Find a solar panel installer in Tampa, FL

Find solar panel installers in Tampa, FL

Find solar panel installers in Tampa, FL

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Top 10 solar installation companies in Tampa, FL

Homeowners agree: these Tampa solar panel installers are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
ETD Solar & Electrical Services

ETD Solar & Electrical Services

5.0(3)
1 hire on HomeGuide
4+ years in business
Serves Tampa, FL
Connor W. says, " ETD Electrical Services really helped us out in a pinch. We are in the process of opening a Chiropractic office and needed extra power run to our x-ray unit with its own disconnect. The previous electrician fell through last minute which left us without power on the day that the x-ray unit was delivered and set to be installed. We reached out to anyone and everyone to try to find a new electrician and ETD showed up in a big way. The owner of the company was able to come over the same day to give a quote and managed to fit us in the very next day to get the work done. He had two of his staff come over at 5pm and even showed up himself to oversee the work and make sure it was done correctly. They did not leave our office until about 10pm and managed to get all of the work done. I cannot thank them enough for their responsiveness and ability to accommodate us last minute into their busy schedule. We will definitley be using ETD for our future electrical needs!" Read more
ABIR Inspections Aka U.S. Home Inspections

ABIR Inspections Aka U.S. Home Inspections

New on HomeGuide
1 hire on HomeGuide
25+ years in business
Serves Tampa, FL
For Buyers: Consulting Inspection Services (CIS).... Amazingly robust & intuitive report system that is internet interactive that includes hyperlinks within the reporting sections to provide additional information on the component being referenced or further details on the subject matters. Providing exceptional services and staying ahead of the majority within the industry competition! The CIS System includes unique services with collaborative communication, advanced technology & skills that help provide essential negotiation tools or peace of mind for any person involved in a real estate transaction, new construction, remodel, or a distress...
Dino Electric LLC

Dino Electric LLC

New on HomeGuide
3+ years in business
Serves Tampa, FL
We do any type of electrical work , new construction, remodel , emergency service, add ons , generator , panel upgrade, vehicles chargers, lights fixtures , security cámaras, pool pump, pool heaters, water heater, ect..
Semper Solaris

Semper Solaris

New on HomeGuide
12+ years in business
Serves Tampa, FL
Semper Solaris is proud to be a top solar, battery storage, and roofing provider and to install our products for a growing customer base. We have received numerous awards, maintain an A rating with the Better Business Bureau, and rely on referrals from happy clients as a major part of our business. Semper Solaris is inspired by the Marine Corps motto, Semper Fidelis, which means “always faithful.” At Semper Solaris, we bring the same discipline and attention to detail we gained in the military to all of our projects. We do everything we can to exceed the expectations of our customers.
United Solar

United Solar

New on HomeGuide
1 hire on HomeGuide
7+ years in business
Serves Tampa, FL
We treat our customers like family, and we are willing to go over and above to do whatever it takes to make the business transaction happen, for instance a flexible schedule, a willingness to help a customer literally seven days a week, and continuing to build a lasting relationship after the sale is done . We get paid to give people a discount on their electric bill from the sun
Heritage Roofing & Gutters Inc.

Heritage Roofing & Gutters Inc.

New on HomeGuide
7+ years in business
Serves Tampa, FL
We strive to save you both time and money by combining our use of roofing knowledge, the highest quality parts and equipment, and our dedication to delivering exceptional service. We will not leave the job until it is finished and you are satisfied.

Your Solar Panel Installation and Repair questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on HomeGuide.

How much does it cost to install solar panels?

The average cost to install solar panels is $12,600 to $37,800 for a 6 kW to 12 kW system, after subtracting the 30% federal tax credit. Residential solar panels cost $3.00 to $4.50 per watt, including installation. However, the cost of solar panels continues to decrease each year as solar energy becomes more popular.

The cost to convert your house to solar power depends on the type of solar panels, inverter, and equipment, your location, your energy needs, and local labor rates. Labor costs are higher if your home has multiple stories, dormers, skylights, or a steeply pitched roof.

Are solar panels worth it?

Solar panels reduce or eliminate your electric bills, boost your property value, and reduce your carbon footprint. According to the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), a home's value increases by $20 for every $1 reduction in annual utility bills. This equates to an increase of $10,000 in home value for every $500 in energy savings per year.

Solar panels typically pay for themselves in energy savings in 6 to 10 years. Homeowners in states with above-average electricity costs will recognize the most value. Solar panels work best for homes in sunny areas with southern or southwestern exposure and don't provide as much value in areas that are regularly cloudy or rainy.

How long does it take to install solar panels?

Solar panel installation typically takes 1 to 3 days. However, the total process may take 2 to 6 months and goes through several stages:

  • Designing a system for your home takes 2 to 3 weeks.
  • Permits and inspections take 3 to 9 weeks.
  • Equipment ordering and delivery takes 1 to 4 weeks.
  • Utility connections and formal Permission to Operate (PTO) from the utility company takes 2 to 6 weeks.

How long do solar panels last?

Most solar panels last 25 to 30 years and come with a 25-year warranty.

Can solar panels be installed on a metal roof or flat roof?

Yes, solar panels can be installed on a metal roof or a flat roof. Metal roofs are strong enough to easily support the weight of the solar panel array. Solar panels installed on flat roofs are typically mounted in frames that angle toward the sun.

Does installing solar panels void a roof warranty?

Solar panel installation typically does not void a roof warranty if the racking system and fasteners are installed correctly. However, the warranty may be void if the roof is damaged during the installation. Common issues that will void your roof warranty include:

  • Solar panel installers causing roof damage, liked cracked tiles or shingles
  • Racking system installed without suitable waterproof sealant
  • Racking system is substandard and doesn't include waterproofing features
  • Wrong fasteners used in the installation
  • Installers drill holes in your roof and compromise the roof membrane or decking

How can I hire the best solar panel installer near me?

It's important to choose an experienced solar panel installer who can provide references from past satisfied clients. A reputable installer will perform an on-site evaluation to determine your energy needs. Follow these tips to hire the best installer near you:

  • Look for installers who are members of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and certified by the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP).
  • Read their reviews on HomeGuide and Google.
  • Get at least three in-person estimates to compare.
  • Discuss your electricity usage and power requirements with the installer to ensure your system is sized correctly.
  • Choose a company that is licensed, insured, bonded, and has been in business 5+ years.
  • Get a detailed estimate, contract, and warranty in writing before the work begins.
  • Avoid companies with the cheapest quotes as quality may suffer.
  • Never pay in full before the project starts. Follow a payment plan instead.

What questions should I ask solar panel installers before hiring?

Ask these questions to help you find the best solar panel company for your project:

  • How long have you been in business?
  • Which certifications or licensing do you have?
  • Can you provide a list of references with contact info?
  • How do you calculate, size, and design the system for my home?
  • Is there room to expand the system later if needed?
  • How much will I save on utility costs each year?
  • Will you assist me in claiming rebates and incentives?
  • What warranties do you provide?
  • If the equipment malfunctions, do you handle the repairs or do I need to contact the manufacturer?

Reviews for Tampa solar installation companies

Recent success stories from people in the Tampa area.
Denise R.
I needed a light fixture installed. They were on time, courteous, and very patient with all my small grandkids running around asking questions. I WILL be recommending them to my family, friends and clients. I will definitely use them for any work in the future on all my properties.
ETD Solar & Electrical Services
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