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SEM Power is a solar installation company based in Tampa, FL— powering Florida with renewable solar energy since 2009.

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The Best Solar Company in Tampa, Florida

Harnessing the Power of the Sun

SEM Power installs clean solar energy systems that reduce energy costs for Florida homes, businesses, and communities while keeping the Sunshine State beautiful.

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Solar Savings in Tampa: SEM Power Featured on Fox News

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Brett Emes, CEO of SEM Power, discussed the transformative power of solar energy in the Tampa Bay area on Fox News Channel 13. For countless consumers, the monthly electric bill induces a sense of dread and unease. However, with the revolutionary advancements in solar technology, residents can now wave goodbye to outrageous electricity bills. Get the lowdown on solar power costs, the installation process, and discover how you can make the smart switch today.

Watch the segment here!

 

Going Solar with SEM Power

Making the switch to solar energy with SEM Power is a straightforward and hassle-free process.

We handle everything from system design and permitting to installation and maintenance. We do not sub-contract our solar installations. Our experienced solar design and installation team works hard to complete projects on time and with minimal disruption, allowing you to start enjoying the benefits of solar energy as soon as possible.

Solar Panels Keep Tampa Beautiful

Solar panels play a critical role in preserving the environment. Using renewable energy from the sun can reduce your carbon footprint and dependence on fossil fuels, which are finite resources and cause harmful pollution, like smog and greenhouse gases.

In fact, the commitment to replacing fossil fuels with a green energy source is an integral part of living in Tampa. The city council voted in August of 2021 to move the city to 100% clean and renewable energy by the year 2035. Make a difference today by switching to solar energy.

Solar Installation Services in Tampa Florida

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 Commercial

We are a full-service solar photovoltaic, engineering, design and construction firm; specializing in solar panel canopies, ground mounted PV systems, and solar carports in Florida and the Caribbean. Our process for Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) guarantees quality solar projects that are on time and on budget.

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Residential

SEM Power has installed hundreds of solar energy systems for homeowners throughout Florida. SEM Power is one of the best solar companies in Florida! SEM installs the highest quality solar panels for residential customers to help them save on electric costs and protect Florida’s beautiful environment.

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Municipal

We have the capabilities, technology, and experience to develop utility-scale solar projects. SEM Power designs, installs, and manages large solar panel installations that make solar energy more accessible to communities throughout Florida.

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Energy Storage

For many organizations, our solar battery storage systems help enhance the value of their solar energy system investment. Solar by itself can drastically cut monthly energy bills. Battery storage systems amplify those savings by addressing demand charges. Combining solar and storage can be a winning combination for customers with the right energy profile.

Why Choose SEM Power?

SEM Power has been leading the energy independence charge since 2009. Our extensive industry knowledge and decades of professional experience enables us to complete solar panel projects safely and efficiently. Our work exceeds the highest quality standards, no matter the complexity or circumstance, making us the best solar company In Tampa Florida.

We specialize in developing and implementing the latest advanced energy technologies; including grid-tied solar systems, energy storage solutions and off-grid power systems. Our commercial portfolio includes some of the largest solar photovoltaic plants designed and constructed in Florida and the Caribbean.

SEM Power doesn’t stop there, we offer industry leading service and support teams for the ongoing operation and maintenance of existing solar facilities.

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Experience

SEM Power has been installing solar panels in the Florida area since 2009 and has no plans of stopping!

Quality

The solar panels we install are manufactured by reputable companies, meaning you receive more durable and effective panels.
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Flexibility

We understand how vital solar energy is to the environment and try to find ways for anyone to join the solar revolution.

Financing

Our clients are given a variety of financing options to speed up your solar process and make it affordable for everyone.

Reputation

SEM Power is highly recommended by businesses and residents throughout the state of Florida.

What Are The Benefits of Switching to Solar Energy?

