Everything You Need to Know about Going Solar

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the tax incentives
or rebates from my state?

The southern USA, especially Florida has some of the best physical and geographic conditions for solar energy production. Although incentives vary from state to state, all states benefit from the 26% tax credit from the federal government (Please see “Savings” section for more information on the 26% tax credit). For a complete list of the incentives in your state or county, check out the national DSIRE database that breaks down Solar Incentives for each state in the USA. Follow the link for DSIRE here: https://www.dsireusa.org/

What is Net Metering?

Net metering is a way of measuring the difference you buy from your utility and the electricity your home solar system produces. Under net metering, any surplus energy produced by your home solar system is delivered back onto the grid and to your utility provider, which turns your bi-directional meter backwards. When the system produces more electricity than your home consumes, the utility may credit your account for the surplus energy generated. Consider it to be like a debit account for your home energy needs, these credits will power your home at night when your system is not producing electricity from the sun. Please refer to the “Net Metering” graphic in your welcome packet for more information.

Your Solar Journey

Start with a Custom Design

We utilize revolutionary software to assess a home’s solar needs based upon a client’s energy usage. This allows clients to visualize their homes powered by solar energy.

Create A Solar Savings Plan

We are invested in growing the clean energy movement in all of the areas we serve. Depending on the plan you choose, you will be eligible to start your Solar Loan with 3-12 months of your solar loan payments on us.

Lock-In Your Solar Rate

While electric companies continue to increase their rates, you secure long-term savings by investing in sustainable energy.

Lock-In Your Installation

We provide the highest quality equipment, performance guarantees, a full energy efficiency kit, our proprietary system monitoring app, and more.

Your Solar Education

Going off the Grid may be an option for some who choose battery backup systems like the Tesla Powerwall, however most of our Solar customers choose to stay on the grid. Depending on the utility company (co-operatives tend to be more expensive), you could be charged $9-30 a month for the metering fee required to keep you connected to the grid.

The “25 Year Solar Performance Warranty” and the “20 Year Extended Warranty” are both through the product manufacturers. The “10 Year Workmanship Warranty on the Solar System” and the “5 Year Roof Warranty” where the panels are installed are serviced through Go Solar Program.

Your county of residence require permit applications, interconnection agreements, a Notice of Commencement, as well as some additional document depending on where you live. Some of these require your notarization, we ask that you work with us as teammates to ensure a smooth and quick process through your immediate attention with these documents and responsiveness with our communications.

Our structural and electrical engineers verify the accuracy of the proposal production matches the findings from the site visit, and then we design your project plans. Unanticipated tree coverage, roof damage, and other variables can affect the timeframe of this stage, please be patient with the process so we can provide the highest level of precision and accuracy.

After working together to submit all the required permits for your county, our concierge team will contact you the week before the intended date of installation to give you a rundown of what to expect. There will be a follow-up email to confirm the date as well as a call from our concierge team on the intended day of installation. The installation team will also give you a call the day of to let you know when they will be arriving. Upon the completion of the installation, our concierge team will follow up once more to speak with you about the interconnection procedures, signing the Certificate of Completion (COC), and to answer any additional questions you may have.

Once your County Inspector(s) approve the system, your utility company has 30 calendar days to switch your electric meter with its solar replacement, the bi-directional meter. We always advocate on your behalf and do our best to ensure constant communication with the utility company. However, please be aware that similar to county departments, we have no way to tangibly impact the time frame. Please work with us as teammates to check in with your utility company to ensure completion as quickly as possible.

When your bi-directional meter is installed by the utility company, flip up the red switch next to your meter and you’re up and running! (Note: Make sure your inverter remains turned off before your bi-directional meter is installed)

The loan is completely transferable to the next homeowner. In fact, your solar energy solution investment can raise the value of your home by 15-20%, determined by the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

Unlike a tax rebate/refund, where you receive a return on the excess amount of taxes you have paid to the state/federal government in the past year, the federal government provides a solar tax credit (also known as the investment tax credit) that enables you to deduct 26% of the cost of a solar energy system from your taxes, dollar for dollar. As a credit you take the amount directly off your tax payment, rather than as a deduction from your taxable income. To claim the credit, you must file IRS form 5695 as part of your tax return, you calculate the credit on the form, and then enter the result on your 1040. For example, if you paid $25,000 for the installation of a solar energy system, you qualify for a $7,500 tax credit. If you were to owe $10,000 in taxes when tax season rolls around, you could apply the entire $7,500 credit and you would owe Uncle Sam the remaining $2,500. In order to qualify for this 26% tax credit, one must be actively paying taxes. Also, the credit does not apply for installations on rental properties. Anyone who installs panels on an existing home, new construction, or second residence / vacation home will be able to utilize the tax credit.

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Solar Contractor License:

  • CVC 56962 (Florida)
  • COA 650 (South Carolina)

Electrical License:

  • California CSLB#1069269
  • Florida: EC13007879
  • Georgia: EN216145
  • North Carolina: U32638
  • South Carolina: CLM115302
  • Alabama: 02301
  • Texas: 35375
  • Louisiana 72043

DOR:

  • RS9908186

FL CS:

  • TC5160

Contractor License:

  • FL Roofing CCC 1332637
  • FL Builders CBC1264000
  • Georgia Builders GCCO007273