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Solar Energy Trends in 2021

By   Green Energy Solar Power clean energy Climate Change Rooftop Solar Energy & Environment Trends

More homeowners are going solar, which is present in the 2019 solar installation stats, representing the most considerable growth streaks for solar installation thus far. Many factors are driving home[...]

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How many solar panels do we need to save the climate?

By   environment Green Energy reports clean energy solar benefits Energy & Environment

In order to reach net zero, we really need to start looking into solar power, as scientists say that a zero-carbon-emissions world will rely on low-cost solar electricity. We can try taking carbon out[...]

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Commercial Investment Credit (Form 3468)

By   Solar Tax Credits clean energy Solar 101 Energy & Environment

If you have made significant investments into improving a property that you own, you may qualify for a few tax credits from the federal government under IRS Form 3468. This investment credit is genera[...]

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Residential Energy Credit (Form 5695)

By   electric bills Green Energy Solar Energy solar rebate clean energy Solar 101 Solar Energy Systems solarenergy

Energy-efficient improvements are a great way to add value to your home while cutting costs. Additionally, two energy tax credits are available as an incentive for adding these types of improvements: [...]

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New Pledge to Achieve 50% Clean Energy by 2025

By   clean energy Climate Change

Clean energy in the US, Canada and Mexico is getting a big boost. President Obama plans to announce groundbreaking clean energy policy this week at The Ottawa Summit. The announcement introduces a com[...]

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can FPL or my HOA prevent me from switching to solar?

The Florida Solar Rights Act is a law that forbids any entity—including homeowner associations—from prohibiting the installation of solar or other renewable energy devices on Florida buildings.

An association may require approval of a system installation and may establish restrictions for installations. However, any such restrictions must be reasonable, not arbitrary, and applied in a uniform manner for all association members. Also, any restrictions must not have the effect of impairing the performance, or increasing the cost, of a solar system.

In particular, a homeowner association may not prevent the installation of solar collectors on the roof of a home. The association may determine where on the roof the collectors may be installed, so long as the collectors face within 45 degrees of due south.

Finally, any requirement(s) that a system be screened from view by trees, fences, ground mounting racks, or a remote roof location that is hidden from the street, will generally violate the statute.

Click here to verify information is provided by the Florida Solar Energy Industry Association

Is solar free for Florida homeowners?
  • The sun is free to everyone.
  • Solar panels and specific back-up battery systems qualify for a number of rebates, tax credits and incentives.
  • There is a cost associated with solar energy because you are paying for your system. 
  • Financing enables homeowners to make the transition with $0 upfront costs
  • Systems often cost the same amount monthly as your current FPL bill
  • Solar puts equity in your home because you own the system and increases the value a minimum of 4.1% - click here for the Zillow case study

Does solar increase my home value?

Not only can adding solar panels to a home save energy costs and help the environment, it also can potentially increase a home’s value. In 2019 Zillow found that homes with solar energy systems sold for 4.1% more on average than comparable homes without solar power. For the median-valued home, that translates to an additional $9,274.

The sale premium varies substantially by market. In Riverside, Calif., for example, homes with solar-energy systems sold for 2.7% more than comparable homes without solar power—a markup of $9,926 for the median-valued home in the metro. In the greater New York City metro, solar-powered homes have a premium that is double that of Riverside. At 5.4%, that’s an extra $23,989 in value for the typical home in New York. In three other coastal metro areas—Los Angeles, San Francisco and Orlando, Fla.—homes with solar power can fetch a premium of around 4%.

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