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Our Solar Specialists are commited to staying on top of the industry and sharing that industry knowledge to our customers and our Sarastoa community. We have been serving the Sarastoa community since 2007.

Residential Solar Panels Are Worth It

Residential Solar Panels Are Worth It

Residential photovoltaic (PV) installations are considered a major home upgrade. Households that invest in solar can instantly save money by reducing utility costs. Eventually, homeowners will save enough money where it covers the cost of the solar installation. This is referred to as the return of investment, or ROI. We will look at the expected ROI for solar systems installed in 2021. Not only do solar consumers save money, but their solar investment will increase the value of their homes. Their home appreciates just for having solar panels installed. We will also analyze the increased property value expected with installing a solar system in Florida.

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What to Expect from Solar in 2021

What to Expect from Solar in 2021

As we beckon in a new year, we are reminded of the past. After a tumultuous year, people worldwide are ready to emerge out of the pandemic, eager to get back to normalcy. We have experienced an increase in home utility bills during the pandemic, the decrease of door-to-door sales, and the rise of online sales for solar. Like every significant sector, solar took a hit from the pandemic. Yet, the new year brings in new hope and anticipation. Solar is looking up for 2021.

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Solar ITC Extension Included in Covid-19 Relief Bill

Solar ITC Extension Included in Covid-19 Relief Bill

It was a Christmas miracle reminiscent of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. Congress passed an extension of the federal Solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC) on December 27th, 2020. The President signed off on a 2.3 Trillion dollar spending and relief package. The government shutdown was avoided, and the much-needed Covid-19 relief was included. The American public can expect a two-year extension for the 26% ITC in addition to the $600 stimulus checks.

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Recapping Solar Energy in 2020

Recapping Solar Energy in 2020

2020 has been a tumultuous year. Despite the ups and downs of a pandemic and economic uncertainty, solar energy overcame all obstacles to flourish in this historic year.  The solar industry forged its path through legislative victories and improved technology to see substantial growth in residential and commercial installations. 

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Confidence in Solar is at an All-Time High

Confidence in Solar is at an All-Time High

The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects an increase of 51% for Solar Photovoltaic Installers from 2019 to 2029. The number of installers could grow from 12,000 to over 18,000. This far exceeds the growth seen in most other professions.

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This Month is the Final Month for the Current Solar Tax Credit

This Month is the Final Month for the Current Solar Tax Credit

Last month the SEIA, Solar Energies Industries Association, vocalized their dissent of the upcoming reduction of the solar ITC, Investment Tax Credit. The ITC is dollar for dollar, federal tax credit worth 26% of homeowner or company’s solar investment. The tax credit will save you money. It is a policy passed by Congress to incentivize and help with the transition to solar power. The SEIA is calling on Congress to pass an extension to the ITC. The current rate is 26%.

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A Closer Look at Florida Solar

A Closer Look at Florida Solar

This week President-elect Joe Biden introduced key officials and cabinet members. Among those members was the man tasked with leading the way to address and combat climate change, John Kerry. The selection of John Kerry marks a significant refocusing on climate change. President-elect Joe Biden emphasizes the importance of reducing emissions, rejoining the Paris Agreement, investing in renewable energy, and incentivizing the private sectors. The United States can expect more growth in solar; thus, Florida can expect more growth too.

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SEIA Supports the Broadening of the Solar Investment Tax Credit

SEIA Supports the Broadening of the Solar Investment Tax Credit

The President of SEIA, Abigail Ross Hopper, stated to reporters on November 17th, 2020 about their number one priority. The SEIA wants to prioritize the expansion and broadening of the ITC. According to President Hopper, “broadening the solar industry’s key federal tax credit will provide the most measurable relief as it weathers the economic difficulties of the pandemic.”

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Since 2007, Region Solar has been an established and proven Sarasota-based company that offers full service for residential and commercial properties’ solar needs. It’s a veteran-owned, family-run business that provides the best service and highest quality equipment for all their solar installations. With over a decade of service, Region Solar has helped turn Sarasota towards solar.

Region Solar is Recognized by Sarasota County Solar Co-op

Since 2007, Region Solar has been an established and proven Sarasota-based company that offers full service for residential and commercial properties’ solar needs. It’s a veteran-owned, family-run business that provides the best service and highest quality equipment for all their solar installations. With over a decade of service, Region Solar has helped turn Sarasota towards solar.

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Feature Image - 11-06-2020 Solar Energy Is Here To Stay

Solar Energy Is Here To Stay

America’s dependability on solar has been steadily increasing over the past two decades. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, “installations have increased 35-fold to an estimated 62.5 gigawatts today. The increase in installations is enough capacity to power the equivalent of 12 million average American homes. Since the beginning of 2014, the average cost of solar photovoltaic panels has dropped nearly 50%.” The cost decreases result from an evolving market that is becoming self-sufficient, self-reliant, and more affordable.

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