Walton County Solar Company

How to Go Solar in Walton County

Are you thinking it’s time to go solar in Walton County? There are many benefits of choosing solar power including reduced energy bills and reduced impact on the environment.

In fact, about 29% of the U.S. global warming emissions come from the electricity industry. Imagine how much impact we could have if even half the people in the U.S. decided to go solar! 

When you’re ready to install your system, you need to be sure to choose the best solar company in Walton County. Learn what to look for here!

Reviews and Referrals

Start with reviews and referrals. Personal referrals are gold, so if you know anyone who has worked with a Walton County solar company, start by talking with them. Find out about their experience with the company. Did the technicians seem knowledgable? How was their customer service? 

If you don’t know anyone personally who has hired a solar panel installation company, you can always check out online solar company reviews. 

But you’ll need to act fast to get in on the 26% credit. It’s reduced to 22% in 2021, and will be faded out by 2022. 

Net Metering

In Florida, if your panels produce more power than you use, you can sell it back to the utility company. Each utility company has its own rules and rates. Because of the differences, you’ll have to make sure that your solar system is installed and inspected according to your utility company’s requirements. Additionally, some companies put restrictions on the size of qualifying solar energy systems. 

Hiring a solar panel company like Compass Solar Energy who will work with Walton County utility companies like Choctawhatchee Electric Cooperative and Power South Energy Co-Op to ensure that your system is set up correctly saves a lot of headaches for you down the road.  

Florida offers statewide net metering, which means that no matter what utility company you use in Santa Rosa County,  you’ll have access to this program. However, please keep in mind that each utility company has different requirements and rates. Compass Solar Energy will work your Santa Rosa County utility company to ensure all net metering regulations are satisfied and met. 

Property Tax Exemption

One of the benefits of installing solar panels is that they increase your property’s value. One of the drawbacks of property value increases is that you owe more taxes.

But not when you buy solar panels! Florida incentivizes solar energy by waiving the property taxes you pay on the value that your solar panels add to your property. A good solar company can help you figure out the paperwork you need to submit to get the biggest waiver possible.

Another bonus: Floridians don’t have to pay sales tax on their solar panel system and may also qualify for solar tax credits. Yay for saving money!

Hiring the Right Solar Company

Googling “solar company near me” is a great way to start your search for a solar company. But don’t just pick the first company in the search results and hire them. Be sure to vet the company using these tips and ideas to ensure you get the right people for the job. 

Then, you can start enjoying all the money you’re saving on your energy bills!

For the best solar panel company in Walton County, don’t hesitate to reach out and connect with us here at Compass Solar. We’ll help you design the perfect system for your home and enjoy all the tax credits and exemptions that come along with installing solar panels. Contact us for your free quote today!

But you don’t need to worry about sales tax when you purchase your Santa Rosa County solar panels! That’s because in Santa Rosa County, the sales tax is waived when you purchase solar panels. So you can go green, and also save a little green.

See What Our Customers Are Saying

"Start to finish, Compass was top notch. Michael came out to our home and designed a system at our kitchen table. We have some friends that recently used Compass and they were very happy. Melanie from the office kept us up to date every step of the way. The install crew was professional and cleaned up after themselves. Our system is producing well, even on cloudy days. We are very happy with our decision to go solar with Compass Solar Energy."
Gary Hughes

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