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residential solar installation by PPM Solar in North Central Florida

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For the last 15 years, PPM Solar remains a trusted local choice, completing over 1,000 projects in North Central Florida.
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How does switching to solar save you money?

Celebrate your monthly savings as you commit to a brighter, more sustainable future. By prioritizing our planet’s well-being, you are rewarded with numerous benefits, including up to 100% utility bill offset, an available 30% tax credit, increased property value (without increasing the property tax), off-grid sustainability (for energy storage equipment systems), and energy price security.

Why do 1000+ Florida homeowners trust PPM Solar?

As the leading specialist in residential solar installations, PPM Solar stands proudly at the forefront of modern energy solutions in North Central Florida. With a reputation built upon quality, credibility, and professionalism, we’ve earned the trust of over 1,000 Florida homeowners. Our dedicated team, local expertise, and unwavering commitment to sustainability make us the go-to choice for those seeking a unique blend of top-notch solar installations and community impact. Join us in our mission to create a greener, more efficient, and financially independent future while experiencing the consistent excellence that defines PPM Solar.
Chris Wendler - customer of PPM Solar in Gainesville - in front of his house

Testimonials tell the story

Blake Fletcher
Blake Fletcher
2024-05-16
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PPM Solar did an excellent job with our home solar installation. Their team was professional, punctual, and knowledgeable, making the entire process smooth and hassle-free. Highly recommend.
joost impink
joost impink
2024-04-20
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Highly recommended; things took longer than expected, but otherwise it was very good experience. Nice crew, high quality work, pricing in line with expectations.
Biljana Horn
Biljana Horn
2024-04-04
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One of our solar panels was not functioning. This happened a couple of years after the solar installation. We called PPM Solar - they diagnosed the problem virtually and then came and fixed it. All costs were covered through the warranty. We are extremely happy with our solar system which covers most of our energy use. I highly recommend it for people who have to run air conditioner in summer, like we do.
Philip
Philip
2024-01-16
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It is a good company. highly recommended.
liz stubbs
liz stubbs
2024-01-11
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From start to finish the team at PPM Solar excelled in all aspects of the process and experience. As a first-time solar customer, I had lots of questions about the best setup for my specific needs. I am in the country where power outages can be more frequent and prolonged. I wanted a system that could also provide backup power during prolonged outages. From sales through final inspection, PPM Solar team understood my situation and goals, designed a fabulous solution and worked with me on timeframe so we could do panels first, then battery storage in a later phase. For every question I had, they were super helpful in getting me answers... they even encouraged my questions ???? Their install team was super professional and efficient. Their project coordinator was amazing, making my part of the process easy and efficient, and kept me informed every step of the way. At the final walkthrough, I appreciated all the expertise and recommendations they shared on my system's operation and best practices to keep the panels clean, etc. It is clear to me that this team is both expert in solar, but also they love solar. They bring that great energy to all their client interactions and are happy to educate us as we learn our new systems. I am thrilled they are my solar team! Exciting to be moving forward with them on battery storage. I am delighted to give them 5 stars on expertise, client relations and ease of the entire process. LOVE my system, and grateful to PPM Solar!
Jorge Milanes
Jorge Milanes
2023-12-27
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I can’t recommend PPM Solar enough for your solar panel needs. They were clear about how many panels were needed and where they would be the most efficient. They did the install along with adding a Tesla wall charger (which they are certified to do) all in one day. Their crew has clearly worked together for a good while as evidenced by how efficiently they worked together. Their entire staff from the installers to the electricians, production manager, administrative staff etc are all great and seem to really enjoy their work. They are a local company that has been working in the area and I would select them again and have recommended them to my friends.
Lyzzy Dismang
Lyzzy Dismang
2023-12-06
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PPM Solar was great. It took a little longer than expected but working with Gabby was easy and she kept me informed. We had some issues with the county and power company but it all got handled. Everyone I encountered was professional and friendly. The install went smooth, the panels look great and the app is easy to use. Now I am not worried about the power going off at any time.

