The latest and greatest in Florida green energy by Wayne's Solar

Happy 35th Birthday to us!  Since 1983, Wayne's Solar has served the Central Florida region with the best solar energy solutions.  Sun powered is the way to go in the Sunshine State. 

We were recently chosen by the Volusia Solar Co-op as their exclusive solar provider for over 100 members.

We are now offering backup batteries: Ask us about having a Sonnen Backup Battery installed along with your solar PV power system.

"I had my solar tube skylight put in just weeks before hurricane Irma. I was pretty nervous about what might happen. Nothing...absolutely nothing. No leaks, no cracks, no damage! The guys from Wayne’s Solar told me their tubes could withstand a hurricane...and mine did! Wonderful customer service and they really make sure your house is clean before leaving. Have recommended them to other neighbors who are just as pleased!" - Mrs. Galloway

"These guys are awesome. They put in a solar pool heater for me last year. This year I had a roof leak that I thought was due to the panels on the roof. It actually ended up being caused by some nail pops from the shingles. Not only did they fix the area for me, but they went around the roof and fixed some other areas that had some potential issues. Awesome service, awesome company." - Mr. Perry

"Five ago I had Wayne's Solar install panels for my pool, a solar attic fan and a solar hot water heater. I have REDUCED my electric bill by OVER 50%. My total cost was recouped in the first 18 months." - Mr. Crouch

By the way, have you driven by any of FPL's amazing solar farms yet?  At this point, the solar energy sector employs more people than oil and gas.  Solar is the way to go and our company provides solar energy solutions from Jacksonville to Port Orange and as far as Putnam and Clay Counties, Florida.

Get Rewarded for Solar Water Heating in Florida

You can still get the 30 percent tax credit on your federal return when you install a solar powered water heater in Florida. Beaches Energy, JEA, and Clay Electric utility customers are also eligible for rebates.  Going solar pays off!

Utilizing incentives to install solar hot water systems is the smart way to upgrade your home's green design.  The consultants at Wayne's Solar will run the numbers for you and explain how going solar pays off quickly for homeowners and commercial property investors.

Did you know that one third of your electric bill is water heating costs?  That adds up, especially for facilities that use a lot of water such as medical offices.  Installing a solar water heater saves money and the environment. Solar panels on Florida homes are beautiful and functional.    

Solar hot water heaters work automatically and seamlessly, using the free and clean power of the Florida sun.  Our many happy customers confirm drastically reduced electric bills, especially when combined with photovoltaic for solar electric and solar attic fans.  

If you have a pool, our solar pool heating and variable speed pool pumps save you even more.  Wayne's Solar has been installing technology to harness the energy of the sun in Florida since 1983.  Contact us to find out more about rebates, credits, and benefits of solar hot water heaters.

Victory for Solar in Florida

Thank you to all who voted NO on Amendment 1!  There was an inspired, bipartisan grassroots effort to get the real information out about this misleading amendment.  Even though it was written in the interests of the utility companies, Florida consumers and solar supporters won the day by defeating it.  It was a gratifying success, especially since the marketing for the amendment was funded by millions of dollars and the marketing against it was almost strictly word of mouth.

Back in August, Amendment 4, a solar-friendly initiative, was passed by voters.  The people have spoken: We want the clean, free energy of the sun on our own terms, not under control of the utility companies.  It will still take some time to implement Amendment 4 but the defeat of Amendment 1 will only make that process easier for legislators.  Because of these positive developments in our government to favor solar energy initiatives, we will finally have a chance to live up to our name: the Sunshine State.  

Thank you again for saving solar by defeating Amendment 1, Florida voters! To show our appreciation, Wayne's Solar, headquartered in Ormond Beach, is offering special pricing on ALL complete solar power systems. Contact us today for your FREE estimate! This special offer expires 12/31/16 and cannot be combined with any other offer.  Please also keep in mind this offer must be presented at time of first appointment (say you saw it on the Solar Florida blog).  Now more than ever, it's time for solar in Florida.

Call us at (386) 673-9720 to find out more about our celebratory special offer and GO SOLAR! Wayne's Solar serves residential and commercial customers all over Central and Northeast Florida including Clay, Duval, Flagler, Putnam, St. Johns, and Volusia Counties.  You can also use our easy online contact form here. 


Builders benefit from solar installation options for home buyers

Solar tax credits and other incentives encourage builders to include the options in their custom built homes of energy-efficient photovoltaic solar electric systems, solar pool heating technology, solar hot water heaters, and other green energy design elements.

If you are a builder in the Northeast or Central Florida region, we invite you to contact Wayne's Solar to find out how solar tax rebates and refunds can credit back to your customers, setting you apart from other builders in today's home construction market.

New home buyers who intend to build from the ground up will be thinking long term: this means low utility bills as well as quality appliances and building materials.  Builders that are informed on the tax credits and financing of solar are more likely to do business with forward thinking home buyers.

Wayne's Solar, in the solar energy business in Florida since 1983, offers these resources for builders regarding solar tax credits and other incentives:

In-depth explanation of how solar electric works

Resource on incentives for builder solar tax credits

Home builders will also benefit from solar rebates, marketing support, a new range of clients, greater client satisfaction, and best of all the ease of energy code compliance that comes from partnering with a professional, licensed solar installer.

Contact us today or stop by our Ormond Beach, Florida headquarters!

What's the news for Wayne's Solar in 2016?

Look at this handsome group! We got our sales, office, and tech teams together right before the holidays for a photo shoot.

Congress voted to extend the 30 percent Investment Tax Credit (ITC) for solar for another three years. It will then ramp down incrementally through 2021, and remain at 10 percent permanently beginning in 2022.

