Residential and Commercial Solar Solutions

Why go solar: what are the advantages of solar panels?

There are numerous reasons why homeowners go solar, but the two most common are financial savings and environmental benefits. Whether your motivation for going solar is economic, environmental, or both, here is a list of advantages to consider when considering solar.

Residential and Commercial Solar Solutions

Financial Benefits: How Switching to Solar can Both Save Money and Make Money

Most people who install solar panels on their home or business do so primarily for financial reasons. From a financial standpoint, there are four main ways to consider solar:

The Power Bill

Going solar significantly reduces, if not eliminates, your electric bills. Electricity costs can account for a significant portion of your monthly expenses. With a solar panel system, you will generate free power for the entire 25+ year lifespan of your system. Even if you don’t produce 100% of the energy you consume, solar reduces your utility bills, which means you’ll save a lot of money.


Going solar aids in the avoidance of rising energy costs. Electricity prices in the United States continue to rise year after year. By investing in a solar energy system now, you can lock in the price you pay for electricity today and protect yourself from future price increases.

Property Value

Going solar increases the value of your home. This one is simple: homes with solar sell for more than homes without. And when you consider that solar allows you to reduce or eliminate your electricity bills, it’s easy to see why: wouldn’t you prefer to live somewhere where you don’t have to pay monthly utility bills?

Return on Investment​

Going solar nets you a great return on your investment. At the end of the day, solar is one of the best investments you can make. The average American solar purchaser sees a return on their investment (ROI) of 20 percent or more, with most solar panel systems paying for themselves multiple times over the course of their decades-long lifetime. Try getting that ROI from stocks!

Environmental Benefits of Going Solar​

The environmental benefits are the second most important reason people install solar.

According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the electric sector accounts for 27% of all carbon emissions in the United States. Fossil-fuel-fired power plants emit carbon dioxide and contribute to local air pollution in areas near power plants.

You can reduce your personal environmental footprint by installing solar. Installing a solar panel system on your property allows you to avoid purchasing carbon-emitting electricity from the grid by drawing directly from your solar panels. Even if you’re not using the solar energy directly, you’re reducing the need for carbon-emitting generation by putting it on the grid. At the end of the day, a typical residential solar panel system will save three to four tons of CO2 per year, which is the equivalent of planting more than 100 trees each year.

Going solar for a business can demonstrate your commitment to sustainability while also increasing employee morale and demonstrating sustainable values to potential customers.

Average Annual Contribution Equivalents:

Trash bags of waste recycled
Incandescent lamps switched to LEDs
Gallons of gasoline saved

Utilize Florida's newly implemented solar incentives.

Investment Tax Credit (ITC) – 26% Rebate on Your Solar System

While Florida does not offer as many incentives as other states, Floridians can take advantage of the largest available incentive at the moment – the solar tax credit. This tax credit is worth up to 26% of the cost of purchasing and installing a solar energy system on your home. When tax time arrives, you’ll be able to deduct 26 percent of the system’s value from your federal taxes, resulting in immediate cash back. If you do not have a sufficient tax due that year, you can carry over the credit and claim it in subsequent years.

This tax credit is available to everyone who purchases the system, whether outright or through a loan. Those who prefer to lease a system, on the other hand, are not eligible for the ITC. Although this tax credit has prompted millions of Americans to invest in solar, it is set to expire. The credit will be reduced to 26% at the end of 2022, with further reductions expected until the credit expires in 2023. Due to the fact that this credit guarantees significant savings on your system, we recommend anyone considering solar to act soon before the credit expires.

Start your Solar Journey Now

Solar energy has a slew of potential advantages. And these benefits are only growing in importance in our ever-changing world. For the majority of homeowners, particularly those in the Tampa Bay area, going solar is a no-brainer.

Make an appointment with one of our specialists to discuss how to bring your home into the future with a solar panel installation. Begin creating greener, more affordable energy today!