You never know when a power outage might strike. But if you have one of our generators, you won't find yourself out in the dark. At May Electric - Solar Division in Tampa, FL, we're your one-stop resource for residential, commercial, and recreational generators.
Mono means one, while poly means many. MONO is one wafer sheet of crystalline, where POLY is multiple parts of crystalline in one wafer. It is similar to the difference between Plywood being one continuous veneered sheet of wood and chip board or particle board being many chips of wood in one board. Which is stronger and better? Which one will cost more and will last the longest? Sure we can argue the difference in them, the pros and cons of each. However at May Electric - Solar Division we choose the best and the most dependable. The cost after the 30% tax credit and figuring the extra saving in electric due to the higher efficiency is not worth the savings you save on the shelf price comparison. A solar electric PV system is a separately derived energy system, don't not cut corners on something so important. In comparison, the Solarworld USA made and manufactured MONO crystalline photovoltaic panels are pressure treated 5/8ths plywood while POLY panels are chip board "lets save money now and deal with the problems later" solar PV panels. Sure for a couple years they will be very similar in production but after years of use the MONO crystalline solar panels will outperform the lesser grade panels every time.
All over the country, people are getting excited about commercial photovoltaic systems, and Tampa, FL is no exception. As a trusted local solar contractor, May Electric - Solar Division is eager to outfit the area’s businesses with this money-saving technology.
You can help grow your business with commercial solar energy systems from May Electric - Solar Division. Throughout Tampa, FL, commercial establishments from mom-and-pop stores on up to big box stores are moving in line with sustainability and reaping the monetary rewards that often accompany going green.
Awesome! The whole process was fairly smooth. No questions went unanswered. Everything aspect went planned. Time to start saving!
High Quality Service
May Electric Solar was a pleasure to work with. They could not have been more competent and helpful.
Courteous, Reliable Service Techs.
Courteous, reliable service techs. Efficient and responsible to client site, a team members (my observation). Helpful in explaining process and procedures for standard operation. Gave contact information if any more questions needed answered. All issues have been addressed, so far. Working as expected.
Very professional and competent from our initial discussions thru the installation of our solar system
We are very happy with May Electric Solar. They are very professional and competent from our initial discussions thru the installation of our solar system. They were a real pleasure to deal with. Everything was explained and any questions we had were promptly answered. The installation is very well done and looks great. We can't wait for the meter to be changed so we can start using the system. 1st class Company.
Great service and excellent system
Very knowledgeable, professional and prompt. Everything promised was installed and they did a great job with the work. I received several quotes from different solar companies and decided to go with William May Solar after meeting Neil. Pricing was very competitive and I am extremely happy with the installation, system and support.
Exemplary solar installed...
We are delighted with our system. Tampa Electric installed the new meter today and we met procedures. The entire staff of May Electric Solar, the owner, field reps, installers and office staff are exemplary. If you want solar and you don't call the you're missing out!
These guys beat every competitor price significantly. They have been very helpful through the whole process!
The installers were very respectful and efficient
The installers were very respectful and efficient. They installed 22 panels and a solar fan in about 4 hours. Clean up was also very good. My only compliant is that there was not sufficient notification for the date of the install and the date of the inspection from the county.
Wow, we made the right choice.
William, his field rep. Neil, his installers and the office staff, Kathy and Misty are all top of the line. You will not find a better group and a more enjoyable experience in this type of work. When it's done you stand back and say, Wow, we made the right choice. I have recommend them to our neighbors and plan to recommend them to our HOA board at our next meeting. I'd like our whole community to go solar. Monty.
Very pleased with this company from start to finish.
We were very happy that we decided to have May Electric design and install our Solar Power System because all the personnel involved on our project were great to work with. They designed a system that meets our energy needs and did not try selling us a larger system than needed. They were able to sell us top rated panels and still keep it affordable. On the day of install, all of the workers were prompt, courteous, and professional. The office staff was wonderful, and returned our calls and answered all questions in a timely manner. It is a great feeling to see our electric meter running "backwards". We were very pleased with this company from start to finish, and would definitely recommend May Electric to anyone thinking of installing a Solar Electric System.
We are completely happy with May Electric. We appreciated the fact they are local to Florida, do not use sub contractors and the price was right! I love the monitoring system also. Everyone was always very pleasant to talk with and we never felt like we asked to many questions. The entire project was streamlined like clock work. Very impressive and we are very Happy.
We want to personally thank all May Electric Solar employees for their dedication in getting us converted to a solar powered home. The installation crew did an outstanding job installing the 30 solar panels in under 7 hours in one day. William May in his capacity as a licensed electrician made sure that everything was in prime working order. Kathy and Misty, in the front office, were always extremely polite and attentive to our solar questions. We can't say enough good things about all the employees at May Electric. Thank you, Mr. May, for having your crew of workers (no subcontractors). That gave us peace of mind. Thank you Neil for a wonderful presentation at the home show. We rate May Electric Solar 6 stars out of 5!
Best Solar deal going in Tampa Bay
Fast installation- at the best price/value for my system.
Solar made easy
May Electric did a fantastic job with my solar array! The first visit was in person and the entire process from choosing a system appropriate for my needs to the actual installation was very smooth. I appreciated the advice on how to reduce my electrical load in order to also reduce the number of required solar panels. My system has been up and running for 2 months now and I am collecting credits from the power company and my last power bill was simply for the grid connection fee of $16. I had a small battery backup system installed to handle critical systems in the event of a power failure and May Electric was the only contractor able to give me this option. Overall I highly recommend their service!
