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ABOUT FREEDOM SUN SOLAR

OUR MISSION is to make homeowners' lives better by lowering their energy bills, getting them to use more clean, renewable energy, and giving them a world-class customer experience through a reliable sales process and a quick, high-quality installation.

We make it easy and affordable for people all over the United States to get the best solar technology. And the best part is you don't deal with annoying high pressure salespeople - we're here to help you save money and do what makes sense for your family!

COST OF SOLAR

HOW SOLAR ENERGY WORKS

SOLAR INSTALLATION PROCESS

Quality Solar Installers You Can Trust

Are you looking for the best solar installation services near me? As you learn more and discover how much you can actually save by switching to solar energy, you should look for a solar energy installer you feel comfortable working with. Going solar with Freedom Sun Solar will give you the advantage of punctual staff who will work with you to reduce your electric bill while you support environmental preservation by selecting a green energy option.

Professional Solar Providers Tampa, FL

When beginning your home solar project, one of the first things you'll probably do is look up "Solar Providers Near Me." There will probably be numerous options available when it comes to solar companies. These installers vary from one another in terms of size, services provided, equipment and panel availability, among other things.

The best course of action is to look for a reliable and reputable solar provider in your area, so you should first read online reviews to ensure you're working with a trustworthy business. Making a list of questions to ask your sales representative is another excellent way to learn more about solar and how it can help you, your family, and the environment.

How does solar work?

Your solar installation

  • Solar panels
    Solar panels are made up of photovoltaic (PV) cells, which convert sunlight into direct current (DC) electricity.
  • Inverter
    An inverter converts the DC electricity generated by solar panels into the alternating current (AC) electricity used in most homes.
  • Monitoring system
    A monitoring system sends information about your solar installation, including the amount of energy it generates, to your solar provider, to maintain optimal system performance.
  • Utility grid
    Your solar system is still connected to a local utility grid to provide power after sundown. Connection to the grid also allows your solar system to return to the grid any excess clean energy your system generates during the day. A utility meter measures your power consumption and solar output.

How much can solar save you on electric bills?

LOWER MONTHLY ELECTRIC BILLS

Solar is more affordable and easy to use now because the price of solar systems has gone down and there are more ways to pay for them. Whether you rent, borrow, or buy a system, you might be able to start saving money right away.

Solar can save you money if you use it to make electricity on your roof instead of getting it from the grid. Even with any remaining electric bill, the cost of solar may be less than what it was before solar.

KEY FACTORS THAT DETERMINE WHETHER YOU CAN SAVE BY GOING SOLAR

How much sun hits your roof
How much power you consume
Electricity rates
Applicable incentives
Supportive solar policies
Hardware, installation, and monitoring costs

Does solar increase the value of your home?

MORE VALUE

Homeowners who are worried about rising electricity prices may be able to save money over time with a solar home. This increase in value is only for homes with solar panels that were paid for out of pocket.

LOWER COSTS

Did you know that home buyers are willing to pay a premium for a home with a purchased solar installation?

What is the process for going solar?

1

Receive a home solar analysis

AVERAGE TIME: SECONDS
Enter your home address into Project Sunroof to estimate potential energy production and bill savings you could generate with rooftop solar.

2

Connect with solar providers and compare quotes

AVERAGE TIME: 1 WEEK
Contact one or more solar providers in your area.

HOW TO CHOOSE A PROVIDER

3

Contract with a provider

AVERAGE TIME: 1 WEEK
Finalize agreement with the provider you prefer.

4

Design system and obtain permit

AVERAGE TIME: 1 MONTH
Review and approve your system design so your provider can get permits from your local building department.

5

Install and inspect

AVERAGE TIME: 1-2 MONTHS Typical systems can be installed in a day or two. After installation local city and utility representatives will come out to your home to inspect the system.
6

Utility net metering agreement

AVERAGE TIME: 1 WEEK
Residential solar systems often generate more electricity than your home uses during daylight hours, so you’ll need a net-metering account with your utility. Most installers will help you select the right plan to ensure optimal savings over time.

7

Switch on and start saving!

Once approvals are granted, you can switch on your system and begin generating clean power

How should you choose a solar provider?

Choosing to go solar is a valuable investment. Selecting the right solar provider is an important decision that can make for a smooth transition and impact overall system performance. From providing an initial quote and arranging financing, designing and installing the system, to maintaining it over time, there are many aspects that your provider manages.

