Top Reasons Why Local Florida Solar Companies Are Often Best

If you’re ready to invest in a Florida solar installation, then congratulations! You’re on the way to saving thousands of dollars.

If you’re ready to invest in a Florida solar installation, then congratulations! You’re on the way to saving thousands of dollars. But next, you’ll need to decide which Florida solar company to use. Which is best? Here’s a look at why choosing your local Florida solar installation company will pay off:

Local Solar Company or Tesla?

That’s probably the first question that comes to mind. Understandably so. Tesla’s marketing has made them a household name across the world. Their owner has his hand in cars, solar roofs and even space rockets. But, in our opinion (and our customers’) that doesn’t make them the best Florida solar company. Here’s why:

1) Better Warranties

Local providers such as Florida Power Services “The Solar Power Company” offer a 25-year warranty on all equipment including end phase inverters (10 year on the installation). While Tesla Solar offers just a 10-year comprehensive warranty.

Tesla’s 25-year warranty only covers the panels. So solar inverters, batteries, roof mountings and leaks repairs will all have to come out of your pocket after ten years! Yikes!

If you go local with Florida Power Services “The Solar Power Company”, you could save thousands of dollars in repairs over the next 25-years as we take care of our customers like we always have done. We care.

100% Guarantee

Go local and you’ll also get a 100% guarantee. That’s because local Florida solar companies are confident about their ability to perform to a high standard AND because, once again, they care. They don’t want to see you left out of pocket with a flawed solar system.

2) Local Florida Solar Companies Are Often Cheaper

We could list hundreds of reasons why local might be better than big-name solar providers, but obviously, a major consideration is always the price.

According to a study by National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), larger solar installers were shown to give a higher quote than smaller, local installers 70% of the time. Those quotes were 10% more on average too!

“Large installers offered a higher quote price than a corresponding non-large installer in about 70% of pairings.”

We always advise you to consider your local Florida solar company and ask them for a quote. Who knows, maybe you’ll save thousands?

3) No Middlemen

When you go local for your Floria solar installation, you avoid frustrating communication issues. Big multinational companies are known for having call centers or, worse, online no-reply systems.

We’ve seen countless reviews of other companies where the customers are left with significant problems (even leaking roofs) and problematic customer service.

As a local solar provider, we pride ourselves on making customer needs a priority from start to finish – and beyond!

You’ll always speak to a human. Our owner speaks directly to you about your solar vision and never hands your over to an external sales team. You’re always in direct contact with the people completing the work.

That saves you time, energy and potentially dollars when it comes to problems and repairs.

4) Custom Designs that Fit Your Home

For local Florida solar companies like us, quality is more important than quantity. We care about making every Florida solar installation a success. Some other companies sometimes compromise on the smaller details to move more sales.

We avoid cookie-cutter approaches and design solar systems for your vision, bringing:

  • Durability
  • Aesthetics
  • Optimized energy output.
  • Fully off-grid systems, which many big names can’t provide.

5) You Won’t Get Oversold.

Say you want a roof of solar panels? That doesn’t necessarily mean you want an entirely new roof built, right?

That’s exactly why we only build and charge for what you want. So, you don’t waste thousands on a solar roof featuring an entirely new roof that you didn’t actually want or need.

6) You’re Helping Your Community

When you opt for your local Florida solar company rather than a massive international billionaire back company, you’re helping your community with:

  • A greener local community with fewer carbon emissions
  • More jobs
  • Helping to maintain the American dream in your community
  • Backing a company that has been serving locally for nearly two decades, to continue.

As a local Florida solar company, we’re facing heavy competition these days from big-name companies. But thanks to local Florida residents, we’re still here, making homeowners and businesses in our community greener and happier year by year.

Plus, that money you spend locally gets injected back into the community because we live here. It’s spent locally, not sent to some billionaire’s pockets.