Why is PPM Solar the best solution?

  • Transparent Communication
  • Field-Experienced Founders
  • Clear & Concise Energy Projections 
  • Latest technology
  • Proven Excellence
  • Local Expertise
  • Turnkey Project Delivery
  • Future-Proof Support 
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With a reputation for high-quality solar energy installations across North Central Florida, our team of experts streamlines your journey of going solar by handling design, permitting, installation, inspections, and service.

We start by providing a comprehensive, easy-to-understand proposal covering energy projections and financial returns you can count on. Once your project begins, our on-staff electrical and installation crews will install your system, usually within one to two days. Then, as your continuing solar energy partner, we are ready to keep your system in top shape for years to come. PPM Solar customer testimonials tell the story.

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John and Kandee Mulkey
John and Kandee Mulkey
Kandee, a self-proclaimed “hippie from the seventies,” explains how she always feels compelled by a deep desire to contribute to the world’s environmental well-being. She says with the sun as a daily companion in Crystal River, harnessing its energy seemed almost poetic.
Kathy McGlone
Kathy McGlone
Having owned her home for over three decades, Kat’s interest in solar power began many years ago, but she faced obstacles due to two large trees overshadowing her house. However, by 2019, the trees were gone, providing an opportunity to explore solar.
 Keith Nelson
Keith Nelson
Keith’s conviction in the power of solar energy motivated him to make a sustainable choice for his home. He recognized the significance of reducing his family’s carbon footprint and embracing renewable energy.
 Chris & Carol Wendler
Chris & Carol Wendler
The Wendler family realized the importance of weatherizing their home before installing a solar energy system. They understood that solar energy could be more effective and beneficial if their home were as efficient as possible.
Eric & Karen Hines
Eric & Karen Hines
Tired of the ever-increasing energy cost from their utility company, the Hines’ knew that installing solar would lower their monthly energy costs. Before going solar, their summer electric bills would far exceed $500.00 monthly.

Why go solar now?

  • 30% Federal Solar Tax Credit is still available! 
  • Reduce or eliminate your reliance on your utility company!
  • Raise property value without raising the property tax!
  • Lock in the agreement with your utility company!
  • Become a part of the solution to climate change!
  • Achieve your break-even point sooner!
  • Lock in the utility rates!
  • Achieve Energy Independence!
  • Protect yourself from power outages (with batteries)!

Did you know?

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You can control your electric bill
Since 2015, residential electricity rates in Florida increased by 73%. If you install solar today while this trend continues, your neighbor’s bill will double in less than 10 years while you enjoy free solar electricity or have a low, fixed solar financing payment.
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Every solar panel matters
For each solar panel installed in optimal conditions in Florida, the environmental offset is equivalent to 445 lbs of coal not burned per year, or a whopping 11.125 lbs of coal not burned over panel life span.
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Solar adds instant equity
Zillow states that solar systems in Florida add about 4% to property value yet are tax-exempt – adding instant equity. Add the Federal Tax Credit and value increase together; the ROI is nearly 70% of the initial cost for an average Florida home. That’s equity!

Review our residential solar installation gallery

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25.8 kW System, 2021
saves ~$650 a month
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10 kW System, 2010
saves ~$250 a month
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8.8 kW System, 2023
saves ~$170 a month
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19.2 kW system, 2022
saves ~$480 a month
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11.7 kW System, 2022
saves ~$292 a month
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11.7 kW System, 2021
saves ~$292 a month

Find out what you can save with solar in Florida

You may have noticed PPM Solar installations and trucks in your neighborhood, a testament to Florida’s growing embrace of solar energy. Join the movement and make a positive change by going solar with us today!
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Questions our customers ask us – answered!

You will put holes in my roof when installing solar panels. Will my roof leak?

