Niceville Solar Companies: Everything You Need to Know

Did you know the U.S. has more than 2 million solar installations? Renewable energy and especially solar are growing in popularity as the desire for cleaner energy is becoming apparent to homeowners across the United States. There are many benefits of solar energy to consider when choosing whether or not to install solar panels. 

Niceville solar companies in Florida offer an array of services for both residential and commercial roofs. If you’re ready to learn more about how to choose a solar installer and what to look for, we’ve got you covered! 

Niceville FL home with solar installed on roof

Brief Overview of Solar Panel Installation

You might be wondering, is solar even for me? If you own a home or a business and have a roof (or even a small plot of land next to your home or business) the answer is yes!

Solar panels can be used to bring electricity to your home, heat your pool, and provide hot water. Way more than just electricity, isn’t that great? 

With so many options to consider and ample financing opportunities to make them affordable, solar panels are the way to go, especially in sunny Florida! With such high use of air conditioning in the summer and the desire for a warmer pool in the winter, solar is a great option for a low-impact and sustainable lifestyle. 

There are a few key steps to your solar installation experience, after you’ve received a quote and determined where to place the panels. Know that installing solar panels usually only takes a few days or even less. Your solar company should also handle all permits on your behalf! 

  1. Install solar panel mounts or brackets. These are tilted to ensure maximum exposure to sunlight. 
  2. Install the solar panels themselves. 
  3. Do the electrical wiring for the panels and connect the panels to the grid. 
  4. Flip the switch and test the panels! You’re ready to roll. 

Types of Home Solar Systems

A knowledgeable solar installation company will give you suggestions on what kind of system will work the best for your home. However, it’s always a good idea to do your research first. That way, you understand why a certain kind of solar system works for your needs. 

Different Solar Panel Materials

When it comes to the material used to make solar panels, three options are the most popular. No matter what panel system you end up with, it will most likely be one of these materials.


Monocrystalline solar panels have cells made out of silicon wafers, which are the most common material used. A single cut of silicon materials makes up the entirety of a monocrystalline panel. 

This kind of panel is popular because of its sleek design and its energy efficiency. However, as you can expect, monocrystalline panels are more expensive than other silicon options. 


Like Monocrystalline panels, silicon material makes up the polycrystalline solar panels. The difference between the two panels is how they’re made. Melted silicon is put into a mold that forms into a polycrystalline solar panel.

The molded aspect of these panels makes them cheaper than monocrystalline panels. However, you sacrifice the sleeker design of monocrystalline panels, and polycrystalline panels are less efficient at collecting solar power. 

Thin-Film Solar Panels

A variety of materials make up thin-film solar panels, sometimes including silicon. Like the name suggests, these panels exist to be as thin as possible so that they can adhere to any surface. The popularity of thin-film panels is likely due to their flexibility and portability. 

Because a combination of many materials makes thin-film solar panels, and they are not solely made of silicon, they are less effective than silicon-based panels. Because of their design, thin-film solar panels are not the best choice for home solar installation. They have the lowest energy output and the lowest life expectancy. 

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Contact Compass Solar Today

For more information on our services at Compass Solar, check out our website and read the glowing testimonials. We’re the best in the business for Niceville solar companies and soon, you’ll see for yourself. 

Don’t forget, we’re here to serve you, so if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us. 

See What Our Customers Are Saying

"Everyone with the company was very helpful and they were timely with all of my questions. The installation was very quick and they even put reflective stickers on each of my trusses in the attic to alarm future ghosts of the wiring that has been installed. They have gone above and beyond to make sure the full system is working and would recommend them to all my neighbors."
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