We are very pleased with May Electric and our solar system. They are professionals and will answer all your questions. They won't try to sell you anything you don't need. I would highly recommend them.
Great price on Equipment
If you want the best equipment at a great price this is the company. I heard the sales pitches and promises. Do your reach and this company checks out 100%. They invite you to their warehouses, jobsites and hid nothing. I recommend this company 100 percent. Will designs the PV system and runs the crews. I feel confident in what I was sold with no sub contractors especially since we had problems with a remodel contractor and I was left with the blame game and no resolve. Looking towards my 20 yr warranty nd no electric bill!!! Thank you Gregg
Great Solar Attic fan service
Great Price, quick install and warranty documents! I would recommend buying a solar attic fan. My attic was cooler before they left. Thank you Hank
I am a satisfied customer. Everything was explained in detail and the contract was carried out as promised. Steve B
Very easy to deal with, great prices and honest service. Thank you Chris W
Great price on enphase systems
Great equipment and very good at explaining how enphase systems work. I liked having options on my solar panels also other companies seem to only offer one or two options. Staff was great but phone system seemed to be inadequate for such a large company. Peter and Linda F.
No hard sell
My background is I'm from an electric utility company, and I found Mays' electric to be very professional. They answered all my questions. There was no "hard sell." They came in with one price. A lot of contractors will price out individual components. And May electric didn't do that. So what they do (what they did) is they listen to you and they help determine the size of the system you need. They make it so you don't have to be very knowledgeable.about the solar industry. They make it very easy. I know what I'm talking about, and so I was waiting for them to say something incorrect, but they didn't do it. I was very pleased with them.
Quilty solar and professional planning
I was very impressed with the detail of the planning process and how much time was given to us prior to signing a contract. The staff was very helpful and honest. I would recommend their services. Jeff & Wendy
The best solar for less
This is a very knowledgeable company on solar and they don't mind taking the time to educate you on how it works. Very honest and friendly service with no pressure. The project was completed as promised and it looks great. The installer crew lead by Mr May himself was very profession and well trained. I would say they are the best around! James H
Half the Cost for a Soalr attic fan!!
I received quotes from 4 companies and May solar was 1/2 the cost in pricing with USA made fans warrantied for 25 years. They were very helpful, Very professional install. You cant go wrong with this company or a solar attic fan! Tony
Very Professional, very informative.
Very Professional, very informative.Love the Attic Fan, it is awesome! Keeps my electric vent from coming on during the day, saving me money! That's what it is all about! Thank you so much!
The process was completely seamless from sales to installation. The office was very helpful when ever I had a question. The job was completed in one day. The inspector for the county commented that I made a good choice on hiring this company. I cant agree more I have received 3 bills since my net meter was set none over $12.00! Larry E
After consulting with 5 solar companies we found May electric to be the most knowledgeable company by far. Great equipment and warranties with a well trained crew. Thanks May! Joe T
We would definitely recommend May Electric.
We are very impressed from the first phone call to May Electric. From the girl answering the phone to the installation and crew of the new and efficient solar panels. We definitely recommend May Electric.
We had the solar attic fan installed. Informative and friendly presentation. Quick install. Speedy response to our inquires.
Hard work pays off!
Bill, myself and Stacy want to thank your company as we are now seeing the fruits of your hard work! The solar panels are really paying off now and we can't be more excited after all the issues we started out with! Thank you! You have a quality company! Steve and Stacy
Nicest group of people
This was by far the easiest contractor I have ever dealt with from start to finish. It would be impossible to exceed my experience. They made it almost to easy and with the cost I was a little nervous. After several months now I am still satisfied and I am treated by company staff as if my business is yet to be earned. What a nice change especially with such an investment. I cant wait to see everyone at the customer appreciation cook out and meet the rest of you in person.
Honest and reputable company
The price was right and the explanation of their process was excitant. The purchasing process felt less of a purchase and more of an educational process in regards to how I was treated. A very professional team through out the process. I am pleased with the customer service, follow up and performance of my system. No questions where left unanswered during my purchase. Thank you!
free power from the sun
To all the staff at William May Electric Inc. I couldn’t have asked for a better result on the 12 panel solar project. Nice quick install with a perfectly clean layout and great work done by the installers. Even the inspectors commented on the nice work. From the beginning it appears that the panels have produced $100 each month so far. I expect production will be even higher in the summer months and the way I look at it, it’s free power from the sun.
Questions answered and open house coming up.
Thank you Bill for you professional courtesy and I hope your Open House goes well. We may even try to get by there if I am up to it. From A Satisfied Customer, Ronald C. D
Great company- hard working employees. We checked out several venders and May Electric is the best (best product and best prices) and really worked with us on all matters. Honest folks!
Great company! Great people! Great service! Active in the community!
I want to thank May Electric and Solar for not only having exceptional products at reasonable prices, but for also supporting their community! They are proud supporters of the River Ridge High School Softball program and we look forward to having a relationship for many years to come. If you're looking to save money on your electric and want an honest group to work with than call Mr May and team! They will take great care of you.
Worth waiting for
Billy and Misty, Some things are worth waiting for..... I finally received my new March bill ......I pulled last years bill and it was about $270 ...it came down to $ 69.17! $200 savings in one month! I truly appreciate your help in getting me here! I am not at home to see the actual usage but isn't this great! Thank you so much! Have a great Easter, Elva S.
Installed solar panels, a solar attic fan, a high e pool pump and a new electrical panel on our house. Coordinated installation of a net meter with TECo. Very pleasant to work with and efficient.
