Solar Panels for Tampa, FL, Central FL and Surrounding Area Homeowners
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Switching to a solar energy system can grant you many benefits, from reducing your electric bills to boosting your property value. For the best results, you need to take your roof’s condition and your area’s weather into account before installing solar equipment.
Platinum Roofing Solar & Green Solutions is here to fulfill all your solar energy needs in Tampa and Central FL. Contact us today for a solar energy consultation!
Solar panels help you harness the sun’s energy in order to generate electricity. With the increasing number of affordable solar installations in Florida, there’s no better time to hop on the solar panel bandwagon!
If you’re unsure about using solar to produce electricity for your home, we’re here to help. Keep reading for a complete guide to everything you need to know about solar power in Tampa and Central FL.
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Benefits Of Solar Panels
Solar power is an enticing alternative to other energy sources because it’s unlimited and free. But what are the advantages of switching to solar energy? Here are four key benefits to going solar:
Help The Environment
Solar power is one of the most popular sources of renewable energy. Choosing photovoltaic (PV) or solar panels for home use means you’re reducing your dependence on fossil fuels, which can cause air pollution and climate change.
Minimize Your Electricity Cost
Fossil fuels are a finite resource – meaning they are non-renewable and cannot be replenished easily once they are used. The sun, however, is a renewable source of free electricity. Even if you don’t fulfill all your energy consumption needs through solar panels, they can help you obtain a lower average monthly electric bill.
The initial investment of a solar panel system may seem expensive. However, once you consider the cost per watt and the constant rise of traditional electricity rates, going solar can save you a great deal of money in the long run.
Enjoy Local Incentives And Tax Breaks
Depending on where you live, you may enjoy tax breaks and solar incentives from the local government. For example, the state of Florida has a 26% tax credit on solar panel installations, essentially saving you 26% of your solar PV system price.
Increase Your Property Values
Another financial benefit of solar panels for your home is that they increase your property values. Solar installations make your home look more desirable among homebuyers and can even increase your home’s value by 4%.
Things To Consider Before Installing Solar Panels
While installing solar panels is generally a good idea, you need to decide if it’s the right choice for you. There are three main things you should consider before buying solar panels.
Condition Of Your Roof
The first thing you need to take into account before installing solar cells or PV panels is your roof’s condition.
If you have an old roof that needs to be replaced or repaired soon, it may be more cost-effective to complete the necessary repairs before installing solar systems. This way, you don’t have to spend extra cash to dismantle and reinstall your whole solar system when the time comes to repair your roof.
Photovoltaic cells work best when exposed to direct sunlight, so positioning is essential. People in the northern hemisphere will get the most out of solar panels on south-facing roofs. Conversely, people in the southern hemisphere obtain more electricity with north-facing panels.
While solar panel systems will work without maximum exposure to the sun, they may not be as effective in converting sunlight into electricity.
As with many other products, warranties are essential in protecting your solar panel systems. Ask your contractor about these warranties and make sure you’re properly covered if your solar panels are damaged.
At Platinum Roofing Solar & Green Solutions, we pride ourselves on top-notch work and excellent customer service. We can guarantee a job well done by involving our customers in every step of the process. Plus, we have worked on hundreds of roofs and always stay up-to-date with the latest in construction technology.
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Frequently Asked Questions About Solar Energy Systems
If you’re thinking about installing a PV system and would like to know more, here are answers to the three most common questions.
How Much Do Solar Panels Cost?
The average 10-kilowatt solar panel installation will cost around $20,424 after the 26% tax credit, approximately $2.46 per watt of electricity produced. However, solar companies will offer you a lower cost per watt if you opt for a larger solar system size.
Fortunately, the cost per watt has generally trended down over the years. This means that by installing solar panels now, you’ll save both energy and money in the future.
How Many Solar Panels Should I Install?
The average household requires twenty to twenty-five panels to cover 100% of its electricity consumption. However, this number can change depending on your energy needs and the solar panel’s energy efficiency.
Ask your contractor for an estimate on how many solar panels you need to offset your electric bill. You may also want to consider high-efficiency solar panels, which can give you more power for less space.
Can I Install Solar Panels Myself?
We recommend hiring contractors for your solar panel installation. You also need to make sure that they hold certification from the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP). NABCEP-certified professionals are guaranteed to have experience and expertise in working with high-quality solar equipment.