7) Dedicated Solar Installation Crews

Local Florida solar installation companies don’t use external contractors. So, you know that the team that turns up is:

  • The same team that you’ve read all the reviews about.
  • Highly, trusted and experienced.
  • Not out-of-town, part-timers.
  • They have solar knowledge.
  • Reports directly back to their boss

Those last two points are important. Many bigger companies use teams of roofers or contractors who actually know very little about solar. Local teams do. They’ve been on the job for years, not just drafted in to fill vast demands.

Reporting back to the boss also creates a level of accountability that simply doesn’t exist with national companies. In fact, with Florida Power Services, our owner visits your property and is often on-site during the work.

8) We Understand Your Local Area

Every neighborhood and town has its own unique challenges. That might not seem important when it comes to solar installation, but you’d be surprised.

We’ve worked throughout Florida on all kinds of roofs and know the demands of different tile and shingle types.

Because of our experience, we ensure the most suitable materials are used and the setup is perfect for optimizing the sun’s rays in your area.

We also think about potential storms and wind speeds. National solar companies are cookie-cutter setups that often ignore the demands of each location.

9) Local Often Has Better Ratings

Simply put, take a look at our ratings compared to Tesla Solar. 4.48 vs 2.88 (out of 5 stars).

Why? Because we have a reputation to uphold that is built upon caring about people like you. If you use a bigger company, you’re just a drop in the ocean to them. So when things go wrong, it might not be as big a deal as it is to us.

10) Local Often Use the Best Materials

We also use materials and components of the finest quality, to ensure your solar roofs is: A) Running optimally and B) Less likely to hit problems and need repairs.

In the long run, that saves you thousands of dollars through better energy performance and less repairs once your 25-year warranty is expired.

11) Affordable and Up-front Pricing

The best local Florida solar companies will offer ways to help you maximize your savings! We offer no money out-of-pocket solar loans at .99%, for example.

The solar company should always be honest about costs and never tack on extra charges. It’s well documented that big companies have made sudden price changes. We don’t do that.

Now Is The Time to Act! – Save Thousands of Dollars

If you’re interested in a Florida solar installation, now is the time to act.

That’s because this year you can save 26% through solar tax incentives in Florida. On a $30,000 installation, that would be $7,800!

Why act fast? Because those incentives are dropping year by year. By 2024, they’ll be 0%!

In recent years, we’ve seen many customers regret not acting fast enough to make those savings. You can read out in-depth here to see if you’re eligible for 2021 Solar tax credits in Florida.

Solar Power Installation in Florida

Interested in a local Florida solar company that saves you thousands, cares about your vision and helps the local community? Contact us today! Call (727) 667-9955 or schedule a consultation.

Florida Power Services “The Solar Power Company” is the Sunshine’s states leading solar power installer and would love to help you save thousands of dollars in 2021.

Our Solar Warranties Are 15 Years Longer Than Tesla’s!

Tesla’s Elon Musk might be the richest man on earth, but Tesla’s home solar warranties are 15 years shorter than Florida Power Services “The Solar Power Company” warranties.

Tesla’s Elon Musk might be the richest man on earth, but Tesla’s home solar warranties are 15 years shorter than Florida Power Services “The Solar Power Company” warranties.

Here’s why our 25-year solar warranties can save you thousands of dollars for 15 years longer than Tesla:

How Long Are Tesla Solar Warranties?

While Tesla Solar offers just a 10-year comprehensive warranty, we offer 25 on all equipment and 10 years on installation related defects!

That’s over double. That could save you thousands, if not tens of thousands of dollars!

If you choose Tesla and in 11 years your solar system starts malfunctioning, or your batteries aren’t working – the cost of repairs will come out of your pocket.

Note that Tesla offers a 25-year warranty on panel performance only. Solar inverters, batteries, roof mounting and more are only limited to 10 years.

Elon Musk has even said Tesla suffers from quality control issues in recent months because their rate of production demands are getting out of hand.