Switching to solar energy has numerous benefits, both for the environment and for your wallet. Here are just a few of the many benefits of solar energy:

  1. Reduced Energy Bills: Solar energy systems can significantly reduce your monthly energy bills. By producing your electricity, you can avoid paying high utility rates and potentially even earn money by selling excess energy back to the grid.
  2. Environmental Benefits: Solar energy is a clean and renewable source of energy. By switching to solar power, you can reduce your carbon footprint and help to combat climate change.
  3. Increased Property Value: Installing a solar energy system can increase the value of your property. Buyers are increasingly looking for energy-efficient homes and are willing to pay more for properties with solar panels.
  4. Energy Independence: By producing your electricity, you can become more energy independent and less reliant on the grid. This can be especially beneficial in areas prone to power outages or natural disasters.

 

 

We’re Dedicated To Our Florida Solar Customers

When looking for a solar company you can trust, you want to hear real testimonials from past clients. At SEM Power, we don’t rest until our clients are satisfied, and it shows in our feedback. From start to finish, we stay diligent because we know it’s in our client’s best interest. We’ll keep constant communication with you to ensure your needs are being met. We’re not here to simply sell you a solar system and then leave. We genuinely want to see you succeed with your new system and will ensure you are given the proper resources to do so.

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Alex Zbylut
August 10, 2023
I strongly reccomend SEM SOLAR I was on the phone with Corey for 30 minutes he fully explained my system is working and broke it all downbfor me so I could understand it.. HE DID NOT TRY TO PUSH ME INTO BUYING ANYMORE but he is going to follow up with me to make sure my current panels are working to fullest ...THANK YOU SO MUCH .
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Anthony Alesia
August 3, 2023
I just had my solar panels installed a month ago and couldn't be happier. They took the time to help me understand the pricing of the solar panels vs the output and how the tax credit actually works. I did my due diligence with other companies before getting a quote from SEM, they beat them all. They even upgraded my panels in order to get my install done faster. The longest part of the entire process was waiting on TECO to approve us to turn the panels on. If you're considering solar, I highly recommend SEM.
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Janice Doyle
March 27, 2023
SEM Power was very helpful, advising us whom to contact to reestablish our remote sensing of solar panels, then replacing the nonfunctioning ones. Thanks!
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Raul D
January 26, 2023
Highly recommended. I appreciated SEM Power explained relevant differences between systems, the panels ("Tesla" and others), input, output, sun/home positioning advantages/disadvantages, etc. More importantly, there was no dancing around total cost and expectations, which was a big one for me. SEM Power was transparent, and over a year later--the projections on savings are still spot on. Highly recommended over the 3 other companies around the area based on my experience.
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Joanne Durann
January 24, 2023
Great job! They do a wonderful job a great service and are just all around easy to deal with. Highly recommend them for all your needs.
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Ron Kubala
November 29, 2022
Sem Power did a Very professional Job, the best Service, Tech Travis was outstanding.
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Joseph Tews
November 1, 2022
Great experience with their installation crews. High quality product and attentive service. Definitely recommend!
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Jim Filgut
October 26, 2022
Just a note to say THANK YOU!!! We have had your panels for nearly 6 years. Last year we added Tesla battery backups. Throughout Hurricane Ian and the aftermath, we were among the VERY FEW on Pine Island who had power. Many people have generators but they were quickly running out of gas/propane. Our system is THE BEST! Thank you AGAIN!
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Bonnie Noble
August 24, 2022
The folks at SEM are professional and you know the job has been done correctly. I would highly recommend SEM for your solar needs.

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Save Money With Solar

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Save money on your electric bill for your Florida home or business by switching to renewable solar energy.

Tampa Solar incentives tax credits & rebates

In the past year, Florida has become the nation’s third largest solar state in terms of solar energy capacity. The sunshine state has also benefited from solar energy incentives. Solar incentives offer money for consumers and businesses to get solar in their homes or businesses and to reduce their electricity costs.

Solar Financing and Lease Options

Solar and Battery Energy storage financing solutions exist for every budget and organization type. No matter the size of your project, SEM Power has you covered with our extensive solar financing solutions and lending partners.

The SEM Power Story

Go with the solar installation & service experts in Tampa Florida.