Key factors in choosing a solar provider

EXPERIENCE

A good solar provider isn't just one that has been in business for a long time, but it helps. Check how long they have been in business and how many systems they have put in.

CUSTOMER RATING

Reviews from customers don't always tell the whole story, especially if they only talk about the first phone call. But reviews and testimonials are good ways to learn about the overall customer service and how long it takes to respond.

WORKMANSHIP

Check for certifications, licensed contractors, and pictures of jobs that have already been done.

FINAL SOLAR QUOTE

A good solar company will be open and honest. Make sure they list all of your estimated costs and projected savings, as well as the costs of system installation, maintenance, and product warranties, to protect your investment.

SYSTEM COMPONENTS

Find out what kind of solar panels and inverters they have. Some providers have a lot of different kinds.

TIMING

It's a good idea to look at the average wait time for installation with a solar provider. Ask when your installation would take place.

GUARANTEES

Make sure they offer guarantees for their products and how well they work. Check how long the coverage is. Solar panels usually come with a 20-year warranty, so you don't have to worry about them for as long as you rent, buy, or lease them.

Which solar panels should you use?

When selecting solar panels, review the following details with your solar provider:

  • Best value for your targeted savings: Depends on how much usable roof space you have, panel power production, and cost.
  • Aesthetics: Panel color and mounting systems can be beautifully designed to integrate well with your home architecture.
  • Panel manufacturer quality and warranties: Protect your investment by picking high-quality panels backed by 20–25 year warranties.

Which solar inverter should you choose?

Inverters transform the solar electricity generated by panels (DC power) into useable electricity (AC power) for your home. Typically installed near your home's electric panel, the inverter you choose should be determined by the design of your system.

Types of inverters include:

  • String inverters: Convert electricity from multiple panels.
  • Microinverters: Convert electricity from a single panel.

When selecting solar panels, review the following details with your solar provider:

  • Inverter manufacturer track-record and warranties: String inverters typically carry a 10-year warranty and may need to be replaced during the life of your solar installation. Microinverters sometimes carry 25-year warranties and may not need to be replaced.
  • Best fit for your solar installation: The choice of string or microinverter often depends on how much shade your roof gets. Discuss with the solar provider what makes the most sense for your situation.

Which solar inverter should you choose?

To maximize your solar installation performance and savings over time, most providers include ongoing monitoring as well as maintenance services, in case something goes wrong with your system.

Frequently Asked Questions

About Freedom Sun Solar

Experienced Solar Installers That Emphasize Quality & Customer Service

Trying to find the best solar installation services near me Tampa, Florida? When gathering more information and seeing how much you can truly save by going solar, you should look for a solar energy installer you feel comfortable with. Lumio's solar installers are punctual and will work with you to lower your electric bill while saving the environment.

Professional Solar Providers Tampa, Florida

Searching for solar companies near me is probably one of the first things you will do when beginning your home solar project. There are many differences among these installers in terms of size, services offered, equipment and panels available, and many other factors.

To make sure you're dealing with a reputable company in Tampa, you should check online reviews first. You can also get more information about solar and how it can benefit you and your family by making a list of questions and asking your sales representative.

How does solar photovoltaic energy work?

Visit our Solar Overview page to learn more.

How much maintenance is required?

Most solar installations will require little maintenance during the life of the system, and some proactive care may help you maximize the value of your investment. For example, if you live in a dusty environment, periodic washing of the panels may help increase electricity production, and inverters may need replacing, which normally occurs after the 10+ year warranty term.

How long do solar systems last?

The lifespan of a solar installation depends on the local environment and the durability of the system you purchase. A high quality solar installation can last more than 30 years.

What if there is a cloudy day?

Solar systems produce less electricity on cloudy days. The great majority of homes with solar still connect to the electric grid, drawing power from the grid when needed.

What if I'm not using electricity when the system is producing power?

In many U.S. states there is a policy called "Net Metering" which means the utility credits a homeowner for solar energy that is not consumed by the home. Those net metering credits are used up when the home takes power from the utility.

What if net metering is not allowed in my area?

