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Work with GRU official solar partner!
Unlock the power of solar with PPM Solar and GRU! Take advantage now before it is too late—nearly half of circuits are already closed for new solar installations. Benefit from being part of PPM experienced team that has completed more installations than any other contractor in GRU territory, giving you the peace-of-mind on your journey to sustainable solar energy production. Start today and make sure your address still qualifies for Solar Enargy installation.

How PPM Solar compares

With PPM Solar

  • Educational and honest sales approach
  • We don’t sell your information
  • Quote directly from your installer, PPM Solar
  • Fair price and no hidden financing fees
  • Local, accountable, serving the community for 14+ years
  • Highly trained installers, low turnover
  • One point of contact during consultation  
  • Same management structure / 2 founders for 14+ years
  • Ethical and accurate solar production estimates 
  • Advanced technology and manufacturer’s certifications
  • Real customer satisfaction based on product performance 
  • Easy communication thought the project
  • Advanced analysis tools to give you an accurate estimate
  • We make it all simple: decision-making process, go solar, own solar
  • Transparent installation expectations, honest timelines 
  • In-house installers that are a pleasure to work with
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Common experience within the industry

  • Sell your information to other companies if you dont buy
  • Bombarded by phone calls for months 
  • High-Pressure Sales Tactics 
  • Greedy Sales organizations, installs outsourced to lowest bidder  
  • You don’t know who’s coming to your housze
  • Preditory practices – bloated pricing and hidden financing fees 
  • Out-of-town, fly-by-night, service challenges, no one answers the phone
  • Your information is passed down and resold over and over 
  • Unsustainable growth and high risk of not being around 
  • Vast service area without a deep understanding of the local community and needs
  • Poor reviews, and often purchased reviews
  • Pushing the same technology upon everyone for ease of sale
  • Long months of waiting and a shady process
  • Exaggerated solar estimates, promises, upselling and overselling
  • Aim to close the sale, not providing eduction or a real solution
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3 simple steps to installation

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1. Free consultation
Our consultant will provide you with a proposal quickly after a detailed evaluation of your home and your energy use. You will receive a detailed quote that outlines your existing energy costs and provides a flexible solar solution that can be easily financed if needed.
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2. Installation
Our highly-trained crew performs your solar installation. Most installations take 1 day to complete. We work with your schedule to make your solar installation an easy and convenient experience. Your system is designed and installed with utmost care.
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3. A lifetime of savings
Once installed, your solar investment begins to work immediately – day after day as the sun comes up. Every system that we build is designed for minimal maintenance and maximum longevity. Your new panels also come with free online monitoring access for life!

Join our family of over 1000 happy customers and reach out today!

