What is Gainesville Famous For?
Gainesville is the largest city in north-central Florida and home to the University of Florida. The University of Florida football team developed Gatorade, naming it after the mascot the Gator. Gainesville is known for its central location, near to Orlando, Tampa and Jacksonville. Gainesville is also known for its university culture and relatively low cost. of living for a city of its size.
In the solar world, Gainesville is regarded as a leader. In 2012, Clean Technica reported that Gainesville was one of the top locations in the world in per-capita solar installations, beating California, Japan and Europe.
Why Go Solar in Gainesville?
Going solar in Gainesville is an easy way to save money on bills while reducing your carbon footprint. Both home and commercial building owners can go solar today with $0 down and achieve net zero. This is possible due to Gainesville Regional Utility’s net metering policies and federal and local incentives. The federal tax credit for going solar in 2020 is 26%, but act quickly, because this incentive is set to expire soon. Gainesville building owners can also take advantage of solar’s exemptions from sales and property taxes here in Florida.
By adding Powerwall into the mix, customers can also protect themselves from blackouts with backup power.
Is Solar Right for Me?
You can determine if solar is right for you by answering a few easy questions:
- Do you own your home?
- Is your roof in good condition?
- Does your roof receive sunlight during the day?
- Do you like saving money?
If you answered “yes” to these questions, continue your solar journey by learning how solar works in Florida.
If not, you can take steps to increase your eligibility for solar. A roof can be replaced under the same contract as a solar installation, since Goldin Solar is licensed in Gainesville for both roofing and solar. Shade can often be reduced by trimming trees.
Choosing a Solar Installer in Gainesville
Gainesville is a unique market for solar due to low energy prices, strict building codes, and frequent power outages. In addition, many residents are seeking luxury, custom, or new construction installations. These factors make it extra critical that you do your diligence and choose a reliable solar contractor that understands the intricacies of solar in Gainesville. You need to ensure your solar company uses solar panels with a high uplift rating for hurricanes, is familiar with the Gainesville building codes, and offers battery backup systems to ensure your solar array can power your home during a grid failure.
Why Choose Goldin Solar for Your Home in Gainesville
Goldin Solar is committed to offering Floridians the best solar experience possible. We utilize top-of-the-line technology like Hanwha Q Cell solar panels, SolarEdge inverters, and Tesla Powerwall backup battery. We perform all work ourselves with in-house sales and installation teams and have been recognized with industry awards and numerous five-star reviews from our customers. Learn what Goldin Solar can offer your home by getting a free quote today.
Learn About Climate Change in Florida
Along with the rest of Florida, Gainesville is already experiencing the negative effects of climate change. Increased temperatures, more severe weather, and sea-level rise all contribute to Florida’s uncertain climate change future. In the video below, hear from Goldin Solar CEO Daren Goldin and artist Linda Cheung as they tinker with some of the levers needed to keep climate change manageable in Florida.
Goldin Solar serves the majority of Florida. Our closest office to Gainesville is in Vero Beach. Reach out to be connected to a solar consultant near you.
Vero Beach Solar Office
1105 US Highway 1
Vero Beach, FL 32960