100% THE BEST SOLAR COMPANY
Mr, Bill and his staff most knowledgeable contractor, they install 36 panels in my house in plant-city 6 months ago, system installed as desired, very efficient and helpful, After 6 months i add 5 more panels, Bill gave me same price and surprisely he came over saturday to install because mon & tue has rain, money well spent, Mr BILl highly recommended , they were very punctual from start to finish, finally NO OTHER SOLAR COMPANY WORTH SEEING, Thank you MAY ELECTRIC AND BILL (OWNER)
Your crew did an excellent job. Everything looks great. Thanks for helping out on getting me a good roofer also to make this project possible.
No other solar company is worth seeing
I did not want to be rushed into a solar system. only 3 companies made me feel comfortable talking to. Out of the three may electric was the consistent source of info never pushing me. If I asked to many questions I wouldn't have known, it felt like I was consulting a friend and not a contractor. I am excited about my system and knowing I have a contractor that cares about my investment. The expertise of this company insures in 10 years they will be around for my warranty. THANK YOU MAY ELECTRIC!!
Professional Grade Work
All workers were very courteous, very detailed in there work, and the work was very neat when completed and answer any question I had. The job was done in one day and look very good, I would recommend their services to anyone.
I just received my second month electric bill from WREC and continue to be very pleased. The installation was completed at Thanksgiving. The price was as good or better than any other folks I talked to. The references that I talked to were great. The install team was very professional and obviously new what they were doing completing the work in just about a day. Since the installation, we had one micro inverter fail out of the 40 installed. It was replaced as soon as the replacement was received (and the weather cooperated.) My only 'regret' is that I'm not sure I have enough panels. In talking to Bill and his team, we're going to wait and see how the performance works after the days get longer. I'm comfortable that we made the right decision to go w/May Electric.
Honest and Dependable! Great Install
Billy May himself (the owner) came out with a crew on the day after Christmas to get this job done before January 1st giving me the tax break for 2015. Thank you very much for everyone at William May, Inc.!
Great Value and experience
After looking in to solar for a few years I decided to get quotes from 3 companies as suggested by Duke energy. It took 9 appointments with 6 companies to get to The May electric. After speaking with Mr May on the phone I knew this would be the company I would hire, assuming there was no hidden fees as many competitors said I could expect from such a low ball quote. There were no extra fees this is the most straight forward company I have ever dealt with. I highly recommend including may electric in your solar quoting process. You will not be disappointed. Greg B
professional, attentive and thorough.
I had the distinct pleasure, and it was a pleasure, believe me, to have May Electric, Solar Division, install solar panels on our home. From the moment I first met with their representative, Jerry Sicinski, to when all the panels were up and running, these folks were professional, attentive and thorough. The owner of the company was on site during the installation and answered any questions I had throughout the entire process. Every single worker was polite and professional. Nothing was sub contracted out. When you decide to go the solar route this is most definitely the company that you want to go with. I couldn’t be any happier and I can tell you - so will you!
100% The best solar company around
We did our research for almost 6 months, many companies tried to over sells us devices that we won't need. May Electric was the only one 100 % honest and advice us what is was just need it. Josh went trough all the paperwork need it. Bill (the owner) was on the roof since they started working as hard as the rest of the guys. The arrived on time and completed the job the same day. We can't be more satisfied than what we are at this point. Can't wait till I open my next power bill and see my friends faces. Is a win win situation at this point with the tax credit, our property increased an extra 20000 dls (more than we payed for the complete set up. Also we are very pleased about helping our world doing this transition. May Electric is the way to go 100% USA pan r ls and parts with 25 years warranty.
Solar Panels Installation
I choose May Electric Solar Division because they explained every phase of all that would be involved to have solar power installed , they met with us and help with all papers to be filled out and signed . the installation was done in one day with a full crew and cleaned up.I WOULD RECOMMEND MAY ELECTRIC WITH 5 STARS !!
instalation was quick, workers were polite,& job was well done.
I have to say that May Electric far far exceeded my expectations; their workmanship was amazing, attention to detail superb, answered all my questions, everyone was polite and professional - i would use them again in a heartbeat and have already recommended them to many folks.
The Best in the State of Florida! They Know SOLAR better than anyone!
Josh Hubbard and Tab are the most knowledgeable folks I have ever spoke with in the area of Solar technologies and #Green Energy! They are professional and can help home owner save literally Thousands of dollars $! Tax incentives, Write offs, smaller electric bills and better for our environment! Future generations will thank you and YOU will thank me for the recommendation!
Excellent service and professionalism.
Great experience from start to finish. Very quick response to initial inquiry. They kept their promises, met deadlines, and were very professional and answered every question we could throw at them. Highly recommend them for any electrical need but especially solar if you are considering it. Bill the owner and his team are number 1 in my book..
last year around this time we decided to power our house with solar panels using MAY ELECTRIC SOLAR DIVISION as our contractors.they were very dedicated in their approach of the panels and very on toip on their craft.now a year later me and my wife can testify on how pleased we are of having made that decision.our power bills have averaged zero for most of the year and we are looking forward on many more years to come of this god given gift that we FLORIDIANS have all year around.THE SUN.