Patrick Pruitt
Patrick Pruitt
2023-10-31
Excellent overall experience with them. Very organized and easy to get in touch with when you need to.
Martin Maguire
Martin Maguire
2023-10-27
PPM Solar installed a 6.4 kW system on the roof of my new home in St. Augustine in June, 2023. The system was competitively priced and the project was implemented in a prompt and professional manner. The panels have so far performed flawlessly and have generated all of my electricity.
Bronwyn Beistle
Bronwyn Beistle
2023-10-02
PPM is a great local business. They installed our panels quickly and competently.
Reid Nagle
Reid Nagle
2023-09-23
Cashflow woes? -- BEWARE new customers! I signed a contract on 2/7/23 for a solar system costing just over $150K for our home in Levy County. I paid over half that amount upfront to cover material ordering costs and to put the project into motion. It's now almost 6 months with no sign of materials being delivered or anything happening. Then yesterday I received an invoice for over $50K when no payment is yet due (since no materials have been delivered to my home). I called PPM and spoke with Alex Khokhlov who said they had big commercial jobs -- University of Florida and Duke -- ahead of me. After waiting for almost 6 months with nothing happening, I was also told by Alex that if I accelerated payments, my job would be done in the next 30 days vs. 60 days if I paid according the contract payment scheduled tied to benchmarks. Will my solar installation ever get done or will I ever see the $82,132.80 that PPM took on deposit? Wait and see. In the meantime, buyer beware. Update on 7/25/23, AlexZ said that if I didn't accelerate payments faster than the contract required, that the project would still get done within 60 days, so by the end of September, 8 months after the contract was signed. We'll see. Will add progress reports every two weeks. Update on 8/14/23: building permit was issued on 7/31/23. Update on 9/1/23. We've been promised the following by PPM Solar: solar panels to be installed on 09/06 & 09/07. 2 weeks later (waiting for battery delivery) the remainder of the equipment (batteries) will be installed. Job will be completed by the end of September. Updates to follow. Update on 9/23/23. Everything is on track to be completed by month's end. If it is and it works properly, I'll amend the rating. Won't be able to give them 5 stars since it took them almost 6 months to start the job after the contract was signed and initial deposit made. And they should never have tried to shake me down to finance their business, but they seem now to have realized that and are doing their best to make amends and finish the job in a professional fashion.
David Young
David Young
2023-09-22
We waited a long time to go solar, did a lot of research and decided to go with PPM after interviewing 5 other companies. We have a 10 kW system with 20 kW storage. On most days, with a little planning, we can cool the house comfortably, run our appliances and recharge the storage batteries enough to get through the night—at 95+% grid independence! On sunny days we can top off the charge on our EV. If the grid goes down, we stay powered without having to rely on a generator. Lead time for the project was very long (mostly due to our local utility company) but installation was fast and professionally done. The system looks good and works seamlessly with the grid. PPM has been responsive to the few, initial problems that popped up after startup and they made sure we were happy with the system. Our only complaint with PPM is that they weren’t communicative enough during the overly-long period where we were awaiting approval from the utility company (we were declined twice), but everything worked out. We love being solar powered!
Monica Amariz
Monica Amariz
2023-09-08
I wholeheartedly recommend PPM Solar to anyone considering solar energy. Their professionalism, expertise, and dedication to their customers make them the top choice for solar panel installation. Thank you for helping me make a positive change for the planet and my wallet!
Kate Mackay
Kate Mackay
2023-09-08
Very professional, great service, super knowledgeable and caring team. Highly recommend.
Brent Clarke
Brent Clarke
2023-06-30
This is a story of service after the sale. I realized one of our panels had gone offline. I called and left a voicemail (and email) after normal working hours. By 9:30 am the next morning, I received a call letting me know a work order was opened. By 1:00 pm that afternoon, technicians had arrived; and by 1:30 pm, that panel was back online after repair under warranty. About 18 hours from discovery to repair. Very satisfied. Thank you.
Rick Mont
Rick Mont
2023-06-29
Power Production installed my solar panels back in 2014. Dealing with the installation crew was an elite experience. I felt confident on choosing this company and now after 3 years and two hurricanes I am relieved I choose d them. The 8.25 kw system I have has earned me a credit with clay electric and the utility company ends up sending me a check every December. Edit This is just a continuation of my review. I figured I should include the after install customer service since that is equally important on a large investment. I developed a leak both inside of my master bedroom and on a fascia thats above my sunroom. I called PPM and builder since it was a new construction to inspect the leak. Leak turned out to be from screws holding down the panels. Kelley from PPM came and inspected the roof and then came and sealed the roof. Now just waiting on them scheduling a roofer to come repair the damage from the leak. So far I see commitment from this company to their customers as well. Update: PPM took responsibility and repaired the roof. Outstanding customer service
Matthew Franklin
Matthew Franklin
2023-06-26
Sales will overestimate solar production without taking proper variables into account. The panels are under warranty, but the power the system generates is not. They say the system will generate more than what it actually will and they are under no obligation to meet or exceed that goal with installation. Our system works but only generates 83% of what was advertised. Representative was unhelpful. Stated that the reason we weren't producing enough energy was because the sales guy did not take "shading" into account. We removed most of the "shading" after the proposal hoping for even better output, but we still produced much less than what was originally proposed. Response: The conversation about tree trimming was only that I planned on removing trees in MY yard that posed a danger as they had fallen on my roof in years prior. I was under the impression that removing them would also boost my production beyond the initial proposal. The PPM team recommended that I ask my neighbors to trim their trees which I said I would not do.

Smart service and support at every step

You will be guided and informed about every detail and update regarding your solar journey.
We take care of everything for you: design, permitting, installation, and inspection.
You will be able to see your system predicted and actual performance, as well as savings in real time.
We are here to support you with any questions you may have – before, during, and after the installation process.

Hard-Earned Credibility

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License
License
– State Certified Electrical and Solar Contractor’s License – CVC 56764, EC 13008767
BBB A+ Accredited
BBB A+ Accredited
Most Reviewed for multiple Years Running by Solar Reviews
Most Reviewed for multiple Years Running by Solar Reviews
Certified Small Business
Certified Small Business
By Alachua County
Gator 100 Honoree
Gator 100 Honoree
3-time Gator 100 Award Recipient
Solar Power World's 2021 Top Contractors List
Solar Power World’s 2021 Top Contractors List

Our clients include

UF Health
University of Florida
City of Gainesville
Gainesville Health & Fitness

Tax Credit is Extended!

That means additional TEN years for consumers to take advantage of this incredible tax credit program. And not only that – clients that install solar energy systems in 2022 get an increase from 26% to 30%! That’s a nice bonus — a whopping $1,500 for an average solar client!

The federal solar tax credit is currently set at 30%. It is, however, scheduled to decrease in 2033 from 30% down to 26% and from 26% to 22% in 2034. There has never been a better time to go solar!

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is your installation process and how long does it take?

Typical installation takes one day. Your total project turnaround time may depend on multiple factors and will be provided with your quote.

What financing options and incentives do I have?

While the price may vary based on your home specifics, we work with multiple banks to achieve the lowest possible monthly payment while providing a competitive interest rate. Your consultant will include approximate payment figures with your proposal, and there is no need for a credit inquiry.

How do I know if my home is a good candidate for solar?

Your roof orientation and slope, as well as the existing electrical infrastructure need to be assessed to identify your specific solution, solar system size, and ROI. Most homes with partial to no shade are good candidates for a solar system. If you are completely shaded, arrangements need to be made to provide for a sufficient solar window. We can help identify which trees would need to be trimmed or removed.

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