We have performed over 50,000 roof penetrations over 15+ years and had less than 20 roof leak service calls that we immediately addressed. Those roof leaks after installing solar panels have resulted from earlier generations of roof penetration hardware and methodology that have since become more robust, resulting in an even lesser chance of ever having a roof leak event. Remember that our ten-year workmanship warranty covers you.

How does Net Metering work, and can I sell power back to my utility?

Net Metering availability and terms vary by utility. Investor-Owned Utilities (IOU’s) all offer net metering in the state of Florida. They include Duke Energy, FPL, TECO, and FPUC. Additionally several municipal utilities offer net metering process, but the terms may vary. PPM Solar operates a comprehensive rate schedule analysis tool that will take all of those variables into account and present an accurate solar offset rate schedule and the resulting payback calculation.

Yes, you can sell your power back to the utility, but not beyond what you would typically use on an annual basis. In other words, the solar system size is typically limited to match the consumption profile. However, excess energy generated on a daily and monthly basis is either purchased at the point of production or credited forward, and that is what the terms of the interconnection agreement will dictate. This makes solar system right-sizing that much more important because you cannot monetize excess energy at full rate, as you will not have the option to sell excess energy that you don’t use on an annual basis.

Can I use my solar panels when the grid is down?

Whether or not you can use your solar panels when the grid is down depends on whether your solar installation has batteries. If your solar panels are connected to a battery storage system, you can still access the electricity generated by your panels even when the grid is down. This is because the batteries store excess energy produced by the panels, allowing you to utilize it during power outages. However, suppose your solar panels are not connected to a battery storage system. In that case, you will not be able to use them when the grid is down since the electricity generated by the panels is directly fed into the grid and can cause damage or injury during repair by the utility company. The system will automatically turn off and come back on with the grid; the homeowner requires no action.
There are newer technologies that allow EVs to be used for home backup, but very few are commercially available at this time. Additionally, the Enphase Sunlight system does allow solar panels to be used without batteries, but there are nuances to every situation; please contact us for full information.

How long does it take for a solar system to pay for itself?

Financed: The payback may be immediate if the solar payment is approximately matching the utility bill, a so-called “Bill-Swapout.” In this case, the solar finance payment will remain the same, and the utility rates keep going up and up, resulting in ever-increasing monthly savings for the life of the solar system. It is not possible to estimate a payback on a cash-flow-positive asset, as technically, there was never an initial investment.

Cash Purchase: In the event that a 30% solar tax credit can be monetized, the net initial investment is 70% of the cost. The remaining amount is typically paid for within 6-9 years in a residential application and 2-5 years in a commercial one. It is important to recognize utility inflation as an important part of the ROI analysis. The cumulative nature of electric bills is often overlooked, and a person paying $250/month may not realize that they will pay $116,000 over a 25-year period under just 3.5% utility inflation, or $143,000 with a 5% inflation rate. Solar offers a solution to a problem that we are very used to and is served to us in small doses, making it less noticeable, however, if addressed, solar carries a tremendous financial potential, and that doesn’t include the property value increase (without increasing the property tax), and other tangible and non-tangible benefits.

How many solar panels will I need? How is the solar system sized?

There are three main criteria to consider:

Consumption and consumption trends. Accurately establishing consumption can sometimes be challenging and needs to be done accurately with the future in mind. Will there be people moving in or out of the home? Will an EV be purchased in the near future? Is energy storage a consideration? These and many other questions need to be addressed in addition to evaluating the historical usage.

Site Conditions. Based on the site-specific conditions, the efficiency of the solar panels will vary. Those conditions include shading, azimuth, orientation, tilt, and other site considerations. An accurate design is critical to assure that the system is able to achieve all the goals set forth by the project while not oversizing due to the inability to monetize excess power.

Utility considerations and maximizing the payback. Oftentimes, energy use profile and self-consumption will affect the feasibility and ROI and need to be taken into consideration when sizing a system. PPM has advanced tools designed to solve this problem and tweak the sizing to achieve the best financial/production/autonomy ratio for the project.

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