Our Solar Energy FAQ

How Does It Work?

What’s Solar Electric?

Solar electric is the ability to install panels on your roof to generate electricity for your home. The electricity you generate is electricity you don’t purchase from a utility. 25+ years reliable performance.

What’s Solar Pool Heating?

Solar Pool heating is the ability to install panels on your roof, to transfer heat to your swimming pool). This typically allows 7 months swimming, at temperatures you like. Your 1-time investment, will give you 16 to 20 years of reliable performance.

Definition of Terms

Net Metering

This is a State of Florida law, which permits homeowners to store excess Solar Energy on the grid (At no cost). The investor owned utilities are required to follow this law.

Inverter

This is the device which changes D/C Solar Energy (generated by panels), to A/C power (your home uses).

Net-Zero Energy

Net-Zero refers to a power bill, (if you did not purchase any energy from the utility, just taxes and fees).

Grid Parity

Grid parity occurs when an alternative energy source can generate power at a leveled cost of electricity (LCOE) that is less than or equal to the price of purchasing power from the electricity grid. This happens every day when you finance a system over time. Typical Solar loans have lower monthly payments, than utility rates over time.

 

Questions about Money (Finance & Payback)

What are my options with financing?

We offer several financing options, most are no money down. If you finance a Solar electric system, the payments are typically lower (than what you would spend with the utility over time). Loans range to 10 to 20 years.

Questions about Installation

How long will it take to install a Solar Electric System?

Installations are typically 1 to 3 days (Depending on the size of the system).

Questions about Maintenance

What is needed to maintain my Solar system?

Solar systems do not have regular maintenance, once installed they are reliable like the sun.

Solar Source

Founded in 1984 and based in Largo, Solar Source has led the solar charge for over 30 years. We have installed over 30,000 solar systems in that time and continue to grow rapidly. These installations range in size and complexity from small residential systems to large-scale commercial projects. As the leading solar contractor in the state of Florida, we have also established Solar Source Institute, an accredited school with which we conduct training for our own staff as well as other licensed contractors (including solar, electrical, and roofing) to teach best practices and issue certifications of competency. When you choose Solar Source to perform your solar installation you’re hiring a company with unrivaled experience that is able to deliver a solution that suits your specific needs, has a maximum return on investment, with trouble-free performance for many years. We maintain a consistent A rating Angie’s List, BBB and many other consumer ratings sites, and we encourage you to check our reputation. Providing you with the absolute best in solar energy is our constant goal.
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