SEM Power is a Florida solar company headquartered in Tampa. We have been changing the way Florida residents power their homes, businesses, and communities with affordable solar energy since 2009. Our extensive solar industry knowledge enables us to complete projects safely and to the highest standards, no matter the complexity or circumstance. We are committed to creating solar energy for homeowners and businesses who want to save money while positively impacting the environment through clean, renewable solar energy. Our solar experts will work with you to design a solar system that best fits your needs and budget for solar power.

Experienced solar installation and operations team

Our management team leads over 50 employees based in offices across Florida; including sales and operations teams, back office support, and a dedicated service department. Our NABCEP-certified solar installer and electrician teams have decades of combined experience and are the best of the best in Florida solar power. We do not sub-contract any portion of the solar installation process. The SEM Power team is led by our President Brett Emes.

Since 2009, we have produced an impressive portfolio surpassing 1000 installed solar projects.

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What Makes Our Company Stand Out?  ​

There are many reasons you should have your solar panels installed by SEM Power.

1. We offer zero down financing, which makes your experience affordable and efficient. Between savings from tax credits and the tax benefits that we provide, you will be able to transition to clean solar energy while also saving energy costs.

2. SEM Power is a veteran-owned by Brett Emes, who has dedicated his professional career to the solar industry. Brett attended Georgia Tech and graduated with a degree in Civil Engineering. He went on to serve in the US Navy where he dedicated his time in Nuclear Submarine Service. Brett brings over 20 years of commercial construction experience as a solar contractor and continues to personally develop his team to this day. 

3. We are community-oriented, and have many veterans on our team who install our solar energy systems. Our team of Florida solar installers provide and maintain the best quality solar equipment.

Quality Solar Panels From Our Industry-Leading Manufacturing Partners

Here at SEM Power, we only offer our customers the best of the best. We’re proud to work with some of the most high-quality manufacturers that deliver top-notch performance, energy production, and efficiency, including:

Why Should You Go Solar in Tampa?

Think back to the last time you opened a power bill. Did your jaw drop? Was the total you owed much higher than you were expecting? If so, then solar panel installation could solve your problems.

With an average of 246 sunny days a year, Tampa, FL, is the perfect place to go solar. SEM is the top Tampa solar company to help you take advantage of all that sunshine.

Our experts here at SEM Power have the skills to quickly install your system and get you started saving money right away. There are more reasons than just saving money to consider switching to clean, solar energy.

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Tampa is one of the most affordable places in the United States to install a solar panel system. You can contact our solar installation experts to learn more about the cost of your new system and get an exact estimate.

How Much Do Solar Panels Cost in Tampa?

How much does it cost to switch to solar panels in Tampa? As one of the best solar panel companies in Florida, we can provide you with a free estimate or a custom estimate performed via satellite.

While individual costs vary based on factors like system size and total power usage, it might surprise you just how affordable it is to install a solar panel system with SEM Power.

The average solar installation cost in Tampa is typically less than the cost of a monthly electric bill after tax incentives are factored in. Plus, you’ll save money by generating your own electricity. Florida offers ways to offset your total cost through:

  • Generous solar incentives
  • Rebates
  • Tax credits
  • Tax exemptions

Electricity in Tampa

Tampa Electric (Teco) is the primary electrical and utility supplier for homeowners in Hillsborough and Pasco counties. According to Wallet Hub, the average cost of utility bills in Florida for a Tampa homeowner with these utility companies is about $160 a month.

However, finding the right solar panel installer can significantly reduce high utility bills. Here at SEM Power, we’ve been helping Tampa homeowners and business owners save money on their utility bills since 2009. We’re also very proud that our efforts ultimately help preserve the natural beauty of Florida.

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Tampa Solar Tax Credits, Incentives, and Exemptions

Did you know Florida is the fourth-biggest solar state in the United States? That high ranking should come as no surprise when you consider the many incentives, rebates, and benefits of installing solar panels in Tampa, FL.

With all that sun each year and the numerous benefits of solar panel installation, it’s easy to see why more and more Tampa homeowners and business owners switch to solar solutions.

Did we mention that it’s possible to earn utility credits with your solar panel system and that you can reduce the upfront cost of installation? We will explain all the benefits you can get from switching to renewable energy and choosing SEM Power as your solar installer in Tampa.