JEA utility customers will want to contact Wayne's Solar right away. JEA has added funds for a new rebate extension until March 31, 2016. Rebates that are now active: 16+ SEER HVAC replacement, insulation, and solar.

Check out MORE solar incentives here or contact us at 844-4WAYNES. There are so many ways to save when doing the right thing and going solar. We also have a variety of internet specials.

We will be at the Flagler Home and Lifestyle Show: January 23 & 24, Sat. 9am-4pm & Sun 11am-4pm at Flagler Palm Coast High School. Stop by our booth and get a special discount offer if you say you saw this mention on the Solar Florida blog.

Our sponsored runner, Patrick Schmidt of Hayward Pools, just completed the Disney Goofy Challenge (1/2 marathon and full marathon) this month. Coming up for Patrick are some very exciting races for charity including the Skydive Ultra-Marathon (50 miles) on January 30. He is also running the Sarasota Half Marathon and the Atlanta Marathon in March, and the Keys 100 (relay team) in May.

We have partnered up with Camelbak to develop special edition versions of its water bottles. They are available for purchase at our headquarters today. Both models are BPA free, spill proof, and come with a lifetime warranty!

Update for 2015: Guinness World Records for Solar

Back in 2011, we posted this list of Guinness World Records for Solar that had been achieved at that point in time.  With the progress in solar and the popularity of this amazing energy source all over the world, we thought it was time to do an update!  Let's see what has happened in solar energy record setting in the past four years...

NEW RECORD: Fastest solar powered vehicle
Japan - August 20, 2014

The fastest speed attained by a solar-powered vehicle is 91.332 km/h (56.75 mph) and was achieved by Kenjiro Shinozuka (Japan), who drove Ashiya University's Sky Ace TIGA at Shimojishima Airport, in Miyakojima, Okinawa, Japan.

UNCHANGED: Largest solar powered building
China - December 2009

In December 2009, China unveiled an office building in Dezhou, Shangdong province, that meets almost all of its energy needs with its rooftop solar panels. The building covers 807,000 square feet and contains research facilities, display areas, and a hotel.

NEW RECORD: Longest journey by solar electric vehicle
Germany - December 15, 2012

The longest journey by solar electric vehicle is 29,753 km (18,487 miles) and was achieved by the Solar Car Project Hochschule Bochum (Germany) who travelled around the world departing Adelaide, Australia on 26 October 2011 and finishing in Mount Barker, Australia on 15 December 2012.

NEW RECORD: Largest single solar thermal collector
Austria - January 31, 2014

The largest single solar thermal collector measures 70.70 m² (761 ft²) and was achieved by Siko Solar GmbH (Austria), in Innsbruck, Austria, on 31 January 2014. The solar collector was 20.80 m long and 3.40 m wide.

NEW RECORD: First circumnavigation by solar-powered boat
Monaco - May 4, 2012

MS TÛRANOR PlanetSolar (Switzerland) circumnavigated the world in a westward direction from Monaco in 1 year 7 months and 7 days from 27 September 2010 to 4 May 2012 on solar power only. The boat had accumulated 32,410 nautical miles (60,023 km; 37,296 miles) on its arrival in Monaco.

NEW RECORD: Fastest crossing of the Atlantic by solar power
France - May 18, 2013

The fastest transatlantic crossing made completely under solar power is 22 days 12 hr 32 min by MS TÛRANOR PlanetSolar (Switzerland) and its crew of six from Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, Spain to Marigot, Saint Martin, from 26 April to 18 May 2013.

NEW RECORD: Largest solar oven cooking class
India - January 4, 2014

The largest solar oven cooking class consisted of 3,639 participants, achieved by Keshav Srushti (India) in Mumbai, India on 04 January 2014. Students of the Suryakumbha solar oven cooking class first built solar ovens, then made a meal of vegetable masala noodles.

UNCHANGED: Most powerful solar chimney
Spain - February 8, 2005

Enviromission's prototype solar chimney power station in Manzanares, Spain, produced 50 kilowatts of electricity between 1982 and 1989. It consisted of a large area of greenhouses, in which air, heated by the Sun, expanded upwards through a 656 foot central tower, powering turbines as it escaped into the atmosphere.

UNCHANGED: Longest flight by solar powered spy plane
United States - July 23, 2010

Zephyr is a High-Altitude Long-Endurance Unmanned Aerial Vehicle made of ultra-lightweight carbon-fiber. It flies on solar power generated by amorphous silicon arrays covering the aircraft’s wings, no thicker than sheets of paper. It is powered day and night by rechargeable lithium-sulphur batteries that are recharged during the day using solar power. On July 9th, 2010, Zephyr was launched at 0641hours and set three new world records. The flight took place above the US Army's Yuma Proving Ground in Arizona and the aircraft was landed on the morning of July 23rd.

Contact Wayne's Solar when you are ready to be amazed by the amount of money you can save by switching to solar power for your Florida home energy needs.

Patrick Schmidt Continues to Wow on Behalf of Wayne's Solar

Patrick Schmidt, long distance runner extraordinaire, is proudly sponsored by Wayne's Solar.  This year he participates in numerous running events, including the recent SkyDive Ultra in Clewiston, Florida on January 31st.  Along with jumping out of an airplane, Patrick ran 50 miles that day!

That race finished the month off with 250 miles total run for our amazing athlete.  In February, Patrick will take on the Glass Slipper Challenge at Disney in Orlando.  Then in March is will be the Sarasota Half Marathon and 100 mile Fort Clinch run. We are blown away!

What else does Patrick do beside astound us with his running accomplishments?  He is a district manager of Hayward Pool Products, and Wayne's Solar carries a full line of this esteemed company's pool technology products, including salt chlorination systems for pools.

Find out more about everything Wayne's Solar can do for your home and business.  Go Solar, Go Patrick!