Adding rooftop solar to your Florida home may seem complicated or expensive, but the truth is that today it’s more affordable than ever to save on electricity—and for many homebuyers looking for sustainable living solutions, it’s definitely an asset. But there are still a lot of misconceptions out there about going solar. Living in Florida has its advantages and disadvantages but one thing is for sure during the hot summer months your electric bill can break the bank.
- Solar can’t generate power at night
This is the number one concern when people really start to consider going solar, and you’ll find pretty quickly that there are several different solutions to this. One is being tied to the grid so you use traditional energy as your back up when your system can’t generate enough power. Another is solar battery storage, where your excess energy generated during the day is stored to use at night or when it’s dark.
- Solar is ugly on my home
There are so many options now that are attractive and blend into your home. In fact some are meant to blend in to your roof entirely. Finding the right position on your roof can also reduce visibility, and optimize solar generation. We are beyond the days of the big blue ugly squares though, and sleeker more modern designs are available today.
- Big homes cost more to go solar
The size of your solar energy system isn’t just based on your home size. It’s also based on your needs. Not all homeowners want to generate all of their energy from solar. You can design a system that powers just your main appliances. There are even solar panel installations on top of garages that carry just enough panels to deliver power to electric vehicles, for those taking sustainability on the road.
- Solar is expensive
When home solar first came on the scene, it was expensive But over time, the process and manufacturing has become more efficient and less expensive. And there are even low interest financing deals that can make the cost of going solar less than the monthly energy bill you’re paying now.
Going solar can boost your home values and save you money from day 1. When you get a quote from a licensed expert, they will help you consider every angle—from where the panels are placed, how many you need, and in many cases will even take care of any permitting or approvals needed along the way. No doubt about –going solar could be good for your home.