Full-Service Solar Panel Installation In Tampa, FL
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Tampa, FL 33619
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Summer is almost here and it has never been a better time to get a jump start on your savings by going solar!
With the summer heat and inflation comes higher electric bills. When you go solar this month, we’ll help you beat the heat by paying your summer electric bills. That’s right, when you go solar in May, Freedom Solar will pay 3 months of your electric bills. Plus an extra $500 cash-back rebate when you choose SunPower’s M-series panels.*
Don’t get burned this summer and choose Freedom Solar!
Offer Expires – 5/31/2022*
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As of 2021, a Freedom Solar customer can expect to spend an average of $42,000 for an eight-kilowatt (kW) residential system. This cost includes equipment such as SunPower solar panels, labor, permitting, and inspections from homeowners associations (HOAs).
The average home typically needs an eight-kW solar system to fully cover residential electricity needs. An eight-kW SunPower solar panel system from Freedom Solar has 24 solar panels.
If your home is on the lower end of electricity usage, you can sell your excess energy to your utility provider through a net metering program. That way, you are still benefiting from your panels without using their entire energy output.
Solar is not illegal in Florida, but there are some regulations that dictate how you can acquire and use solar panels. The Florida Homeowners Solar Rights Act allows every state resident to buy and use solar panels, giving them full energy independence, but they have to be connected to the local grid.
Additionally, your Homeowners Association (HOA) has to approve your panels before an installation takes place. Or, if you live in a multi-unit property, building management will need to approve them. An inspection on the system’s height, orientation, and more will take place in either scenario and a refusal can only happen for a valid reason.
The solar investment tax credit (ITC) is a federal incentive available for anyone making the switch to solar power. The ITC helps you save 26% on your total project cost if it was installed before or in 2022. It then decreases to 22% in 2023. And come 2024, the ITC will reduce to 10% for commercial installations, and 0% for residential ones.
While Florida itself doesn’t offer a solar tax credit, you can still take advantage of city-level solar incentives and rebates.
Florida utility companies have bought back electricity in the past thanks to local net metering programs. But as of March 2022, a bill was passed that will discontinue net metering programs.
Unless the bill is vetoed by Flroida’s governor, it will go into effect and cancel net metering for the state’s solar panel system owners.
No, you cannot. Florida requires homeowners to hire a licensed technician to install their solar panels. The system also needs to be approved by either your HOA or building management before and after installation to make sure that it complies with regulations.
Even if you were allowed to install your own panels, it’s not recommended. Freedom Solar has a skilled service team that can safely and correctly install your system without any risk to your safety.
No, not entirely. Florida has a law that requires solar panel owners to connect their system to the local grid. So, while you might produce enough solar energy to power your home on your own, you can’t be completely off-grid.
However, you can still buy a battery for home backup power in the event of a power outage from a hurricane, heat, or something else.
According to House Bill 741, net metering programs will be discontinued for solar system owners. However, solar installations that were carried out before January 2029 are subject to a grandfather clause. System owners can sell their excess power back to the grid at the same rate that existed when they were installed for the next 20 years.
Other rate changes vary between 75% and less than 50% depending on when you install your panels between 2024 and 2029. So, if you’re considering going solar, it’s better to do it now rather than later.
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Your Solar Installer In The Big Guava
The sunshine state, and Tampa specifically, receives 244 days of sunshine a year which helps explain why Florida has seen a solar boom these past few years. Utility solar rebates can be combined with other local incentives and federal tax credits to make the switch to solar power systems accessible. These financial incentives, combined with increasing electric utility rates, make solar energy an investment decision that will continue to provide cost savings for years to come.
Freedom Solar was established in 2007, and we are the only SunPower Master Dealer in Tampa. We install solar panels in Tampa and surrounding cities for residential and commercial customers and take pride in helping Floridians gain energy independence. We are your go-to source for all of your needs for residential and commercial solar panels in the Front Range! Learn more about our story.
We take great pride in designing and installing the highest quality solar solutions and consider ourselves a solar champion for the Champion City. We use the best solar technology available, and we work to ensure every client receives the maximum possible return on their investment. From consultations to advanced monitoring, we offer a turn-key solar energy solution.
What Our Customers Are Saying
Super happy with our solar panels and the team that helped us make it happen!
Everyone at Freedom Solar has been amazing. They are true professionals who enjoy the work that they do. By far one of the best purchases we’ve made.Elena C.
Very friendly and professional team of installers and customer support personnel.
Our system was installed on time and at the price that was quoted. I am very happy I chose Freedom Solar.Randy Y.
Working with Freedom solar was an excellent experience. They made the process easy and enjoyable from creating the design, to explaining financing, to the installation. I’ve already saved hundreds of dollars on my electric bill. I highly recommend Sunpower by Freedom Solar.Deborah F.
Our Commercial Solar Clients
Tampa Solar Incentives
As a premium solar installer for the the Tampa-St. Pete area, we provide you with the best solar and backup power solutions for homeowners who are in the Florida Power & Light (FP&L), Duke Energy, Tampa Electric (TECO), and Withlachoochee Co-Op service areas.
Our local team provides commercial and residential solar panels and services to west-central Florida customers. We will also help you and take advantage of all federal, state, and local incentives. This includes the 26% federal tax credit, mandated net metering policies at the full retail electric rate, and statewide exemption from property and sales & use taxes on solar panel installations.
Incentives are limited – take advantage of these policies today!
SunPower Master Dealer
SunPower Corporation selected Freedom Solar as their only SunPower® Master Dealer in Tampa, giving homeowners and businesses access to SunPower’s world-record-setting technology paired with our reputation for craftsmanship and personal attention to detail. Freedom Solar is honored to have been recognized by SunPower as the 2019 and 2020 “National Top Producer of the Year” for consistently putting customers first and installing more residential solar than any other company in the central U.S.
Home Solar Energy Services We Provide In Tampa, Florida
As a leading solar installer, we’re ready to be the solar champion for the City of Champions. We offer installation services for both residential and commercial customers. We use SunPower premium solar technology on every installation and handle everything from your initial consultation to obtaining the required permits to HOA approval to inspection and interconnection.
Home Battery Backup Systems
Backup power is a system that connects to electricity sources, typically solar panels and the electric grid, to store excess power and return it to your home when you need it, generally because of a power outage during an emergency. In most cases, your backup power supply will come from a generator or a battery. Today’s solar batteries are also intelligent energy management systems that can optimize your home’s energy usage to take advantage of utility time-of-use plans or to ensure that your electric car is charged with solar power.
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Commercial Solar Energy Services
Freedom Solar is more than a commercial solar panel installer. We offer full end-to-end solar solutions and complete project management from start to finish. Our services include free site analysis, engineering, and design services, financing, rebate application, installation, permitting, inspections, monitoring, and ongoing service and maintenance.
We offer solar and backup power solutions to homeowners and businesses in Tampa, Bradenton, St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Brandon, Seminole Heights, St. Cloud, Kissimee, Winter Garden, The Villages, and surrounding areas.
Terms and Conditions: Offer valid to homeowners purchasing a new SunPower Equinox system with a minimum system size of 2.8 kilowatts (kW DC). Freedom Solar will pay a post-installation rebate via the Advocator app equal to three months of electricity bills, based on the average monthly electric cost provided by the homeowner that is modeled in the Freedom Solar proposal. Eligible customers will also receive an additional $500 post-installation rebate when they install a system using m-series panels. Contract must be signed between May 1, 2022 and May 31, 2022. Customer must register in the app within 6 months following the installation date and may redeem the offer through the Advocator app via an electronic transfer to your bank account or a Virtual Prepaid Visa Card