Solar power benefits
Installing solar power in your home is an easy decision when you understand the independence that comes from having your own energy source. Solar power benefits are twofold: You’ll save money and the environment. A solar power home in Florida generates between 75 and 100% of its own free power, saving you money both now and later as electricity costs increase. And solar energy produces no pollution, helping you reduce your carbon footprint, preserving the earth’s resources for the next generation.
How solar power works
Since the beginning of time the sun has been powering the earth: feeding plants, distributing water supplies, and generating fossil fuel energies. Over the past several decades, scientists have become able to harness the sun’s power to replace non-renewable fuels that power our current civilization. So how does sunshine turn into electricity? Here’s how solar power works.
1. Solar power cells are converted from sunlight into DC electricity through a photovoltaic (PV) panel.
2. The DC electricity flows to the inverter. It’s then converted from DC electricity to AC electricity.
3. The newly inverted AC electricity moves from the inverter to the breaker box, where it’s used to power your home’s lights and appliances.
4. The entire system is connected to your city's utility grid, allowing you to both give and receive energy.
Our solar power installation
At Solar Advantage, we provide our own professional installation to give you solar power. Florida homes typically have solar panels installed in their roof or carport. Although Solar Advantage customizes each plan to fit your individual solar needs, we most often provide a home with a 10-kilowatt system that uses 36 solar panels, producing about $200 worth of electricity each month. Get a quote to start your journey to energy independence.
Solar power rebates
TECO’s rebates come and go, but if they’re running you can find information at their website, along with instructions on how to apply.
When you participate in Duke Energy’s SunSense® Solar PV program, you can receive a financial incentive if you add a photovoltaic (PV) system to your home. Learn more about requirements and the application process at their website.
"We did our research, shopped around, and chose Solar Advantage because they are kind, professional, honest, and very competitively priced. We've had our solar system for almost a year and have been very pleased with it..."
- Scott Hutchison