The right choice
We had 5 companies in to quote us and every one of them had the best "equipment" after speaking to William, on his case studies and experiences, if you want truthful answers that are unbiased get a quote from the solar department of may electric. Mike
If you are serious about solar
Hire a company that is serious about solar also. If you have any questions they will be answered. 2% voltage drop code? 2% they have the calculations and design and answers on why it matters. I am so happy I did not buy from a sales rep with another company. these people are trained and informed. If you want to deal with a company that is more interested in giving you a satisfactory service than receiving a payment go with this company. No liens, all cash accounts. Awesome! I will recommend may electric to everyone. , dennis
Micro inverters are the way!
Tab you guys were 5,000$ less then the other company same solar panels same system they were going to install in size, However they quoted me Solarworld panels with an SMA inverter. I made the right choice you were my third company I called with the best price with better equipment Enphase inverters and Solar world panels. With 4 locations facing 4 different azimuth directions Enphase energy is the only inverter system that would work properly for my home. Thank Tab!
The work has been done very well according to both the building inspector and electrical inspector. My question is whether I'm on Solar now, or if I have to wait for Duke to remove that portable machine that has been here for at least 3 months. Am I still being charged by Duke or not. Also, will I be getting monthly bills from solar or is it up to me to decide when I will pay the bill. I'm still unsure as to what is happening. I thought the box next to the new breaker box was supposed to tell me what panels are working, but it says web 0. I'm sorry I have questions..
Excellent price & Excellent work
Josh, the sales manager, set the tone for service & integrity. Billy, the owner, followed through with a first rate installation done in less than a day. Billy grew up in the roofing business with his Dad. He is now a Master Electrician. A match you "May"think made in heaven for installing photo-voltaic solar panels. I would be happy to show my system & comparative power bills with anyone interested, contact the company for my phone number. Jerry S.
Installed 24 solar panels to generate solar power to whole house.
Josh was very knowledgeable and able to discuss the system in a way we could understand. No pressure, very pleasant. Didn't try to sell us what we didn't need and patient with all our questions. We met many solar salespeople and decided May Electric offered the most comprehensive, best quality, and pricing. They had great references which we checked out. Josh was always responsive and available when we needed him. The installation by Billy May, owner/electrician and his own staff was efficiently done in one day. We were impressed by their politeness and professionalism. They worked quickly, were organized, and cleaned up after themselves.
Installed a solar system on our home. Awesome work and quality. Thank you.
good and prompt service
Would have May Electric do more work if opportunity arises.
I am pleased with my choice
After making my decision on hiring the solar division of may electric my system was installed within 2 days down payment to the final inspection by Hillsborough county. The longest part was waiting for Teco to install the net meter...2 weeks. Over all I am very happy with my choice. I couldn't imagine anyone doing a better job or being as professional as this outfit. They are definitely worth calling if you are considering solar power for your home. Brian
After years of researching and wanting solar electric, we made the best decision in choosing May Electric. We wanted a competent, honest, and professional company and that's what we got from May Electric. Billy and his team went above and beyond to make us happy.
Serious solar company
This company is serious about what they do. Very professional, a can do attitude by everyone in the company. This is the best company I have ever contracted with. I am very pleased with the whole process. The after hours availability worked nicely with my schedule also.
I did a lot of research then chose The Solar Division of May Electric
I did a lot of research into solar itself and came across May Electric Company. Bill May came to my residence to answer a lot of questions from me in which the one big question is the fear of the unknown. To all the na sayers that told me that solar doesn't work and that you?ll be very disappointed with it as well as you?re hard earned money will be gone to boot. Well I?m here to tell you that I?m glad that I didn't listen to you all. When Bill explained to me how much it was going to cost, how it was going to work, and was able to get the financing that I needed in order for it to make financial sense for me, it was a no brainier. There was no pressure at all; Bill was honest and patient in answering every bit of all of my questions thoroughly. Rather than take two days to do the installation like other companies. May Electric sent a full crew and did the whole thing in just under �of a day to include the free solar attic fan installed. They did not send sub-contractors either; instead I received professionally qualified installers who were properly licensed for all of the install stages. They came on time when they said that they would, ready to work and professional looking. If you have ever dealt with contractors in the past this is a breath of fresh air. May Electric Company?s electrician was very helpful in getting all the documents required to get my new meter from Duke Energy and hooking up the option to use my generator in a way that allows me to safely utilize the PV solar panels with micro inverters in the event of a power frailer. Again to the na sayers that said there was no way that the solar panels could ever be used in a power outage in conjunction with using a very small generator which I found not to be true. They did everything they said they would do and they were excellent in communicating with me during the whole process from start to finish. I have been burnt badly in the past by contractors, so I am very tough and very hard to please. But rest assured, you will not go wrong with bill and his company. After the work was completed I have had the chance to see several power bills. I?m very glad to say that I'm impressed and very pleased. It is one of my little joys in life in fighting back on the high cost of living expenses to receive my Duke Energy bill each month with $0.00 or little amount owed for energy use each month and with the right type of financing my monthly payment is no more than my average monthly electric bill would have been.
I quoted five different companies for my off the grid solar power, after the fact I was even happier because I choce the company with the best price, best equipment, always professional, respectfull, walked us though the porcess, we know what was caming next, and what to expect, in other words said what they did and did what they said. Tustworthy, friendly. Thanks to all the guys Amazing work!
Not your average solar contractor
This company was totally different than any other company I met with. No pressure at all, the sales team was honest and patiently answered all my questions. The crew that came out with the owner leading them were absolutely top notch. Every thing went as promised. The sales team was more like a conversation than a sales routine and the installation crew was a surgical operation. Very impressive! I highly recommend giving may electric a call before you commit to anyone one else. You will be impressed. Top notch service and solar products. This company is an open book no hidden agenda they will answer all your questions.
