Florida isn’t called the Sunshine State for Nothing.
You see, the closer you are to the equator, the stronger the sunlight. And Florida lies much closer to the equator than most of the rest of America, with the distance between Miami, Florida, and the Equator only 1783 miles.
It is earth’s tilted axis—23.5 degrees away from the sun– that causes the sun’s energy to be less the farther north and the farther south from the equator you travel. It’s that same tilt that makes for such a short twilight time in the tropics, while twilight lasts much longer in the far north. The earth’s tilt is even responsible for the infamously long polar nights and polar days.
Test this if you want to see for yourself. Shine a flashlight at a globe, right in the middle. Now slowly spin the globe—just like earth turning on its axis—and you’ll see that during the ‘daytime’ hours when the flashlight shines on our part of the world that Florida is almost always right in the path of your flashlight.
This makes Florida a perfect state for Solar Power.
Solar power in some other states may be affected by the time of day—at noon, the sun is highest in the sky. Or by the time of year—the sun’s angle varies with the seasons. But the amount of sun that reaches the ground between sunrise and sunset in Florida is truly tremendous: Pensacola has a ‘low’ of 60% of sun reaching the ground, Miami has sun 70% of the time, while Key West—a few miles south and therefore even closer to the equator—gets sun to the ground 76% of the time.
Now all this sun isn’t something we can control. We’re just lucky when it comes to solar power that Florida is so perfectly positioned. But what is within our control is the way that we choose to utilize that awesome power and who we choose to help bring it to us.
So if you’re looking for a great, quality company to do just that—a company to do the necessary installation in your home for to go solar power–here are some points to keep in mind:
– Fully Licensed
Look for a fully licensed installer, with both a CVC (Florida Solar Contractor) and EC (electrical contractor) license.
– Quality Equipment
Insist on American made equipment, with micro-inverters that convert DC current into AC current for your home
– Efficient Process
If an installer insists that it is a 5 month process to get permits and install your solar system, look again. Quality companies can execute everything in about 40 days.
You’ll want your contractor to have both Workers Comp and General Liability insurance. This protects not only you, the homeowner, but also the worker and the company.
Do your research, and look for an installer with a strong track record of leak free installs, clean wiring, and good aesthetics. Your installation should work good—and look good, too!
Or just look no farther than Florida’s fastest growing solar company– born & bred in the Sunshine State— Go Solar Power.
Go Solar Power is Solar, Simplified.
With over 1,200 successful Florida solar installations, Go Solar Power stands for simplicity in harnessing solar power for Florida and beyond. White glove concierge team services for both residential and commercial solar installations. And a large, dedicated staff.