Solar Energy in Florida – What You Need to Know

Posted on May 16, 2022 in by kcoughlin

Having solar energy in Florida has been a hot topic these days. The rules and regulations surrounding net metering were in question for a while, but thanks to Desantis vetoing the bill, we no longer have to worry! What this means for us as a company and you as a consumer is that we can take back power over where we get our energy from. By installing solar panels on your roof, you are putting money back into your pocket rather than FPL’s, and in the end you own the system! Not to mention it is highly environmentally friendly, and reduces your carbon footprint immensely. In this blog, we’re going to go through the basics of solar energy in Florida.

solar energy in floridaLet us address some of the top questions about solar in Florida.

Q: Are solar panels worth it in Florida?

A: We answer this with a resounding YES! There is absolutely no reason that the state of Florida shouldn’t be a leader in the solar industry. We have abundant sunshine, fair weather, and a perfect climate for solar. We don’t have to worry about things like snow and ice like they do up North. Most homes in Palm Beach and Broward Counties qualify for solar. You can find out easily if yours is one of them by contacting us today for a free evaluation.

Q: Is it illegal to use solar panels in Florida?

A: Absolutely NOT. However, many people are under the incorrect impression that it may be. There was some question about the amount homeowners would have to pay to FPL with net metering hanging in the air, but that has all been cleared. It is 100% legal and encouraged to have solar energy in Florida. If you live in an HOA, by law you are allowed to have solar panels installed, despite their strict regulations. You can read more about that here: HOA Solar Panel Guidelines.

Q: How do I go solar in Florida?

A: In short, all you need to do is be a homeowner. We do the rest for you.

We evaluate your home and come up with a custom solar panel system designed to fit your unique needs. From there, we offer plenty of payment options. We are honored to partner with Ygrene, who offers no money down financing. They also base your loan off of your home equity rather than your credit score. Less than perfect credit? No problem.

Do your Research on Solar in South Florida

Best Solar in FloridaSolar is a growing industry in South Florida, as we don’t expect it to slow down anytime soon. Solar and all renewable energy is the way of the future. With rising costs on things like gas and pretty much everything else, wouldn’t it be nice to know you are locked in at a specific rate for your energy, rather than being subjected to inflation? By installing solar with the right company, you can do this! We aim to make your monthly payments for your solar panels less than your average electricity bill, with just a small connection fee paid to FPL. While this number depends on a lot of factors, it is achievable for a number of our customers, and it is always our goal.

Here at Bison Roofing & Solar, we are proud to have a 4.7 star rating on Google, with nearly 200 reviews. The reason we say this is because there are many solar companies that may knock on your door or reach out to you to earn your business. Our best advice is to do your research and make sure you find the best, most reputable company out there. If you choose Bison, we can assure you that our products and services will be outstanding.

If you are ready to learn more about solar, click on the button below to contact us today!

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