With Florida Power Services “The Solar Power Company”, we’ll take care of your solar system for over two decades! While Tesla users pay extra for new panels and repairs, we’ll be here – saving you money.

Our 100% Guarantee

At Florida Power Services “The Solar Power Company”, we offer a 100% money-back guarantee if you’re not happy with your installation.

That’s because we know our high-quality craftsmanship has been trusted by Florida residents for 17 years. From customer service to installation quality, we won’t let you down.

Tesla Outsources Their Installation Teams

Unlike the Tesla empire, we’re real people. 

They hire outside teams to come in and do the job for them. That means you never know what team or quality of staff is going to turn up.

Often outside contractors have little to no solar knowledge (the majority of them are previous roof installers, not solar installers), which can cause costly change orders, miscommunication, ignorance or lengthy delays.

Florida Power Services “The Solar Power Company” Has a Dedicated, Local Team

Florida Power Services “The Solar Power Company” has a dedicated, trusted team of engineers and craftsmen that have worked alongside our owner for years. We have a reputation to uphold and a place in the local community that Tesla’s money can’t buy.

From our installation team to our phone line, it’s all in-house – no outside marketing teams and only people we trust. We’re also a NABCEP, FSEC and Florida State Certified Installer.

Tesla Has Eliminated Their Sales Team

Tesla has also gone 100% online, so you’re unlikely to talk to a real person. You won’t be able to speak with them about your solar dream in the same way. Even if you want a phone call, customers have reported monthly long waiting calls and call center staff.

We care about our customers and speak to them as real people. We listen to your solar dream and how we should design the installation based on your home and your tastes.

When problems arise, you can reach our office at any time and talk it over. We make things stress-free for everyone, so you can enjoy the experience of going solar!

Does Tesla’s Solar Roof Make Financial Sense to You?

Many of our new customers mention that they’ve been considering Tesla’s solar roofs. They look great and will gain you curb appeal, but the reason many people stick with our traditional solar panels is that it makes more sense financially.

Solar roof installations require you to build an entirely new roof AND install solar.

If you have no need for a new roof, you risk getting upsold on a product you didn’t even have eyes on in the first place.

With Florida Power Services “The Solar Power Company”, we can install regular solar panels without the need to redesign your roof. We’ll install long-lasting roof mounts and brackets without disturbing what’s below.

Solar Roofs Generate Less Energy

So if the solar roof is more expensive than solar panels, surely it generates more electricity… right? Well, no.

Infact, Solar roofs only generate 70% of the energy solar panels can. That’s because although it’s a roof, it’s a mix of both solar and non-solar tiles. Whereas solar panels take up less space, but are more efficient.

If You Want Solar – Act Now for Federal Tax Credits

Florida’s Solar Tax Incentives will save you thousands of dollars if you start your installation in 2021. This year, you will save 26% – that’s the equivalent of $7,800 on a $30,000 installation!

By 2023 Federal Tax Credits will drop to 22% and 0% in 2024!

But we advise you to get started and lock in that price fast! Delays and COVID issues are potential stumbling blocks that we saw cost customers thousands last year – don’t delay, don’t regret – get eligible for the credits soon!

We Have the Fastest Turn-Around in Florida!

If you need a Florida solar installation, then get it done fast with Florida Power Services. From permitting to the final city or county inspection, it should take us no longer than three weeks!

Many companies take up to 6 months or more, which could see you miss out on 2021’s 26% federal tax credits.

But if you go with us, you’ll be eligible for that AND be saving money

every day, thanks to your new, clean energy machine.

Facts About Solar in Florida

  • There are over 209 Solar Installation companies in Florida.
  • The solar industry provides 12,202 jobs in Florida.
  • There have been over 80,000 Solar installations in Florida
  • Florida was 3rd in the National Ranking for Solar in 2020.
  • Over $8.8 billion has been invested in solar power in Florida.
  • 3.03% of Florida’s electricity comes from Solar power.
  • Tesla poses a threat to running these local solar companies out of business.
  • Solar power in Florida is projected to double over the next 5 years.

