Freedom Solar is Now Serving Central Florida!
June 8, 2022
On a sunny week in May, we celebrated two milestones for Freedom Solar Power as we expand our presence in the Sunshine State. The Freedom Solar flagship location in Tampa was established one year ago, and now we have officially opened the doors of our Orlando office and warehouse. Freedom Solar is the only SunPower® Master Dealer in Tampa and a certified Tampa Clean Energy Authority solar installer.
The Chambers of Commerce christened our offices with an official ribbon cutting ceremony to formally welcome us as the newest solar Floridians. Freedom Solar Regional Sales Manager and former Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver, Justin McCombs, returned to Florida from Texas last year to establish roots in Tampa. Now, we are ready to step on the gas in Orlando, helping Central Florida customers who are eager to transition to clean and reliable solar energy. This is especially important because the Florida legislature recently tried to make sweeping changes to statewide net-metering, the primary mechanism through which solar customers save money. Net-metering provides a credit for excess energy that distributed solar users like homes and businesses send to the grid. Florida Governor, DeSantis, vetoed the bill.
Freedom Solar welcomed Southeastern Food Bank (SEFB) out of Ocoee, Florida as our guest at the ribbon cuttings to receive donations and canned goods to distribute to Central Florida. SEFB is run by Mark and Ruth Anne Anthony, and has been in operation for over 30 years with thousands of families positively impacted. The non-profit organization is committed to not only providing day-to-day nutritional assistance to their neighbors in need, but also helping to stabilize their lives by providing health and hope to put them on a path to self-sufficiency. Freedom Solar is always looking for bigger ways to support the community; we luckily fell into contact with SEFB after the owners added SunPower® by Freedom Solar panels on their home.
Freedom Solar is an end-to-end solar company with boots on the ground in Texas, Colorado, Florida, North Carolina and Virginia. Our growing local team is ready to lead the solar revolution in our newest office, Orlando. We do everything in-house, from the first phone call to the final day of the solar installation on your roof, and for service calls in future years. The team wears our Freedom Solar badge with pride knowing we have a tight-knit family who keeps our core values at the forefront of everything we do–no matter where we are in the country.
In Tampa, the Austin Leadership Team, local staff and special guests such as Tampa Bay Chamber of Commerce members and customers celebrated our one year anniversary with a bang. It was a hot one down in Tampa, but that didn’t stop the Freedom team from having a good time in the Bay.
“It’s such a cool thing to be able to get on a plane in one city and be with a group of people who are serious about installing solar, doing the right thing and helping customers. Then fly 1,500 miles away and see the same family doing the same thing in a different part of the country,” said Bret Biggart, Freedom Solar CEO. “Florida feels like home already. We’re not going anywhere; and solar is not going anywhere either.”
We then headed east to hold another ribbon cutting ceremony in Orlando. We had a grand turn-out that included another ribbon cutting with the help of the East Orlando Chamber of Commerce as well as mingling with some of our new customers who will have their solar and backup power systems installed soon! We were proud to include local businesses such as Hidden Springs Ale Works and Freedom Solar’s very own Energy Consultant and part-time private chef, Luke Clements Catering.
The Freedom Solar team is eager to start serving the community and help bring solar to its residents so they can make their own power from the hot Florida sun. Our massive warehouse is ready to distribute solar panels and backup batteries. Join us in leading the solar revolution in Central Florida! If you are interested in career opportunities in solar, visit our website for local open positions. If we are not in your city yet, stay tuned on Facebook or contact us.