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Residential Energy Credit (Form 5695)

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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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Tesla Powers Your Home and Your Car

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Charging your Tesla with solar is much cleaner than charging it with natural gas or coal. It’s a concept that Tesla founder Elon Musk is embracing with Tesla’s acquisition of largest U.S. solar instal[...]

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7 Reasons Floridians are Switching to Solar

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Not sure yet if upgrading your home with solar is the right improvement for you? We encourage you to consider these 7 perks of  producing clean, low cost renewable, and reliable energy when deciding i[...]

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4 Advantages to Going Solar

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  Millions of Americans are looking for a way to reduce their carbon footprint using renewable energy sources while saving money each month on their utility bill. For Florida homeowners, solar energy [...]

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Are Utilities Still Trying to Block Your Access to Solar?

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Net energy metering, or net-metering, is the policy that lets rooftop solar customers sell their excess energy back to the power grid during the day, typically at retail rates or credits. Later in the[...]

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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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