Go solar with Michael Collins from PPM Solar
Let Mike explain what solar can do for you!
Mike Collins is a seasoned solar expert with a solid grounding in finance, armed with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Florida. Mike combines his passion for solar with a keen understanding of the financial benefits of solar investments, ensuring the best returns for our clients. From evaluating your property’s solar potential to understanding the available federal tax credits, Mike is there to guide you through every step of your solar journey. He believes in making the transition to solar energy a seamless and rewarding experience for all his clients.
Feeling excited about discovering your home’s solar potential? Mike is here to help!
3 simple steps to installation
Benefits of Installing a Residential Solar System in Gainesville
With solar energy, you can offset your monthly utilities, allowing you to pay off installation costs in a matter of years and saving you thousands of dollars over the lifetime of your solar energy system. You’ll also be eligible for tax rebates and incentives and, in some cases, can even earn credit from your utility company for the energy you produce.
An investment in solar is an investment in sustainability. Dramatically decrease your carbon footprint and reliance on fossil fuels while improving your impact on global climate change. Unlike other energy sources, solar doesn’t disrupt ecosystems or release harmful pollutants into the air and water supply. It’s also a great way to boost interest in clean technologies and the economies they support.
Gain Energy Independence
A residential solar power system gets you one step closer to energy independence. Know where your power comes from, how it’s produced, and how it’s sourced. Avoid rising and fluctuating rates, take control of your savings, and increase the value of your home. With solar energy, it’s up to you, not the utility company, how you spend your savings.
Protect Your Savings
Use solar energy and storage solutions to protect your home from unplanned power outages, insulate your finances from unpredictable energy costs, and minimize your reliance on public utilities. A comprehensive solar energy and storage solution allows uninterrupted power even when utilities turn off or the sun goes down.
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!
Tailored services offered by Mike
No two homes or businesses are the same, and neither are their energy needs. Mike takes time to understand your unique circumstances, future energy plans, and your property’s specific characteristics to recommend a solar solution tailored just for you. Our services include: Rooftop solar energy systems, Ground Mounted Solar Energy Systems, Energy Storage, Car Chargers, and more
How Much Can You Save by Installing a Solar System in Gainesville?
We’re often asked, “How much can I really save by installing a home solar electricity system in Gainesville?” The fact is, the monetary savings of going solar is significant because the US Inflation Calculator reports that the cost of energy will continue at an astonishing 66.7% over the next thirty years. Therefore, today’s electric bill of $200.00 will most likely be $332.00 in thirty years. Indicating savings can reach upwards of $48,000.00 or more over 30 years with PPM Solar’s adequately sized solar energy system.
Our Projects in Gainesville, FL
Frequently Asked Questions
Where to begin?
Well, that’s simple! Start with a chat with Mike Collins, your trusted and friendly solar expert at PPM Solar. Mike brings a personalized touch to every project, guiding you through every step, from initial consultation and design to installation and maintenance. PPM Solar, with its reputation for excellence and customer satisfaction, has successfully completed over 900 projects over the past 14 years. And, with Mike on your side, you’ll be in the best hands in the solar industry!
How do solar panels work?
The simple answer is: sunlight is absorbed through the panels to produce energy. An inverter in the system then converts that energy into useful electricity. That electricity is sent to the AC breaker panel, with any remaining energy “net-metered” to the grid.
What does the solar panel installation process look like?
After making your decision to go solar, you will to speak with a professional at PPM Solar. They will schedule an assessment on your property to determine which solar system will work best. Designing your system is next! On to financing and permitting.
Once all of these things are completed, the installation will be scheduled. Prior to the installation, you should re-check the site selected for the panels. If you chose ground-mounted panels, double check that there is nothing blocking the sunlight and there is no debris in the area. If you opted for roof mounted panels, the roof must be prepped. Check the shingles or tiles to make sure they are attached securely. Remove anything that might be attached to the roof that may be in the way of installation, such as a satellite dish. Also check for trees that could cast shadows or overhanging limbs. They may need to be pruned prior to installation to ensure maximum energy output.
On the day of solar panel installation, there will be various types of noise. If you have small children who nap during the day or if you work from home, you may want to make different arrangements.
Once the installation is completed, there will be a final inspection and then activation of the system. Now, you are ready to reap all of the benefits going solar brings!
Is solar financing available?
Absolutely! There are many ways to finance your solar project, each with its own conditions and requirements. You might consider options such as PPM Solar’s own financing, loans, or even some programs offered by Florida utility companies. But don’t worry about figuring it all out alone. Mike is here to help! He can guide you through the options and help you find the best one for your needs. He’ll also show you exactly how much you could save with solar.
How long do solar panels last?
On average, the designed lifespan of your residential solar system is around 30 years. However, that’s not to say your system won’t work well beyond the recommended service life. In fact, there are some solar home energy systems installed over 40 years ago that are still producing power today.
Are there any solar incentives available for homeowners?
Yes! There is currently a 30% Investment Tax Credit (ITC). While there are no state rebates, several counties in Florida do offer rebates.
Does solar increase the value of my home?
In most cases, yes! Studies have shown different calculations for how a home can increase in value.
Zillow- on average homes with solar have sold for over 4% more, than those without (depending on location, some could be more, some could be less)
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory indicates a resale value of just under $6k for each kilowatt of installed solar power-so the more kilowatts, the more of an increase
Appraisal Journal states that for every $1 saved in energy costs, the home value increases by $20
How do I prepare my home for solar electricity?
Have your roof examined to ensure it will hold the load capacity of the panels and racks
Make any repairs needed to the roof
Remove any debris, satellite dishes, etc.
Trim any trees that may overhang or shade the roof
Check for proper insulation, repair any windows or doors that may have leaks as this will decrease the optimum energy output provided by the system
Check to make sure your appliances are energy efficient