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Best Solar Companies in Florida

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      To choose our top picks for solar energy companies in the Sunshine State, we compared providers based on equipment quality, customer service, financing options, overall reputation and other factors. Out of our 6 top picks, 4 service Florida.

      Our picks may be Authorized Partners who compensate us. This does not affect our recommendations or evaluations but may impact the order in which companies appear.

      Key insights

      • Florida residents who install solar panels average an estimated $21,350 in savings over 25 years.
      • The best way to save money on a solar energy system in Florida is to apply for the federal solar investment tax credit, although there are also state and local incentives.
      • Florida also has sales tax and property tax exemptions to help reduce the purchase and ongoing costs of installing solar panels.
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        Florida solar energy buyers guide

        The average Florida resident can save an estimated $21,500 over 25 years by going solar. The state receives plenty of sun, helping increase output. Installing solar panels in Florida is also around 15% cheaper than the national average.

        How much does it cost to install solar panels in Florida?

        It costs an average of $20,367 to install solar panels in Florida after receiving the federal solar investment tax credit (ITC). This makes the cost 15% cheaper than the national average. The price you pay for your solar energy system will vary based on a few factors, including:

        • How much energy the system can produce
        • Whether you purchase optional equipment, including solar batteries
        • Installation costs
        • Permitting and utility fees

        You can choose to pay the entire cost of your solar system upfront, take out a loan or lease your equipment. Unlike many states, Florida does not allow power purchase agreements (PPA).

        What solar incentives are available in Florida?

        The best way to lower the cost of installing solar panels in Florida is to use the federal solar investment tax credit, which lets you deduct 30% of the cost of your solar system through 2032.

        Florida also has several major state incentives. You don’t have to pay sales tax on solar energy systems or specific solar equipment, such as solar water and pool heaters. There’s also a property tax exemption that saves you from paying additional property tax for the value the solar energy system adds to your home.

        Florida offers net metering, but many residents have been unhappy with recent policy changes. The state legislature also attempted to remove the net metering option from homeowners and businesses who install solar systems starting in 2024, but the bill was vetoed by the governor.

        If you choose not to participate in net metering, consider purchasing a solar battery for your system to store unused power you generate for later use.


        Is going solar worth it in Florida?

        Installing solar panels in Florida is a good choice for many homeowners because of the high levels of sunlight the state receives and the relatively low cost. There are also several federal and state incentives that can save you money.

        Is my HOA allowed to restrict solar panels in Florida?

        Homeowners associations in Florida cannot prohibit you from installing solar panels, but they can require you to submit your plans for approval. They may also require panels to be placed in specific areas as long as the areas are within 45 degrees of due south and the placement doesn’t interfere with the panels’ efficiency.

        How do solar batteries work?

        Solar system batteries store excess power your solar panels produce during the day and let you use them at night or other times your system is not producing energy. Because of changes to Florida’s net metering system, you might want to talk to your installer about whether it makes more financial sense to install solar batteries.

        Solar batteries are also essential if you want to have more energy independence or go off-grid.

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