Due to favorable changes in energy policy in Florida, Solar Energy World opened a new office in Tampa this month and will begin servicing homeowners there soon. Headquartered in Elkridge, Maryland, Solar Energy World has been serving homeowners in Maryland and Washington DC metro area since 2009. In 2016 the company expanded to Pennsylvania, opened a new facility in Pennsauken New Jersey in 2017 and began serving Northern Virginia earlier this year.
Presently the Sunshine State ranks 3rd in the United States for solar potential, but only 14th in terms of rooftop solar installed. This is mainly because the big utilities and the state’s government has not been particularly friendly toward the solar industry. Many Floridians have been very interested in going solar for years but have held back due to the perception that a personal solar power system would not be affordable. All of that is changing due to some recent state policy updates that have made going solar more attractive for homeowners in the area. In April of this year the Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) issued a declaratory statement that a fixed 20-year lease is now a legally allowable contract – and the person who leases is legally allowed to make use of net metering.
“This is a huge improvement for solar accessibility in the state because now homeowners who don’t wish to pay cash or take out a loan to own a solar system can go solar for $0 down, pay nothing for solar panels and installation, to lock in a lower rate than utility with our PPA.” states Brent Cotton, Vice President of Sales for Solar Energy World’s Tampa Office. “We are really looking forward to helping more homeowners run their homes on Florida’s abundant sunshine.”
Tampa Bay area residents will be given a choice between Solar Energy World’s exclusive $0 Down RateGuardian™ PPA/Lease (Power Purchase Agreement) which typically saves homeowners 20-30% on electricity costs, and a solar loan if they prefer to purchase a system. Homeowners who purchase their systems can save up to 100% on electricity costs and earn profits from the excess energy their panels produce because net metering is now legal in Florida. Either way Floridians are guaranteed to save money on energy costs if they install a solar energy system on their roof or property.
ABOUT SOLAR ENERGY WORLD
Solar Energy World is committed to protecting the environment and promoting clean, renewable energy solutions for homeowners that include high quality products guaranteed to operate efficiently and remain safe for the environment over their entire lifetime. Currently installing an average of 130-140 solar systems a month, Solar Energy World has become one of the most experienced and stable solar companies in the region. The company enjoys an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau and numerous positive reviews on independent review sites including Angie’s List, Solar Reviews and Guild Quality.