7.9kw solar system
System installed as desired, cost what Bill Mays said it would cost, works as Bill Mays said it would work, very happy with the system, installation and May's service.
Very efficient, helpful, knowledgeable.
We are very impressed with the results of the installation. The workers were extremely friendly and competent. The solar panels were installed in half a day. All the work was done very professionally. Also William, the electrician, was very helpful to us getting the documents required to get our new meter from Duke Energy. Hooking up the option to use our generator in a way that allows us to safely utilize the PV solar panes with micro inverters in the event of a power is a very nice feature. We purchased only the number of PV panels that Josh Hubbard recommended. Another company that we looked at suggested installing the maximum number of panels allowed for a basic Photovoltaic Solar panel system; they said that there was no way that the solar panels could be used in a power outage using a generator. We found this to be untrue. We are very pleased to have gone with May Electric, The Solar Division.
Competent, Professional, Easy to Work With - Highly Recommend.
When I first set out to put in solar panels I did a lot of research that led me to May Electric. After meeting with Josh Hubbard I felt like I could make a decision then and there without interviewing other companies. I am glad I did. There were some hiccups with respect to permits (not unusual in Largo I understand) but the May people were great about all aspects of the transaction. Rather than take two days to do the installation they sent a full crew and did the whole thing in one day. They did everything they said they would do and were excellent at communicating with me. They responded quickly to every question and concern. I am one tough old geezer and very hard to please but I don't think you could go far wrong using these nice folks. I would be glad to discuss with anyone that would like more details.
Solar Panel fascination vs reality!
My expectations of the solar panels delivered as promised. I felt like there was so much misinformation out on the market. The big question is the fear of the unknown. The price vs results was pretty impressive. All the notions that I heard where that it was so expensive. The reality was my wife and I showed our power bills to May Electric, they were reviewed and a cost was figured on how long to pay back in years for the system. After the work was completed I have had the chance to see several power bills and I'm impressed. My awareness level for power consumption has been elevated with the ability to see the power production anytime I want on our system. Thank you May Electric for the quality I was looking for and the professionalism.
Someday hope to add even more panels.
About 3 years ago some of my neighbors here in Land O Lakes were having solar installed by May Elect. After talking with him and getting some prices we had 23 panels installed. I can't say enough good things about how professional the whole job went. Everything came in as priced and the elect bill when down even more than was estimated. We would most highly recommend May Elect to anyone considering solar.
extremely pleased and highly recommend! researched several different companies before deciding to go with them and I am very glad I did!
Came on time, finished on time and have had no problems with solar panels-they have worked great for 21/2 years since installed
Ging green with solar conversion
Our salesperson, Jeff Hudson, and the William May company helped us install a solar system on our roof late in 2013. We had been accepted into Duke Energy's solar conversion program. Prior to the solar conversion our energy costs averaged approximately $110.00/month. Immediately our monthly average dropped to $0.00 (except, of course, for that silly meter charge of $8.98/month). We paid cash for the system and with rebates, tax credits, etc our ROI was estimated to be 2.33 yrs. It is one of my little joys to receive our Duke Energy bill each month with $0.00 owed for energy use. Our neighbors saw our installation, heard about our monthly non-bill, and opted to sign up for solar conversion with the William May company too. They too are paying $0.00 for monthly energy use. Love it. An we get to wear a white hat all the time. We are the good guys!! thank you William May for all the helpful information you continue to provide and for being responsive to our inquiries.
So impressed with William May, I went to work for him!
I got introduced to solar voltaic a few years ago, I'm not a salesman, but solar seemed like something I could sell that people could benefit from and actually come out money ahead in the long run. My introduction was through an acquaintance who had started a solar sales company with whom I would do solar sales for. My only requirement was I would not have to pressure sell people and that the system we were selling would live up to our sales presentation. I immeadiatly bought a solar system and other associated products to eliminate my electric bill initially, as I couldn't justify selling something that I myself wasn't using, even though the owner of the sales company did not have solar. This was when I met William May owner of May Electric. I realized William was the electricial contractor, and I was just working with a fast talking sales company, with William I really learned about solar. It was like a breath of fresh air working for William May. He was dedicated to selling only the best American Made solar panels, inverters and solar equipment. When a customer had technical questions he was always available to meet them in person or by phone to answer their questions, even if it was related to electrical other than solar. William has been present, and on the roof at every job I have sold. If a solar system was not right for a customer, he would not hesitate to tell the customer it wasn't right for them, and he never tried to sell a larger system than one of my customers needed. You will find working with William a breath of fresh air, and his sales people friendly and informative, not pushy like some of the water treatment and window sales people I've had in my home, and tried to politely get to leave.
Zero electric bill but more money
We where not looking to spend what we did on our solar system, May electric was about $1250.00 more then other quotes we had. We trusted Williams calculations on why we should pay more for micro inverters over a central inverter. After our tax credit its $875.00 more about 10 months extra on the ROI. The monitoring is probably worth it to most people I guess. My wife was sold on it, with the "never a surprise electric bill" as william would say, "due to a faulty system" since micro inverters monitor it daily. I just wish the cost would have been a little more even to central inverters. William said in 2 years I would be thanking him for choosing micro inverters rather than a central inverter. One good case he had, that I agreed on was that when insurance companies start making things difficult for solar electric homes the easiest attack ( the only creditable attack in his opinion) would be on the high voltage DC systems like central inverters and house fires.
