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Install Solar Panels in St. Petersburg, Florida with PPM Solar
Experience concierge quality of solar installation service, live more sustainably and save money with solar panels installed by PPM in St. Petersburg, Florida. PPM Solar helps turn sunlight into clean energy to power homes and businesses, reducing or eliminating utility bills while drastically diminishing the earth’s carbon footprint.
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For more than 14 years, PPM Solar has installed solar energy systems in St. Petersburg and along Florida’s Gulf Coast. We diligently concentrate our attention on the details of providing high-quality solar energy components, complemented by our personable and reliable five-star customer service.
Tired of cranking up your utility bill along with the AC during those brutal central Florida summers? So are we. That’s why we invite you to consider solar energy for your home in St. Petersburg. Solar panels make the perfect addition to any home – so long as your roof doesn’t experience extensive shading from tree coverage. PPM Solar can help you find the perfect solution that will fit your energy needs, taking things like energy consumption and sun exposure into consideration.Solar for homes
Commercial Solar Energy Systems
Capitalize on unused space with solar — utilities are essential expenses that can rob a business of its cash flow. Bringing your energy expenses under control with the use of commercial solar power is an effective, yet often overlooked, method of benefitting your bottom line. If you are a business in St. Petersburg, Florida looking to go solar… don’t wait! With record-low prices and a levelized cost of electricity (LCOE) for solar that is one-third the cost of traditional utility prices, there has never been a better time than now to go solar!Solar for business
Battery Backup Systems
As amazing and wonderful as solar power is, complete energy independence can be difficult to obtain without the assistance of a battery backup. This is mainly due to the fact that every system installed in Florida must be tied to the grid, meaning that when the grid goes down, so does your solar system. The Tesla Powerwall can detect an outage, disconnect from the grid, and automatically restore power to your home in a fraction of a second. You will not even notice that the power went out, keeping your home up and running without any interruption. Find out about pricing for Tesla Powerwall in Florida!Get a quote
Only The Highest-Quality Equipment
At PPM, we offer only top-tier solar modules, inverters, and mounting structures that have been time-tested while making the latest and greatest technology available. Find out more about specific components that we install by clicking the button below to see our Technical Library.
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How Much Can You Really Save by Installing a Solar System in St. Petersburg?
The St. Petersburg power company, Duke Energy, announced that there will be a substantial electricity price increase in 2022. I don’t know about you, but we find these announcements are far too frequent. But, unfortunately, price increases like this will probably never end.
Studies by the US Department of Energy and other reliable sources concur that we can expect the cost of electricity from local utility companies to rise at an alarming rate of 66.7% over the next 30 years. If so, a $200 per month power bill today would be $332 by 2050.
By installing solar panels in Saint Petersburg today, one can derail the utility’s price increases and receive a substantial return on investment over the next 30 years.
By adding a 12 kW solar energy system today, the savings could exceed $35,000 over 30 years.
Why Go Solar? The Benefits of Installing a Residential Solar System in St. Petersburg
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!
This is excellent news as it was previously scheduled to end in 2024. That is an 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 current federal solar incentive 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, as the incentive
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Frequently Asked Questions
Where do I begin?
You begin by speaking with a reputable, highly reliable, and professional company. That company is PPM Solar! We will work with you through every phase of the process. From consultations to design, to installation and maintenance. PPM is one of the most reviewed solar companies in the country. With a 12-year track record of dedication to customer satisfaction and over 750 projects performed, our work speaks for itself.
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?
Yes! Solar financing can be obtained several ways. There are conditions and requirements for each option. You can finance through PPM Solar. Secured and unsecured loans, as well as second mortgages are other ways to find financing. Some Florida utility companies offer financing. There are also programs available like the PACE program and Government Loans through the Federal Housing Administration.
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.
How much can I save on my electric bill with a solar panel system?
Annually, you can expect to save around $1500 for a 6kW system.
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