Solar Panel Installation in Indian River County, Florida

Lake Mary solar is committed to helping residents of Indian River County make the transition to clean, green solar energy. Our licensed and insured solar contractors will design and install a rooftop solar system that is customized to meet all of your home’s electricity needs. We will also help you pick the right financing option and solar incentives to maximize your savings.

Indian River County is the perfect place for a rooftop solar system. However, getting the right permits and inspections can be a complex process for most homeowners. Fortunately, our solar contractors have many years of experience installing solar systems, including design, engineering, permitting, installation, and more. All you will need to do is sit back and enjoy the savings your photovoltaic (PV) system offers.

How Much Do Solar Panels Cost In Indian River County, Florida?

Indian River County, FL, is a popular area for solar system installations. One reason for this is that the cost of panels is considerably lower than the national average. According to recent data, the average price of a solar system in Indian River County is $2.61/W, which is much more affordable than the national average of $2.94/W. Residents of the county also get to enjoy various state and federal incentives to bring the price down even more.

Solar Incentives in Indian River County:

Net Metering

Net metering is one of the best incentives for going solar. Net metering programs allow you to sell excess power generated from your solar systems back to the utility company. You’ll receive credits that can be used to lower or eliminate your electricity bill. And the best part? Florida offers full-retail net metering, so you’ll be credited for excess electricity at the current retail rate.

Property Tax Exemption

In Indian River County, when you build an extension to your house or make an upgrade, it usually means a significant property tax increase. However, that is not the case with solar. Florida offers a 100 percent tax exclusion for solar systems. This means that, should your home value increase due to the installation of solar panels, you won’t have to pay any additional property taxes.

Sales Tax Exemption

Another fantastic solar incentive in Florida is the Solar and CHP Sales Tax Exemption. When you purchase a solar panel system in the Sunshine State, you do not have to pay Florida’s six percent sales tax.

Federal Tax Credit

On top of state incentives, residents of Indian River County also get to enjoy federal incentives. The Federal government offers an Investment Tax Credit (ITC) to everyone who installs a residential solar system. This tax credit reduces the cost of the solar system by 30 percent. However, keep in mind that ITC is only applicable to those who purchase the solar system outright in cash or via a solar loan.

Zero-down Financing

Another major reason to install a solar system in Indian River County is that you have access to a variety of loans with zero-down financing. These financing options often come with a grace period of up to 60 days before repayments begin.

Solar Panel Installation Overview

If you plan to install a rooftop solar system in Indian River County, here are the steps you will follow:

Step 1: Get a Quote

To begin the process of installing a solar system in the county, get a customized quote. Based on your address and average electricity consumption, we will recommend a solar panel system that maximizes your savings.

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Step 2: Schedule a Home Visit

Once we send you the estimate for the solar panel system, you can schedule a home visit. Our Indian River County solar contractor will assess your roof, finalize your quote, help you choose the best financing option, and set a date to begin the installation process.

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Step 3: Solar System Design

Based on the information gathered during the home visit, our experts will design a customized solar panel system. This system will be designed to meet your budget and energy needs while taking into account efficiency and aesthetics. Once you approve the design, we will request approval from your HOA and acquire all the permits needed to begin the installation.

Step 4: HOA Approval

If you are part of a homeowners association, we will contact them to request approval to install a rooftop solar system. Note that in Indian River County, it is forbidden under Statute 163.04 for an HOA to prohibit a homeowner from installing a home solar system.

Step 5: Solar Permits

Indian River County requires that homeowners obtain a permit and submit signed and sealed plans from a licensed contractor before installing a rooftop solar system. We will contact the Indian River County Building Division, as well as your city building department, to submit plans and obtain permits to install the home solar system.

County and City Building Departments:

Indian River County Building Division

Address: 1801 27th St A, Vero Beach, FL 32960
Phone: 772-226-1260

Residents of Indian River County must acquire a building permit before installing a rooftop solar system. For more information about permitting, click here.

Vero Beach Building Department

Address: 1801 27th St A, Vero Beach, FL 32960
Phone: 772-226-1260

The city of Vero Beach, Florida, shares the building department with Indian River County. You can access the permit application on the Indian River County website.

City of Fellsmere Building Division

Address: 22 S. Orange Street Fellsmere, Florida 32948-6700
Phone: 772-571-9077

Homeowners in Fellsmere, Florida, are required to obtain a building permit from the city’s building department before installing solar panels. You can access the permit application and checklist here.

City of Sebastian Building Department

Address: 1225 Main St, Sebastian, FL 32958
Phone: 772-589-5537

The city of Sebastian, Florida, requires that residents acquire a building permit before installing a rooftop solar system. For more information about permitting requirements, click here.

Step 6: Installation

Our team of Indian River County solar installers will arrive at your home to begin installing the solar system on the date agreed upon during the home visit. A typical rooftop solar installation takes 30 to 45 days to complete. We will complete the entire installation with our fully licensed and insured solar installers without subcontracting any of the work.

Step 7: Inspection and Approval

Once the rooftop solar system is installed, we will contact the city and county building departments to conduct a final inspection. This inspection verifies that the rooftop solar system adheres to the latest Florida Building Code and the National Electrical Code standards. Once the system has been inspected and approved, we will send the inspection documents plus an interconnection application to your utility company.

There are multiple utility companies in Indian River County, Florida. We will contact your electric company to receive Permission to Operate and interconnect your solar panel system to the grid.

Utility Companies in Indian River County:

Peace River Electric Co-Op

Address: 17363 Co Rd 630, Lake Wales, FL 33898
Phone: 863-692-1152

To get your solar system connected to the grid, you will have to fill out several forms, including an interconnection agreement. More information on the net metering program at Peace River Electric Co-Op can be found here.

Florida Power & Light

Address: 9001 Ellis Rd, Melbourne, FL 32904
Phone: 321-723-7795

Like other electric companies in Florida, you must submit an interconnection agreement to FPL in order to connect your solar system to the grid. You can learn more about the net metering program at FPL here.

Step 8: Power On Your Solar Panel System

Once your solar system has been installed and inspected, the utility company will install a new power meter in your home. Afterward, our technician will switch on your solar system and set up an application so that you can monitor how your system is working via your phone, tablet, or computer.

Go Solar Today

Now that you understand the process of installing a solar system for your Indian River County home, start the process today by requesting a customized quote. Our experienced Florida solar contractor will ensure that you get the best products, prices, and service on your new rooftop solar system.

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