FaQ’s

Get all your solar questions answered! SEM Power is one of the leading solar companies in Florida. If you’re looking for solar providers near me, contact us today for a free consultation.

How Solar and Battery Storage Works:

How do solar panels convert the suns energy?

If you put a silicon cell in the sunbeam’s path, the cell catches the energetic photons and turns them into a flow of electrons. These electrons can be forced to flow around an electric circuit when combined with other electrical components. The end result is the ability to power your businesses, or home.

How long do solar systems last for?

A solar system built with high quality materials and proper construction techniques, that also receives proper maintenance, can last for 25 years or more. There will be some planned maintenance during the life of the system. SEM Power provides O&M services and we offer our customers visibility to their system performance / energy output.

How much roof space do I need?

Our energy team will review your energy bills to evaluate how much solar you need and how much can be placed on your roof, land, or carport. A 500kW system requires approximately 50,000 sq. ft. of roof.

Do I own the solar system?

Systems can be purchased by the customer, or they can leased; for the customer to buy the energy without owning the system. SEM Power will work with you to determine the right financial approach to your new energy solution.

What are the typical warranty periods?

A solar project should include equipment warranties from the equipment manufacturers and workmanship warranties from SEM Power who does the installation.

Benefits for Businesses and industrial customers to go Solar:

How much can your business save with solar?

The potential savings generated from a solar project depends on several factors, ranging from the monthly amount you spend on energy, the amount of solar that can be installed at your business, the production potential of the system, the utility your facility is in, and the incentives (tax credits) you take advantage of.

With enough area for solar, a business can offset all their electric bills. SEM Power will work with you to evaluate your bills and the other factors to consider, then propose the optimal system size that is tailored specifically to meet your energy needs.

What are all the benefits to go Solar?

Functional benefits for solar carport customers include weather protection and shading.

Sustainability goals can be met in an ever-changing energy ecosystem. These goals include reducing greenhouse gas emissions and offsetting your carbon footprint.

Customers who decide to go solar will have predictable energy costs that are stabilized and controlled for the life of the system.

Reliability is significantly increased for customers who pair solar with battery. Customers who take this approach will now have reliable and affordable availability of power whenever it is needed.

Companies that have invested in solar will have the opportunity to communicate their commitment to providing a clean, safe energy demand resource.

The Process of Going Solar:

What information is required to get an accurate solar quote?

Once you contact SEM Power and request a quote, the company will need to know the business address where you plan to install solar and will need to see copies of the past 12 months energy bill. SEM Power will handle asking you all the questions needed to execute a successful solar project. Once we understand your goals, we will process the information necessary to design an energy solution that performs and meets your expectations.

Operating and Maintaining Your System:

How do I know if there is a problem with my system?
Each system is able send data to a monitoring platform that will be included with your solar system. Sem Power’s O&M team constantly monitors customer installed systems to detect long term and short-term changes in system production that might indicate a problem. The data helps us quickly diagnose the issue to schedule a service call. Customers can also track system production and set up system alerts, even to their mobile phone. This service is offered outside of the standard installation process.
How much system maintenance is needed?

Once a Solar system is installed, we recommend that system be inspected on an annual basis. This will ensure any potential issues can proactively be mitigated saving the owner from lost production and more costly repairs if nothing is done. Your SEM Power professional can answer additional inquiry.

Solar Financing Options:

What are the ways to finance my solar / Battery storage project?
Solar and battery projects can be purchased directly outright, via a loan, or through a solar lease. SEM Power will work with you to determine which financial solution will work best to solve your energy need.
What are the benefits of a Solar / Battery system to be purchased outright?
An outright capital investment will provide the greatest savings for a Solar and Battery storage system owner. The system owner can also utilize all the available tax credits. In Florida there is currently a federal investment tax credit (ITC) of 30% There are additional state, municipal, and tax incentives that your SEM Power professional will work with you to take advantage of. Our goal is focused on maximizing your financial benefit.
What is the deadline for the Federal Investment Tax Credit?
The federal investment tax credit (ITC) is worth 30% of the system value until 12/31/2019. After that, it is scheduled to decline in value over several years.
• 12/31/20: Declines from 30% t0 26%
• 12/31/21: Declines from 26% to 22%
• 12/31/22: Declines from 22% to 10%
Now is the time to take advantage of Solar and Battery energy storage systems before valuable tax incentives disappear.

Looking for solar providers near me? Contact SEM Power today! 1-888-496-1119


Customer Reviews

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Customer Reviews

Ed Schifman

Facebook
I rarely write reviews, and to be frank, a company needs to be very bad or they need to be extraordinary to get me to post anything. In the case of SEM Power, the word EXTRAORDINARY is the right word. Although I installed approximately 112 solar panels about five years ago, Hurricane Irma required a new roof, and in doing so, those 112 solar panels had to come down and then reinstalled back in place. Because I was able to reconfigure my solar pool heater in a different location, it allowed me the ability to add another 12 or so panels. In doing so, my billing from FPL has gone from $650 per month five years ago to $8 today. Yes, $8!!! Hard to believe, but solar is incredible. In addition to a reinstall, the software needed to be able to see and control the daily use of power has been challenging, only because an outside vendor supplies the equipment and software. That said, SEM Power has been by my side to get this resolved multiple times due to no fault of their own. This is a tribute to a great organization that I feel was a great decision on my part. If you choose solar, give them a call. I was 110% satisfied!!!

Steven Gardner

Facebook
Awesome Company, great customer service, installation, and a wonderful experience overall. I am now saving a lot of money on my electric bill. Thanks

Brian TR.

Google
I have been researching solar companies for a year or more and recently went with SEM Power. Today is install day. The crew showed up on time and were ready to work. I am impressed with the respect and work ethic the three gentlemen have doing the install. They are quick with the "Yes sir, no sir" and took the time to show me the workings of the power inverter panel installed on the side of my house. The lead worker explained the process to me of what would be taking place during the install. Michael Barger, the salesman kept me apprised of the items to follow, the inspections, Fpl meter swap and final testing. I am glad I went with SEM Solar and reccomend them to all.

Jacqui McCurdy

Fantastic company fantastic experience! I have had solar for 2 years now and save at minimum half of my old Duke power bill every month. This company has excellent follow up and very responsive to calls! I love looking at the app they have hooked up to the system to monitor my savings! Thank you SEM!!

Jim Latchford

I have had the opportunity to interact with the personnel of SEM Power regarding some equipment issues with my solar panel system and found their response to be professional on a personal and technical level. They went the extra mile to assure me that I understood the nature of the issues and their satisfactory resolution of same. I am quite satisfied with their continue willingness and efforts to make sure that their system is performing as advertised to my satisfaction.