All my questions answered
I looked in to solar for 2 years. I spoke to 8 different solar companies over a 6 month period. I asked a lot of questions most of them, I knew the answers to... The only contractor that was consistent in every conversation and 100% truthful on every question was Mr May. It got to a point I was just trying to stump him on a technical question. Good luck if you try. The fact that he is also on the installation running the crews made him the only logical choice for me. After almost 2 years of having solar with absolutely zero problems, I can vouch that may electric is the right choice for anyone thinking of going solar. Mike
Nice installation by knowledgeable company. With available credits it is a no brainer! My system will pay for itself in 6.5 years. I paid cash. However, if financecd, the monthly payment would have been no more than my average monthly electric bill. Plus, solar electric adds 20% to the value of your home. Did I say no brainer? Craig Muth, Lakeland, Florida. PS, My electric bill for April 2015 was $0. Plus, I had a 975kw credit!!!!!
Getting solar installed on second home by May Electric next week
Billy & Josh are great to work with. They were the only "reasonably priced" solar company that I got estimates from after searching for two years (since I realized the benefits of solar in my home in NJ). They're about to put solar on my other Florida home that doesn't even have a clear south view... I'm confident that my east/west gables will offset the entire bill (house isn't used much). With my south facing home, it's been almost a year since the install, and today I did the math. This is April, 2015. My system was installed in May, 2014, so we have two bills to go for a true comparison, but in 10 months of comparison I've had $682 LESS of an electric bill. I am a total fan of solar, and Billy May Electric is the way to go. ABSOLUTELY! I wish I could get him to come up to NJ and install more panels on my home up there. Price and value is incredible!
Knowledgeable, Professional, Helpful
They installed the system in a professional manner within the time they specified. They did a nice professional looking job and they coordinated inspections and hook up with the electric co. The system is performing as expected. They responded quickly to any inquiries we had. We would highly recommend May Electric.
SOLAR ELECTRIC IS A GREAT INVESTMENT!
I had a 36 panel roof top solar voltaic system installed on the South side my home in Sebring in December of 2013. Our electric bills were averaging $150 per month prior to the system installation. Now I am averaging $30 per month (which includes the $8.98 meter charge). With the Duke Energy rebate and the Federal tax credit, The system cost me about $1,500. Therefore, I was paid back within 14 months. What's not to like? GREAT INVESTMENT!
The solar division of William May electric is excellent to work with. Mr. May is an honest contractor who won't oversell you on a solar system. He will match your power requirements with the appropriate panel and inverter combination, thereby optimizing the amount of solar power you can generate at the lowest price point. I will continue to work with Mr. May, as the solar panels become more efficient, sometimes it makes economic sense to upgrade the panel and get a credit for the panel that has been on the roof for the last 5 years.
Installed my Solar Panels at Two Locations
The Solar Division of May Electric provided and installed my 10Kw solar PV system on my garage roof and hooked up all the electrics and inverter to the grid. I was so happy with the installation and professionalism of May Electric that I used them again to install a 10Kw system on one of my rental properties. Both systems are generating enough electric to reduce my electric bills by around 70% and these are 4000 sq. ft homes. I would recommend them for any solar work.
Top notch contractor
Our Company has had the pleasure of working with May Electric on several occasions and they have been a pleasure to work with. When the opportunity presents itself, we look forward to teaming with Mr. May, knowing that the job will be completed to the highest standards of professionalism.
May Solar Division
We are very pleased with the performance and workmanship of the solar panals installed by May Electric. We would certainly recommend May Electric to anyone. .
Solar system choice and installation
This company took the time to review the location my dwelling is in referencing it to the rise and setting of the sun during the different seasons...they suggested the proper equipment to give our home the proper amount of KWH...and it's working as it was explained to us before it was installed...long story short, affordable. Up and running in a weeks time...that's including county/Duke Energy inspectors timing...I am enjoying the savings...kudos to all the workers...they did all the work in a professional/timely manner... Thank you Mr.and Mrs. Hernandez
Solar Panels Without the Drama
I have been trying to get Solar Panels for my home for the past 9 months. Sales people would call, administrators would try to "prequalify" with a lot of insulting questions, no one ever showed up. Then I called Mayes Electric and left a rather discouraged voicemail. To my surprise, the owner returned my call within the hour, scheduled an appointment for the next day and I had Solar Panels on my roof before the end of the week. That is beyond impressive. These guys go the extra mile for you. Not only did they get my Solar Panels installed, the owner (Billy Mayes) fixed my propane operated whole house generator and replaced all my lighting with LED lights (that I supplied) I can not say enough GOOD things about this company. Take the plunge and get OFF the grid with someone you can rely on.
The Solar Division of May Electric did a fantastic job. They were reliable, honest and answered all of my questions. The job was completed within a week and they did a very quality job. More companies should have this kind of customer service. I would highly recommend them to anyone who is considering solar. Our electric bill has decreased more than what we expected. The investment will pay for itself in less time than what May Electric estimated.
Billy May and May electric is outstanding!
Billy May and his May Electric team were outstanding in installing my 11.7 kW DC solar PV which has been 100% reliable and after the installation all 44 of my solar panels and inverters operated without any trouble and continue to do so for a year and a half now. Because of Billy’s can-do attitude and outstanding service I have gone back to Billy to install 20kWh of battery backup to operate when the grid goes down and to keep the solar PV operating when the grid is down. If you are thinking about installing solar PV I highly recommend that you work with Billy May. Dale Bradshaw Sebring Florida
Installed a new 10KW solar photovoltaic grid -tie system on a custom ground mount in my yard.