Florida Power Services “The Solar Power Company” vs. Tesla “The Car Manufacturer”

If you’re interested in learning more about our 25-year warranty and 100% guarantee, then contact us today for a free consultation. We’ll get your Florida Solar Installation started fast, so you can get those 2021 Federal Tax Credits – saving you thousands!

How to Size Your Solar Battery System for 24/7 Day and Night Energy

If you’re looking to install a solar with battery backup system in Florida, sizing it correctly is essential to meet your performance expectations. If you underestimate the needed kWh to power your loads through the night and you could wake up sweating in the dark – you’d rather have more battery capacity than not enough. Another key parameter to calculate is the AC output (or Amps) needed when your solar system functions in “Standalone Mode”, all batteries have different outputs with/without the grid. Proper sizing is step one of our solar consultation, next is a quality design using reputable equipment, and finally the best way to purchase.

The question many new solar owners ask, “What size solar battery system do I need?”. Here’s the answer:

What Size Solar Battery Do I Need?

The best way to get all your questions answered is to schedule a consultation, during the consultation we will evaluate your usage and match a custom solar battery solution to your home.

Taking into consideration weather conditions, temperature and peak power demand are 3 important factors we account for in our custom solar battery hybrid systems. You need enough runtime in your battery bank to power your loads through low light conditions/at night and also proper AC Output to the loads. Undersizing your AC Output may cause your battery inverter to cycle on overload and/or trigger an overcurrent issue resulting in loss of power with possible damage to your equipment. A lot of “out of the box batteries” have output limitations that fail to meet the demand required when the battery cycles. Our consultation evaluates your needs sizing your solar and battery bank to provide the proper runtime matched to amps to power your loads when you need them the most.

Step One: Size the Solar

The solar array needs to be large enough to offset your utility usage and charge the battery bank, upsizing the solar a little is recommended for optimal performance in low light conditions. We always say “you’d rather have more than not enough”.

Check Your Energy Bill

If your home is grid-tied, finding your daily kWh usage is pretty simple and can be done using a power bill and our sizing tool. Sizing your solar array by kWh is much more accurate than going off the dollar amount of the monthly bill.

Use Our Solar System Sizing Tool

Our Solar System Sizing Tool
Off Grid Solar

Off-grid location? Our engineers can design a solar micro grid when utility power is too expensive or non existent, there are many variables to consider when looking at these types of systems and may be costs involved to accurately size and quote. We have extensive experience working on the outlying islands surrounding Florida with dozens of our solar offgrid designs providing power to homes in some of the most beautiful remote locations around. When you need reliable solar power make sure you’re dealing with an experienced contractor with a NABCEP certification and Solar license.

Step Two: Calculate the Battery Capacity You Need

Sizing the needed kWh in your battery bank is easy with our Battery Sizing Tool!
Battery Sizing Tool
There are 3 main parameters you’ll want to carefully compare when you’re shopping solar with battery backup;

  • kWh = Runtime or energy stored in the battery.
  • AC Output = Amps or peak power needed to start and run loads.
  • D.O.D. = Depth Of Discharge which is the usable energy in the battery bank
BATTERY BANKS AC Output
(Peak & Continuous)
D.O.D.
(Depth Of Discharge)
16 kWh 66 A @240V (10 Sec) | 33A @ 240V 100%
22 kWh 66 A @240V (10 Sec) | 33A @ 240V 100%
32 kWh 132 A @240V (10 Sec) | 66A @ 240V 100%
48 kWh 156 A @240V (60 Sec) | 84.99A @ 240V 100%

How Many Kwh Do I Need in My Battery Bank?

More than less! The kWh in a battery bank are used at night or in lowlight conditions when the solar production may not be enough to power the loads. An easy way to calculate this if you have a utility company is take your peak kWh usage and calculate 66%.

