Jacksonville, Florida Solar Panels
Jacksonville, Florida is famed for many things, including being the birthplace of the Lynyrd Skynyrd rock band, and for being home to the nation’s largest urban park system with well over 100,000 acres. It’s also the biggest city by area in the U.S., with 875 square miles. With all that space, and all those houses, Jacksonville needs a lot of energy to keep moving. And what better way to energize your city and increase your savings than with powerful solar energy, generated by Jacksonville solar panels.
Energizing Jacksonville with Renewable Energy
The state of Florida is known for the large amounts of sunshine it gets, and Jacksonville gets its fair share of it, too. With over 220 sunny days a year, Jacksonville solar panels are a great addition to both homes and businesses. And on top of that, there’s some fantastic incentives to help you get them in Jacksonville. These incentives include the statewide net metering policy, as well as a 30% federal tax credit for solar panels. With such terrific deals available, making the switch to solar is a no-brainer in Jacksonville!
- Federal solar tax credit
- Sales tax exemption
- Property tax exemption
- Net Metering
Federal Solar Tax Credit for Jacksonville Homeowners
There is currently an amazing incentive being offered by the federal government for those wishing to go green with solar energy. From now through the end of 2019, a tax credit is being offered for solar panels. This tax credit is worth 30% of the overall cost of your solar panels, including installation. So right off the bat, you get a massive cost reduction for your Jacksonville home.
Let’s take a look at what this looks like in practice. Imagine that you’ve purchased a new solar panel system from Sunpro Solar, and the total cost was $17,000. 30% of that is $5,100, and you would receive that in tax credits. That means that your solar panels now costs just $11,900! And if you don’t use all the tax credits, any extra is rolled over to the next year.
But keep in mind that the tax credit is only at 30% through 2019, and in 2020 it’s reduced to 26%. In 2021, it’s reduced again to 22%, and by 2022, it will be unavailable to residents. Commercial solar panels will be eligible for a 10% rebate. So if you want the biggest savings possible, start looking into it soon.
Sales Tax Exemption for Jacksonville Solar Panels
Currently, the sales tax in Florida is 6%. That might not seem like much when you go out to lunch or buy some gas, but if you’re making a large purchase, 6% can add hundreds of dollars to the final price. That is, unless you’re buying solar panels.
The Florida state government- which includes Jacksonville- has made solar panels completely sales tax exempt! So when you purchase your new solar panel system, you don’t need to worry about any kind of sales tax at all!
Solar Panel Property Tax Exemption in Jacksonville
In addition to being free from sales tax, Jacksonville solar panels come with another big perk! Solar panels are a great addition to your home or business, and when you install them, they can add over $15,000 in value to your property. Raising your property value is a wonderful thing, but in most places, that added value would also result in higher property tax.
Not so in Jacksonville! For residents of this fair city, all solar panel systems are exempt from the property tax. So not only do you get to raise the value of your property, but you don’t have to pay anything extra on it!
Net Metering for Jacksonville Utility Companies
When you purchase solar panels, the electricity they produce goes straight to any appliances in your home that need it. But what about when you’re at work, and your home doesn’t need that much electricity?
That’s where net metering comes in! Net metering is a system where the extra energy that your system produces is sent back to your electric utility’s grid. Your utility company will then credit you for the excess energy that your system produces. That credit will be applied to your next bill, lowering your monthly costs and increasing your monthly savings.
Currently Jacksonville, Florida is offering net metering for people who currently own solar panel systems, and those who want to install them. Sunpro Solar will work with your utility company to handle all required documentation and permitting, so you won’t have to worry about a thing.
Jacksonville Electric Authority
Clay Electric Cooperative, Inc.
Florida Power & Light
Jacksonville Solar Panel Company, Sunpro Solar
It may seem like there’s a lot of choices in Jacksonville when it comes to solar panel installation companies. But when it comes to quality of service, quality of products, and quality of work, there’s only one choice- Sunpro Solar. We use only the best solar panels from high- quality brands such as LG and Silfab Solar, as well as micro-inverters from Enphase. Our technicians are qualified and experienced, and we stand by our work.
Each Jacksonville Solar installation comes with:
A 25 year labor warranty
A 25 year production guarantee
A FREE energy audit on your home to make certain that it will be as energy efficient as possible.
If you have any questions or would like to learn more, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our team of expert Sunpro Solar consultants.