How Installing Solar Panels In Clearwater, FL Works
Installing solar panels in Clearwater is easier than you may think, as when working with a reputable solar installer like Florida Power Services.

How Installing Solar Panels In Clearwater, FL Works

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Installing solar panels in Clearwater is easier than you may think, as when working with a reputable solar installer like Florida Power Services ‘The Solar Power Company’, a lot of the paperwork and processing is done for you.

Here’s how our highly successful Clearwater solar panel installation process works:

Our Clearwater Solar Panel Installation Timeline

1. Purchase Agreement is Signed

The signing of the purchase agreement is a great moment, as it’s the true start of your solar panel installation in Clearwater. With it, you agree to allow us to get to work on your property.

2. The Financing Application is Completed

Around this phase, your financing application will also be completed. With all the financing requirements met and your loan approved, all the green lights are shining. It’s time to get to work!

For cash buyers not using a financing arrangement, the first payment is now due.

Here’s how you can finance your solar panel installation in Clearwater:

  • Use a loan, such as a home improvement loan or home equity loan.
  • Use one of Florida Power Services’ financial plans provided by our partnership with local Solar Financing Companies.
  • Choose from 3 financial plans.
  • Low, fixed monthly payments and competitive interest rates.
  • Own a solar system for no money out of pocket!

3. Pre-Site Appointment

Next, we’ll send you a Google Calendar invite for your ‘Pre-Site Appointment’. During this appointment, our designer will:

  • Measure your roof.
  • Create a beautiful, aesthetically pleasing solar layout.
  • Plan for optimal solar positioning.
  • Inspect your electrical system.

Be Warned: Some companies use online proposal tools to generate layouts that are inaccurate and don’t meet Florida building code setback requirements. A photoshopped design might look nice, but if they’ve never set foot on your property then it’s pointless.

We perform onsite measurements, so there are no revision delays. We make do it right, the first time.

4. Measurements Sent to Our Engineer

Our in-house designer then sends the measurements over to our engineer for the system design.

5. Design Process

Our expert and experienced engineer will then get to work on the system design of your Clearwater solar system. Everything from panel location to roof bracket loads is taken into account, optimizing your PV system and ensuring protection from strong winds.

Once the design is finished, the building plans are drafted, sealed and submitted to the building department for your permit.

6. Obtaining Permits

After your Permitting Package is submitted, you can expect a 1-3 week wait before the permit is issued (depending on the backlog).

Once the permit is issued, we can begin the installation process!

7. Solar Equipment Arrival

The installation process begins with the arrival of our highly experienced solar installation team and your solar PV system equipment.

For cash buyers, the second payment is now due.

8. Solar Panel Installation Process

The exciting part! We begin installing your solar panels in Clearwater. Thanks to our incredible craftsmanship and experience, we will provide minimal disruption to your property and provide a swift clean-up.

This solar panel installation includes:

  • Installing roof brackets
  • Installing solar panels
  • Installing solar components, such as inverters, wiring and solar batteries.
  • Testing the system.
  • Performing a final inspection.
  • Turning off the system.

Read Related: Why Our Tampa Solar PV Systems Are Better Than The Rest!

9. Loan Closing Out

Before we can proceed with the utility interconnection, your loan must be closed out.

For cash buyers, the third and final payment is due.

10. Utility Interconnection Application

We can now begin your utility interconnection application!

Florida Power Services ‘The Solar Power Company’ will handle all the documents and forms required for this step, as your authorized agent. This will keep the process going smoothly and allow you to sit back and relax.

11. Utility Application Review

The utility company will review the application but may ask for supporting documents. We’ll take care of this, but ask that you stay tuned to your emails for any requests from your utility, such as signatures, approval and other demands.

12. Permission to Operate!

Finally, the utility company will email you the ‘Permission to Operate’! Woop!

Once you receive this, you can follow the instructions in the Welcome Letter to turn your system on!

13. Turning the Solar Panel System On!

Once the system is turned on, it will take 24-72 hours for the system monitoring to go through its reporting procedure and start reading normally.

14. Your Solar Panels Get to Work!

Congratulations! You’re now a solar owner and are generating clean, renewable energy in your home!

Solar production starts as soon as the system is turned on. Within one to two statements, the utility company will show your production.

Now, you can sit back and enjoy the savings, net metering and best of all clean energy!

15. Federal Tax Credit Savings

You can also now look at how to save up to 40% on the cost of your Clearwater solar installation through Federal Tax Credits. This system effectively refunds solar installers for 40% of their installation costs. Read our guide on Florida Solar Tax Credits here.

And that’s it! As you can see, installing solar panels in Clearwater, FL is far easier than many assume; especially when you use the experts.

Start Your Clearwater Solar Panel Installation Today

If you want to install solar panels in Clearwater, Florida, then look no further.

Florida Power Services ‘The Solar Power Company’ is a highly rated, fully certified local solar company that can help you install a dream, rooftop solar system. We also provide financing and plans to give you the best return on investment.

We welcome you to contact us today or call (727) 667-9955 to install solar panels in Clearwater. The quote you get, will be kept!

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