Solar Impact Gainesville FL
May 28, 2024

The Ultimate Florida Solar Panel Guide for Your Dream Home

Are you planning to build your dream home in the Sunshine State? Incorporating solar panels into your new construction is a smart investment that can significantly reduce your energy bills and increase your home's value. In this comprehensive guide, we'll cover everything you need to know about going solar in Florida.

Why Choose Solar in Florida?

Florida is an ideal location for solar power due to its abundant sunshine and favorable net metering policies. By installing solar panels, you can harness the state's plentiful solar energy and potentially eliminate your monthly electric bills. Additionally, solar panel systems can increase your home's resale value and provide a reliable source of backup power during outages when paired with a solar battery like the Tesla Powerwall.

Factors to Consider When Building a House with Solar

When integrating solar panels into your new construction, here are some things to consider:

Roof Orientation and Shade

For optimal solar production, your roof should have a large, uninterrupted surface facing south, east, or west. Avoid placing solar panels in areas that will be shaded by trees or other obstructions, as shade can significantly reduce their efficiency.

Roof Material

Solar panels can be installed on most types of metal or shingle roofs, but not on clay or concrete tiles. Consider choosing a roof material that will last as long as your solar PV system, such as standing seam metal or architectural asphalt shingles.

House Electrical

A benefit of incorporating solar into your new construction is that often we will be able to integrate the wire or pipe run into your building. We will work with you and your contractor on the specifics to make sure you get a high-producing and aesthetically pleasing solar energy system.

Solar Impact's licensed electricians can run the wire and conduit while your walls are open and then as soon as you have a roof, our team of employee-owners will come out to install the solar PV system.

Choosing the Right Solar Contractor and Components

Selecting a reputable solar company and high-quality components is crucial for a successful solar installation. Look for a local solar contractor, like Solar Impact, with experience in new construction projects and a proven track record of customer satisfaction.

When it comes to solar panels and batteries, consider investing in premium products like those from Tesla. The Tesla Powerwall is a leading solar battery that can store excess energy from your solar panels for use during peak hours or power outages.

Embrace the Future with Solar Impact

Building a solar-powered home in Florida is an investment in your future and the environment. By partnering with a trusted solar company like Solar Impact, you can seamlessly integrate solar panels and batteries into your new construction, ensuring a high-performing and visually appealing solar energy system.

Contact Solar Impact today to start planning your dream solar home in North Central Florida. Our team of experts will guide you through the process and help you harness the power of the Sunshine State's abundant solar resources. Learn more about financing options to make going solar even more affordable.

Maintain Your Solar Investment

Once your solar panel system is installed, it's essential to keep it in top condition through regular maintenance. Solar Impact offers comprehensive solar panel maintenance and repair services to ensure your system continues to perform optimally for its entire 25+ year lifespan.

If you’d like to get started, contact us for a free estimate: (352) 338-8221

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