It is still possible to install solar power, but any solar power not consumed by the household at the time it is produced will be exported to the electric grid, and is often compensated at rates lower than the retail electricity rate. The actual amount of solar electricity exported to the grid will depend on a variety of factors, including the total amount of electricity consumed, the size of the solar installation, and the degree to which electricity consumption occurs at the same time as solar production.

While actual values for a house will depend on the specific electricity usage patterns in that house, Project Sunroof estimates values for the percent of electricity exported to the grid using data from NREL. The estimates are based on the relationship between the total solar electricity production and the total amount of electricity consumed by the household. The larger the solar installation is relative to the household electricity consumption, the higher the estimate of percentage of solar electricity exported to the grid.

What are the risks to getting solar power?

Before deciding to go solar, make sure to select a provider with a good track record and an understanding of how to install and maintain solar systems. When properly installed and maintained, solar panels should not pose any danger to your home. Issues related to the installation and operation of a solar system are relatively uncommon, but can include PV systems catching fire, roof leaks, and hail and/or wind damage. For more information, talk with your provider.

Will my projected solar savings match actual savings throughout the life of system?

Actual savings can vary from projected savings for a variety of reasons. Fast-growing trees can shade solar installations, reducing production over time. Utilities can change how much they charge their customers for electricity, changing the savings from solar. Policies that are beneficial to solar installations may change (e.g., Net Metering). For states without net metering, savings may also vary by the amount of solar electricity consumed in the household compared to the amount exported to the grid.

Solar Power and Your Tampa Home
What’s the process for going solar?

Check out our guide for going solar.

What makes a roof good for solar?

The best solar roofs have large areas with South or Southwest exposure, little shade, and a roof in good condition.

What if my roof is really old?

If your roof needs to be replaced, it may make sense to replace the roof and install solar at the same time. Some providers offer a service to remove and replace a solar installation if you get a new roof in the future.

What if I have to move after a few years?

This varies by solar company, but typically you'll have the option to transfer a financed system to the new homeowner (with their consent), or buy out the rest of the contract and leave the system with the new homeowner or even bring it with you for installation in your next home. If you purchase the solar system, it's yours to handle how you would like.

Why are some parts of the roof sunnier than others?

Roof orientation matters. In the U.S., north-facing roof faces get less sun than south-facing roofs. Shading also plays a big role, whether from trees, chimneys, or nearby buildings.

What if I want to buy a high power consumption device in the future, such as a swimming pool or electric vehicle? Can I oversize my system relative to my current electricity consumption?

Sometimes you can. Different utilities have different rules on this question. Some utilities may limit the installation size to a proportion (e.g., 120%) of the electricity consumed over the prior year.

What if I own a multifamily home?

Depending on your homeowner's association, you may still be able to get solar for your home. Project Sunroof does not always know which portion of the roof belongs to which address or homeowner, so check with a solar provider to learn what’s possible in your situation.

What if I rent an apartment or rent my home?

Most solar solutions are geared toward homeowners, but there are some options for renters. For example, some utilities offer green energy options, and in some states community solar programs allow people to buy solar power from remote solar installations.

What if I am interested in solar on commercial / industrial building rooftops?

Project Sunroof calculates shading and solar potential on every rooftop that it covers, but the system size and financial estimates are tailored to residential rooftops. Commercial and industrial solar economics are often different from residential rooftops for a variety of reasons, including different regulations, electricity prices, and solar installation costs.

THE BENEFITS

Get solar with Freedom Sun Solar to save money and the environment.

OWN YOUR SYSTEM

With Freedom Sun Solar you own the solar system installed on your home and you get the upside value – not some third party or the utility company.

THE ENVIRONMENT

Avoid standard electricity which is produced by fuels which when burned emit chemical gases causing harm and pollution.

FREEDOM SUN SOLAR SERVICE

The design of your system, permitting process, financing and single-day installation are all taken care of by Freedom Sun Solar.

OWN YOUR SYSTEM

With Freedom Sun Solar you own the solar system installed on your home and you get the upside value – not some third party or the utility company.

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This was the fastest and easiest experience! They took care of all of the details and the whole process took just over a month! They answered all of our questions/concerns, and everyone one we worked with was knowledgeable.
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Freedom Sun Solar did an excellent job under-promising and over-delivering, contrary to most competitors. Install was completed quickly, correctly, and all inspections were tailored to my schedule. My power bill is completely gone, and my property value has increased at the same time. Strongly recommend.
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