We Make it EASY For Homeowners to Go Solar
Trusted Florida Solar Installers Since 1986
As Florida solar installers, we understand the challenges of setting up and servicing solar equipment and the importance of securing your investment against possible hurricane strength winds, warm humid summers, and in many cases, corrosive conditions near our beaches. The bottom line is we have the experience to help you tap into the power of the sun – no matter where you live.
Zero Down Financing
There are several options to finance your solar system. We'll walk you through your choices and help you decide what's best for you.
We Handle It All
From design and engineering to permitting, construction, and installation, we handle everything to make it easy for you.
Trusted Industry Experts
Solar Direct is licensed and insured and for over 30 years, we've proudly installed solar for thousands of homes and business across Florida.
Support a Local Business
Solar Direct is privately owned and operated out of Sarasota, Florida. We are dedicated to sustainable growth and responsible energy solutions.
Your Solar, Made Easy
Your "Need to Know" Solar Guide
Real Questions, Real Answers
In 2019, the average cost of solar in Florida was $2.63 per watt with an average solar system size of 6 kilowatts, bringing the cost to $15,780. With a federal tax credit of 26% in 2020, the actual cost in this scenario would be $11,677.20. Typically, solar companies use the industry average for pricing, which means some people end up paying less and some end up paying more than what their system actually costs. Solar Direct uses a unique model for pricing that is tailored to your specific system size and energy usage.
How much you save depends on how much electricity you use and how much you generate with your solar system. In the process called “net metering,” when you have a grid-tied solar system installed (the most common type of installation), you’ll use the energy you need and the rest of the energy you’ve produced is sent back to the grid, which you get a credit for each month. You are compensated one kilowatt hour for every kilowatt hour you send back to the grid. For example, if your utility bill is initially $175 and you’ve sent $150 worth of energy to the grid, your actual utility bill will be $25.
There are several financing options for solar panel installation. The most popular is a home improvement loan which is available for $0 down for qualified buyers. There are unique benefits to this kind of home improvement because your loan payment combined with your reduced electric bill should be lower than your pre-solar electric bill, which actually saves you money monthly.
This depends on where you live, but the average increase in the United States, according to a 2019 analysis conducted by Zillow, is about 4.1%. In most situations, this increase alone covers the cost of your entire system!
No. You are exempt from paying additional property taxes on the property value increase that results from solar installation.
No. Solar panels and installation are sales tax exempt!
No problem! Solar Direct’s team of expert engineers will evaluate your home and property to locate the optimal spot for your panels to absorb the maximum amount of sunlight. We’ll customize an illustration of your property with the design concept and review the details with you prior to installation.
Solar Direct is fully licensed, insured and certified with over 30 years of hands-on experience installing solar across Florida for businesses and homeowners. We use our knowledge to continuously improve our business practices and extensively evaluate the best system components for efficiency and durability. We are able to use our buying power to pass on affordable factory prices to our customers, ensuring you get the most value out of your dollar.