Frequently Asked Questions
Everything you need to know about SanCap Solar Connect
- How does it work?
- How can SanCap Solar Connect offer a below-market price?
- How was the installer selected?
- Why should I participate now?
- How can I learn more about the program?
- Can I put in a ground-mounted system?
- Is there a minimum system size to participate?
- Are new construction projects eligible?
- How long will it take for me to get my solar panels installed?
- How much could I potentially save from solar?
- Are there any incentives available for solar?
- How do I get credit for the electricity I produce?
- Will installing solar PV panels affect my insurance rates?
- Will installing solar impact my property taxes?
- Are solar panels safe?
- What makes my home or business an optimal site for solar?
- How big of a system do I need?
- If I already have solar panels to heat my pool, will they they integrate with a full solar installation?
- Is there enough sunlight for solar with the amount of rain and cloud cover we get in Florida?
- Will my solar panels stand up to severe storms and hurricanes?
- How much maintenance is needed for solar panels?
|How much could I potentially save from solar?||The cost of your solar investment will vary greatly depending on the size of the system, your roof type, and several other variables. To find out exactly how much you can save, please sign up for a free solar assessment for your home or business from Urban Solar.|
|Are there any incentives available for solar?||
Yes, several incentives from the state and federal governments are available to SanCap Solar Connect Participants.
Solar PV systems installed by businesses are also eligible for special commercial incentives:
|How do I get credit for the electricity I produce?||The Lee County Electric Cooperative (LCEC) Net Metering program allows LCEC members to offset all or part of their electricity use by "selling" their excess electricity back to LCEC. Net Metering is explained in detail at www.lcec.net/energy-efficiency/net-metering-program and will be discussed at the SanCap Solar Community Meetings.|
|Will installing solar PV panels affect my insurance rates?||Solar panels do not affect property insurance rates or insurability. The system may be included on your homeowner's policy. All participants are encouraged to consult with their insurance agent.|
|Will installing solar cause my property taxes to go up?||No! For homeowners, Florida provides a property tax exemption for the added value of a solar PV system. Installing solar will not increase your annual property taxes.|
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