Can I Get Paid for Solar Energy I Don’t Use?

You may be asking yourself: When I install solar panels at my home, what happens if I generate more electricity than I use? Can I sell that electricity back to my utilities company? For those of us in the Tampa Bay area, that answer is yes!

When you begin your solar journey with Super Solar, we start with a free home energy evaluation to identify and diagnose any energy “leaks” before any installation. This assessment calculates your energy consumption and reviews any upgrades that will reduce energy use. By eliminating any ventilation, HVAC or insulation issues beforehand, we can design the best solar system for your home. This ensures we can conserve your spending and maximize your return on solar investment.

With a Super Solar system, you can expect to save 80-90% of your electricity bill. Net metering, a billing process that credits solar energy system owners for the electricity they add to the grid, is a great incentive to take advantage of. If your solar system generates more electricity than your home requires, the excess energy will go back to the grid, and you’ll be issued a credit on your next utility bill.

Currently, Tampa Electric Company (TECO), Duke Energy, and Florida Power & Light (FPL) all offer utility net metering programs in Florida.

Additionally, local, state and federal incentives can also offset much of a solar system cost. At this time, Floridians also do not have to pay sales or property taxes for residential solar panels. With Florida’s Solar and CHP sales tax exemption, you can save 6% of what you would otherwise owe in taxes. And if you purchase before December 31, 2021, you can save up to 26% with the Federal Solar Investment Tax Credit.

To see a full description of solar incentives, visit our Cost of Solar page.

Another way to get a feel for excess energy is to use the Super Solar 24/7 monitoring app. With this app, you can track solar panel efficiency, details on the amount of energy and money saved over time with this helpful app.

At Super Solar, our top priority is energy conservation but we also want to make solar affordable in Tampa Bay! Have more questions? Give us a call today at (813) 680-5627 to chat with our team of energy experts.