Solar panels work by absorbing sunlight, generating direct current (DC) energy and then converting it to usable alternating current (AC) energy. The AC energy runs from an inverter to the home’s electrical panel (breaker box) and is distributed accordingly. Electricity flows throughout the home, powering energy-dependent items like the HVAC system, water heater, appliances, etc. Any excess electricity produced by solar panels can be sent to your utility company for credit.
The cost of your solar panel installation will vary. This is because West Bay Energy offers customized systems that meet the needs of your home. With factors like house size, homeowner’s lifestyle and energy efficiency of the house to consider, average systems can end up being equivalent or lower than your current monthly utility bill.
Absolutely! At West Bay Energy, we offer a variety of financing options for homeowners in Florida. During our consultation, our team will help you find the best financing options for your situation.
Studies have shown that solar panels can last anywhere between 25 to 30 years.
Yes, there are both state and federal incentives to take advantage of! Floridians 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. Though the solar system will increase your property value, the Property Tax Abatement for Renewable Energy means that you will not pay additional property tax for your installation. And when you purchase solar and energy-saving products, you will qualify for the Federal Solar Investment 30% tax credit.
Yes! A study done by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory showed that solar-equipped homes sold for $18,995 more on average.
West Bay Energy offers expert contracting services aimed to make your home more efficient. By specializing in solar energy and home efficiency solutions, we aim to be your one-stop solar shop!