May Electric performed a free solar site evaluation, selected the optimum location, and had the engineering performed on a custom ground mount. They worked with me to select and procure top quality American made high efficiency solar panels, panel optimizers, and inverters. They used their experience and knowledge to guide me through the successful application for solar rebates with the power company and kept in the loop with the power company, all inspections and the Florida Solar System Center review and approval of the installation.. They also arranged for an interest free one year financing for the system that helped spread my share of the cost over a longer time frame.They even installed a connection for an emergency generator at no additional cost. All of their work was performed on time, in a first class and cordial manner. They followed up to make sure everything worked properly and responded quickly on the only callback due to a loose connection in one module. Fortunately we had jointly selected a product that would safely isolate such connection problems without a fire risk. The system has now been in operation for 21 months and has flawlessly performed by saving me about 80% on my power bills. As an aside, I can speak accurately to May Electric's quality service as I am a retired Professional Engineer and Florida Building Contractor with over 44 years of experience in such matters.
Design, Permitting and installation of 44 Panel Suniva Optimus System.
I interviewed a total of 4 different companies that advertised Solar installations. Billie May of May Electric was the ONLY individual that fully understood the "rules", tax consequences and was fully versed in the requirements of TECO (my electric provider). After settling on the size of our system (based on our electricity use and future plans) May Electric proceeded with the the permitting and installation. All required paperwork was prepared by May Electric. The installation was completed as promised in our contract...1/3 payment on Contract signing, 1/3 payment on completion of installation and the final payment on system startup (you must wait until the electric company installs your Net Meter).
We were referred by a previous customer of William May Inc. / May Electric to look into solar panels.
We were referred by a previous customer of William May Inc. / May Electric to look into solar panels. William May informed us of the cost for 30 Solar Panels, the rebate from that Solar company, the 5% cash rebates from William May Inc. because there wasn't a loan needed, rebates from Progress Energy Sunsense, and Federal Rebate of 30% Tax Credit. We were placed on a waiting list. We were accepted for all the above which was avaiable before September 1, 2012. We invested $36,801 up front. After all utilities and Government rebates, 2013 tax credits and 2014 tax credits, the actual investment was $2546. We are very pleased with our $19.00 monthly electric bill. The excess electricity at the end of the year will be paid back to us in a refund check. William May, Inc. will give excellent service to all that inquire about solar panels and/or purchase solar panels. May Electric will be well informed about the available rebates or tax credits that might be available, now.
Amazing Knowledge & Customer Service!
I met with William to go over my solar desires. I did quite a bit of research and for the most part I knew what I wanted. Whereas many other companies simply wanted to sell me what "they normally do", I wanted what I felt was a good fit for my house. William then pointed out some things to enhance my design given his extensive knowledge. When I asked the other companies about his recommendations, they really could not speak to them as "it was not the way they do it". My take on that is they can only do it a single way and they were not able to think outside the box. William was able to help me customize my setup to meet my specific goals. I am happy to say that my system was installed on July 27th. Since then, I actually have had a net credit of about $10. So no electric bill over the past 8 months. I am really happy with it! I am so happy, I am putting the same setup on my parent's house and I am having William do the install too! You will not go wrong having May Electric do you solar system. I found them to be extremely knowledgeable, trustworthy and they also had great pricing. If you are interested in seeing my rooftop install, ask William to see Bob's install as it is on the 3 level of a stilt house and I have a circular stairway that goes up to it as it is on the same level as my crow's nest which makes it easy to see the work they did. Thanks May Electric! Bob
Great Service, Great Savings!
Billy was referred by a friend who at that time had just installed solar panels on his house. After contacting Billy he came to my house and explained to me step by step about the whole process of installing solar panels, including the technical aspects and most importantly what would be my expected savings. He answered all my questions and I felt very comfortable to decide to go ahead with the project. That was the right decision. Billy and his team got me up and running with my 38 panels (10Kw system) in no time after a very professional installation. It’s been about 10 months since I started using my solar system and savings have been even higher than Billy initially predicted. So, I’m very happy with my investment and with all the work Billy and his company has done. He delivered everything he promised he would.
Home owner with William May solar installation
May Electric Installed our 40 panel solar system 22 months ago. We have not paid for electricity in our home since installation. William handled every aspect of the system from day one from permitting to rebates.
William/Josh, Soloar System appears to be functioning O.K
we finally achieved Energy Produced (kWh) over 40 on two days March 29 and 30. Actual 41.2 and 40.3 !!! Sincerely, Don Pease
excellent vendor, installation, results
we had great experience with May Solar. The neat professional installation is an asset to the roof appearance.It is not offensive. They are pleasant, attentive, efficient. Our monthly electric expense was reduced 60 - 70%! We will continue to recommend May Solar.
The work was completed as promised. I am very happy with the work that was performed and would definitely recommend Solar from May Electric!! Looking forward to all the savings on my electric bill.
Billy and Josh answered all of our questions. We were never pressured. They made it easy for us. We are VERY happy!
Our solar panel installation went very smoothly. Bill May was there during the entire installation. They were extremely professional. Clean up was as if they had never been here. We are still awaiting our first complete electric invoice, however, monitoring is showing there should be a considerable savings. Bill has been very responsive to any questions we may have had. We would HIGHLY recommend May Electric-The Solar Division.....Thank you, Bill.