AC Output?

This parameter is often overlooked by off the shelf solutions and is just as important as the kWh in your bank. The peak power is the battery inverters ability to start and run your loads. Since all batteries are DC voltage (24-400V) we need to invert to usable AC voltage (120V-240V) to be compatible with the US grid and/or power loads. Our consultation is the best way to be sure your AC Output on your solar with battery backup is sized properly.

D.O.D. (Depth of Discharge)?

The depth of discharge indicates at what level the battery can discharge before recharging. With today’s lithium battery chemistry this range is usually between 80-100%. Some of the biggest names in batteries are on the lower end of this number while our custom battery banks have 100% D.O.D giving you more usable energy when you need it.

Safety Buffer (Days of Autonomy)

We always suggest making a safety buffer. By adding some reserve storage space, you’ll gain access to energy during cloudy days, the night, power outages, storms and other situations where your panels are struggling to generate enough energy.

You wouldn’t drive your car for hours with the gas light on, so why is your home any different?

Decide how many days of autonomy you want your solar system to be able to provide. Between one and two is usually wise. Don’t sell yourself short!

Can I Add a Battery to My Existing Solar System in Florida?

Yes! We can design an AC Coupled battery bank to retrofit your existing grid tied solar with battery backup. Our grid tied battery backup will cycle when the grid fails keeping your loads on through unexpected power interruptions. Here at Florida Power Services “The Solar Power Company” we make adding solar batteries to existing solar panels easy using no money out of pocket loans with rates between .99% – 2.99%.

  • No more paranoia about running out of electricity!
  • Full power, day and night!
  • Protection for storms, cloudy days and grid blackouts.
  • Low monthly payments!

How Long Will Solar With Batteries Last?

Solar battery technology has come a long way from Lead Acid batteries with short 3-4 year life expectancy and low depth of discharge (around 50%) to powerful Lithium Ion batteries with life expectancies of 20+ years and 100% depth of discharge. Lithium Ion batteries are extremely durable and require no maintenance giving them some of the longest lifespans of the batteries commercially available today.

Can Solar Battery Back-Ups Save Money?

Solar battery banks vs generators do save money in Florida! After factoring in the cost of fuel, maintenance, and life expectancy of a generator the solar with battery backup lasts twice as long with virtually no maintenance or costs after installed. You’ll also be significantly boosting your property value, not to mention solar with battery backup makes your home more attractive to prospective buyers should you decide to sell in the future.

2020 Is the Time to Act to Save Money!

As 2020 heads towards its conclusion, there is still time to save thousands of dollars. But act fast! After this year, you’ll no longer be able to get the massive 26% reductions through Federal Tax Credits.

For example, if your solar power installation in Florida costs $38,000, you can receive Solar Tax Credits of $9,880 in 2020. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity, we have limited installation availability due to demand. Contact us now for a solar consultation and beat the deadline.

Solar Batteries in Florida

Contact Florida Power Services “The Solar Power Company” today to get started on your solar battery installation, or to receive expert advice on battery sizing and solar financing. We’ve helped homeowners and businesses throughout Florida transform their properties into one built for the future; now it’s your turn.

The Benefits of Using a Local Florida Solar Provider over Tesla, SunRun or Vivant

If you’ve decided to invest in a solar power installation in Florida, then naturally you’ll be weighing up the options available. Huge names like Tesla, SunRun or Vivant may be grabbing the headlines, but any claims that they provide better service are far from the truth. Local Florida solar providers such as ourselves gain a reputation through successful, consistent work rather than huge marketing budgets. Let’s take a look in more detail at why using a local solar power company is the most successful choice.

Service Delivered with Expertise

The number one benefit of using a local Florida solar power provider is the exceptional level of service. Local service is something that the big corporations can’t throw money at to match. They can’t beat the years of expertise built by a longstanding local company that has seen it all, from how to ensure panels are fitted optimally for Florida weather, to hiring only the very best employees.

