPSKATES?!  A 45 per-cent drop in price is crazy, of COURSE they would take advantage of that.”  

That’s not the only thing they’re likely taking advantage of! Here are a few other ways Florida helps its residents save more by going solar:

Net Metering in Gainesville

Net metering is one of the most important (and beneficial) regulations for solar array owners in Florida, because it allows you (the homeowner) to sell back the excess power your solar panels generate to the power company (Like Duke or Florida P&L,) crediting your account with them and can even get you a near-zero power bill!

Those credits can also come in handy when the sun goes down at night, or if you have a particularly cloudy day (and don’t have a backup battery,) you can draw on those credits and not come out-of-pocket for power used.

“Right. So now you’re telling me not only is it cheaper to go solar, but my power company will pay me for the power I give them?”

Correct. 100%.

Property Tax Exemption

“Even if I do want to go solar, I can’t afford the new taxes on it.  No way,” scoffs Dad.

Keep your crocs on, Dad! The state of Florida has excluded increased taxes on residences that decide to switch to renewable energy.

“If I’m making an ‘improvement’ to my home, doesn’t that increase it’s value?”

Absolutely! You get to benefit from the increase in value for absolutely ZERO in new taxes. That’s not the only tax exemption available in Gainesville – you’ll also get a break with a…

Sales Tax Exemption

That’s right – you’re going to even save money right off the bat by not having to pay sales tax on your new solar panel system. That 6% will go a long way, won’t it?

The Investment Tax Credit (ITC)

Probably the biggest incentive to get your cargo shorts in a twist is the ITC, or the solar tax credit. It will reduce the cost of your residential solar panel array by 26%. That’s right – 26% of your ENTIRE purchase of home solar panels (backup battery included) will be given right back to you as a tax credit from the government the following year. The other good news about that is, if you don’t use all the credit that first year, the remainder rolls over to the next.

This tax rate is available until the end of 2022, but then is reduced to 22% in 2023, and beyond that, it will go away completely.  So, if you’re looking to get the biggest bang for your buck, you may want to consider going solar in Gainesville sooner rather than later.

The Florida Solar Rights Act

Florida Statute 163.04 forbids any binding agreement between HOAs or otherwise to prohibit a property owner from installing solar panels.  Period.  They can try to tell you where on your roof to put them (maybe the HOA doesn’t want them to be in plain view,) but if their desired location or requirements doesn’t meet an orientation to the south or within 45° east or west of due south, they cannot stop you from installing solar panels on your roof that provide the highest efficiency for you.

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Solar Energy Gainesville FL

solar energy gainesville fl“So, let me get this straight. I can go solar and get 26% back in tax credits, I won’t have to pay sales tax, I won’t have to pay new taxes on my home’s increased value, and I could even have my power company pay ME for the power I generate?!”

That’s right, Dad! With those incentives, coupled with all the sun Florida gets, there’s really no better time than now to make the switch to solar and show those neighbors who’s boss!

And now that Sunpro Solar has made Gainesville its new home, we’re excited to bring you the best purchasing experience, the best warranties, and the best installation experience. With each solar installation, you also receive:

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So if you’re living in Gainesville and are interested in going solar, feel free to reach out to us and speak to one of our expert consultants. We’re here to answer questions you may have about any of the incentives offered in Florida or about making the switch to solar in general.

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Alex at Sunpro was incredibly helpful, accessible, and professional. He made the whole process very easy and kept me in the loop with any updates and was always available for any questions via text or email. Sunpro gave me the best interest rate of any other solar company I spoke with and their process was low pressure but very competitive. Highly recommended.

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