Professional Solar Panel Installers
Harness Florida’s sunshine to reduce your electricity bills — Orlando, Florida.
Florida is often called “The Sunshine State” so it’s no surprise that we rank as the third best state in the nation for solar energy. Many Orlando residents are getting solar panels for their homes because they can create their own renewable energy while reducing how much they have to pay in electricity bills each month.
If you live in the Orlando area, you can take advantage of Florida’s excellent solar incentives and tax exemptions to make it easy and affordable for homeowners to make the switch to solar.
Here are some 5 star reviews from our customers on Google.
Highly recommend Astrawatt for solar panel installation in the Kanas City area. Prior to starting the process, I read many on line horror stories with other national installers about pushy sales process, delays in installation, incorrect paperwork submission, and project managers ghosting customers. My experience with Astrawatt was the farthest from those experiences and was outstanding. As they only recommend the best equipment brands and models, may not be as cheap as some other companies but receive a superior product since this is a 25 year investment. I received proposals from several other local installation companies as well. I had a focus on a local company that had a positive BBB rating, did the sales, project management, installation and service with no sub-contractors while having been in business for an extended period. Astrawatt fit those requirements, and their education first approach in the initial consultation showed their customer focus. At no time did my sales consultant Reid use any high pressure sales tactics, ensuring all my questions were answered and I was comfortable with my selection even, if I did not select them. Once contract was signed, Megan the assigned project manager was very responsive, providing routine updates on the process and quickly answering all my many questions. All applications to the city and Evergy occurred in a timely and complete fashion, resulting in the installation being scheduled and performed slightly ahead of schedule. The installation crew was very professional, completing the installation in 2 days as scheduled. Post installation inspection approval process was slightly delayed due to an overly picky city inspector (required updated engineering plans and resubmission for 1 panel that was re-oriented during install due to an obstruction). Astrawatt quickly updated the plans and resubmitted to the city which were approved and final inspection passed as quickly as the city's process allowed. I hope not to move ever again, but if I did I would use Astrawatt again on my next solar install.
March 13, 2023
We selected AstraWatt for solar panels installation after interviewing 4 companies. Rhody showed a lot of professionalism and detailed explanation like no one in other companies. He was patient with a lot of questions we had and offered very good deal. After we signed up, process was taken by Megan and she handheld the project feeding us with updates on City, Evergy approvals and providing constant communication. Since we expanded our project, Keith (Founder and CEO) got involved and was very helpful offering very good guidance. I cannot say anything, but Astrawatt is a company to go if you consider solar panels for your house/business. Since they are managing so many projects and solar industry is booming be patient if you don’t have answer on email within 24 hours. It's worth the wait to have assurance your project will be taken care of by very professional company. A+
October 17, 2022
Florida Solar Incentives, Tax Credits and Tax Exemptions
Federal Solar Tax Credit
The Investment Tax Credit (ITC), also called the federal solar tax credit, helps you reduce the cost of your solar energy system. You can deduct 30% of the cost of your solar energy system from your federal income taxes. There is no cap on the value of your tax credit and it applies to both residential and commercial systems.
The federal solar tax credit was recently increased to 30% and its timeline has been extended. If you install a solar PV system between now and 2032 you will receive a 30% tax credit.
The federal solar tax credit helps you save thousands of dollars in upfront costs, in addition to many solar incentives and tax exemptions for the state of Florida.
Florida Property Tax Exemption
Solar reduces your monthly electricity bills which can increase your home’s property value. Thankfully for Florida residents your property taxes will not go up because your home’s property value increased due to getting solar for your home.
A long-term study from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) found that when homeowners installed solar panels for their home, their home’s property value increased by $20 for every $1 they save each year on electricity bills. For example, if your home’s solar energy system reduces your annual electricity bills by $700 each year, your home’s value can increase by $14,000.
The state of Florida provides a 100% property tax exemption for residential solar panels and battery storage devices due to the state’s Property Tax Exclusion for Residential Renewable Energy Property.
Florida Sales Tax Exemption
Along with state property tax exemptions, solar panels and equipment are exempt from state sales taxes. The 6% state sales tax will not be charged for your home’s new solar energy system.
Florida Net Metering
Net Metering is when your utility company monitors how much energy your home’s solar system produces and how much energy you consume. In Florida, if you generate energy through your home’s solar panels you can sell that energy back to your utility company as credits.
Your credits can be applied to your energy bills or be paid out to you.
If your home’s solar system generates a surplus of energy, you will receive a credit from your utility company for that surplus energy.
Homeowners in the Orlando area can benefit from net metering programs offered by Duke Energy and Orlando Utilities Commission (OUC).
Florida Net Metering Programs - Duke Energy
Duke Energy’s net metering program allows Orlando area homeowners to offset their monthly electricity bills based on the amount of energy their home’s solar panel system generates.
If you participate in Duke Energy’s net metering program, you will receive a bill credit from Duke Energy each month for the excess energy your home’s system generates.
Florida Net Metering - Orlando Utilities Commission (OUC)
If Orlando Utilities Commission (OUC) is your utility provider, you will receive a credit for the excess electricity that your home’s solar system generates and send back to the electric grid each month.
Orlando area residents will be credited at the full applicable standard retail rate for their monthly electricity bills.
County Incentives and Rebates for Florida Homeowners
We are proud to serve homeowners across Lake, Orange, Osceola, and Seminole counties. There are several solar incentives and rebate programs available to Florida residents based on the county where you live.
Our team can help answer any questions you may have about your local utility company and other programs available in your county.
- Clay Electric Cooperative - Energy Smart Energy Efficiency Rebate Program
- Clay Electric Cooperative - Solar Thermal Loans
- Clay Electric Cooperative - Energy Smart Solar Water Heater Rebate Program
- Duke Energy - Net Metering Programs
- Orlando Utilities Commission (OUC) - Solar Programs
- Orlando Utilities Commission (OUC) - Solar Programs
- Kissimmee Utility Authority (KUA) - Community Solar Program
- Peace River Electric Cooperative - Net Metering Program
DSIRE Incentives Database - Florida
The Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE) is a comprehensive database that Florida residents can use to search for and find solar energy incentives in Florida and across the entire country.