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Best Solar Panels for Homes in Tampa, FL

Sept. 25, 2019, 10:54 p.m.

Solar energy is a clean, renewable resource that can be converted to electricity. With Tampa’s abundant sunshine, solar energy is an excellent idea for homeowners to reduce their carbon footprint and save money on utility bills. Our partners at ConsumerAffairs researched the best solar energy companies in Tampa to help you go solar.

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#1
Sunrun

Leading the industry in solar durability!

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Sunrun
Sunrun
Features
  • Available in Tampa
  • Solar panel installation included
  • Easy solar financing options
  • Lock in low home energy rates for the next 20 years
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#2
SunPower
SunPower
Features
  • Industry-leading warranty
  • $0 down financing
  • Purchase, lease or loan your system
  • Available in Tampa
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#3
Vivint Solar
Vivint Solar
Features
  • 25-year warranty
  • Over 130,000 customers
  • Available in Tampa
  • Save up to 20% on your energy rate
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#4
Tampa Bay Solar
Tampa Bay Solar
Features
  • Offers solar pool pumps & water heaters
  • Free online estimate
  • $0 down financing
  • Panels made in the USA
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Location
4807 N. Hale Ave.
Tampa, FL 33614
(813) 398-3687
#5
Solar Advantage
Solar Advantage
Features
  • Florida's highest-rated solar installer
  • Nearly a decade in business
  • Systems customized to fit your needs
  • 25-year warranty
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Location
16510 N. Florida Ave., Ste. 100
Tampa, FL 33549
(813) 399-1231
Daylight Concepts
Daylight Concepts
Features
  • M-F: 9am - 5pm
  • Closed Sat and Sun
  • solatube.com
Location
6710 Benjamin Rd., Ste. 100
Tampa, FL 33634
(813) 886-5500
Florida Power Services
Florida Power Services
Features
  • M-F: 9am - 5pm
  • Sat: 10am - 3pm
  • Closed Sun
  • floridapowerservices.com
Location
503 E. Jackson St.
Tampa, FL 33602
(727) 667-9955
Solar Solutions
Solar Solutions
Features
  • M-F: 8am - 5pm
  • Sat: 8am - 5pm
  • Closed Sun
  • solarsolutionsinc.net
Location
14502 N. Dale Mabry Hwy.
Tampa, FL 33618
(813) 245-0889
SuperGreen Solutions Tampa
SuperGreen Solutions Tampa
Features
  • M-F: 9am - 5:30pm
  • Closed Sat and Sun
  • supergreensolutions.com/tampa-fl
Location
14384 N. Dale Mabry Hwy.
Tampa, FL 33618
(813) 284-7001
Sunpro Solar
Sunpro Solar
Features
  • M-F: 9am - 9pm
  • Sat: 10am - 6pm
  • Closed Sun
  • gosunpro.com
Location
4654 Eagles Falls Pl.
Tampa, FL 33619
(813) 285-5439
Erus Energy
Erus Energy
Features
  • M-F: 8am - 5pm
  • Closed Sat and Sun
  • erusenergyflorida.com
Location
4901 B-2 W. Rio Vista Ave.
Tampa, FL 33634
(813) 280-2893

How to choose solar energy companies in Tampa

Tampa Skyline

Tampa homeowners can reduce their energy bills and enjoy an eco-friendly lifestyle by using the sun to power their homes. Whether you want to add solar panels to construction plans for a new home in a fast-growing neighborhood like Land O’Lakes, or you’re retrofitting a bungalow in Seminole Heights, you will be in good company in Florida. The state, according to the Solar Energy Industries Association:

  • Has almost 230,000 homes using solar power
  • Is in the top 10 for total solar capacity
  • Is home to about 450 companies working in the solar industry
  • Ranks second in solar growth projection over the next five years

Installing solar panels in Tampa, which go either on a roof or the ground, cost homeowners an average of about $15,000, depending on a number of factors, like how much power the panels can produce. This cost includes installation but not ongoing maintenance or finance charges. Keep in mind that Tampa residents who install solar panels qualify for the Residential Renewable Energy Tax Credit, which currently amounts to 30 percent of installation costs. Homes with solar panels also can have higher resale value and sell quicker, and Floridians get a property tax incentive.

Most solar panel installations are done on roofs because it is the easier and less expensive choice. But the roof must be strong and durable enough, so it is best to do any roof replacement or repair work before installation. Panels must slope at the right angle, usually between 15 and 40 degrees, and be facing a direction that will allow maximum exposure to sunlight, usually southward.

When looking for a solar energy company in Tampa, consider whether a business:

  • Is certified by the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners
  • Offers a free in-home consultation to evaluate your property
  • Includes installation in the price
  • Has buying, leasing and loan options available
  • Offers monocrystalline and/or polycrystalline panels and explains the difference
  • Handles any permits necessary in Tampa and Florida
  • Includes a warranty and has an available maintenance plan

Before you transition to solar energy in Tampa, check your homeowners insurance to find out what kind of coverage it will provide for your solar panels. Under most policies, solar energy systems are protected.

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Sunrun

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Over 200,000 customers have used Sunrun to go solar during its 11 years in business. Solar programs include daily monitoring, free maintenance and repairs and guaranteed performance and insurance, all over a 20-year period. Sunrun has options to lease or purchase. Tampa homeowners can count on accessibility and responsiveness, as well as an immediate price quote.

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SunPower

SunPower

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SunPower installs advanced solar panels, provides financing options and values sustainable practices. In addition to solar panels and installation, the company provides energy monitoring software and a 25-year complete system warranty. SunPower serves Tampa homes and residences across the country and is used by businesses around the world. Customers appreciate the time SunPower takes to educate them about its products.

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Vivint Solar

Vivint Solar

Vivint Solar can help with solar panel installation as well as complete residential energy efficiency. Tampa solar installation is included in the cost, flexible finance agreements are available and the company provides a 25-year warranty on products and service. Vivint Solar has over 130,00 customers, many of whom are fully satisfied.

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Tampa Bay Solar

Tampa Bay Solar

Serving Tampa and all of central Florida, Tampa Bay Solar sells solar panels and does its own installation. The company, founded by a former Navy SEAL, is family-owned and provides a free solar energy audit. Customers can get started with $0 down. Customers of Tampa Bay Solar say the staff is highly professional and the company is easy to work with.

Solar Advantage

Solar Advantage

Solar Advantage, based in Lutz, Florida, has installed the largest commercial solar power system in Hillsborough County and has worked with hundreds of homeowners in Florida. Its most common type of home installation produces about $200 worth of electricity per month. Free estimates are available. Customers say they highly recommend Solar Advantage based on their experiences.

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