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Thomas Powers, a graduate of Lamar University in Beaumont, TX, began his fascination with solar-powered devices as a child. Joining PPM in 2021, Thomas distinguishes himself through his commitment to honesty, integrity, and providing exceptional support to prospects and clients. His most significant accomplishments lie in helping homeowners achieve their environmental and financial goals through solar, aligning his professional success with the satisfaction of assisting others.

Feeling excited about discovering your home’s solar potential? Thomas is here to help!

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3 simple steps to installation

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1. Free consultation
Our consultant can provide you a proposal in less than one day, without having to come out to your house. 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, typically in one day or less. We make it an easy and friendly process for the homeowner.rnrn
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3. A lifetime of savings
Once installed, your solar investment begins to work immediately and is designed and installed with utmost care. We build solar to operate with minimal maintenance for decades to come by using the best industry practices. Every system comes with free online monitoring access for life.rnrn
Blake Fletcher
Blake Fletcher
2024-05-16
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
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
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
It is a good company. highly recommended.
liz stubbs
liz stubbs
2024-01-11
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
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
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.
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Benefits of Installing a Residential Solar System in Gainesville

Save money

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.

Increase Sustainability

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.

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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!rnrnThe 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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Tailored services offered by Thomas

No two homes or businesses are the same, and neither are their energy needs. Thomas 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.

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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

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33.6 kW System in GRU
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11 kW System in Duke Energy
saves ~$330 a month
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17.8 kW System in GRU
saves ~$400 a month

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. With its reputation for excellence and customer satisfaction, PPM Solar has 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?

ell, 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. With its reputation for excellence and customer satisfaction, PPM Solar has 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!

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’ll schedule an assessment of your property to determine the best solar system. Next comes designing your system! Then, it’s onto 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 that 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. 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; the more kilowatts there are, the more of an increase.
  • Appraisal Journal reports 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 and 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
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