Frequently Asked Questions(FAQ)

Can you get free solar panels in Florida?

Although many sites may claim that you can get free solar panels in Florida; there is usually some type of a catch. You may be able to finance or lease solar panels with no money down and pay for them over time. You may also be able to take advantage of tax credits and energy incentives when you choose to get solar panels installed. Additionally, you don’t have to pay property taxes on solar panels in Florida until at least 2037. 

Some homeowners may also qualify for power purchase agreements where you as the homeowner allow a solar company to install the solar panels on your house at no cost and you just pay for the electricity generated by the solar system. When the agreement ends, you can get the panels removed or pay a discounted rate to have them stay up. 

Who are the best solar panel installers in Florida?

You can get a referral for a solar panel installer from your contractor, a real estate agent, or a neighbor who is happy with how their installation went. Most solar panel companies either install the panels themselves or will refer you to their preferred specialist. 

You can also find an installer on your own. Remember to ask the average cost per solar panel in Florida, find out the types of solar panels being used, and approximately how much do solar panels save. The installment company should also be able to tell you how to finance solar panels if they offer that service. Also check out the company’s reviews, ratings, and availability. 

Some popular solar panel companies and installers in Florida include:

What incentives are available for solar panels in Florida?

To find out more about how much do solar panels save, you need to know about the available incentives. There is a federal solar tax credit. It’s a tax credit that can be claimed on your federal tax return for the year that the solar panels were installed. You receive a credit for a percentage of the cost of the solar panel system. 

Additional solar panel incentives available in Florida include:

  • Inflation Reduction Act (IRA): Homeowners may be eligible for a tax credit up to 30% of the cost of the solar panel system 
  • Florida Solar System Property Tax Exemption: You’re eligible for a tax exemption on the added value that comes from your rooftop solar panel system. For example, if your pre-solar panel home was valued at $500,000 and now with solar panels, it’s valued at $550,000, you may receive a tax exemption on that $50,000 difference.  
  • Home Solar System State Sales Tax Exemption: When you purchase solar panels, you automatically save 6% of the purchase price because you don’t pay state sales tax on solar panels in the state of Florida. 

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Allison Bethell

Written by: Allison Bethell

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Allison Bethell is a content writer, real estate investor, small business owner, and consultant. She has a B.A. from Villanova University in Sociology and Business. She also holds several graduate certificates in early childhood development, screenwriting, and contract law.

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