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With the added – often significant – energy demands resulting from people staying home due to the coronavirus and warmer than average temperatures, those who utilize solar power may be asking at year’s end, “Where did my net metering credits go?”

When Florida voters – 74%, or nearly 2 million of them – voted “yes” on Amendment 4 last year, we celebrated joyously. This measure would exempt solar and wind energy devices from being added to a property’s assessed value for property tax purposes for businesses. It would also remove Florida’s “tangible personal property tax,” which Read More >

Tesla Powerwall 2.0 The Tesla Powerwall 2.0 is officially here and making an even bigger splash in the home energy market than its first-generation predecessor. It can be indoor/outdoor, wall or floor-mounted, holds 13.5 kWhs per battery, will power a continuous 5 kW of energy and surge to 7 kW, you can stack NINE batteries Read More >

If you have a solar energy system, then you are the beneficiary of net metering. If you’re not quite sure what that means, keep reading for understanding net metering in Florida, we’re happy to explain. In Florida, net metering rules were adopted in 2008. Net metering allows utility customers who connect approved, renewable generation systems Read More >

If you are reading this, it’s likely that you want to know more about solar power than just the basics. The basic concept is that sunlight hits solar cells, the solar panel converts sunlight into electricity, electricity powers your home, and your utility bills decrease. So here is a little more detail on how that Read More >

Bill Johnson, founder and president of Brilliant Harvest, LLC has earned his certification as a solar PV (photovoltaic) installer from the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP). This certification is the highest professional certification that can be earned in the solar energy industry and puts Johnson into an elite group: there are currently Read More >

We are often asked about the cost of installing solar on someone’s home or business. For someone considering installing a solar power system on their home or business, the upfront cost can feel intimidating. Even with the federal tax credit of 30%, a homeowner might be looking at an investment of $15,000-$20,000 for a 10kW Read More >