The Benefits of Going Solar in Florida

There’s a reason why Floridians are increasingly turning to solar photovoltaic (PV) technology to power their homes and businesses.

In fact, there are several reasons.

The most obvious benefit of going solar are the savings you’ll enjoy. Grid electricity is expensive. And by installing PV panels on your property, you can reduce your reliance on utility power. The more solar capacity you add, the lower your monthly utility bills become. This is particularly true if you enroll in Florida’s net energy metering program, which allows you to sell excess solar electricity back to your power provider.

And those savings start the very moment your PV panels become operational. You can see the difference when you get your very next utility statement.

Better still, your solar savings will only increase as utility rates keep trending upwards, which they’re guaranteed to do nationwide. Installing panels not only shields you from today’s high prices, but they also offer protection from future rate increases.

But monthly, annual, and lifetime savings are only scratching the surface. Below are 3 additional benefits of going solar in Florida.

1

You’ll Have a Smaller Carbon Footprint

In addition to being expensive, grid electricity is also incredibly dirty. That’s because utility power is generated from fossil fuels like oil, gas, and coal – all of which emit greenhouse gases and other environmental toxins.

Solar power, on the other hand, is generated from sunshine – a clean an infinitely renewable energy source that doesn’t pollute.

2

You’ll Enjoy Property Value Increases

Going solar can improve the resale value of your home – often dramatically. According to a study published by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL),

[A] solar electric system increases your home’s value by $20 for every $1 in annual utility bill savings.

Note, however, that these property value increases only exist if you finance your system using cash, solar loans, or the PACE program.

Solar financing solutions like leasing can help you shave money off your utility bill. But they can also negatively impact your ability to sell your home since the next buyer must take over the remaining portion of the 10 to 20-year solar leasing agreement.

3

The Utility Company Becomes Your Customer

When you go solar, you’re no longer strictly an energy consumer. You’re also a power producer. And thanks to the state’s net energy metering program, you’re allowed to sell your solar electricity to the utility company.

In other words, they become your customer. And if you’re tired of paying through the nose for grid electricity, that role reversal can be incredibly satisfying.

Ready to Start Claiming Your Solar Benefits Today?

At Capital Construction & Development, we specialize in helping Florida homeowners and businesses get the most out of their clean power investments. So whether you want more money, less pollution, greater control, or all of the above, we can help you maximize these benefits.

Most homeowners in Florida go solar to save money on their utility bills. But there are 3 additional reasons why installing solar panels can leave you better off. Learn More.

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