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Federal Solar Tax Credit

The first incentive that Tampa residents can take advantage of is the federal residential solar energy credit. This federal tax credit allows you to claim 26% of the total cost of your system installation, including equipment and labor charges.

In December 2020, Congress passed an extension of the Investment Tax Credit (ITC), which provides a 26% tax credit for systems installed in 2020-2022, and a 22% credit for systems installed in 2023. The tax credit expires starting in 2024 unless Congress renews it. That’s why it’s critical to act quickly and install your system right away, so you can use the federal tax credit before it decreases and potentially expires in 2024.

State Sales Tax Exemption

Are you ready for another great advantage of installing solar panels? Your installation costs will be completely exempt from Florida state sales tax. Yup, you read that right: 100% exemption from state sales tax.

When you’re ready to make the switch to clean and renewable energy, we’re here to assist you. We’re one of the best Tampa solar companies because we help our customers take advantage of every single benefit, incentive, and tax exemption available to them, including the Florida state sales tax exemption.

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Property Tax Exemption

Have you considered making upgrades to your home or business, but you were indecisive because of the inevitable property tax hike? Well, that won’t be an issue when you choose to install a solar panel system.

According to CNBC, adding a new solar panel system to your home can increase its value by 4.1%. or about $9,454 for a median-sized home. Your home will increase resale value, but your property taxes will remain the same. Of course, the extra benefit of a property tax exemption on your new system is the cherry on top, in addition to the money you’ll save by generating your own power.

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If you want to start solar net metering in Tampa at your home or business, we’re here to help. Our SEM Power professionals will handle all the system setup and requirements for you, so all you have to do is start harvesting all that bright Florida sunshine and enjoy your credits.

How to Save Money in Tampa with Solar Net Metering

How would you like to open a power bill and find out that the power company owes you credits to offset your electric bill? Net metering could make that dream a reality.

Net metering is a feature that allows your electricity meter to run “backward” when you have a solar panel system installed, generating surplus electricity whenever possible.

When your solar panel system generates more electricity than you use, you receive a credit on your account for any unused kWh. You can pull from this at night or in the high demand months of summer. Any overage at year-end goes on your account as a $ credit at a prorated amount. This can be used to pay your Service charges or overage uses.

#1 Choice for a Tampa Solar Company

At SEM Power, we put our customers first, and that’s why we’re the leading choice for a Tampa solar company. We know that every system is different and requires unique installation methods. Our experts undergo extensive training, so they have the skills and experience necessary to handle your solar panel installation quickly and safely.

Every system we install is strong, durable, and customized to meet your exact specifications and electricity needs. Don’t take our word for it; check out our A+ Better Business Bureau rating or the many positive reviews we have on Google.

Solar Panel Installations Thorughout Central and Northern Florida

Why are we one of the best solar companies in Florida? Because we genuinely care about helping our customers save money on their utility bills while reducing their carbon footprint. Our installations are cost-efficient, and we offer free solar installation quotes.

We also provide some of the best warranties in the business. When you partner with us, you get:

  • 25-year warranty for production
  • 25-year manufacturer’s warranty and Enphase microinverter warranty
  • Free home energy audit

We have earned an A+ rating by the Better Business Bureau (BBB) through our dedication to our customers, and we’re certified by the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP).

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SEM Power is the Top-Rated Tampa Solar Company

Commercial, Residential, and Municipal Solar Installations in Tampa, Florida

SEM Power is located at 4466 Eagle Falls Place, Tampa, Florida, 33619, US. From Tampa International Airport (TPA) get on FL-60 E from Airport Access Rd/Bessie Coleman Blvd and George J Bean Outbound Pkwy/George J Bean Pkwy and then take I-275 N and Exit 2 to US-41 S/S 50th St/S Tamiami Trail. Take exit 11 from FL-618 Toll E/Selmon Expressway and then merge onto US-41 S/S 50th St/S Tamiami Trail. Use the left 2 lanes to turn left onto Madison Ave and then turn left onto Eagle Falls Pl. Turn right and then turn left where SEM Power will be on the left.
We’re open Monday – Friday 07:00 AM – 04:00 PM.
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