Fast Installation, Repairs, and Upgrades

When you go local, service is never more far away. Should your solar panels or components suffer any problems or you’re desperate for an upgrade, then your local Florida solar power company will be able to drop by within a day or two. There will be no long waiting times for call-outs or irritating call center chats with people you’ve never spoken to before; just fast, expert service from people who care and remember you.

Contract to Commission the Quickest in The State

Every day your solar power system isn’t running is a day you’re not saving on electricity bills. Florida Power Services “The Solar Power Company” has the quickest contract to commission speeds in the state. That’s just 4-6 weeks vs. the usual 3-6 months that big brands tend to offer.

More Likely To Fully Evaluate Your Property

Solar installations are not a one size fits all type of project. They require detailed planning to get the optimal results for money saving. The best local Florida solar installers will fully evaluate your situation by visiting your property beforehand to make a detailed plan. They’ll be prepared knowing what safety gear is required, how they’ll approach the roof and which positions will be optimal for sunlight. With non-local companies, they won’t put in that extra step of evaluation that saves time and improves the installation quality.

They Know The Local Electricity Regulations

Local Florida solar power providers will know everything about the local electricity supply rules and tariffs. When you have any electricity-related questions, they’ll be able to give you an answer that a call center based company struggles to find.

They Know The Best Local Suppliers

Local solar installers know what they’re doing when it comes to suppliers. They use the best components from US-made products, unlike the big brands who may use overseas suppliers for the same cost. Why? Because they take pride in their business. They have a reputation to uphold. Meanwhile, big brands use cheaper panels and components to lower in-house costs.

A Local Experience

Go local and you’ll meet the owner, the engineers and the construction team who will provide installations, future repairs, and any upgrades. They’ll become familiar with your property and have that personal touch that is worth more than any price offered by Tesla and the rest. Our crew of employees is full-time and dedicated. They care about the company and maintaining its reputation is as essential for them as it is for the owner. We only hire the best and they’re all Florida residents themselves.

We’re proud to say our customer support will offer you far more assistance than the big companies who use call-centers, a revolving door of employees and won’t remember you when you call their number.

support local business

Support Small Businesses

If you want to keep your dollars local, then you’ll help the community thrive. A healthy local economy means the money you spend stays locally and helps other businesses. That means an increase in jobs, better wages and a better quality of life. The importance of keeping Florida’s personality and authenticity alive cannot be understated too.

With a local solar power company, you’ll also promote the rise of solar power use in Florida, leading to a more eco-friendly state.

Local Solar Installers Have Better Customer Reviews

Local solar providers care about what they do for their customers. They consistently get higher ratings and reviews, which are reliable as they come from people in the area. It’s hard to know how a big name brand performs in the area when their reputation comes from marketing. Whereas our reputation has been forged by continuously excellent service that saves Florida residents money.

Do you think the likes of Tesla and SunRun will really care or even remember you in a few years when you need a repair? You won’t even be talking to the same people. Use a local solar provider and the relationship will stand the test of time.

Local Rates Are Easier on Your Budget

Local solar providers tend to care more about their clients when it comes to rates and financing. For example, a study from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) displayed that big-name solar brands’ quotes are $0.33/W higher (or 10%) than independent installer quotes.

The Florida Power Services “The Solar Power Company” makes financing simple. Partnering with a local solar financing company, we offer three financing plans to make investing in solar power easier. Our expert team will help make you make guaranteed savings and can finance a hassle-free loan. The savings and tax credits will go to you and you only.

Finding the Best Solar Installation Company Near Me

If you want that personal, reliable and caring service that a local Florida solar power company offers then here are some key tips and qualities to look out for:

  • Family-Owned Companies.
  • A small but devoted team of employees.
  • Companies that are invested in the local community.
  • Read online reviews.
  • Check their certifications and licenses – does the state certify them?
  • Do they offer in-house financing options?