May Electric Lights up my day
Everything Billy promised was delivered, on schedule as agreed to. The May Electric install team was very professional and courteous. Although weather caused some delay in the plan, Billy worked continuously with me keeping me informed and also working with the roofing contractor to coordinate the install. I am very well pleased and highly recommend Billy and the May Electric Team for all your solar and electrical needs. Production seems to be on schedule will know more now that I have the monitoring system in place.. looking forward to seeing my next electric bill, which I had dreaded in the past:)
Mr William May
If you are looking for an honest, patient and intelligent expert, look no further. Bill May is all that and more. All questions answered in a very fast time frame, no feeling what so ever of asking a foolish question, sound advice tailored to your needs and situation, permits pulled, work executed as a professional in his field and the accolades go on. Need proof? Just meet Bill May and experience what you as a customer should experience when dealing with any contractor you trust with your home. Thank you, Bill!!
A Year With Solar
Our experience with May Electric has been very positive. From installation to the present we have been pleased with the product and the response to any concerns we have had. The company representative is to be commended for his professionalism.
Honest, Prompt and Professional
Recently, May Electric won my confidence and was contracted to install an 8.25kW PV system at my residence. I had several questions when I first met William May at a home show in St Petersburg. All my questions were listened to and answered directly. When I later had location specific questions, William made the time to come to my residence, inspect the areas I had questions about and taught me about options available. Once we agreed on terms, a schedule was set for the installation. Communication was excellent on status, next steps, permitting, etc. The installation was completed ahead of schedule. The team that showed up for the installation was well organized and professional. It took less than a day to complete the installation and check operation. I greatly appreciated the professionalism of the entire team. I tend to be curious, ask questions and "observe" a lot and the entire crew never made me feel like I was in the way. Overall, I was impressed at how well orchestrated the installation was and how quickly everything came together. I would definitely recommend May Electric.
Nice Work! from an anonymous message
Name R Email Pasco@live.com Subject: Nice work Message: You just installed a project across the street from my house. This is the third solar system that I have seen go in our community in the past year and a half. I cant afford solar at this time, however if I do consider it later I will be calling you. Your company was impressive. Your guys showed up at 7:30 am and worked until they were done. Your workers were not messing around! They installed the panels like it was a life support system for the house and it was critical, that it was installed by night fall. The other systems in our community were installed by guys standing around half the time talking on phones for days. My wife said you looked like a bunch of orange ants running around in those bright shirts you wear. Nice work. R.
Money Well Spent!
May Electric had the best price in my area for the premium equipment I desired. They were punctual, incredibly friendly, and efficient - from start to finish. I couldn't have asked for the process to go any more smoothly! My husband and I are very excited about finally going green! We have hired many contractors over the years, and believe me we have seen it all, so having a company as straightforward and professional as May Electric was a breath of fresh air for us. They definitely eased any reservations we had going into a complex project such as this; it's a nice change of pace that when my husband had any reservations/ concerns/ or questions, he was answered in a timely manner and not given half answers. May Electric is concerned with quality work first and foremost, which sets them apart from other contractors we had attempted working with previously. I don't give out such accolades lightly, but the customer service and quality of work we received was absolutely wonderful. We are thrilled and have already told everyone on our block! I would recommend May Electric for your solar and electric needs. You won't be disappointed!
Solar Power Install
I was sceptical of solar to start with, but have now had it for close to 3 years, and wish I had done it sooner. William May was the owner/operator of May Electric whom I dealt with from start to finish. He was one of the best contractors I have ever dealt with, and helped me through the process from beginning to end, and stood behind his work years after install. Very honest, fair and listens to your concerns. All other Solar contractors I dealt with prior to using William May used high pressure sales tactics, and looking back I am so thankthull I used May Electric!!! I would HIGHLY recommend useing him.
Most experiences are built upon good communication. From our initial contact with May Electric Solar Division it was apparent our business and satsfaction were of paramount importance. M. E. Solar Division readily provided additional sources that helped reassure us solar energy was the right choice. Honesty, reliability and integrity are qualities necessary when undertaking an investment and project of this scale. We were reasonably certain May electric was the organization for us We were definite once we compared other solar vendors and spoke with several satisfied customers.
William May has installed a 10 kW system and my electric bill is practicall cut in half. They did an excellent job in a timely manner. They handled everything down to making the appointment for inspection. I am highly satisfied with the workmanship, with the solar system and the professional manner he and his team handled it. Leslie Huszar MD Neurologist
The salesman was very friendly and knowledgeable. There was no high pressure salesmanship during the home visit. The installation was completed on time and in a professional manner. The only glitch was a communication problem between May Electric and Duke Energy as to the operational date of the system which was corrected as soon as it was detected. This was a very good experience and I would recommend May Electric for your solar needs.
The system is working good, at first it took some time to get the paper work from the power company done. The salesman never give me the actual contract and calculation that I requested. because I had some doubt about the numbers of panels that I was suppose to get. T he monitor that I have in side the house never worked as promise. I was told that I can use my phone to monitor the power that I was receiving from the sun I have call many time never have a return call. we ware talking of 16 panels, 3.5 KW, I got 14 panels, 3.0 Kw. The only ting that make me fill good is that my electric bill is lower. not what they promised, but its lower. I wonder if something goes wrong what will happen. who will help me. I have recommended other people to them they have not returned the call jet.
We had Solar panels installed by the solar division of May Electric in the fall of 2014. From start to finish they were extremely helpful and up front with the whole process. The installation looks excellent and was actually complimented by the roof inspector on the quality of installation. We have not received an electric bill since :) We are extremely satisfied with the quality of the panels, and installation and would definitely recommended May electric & solar to anyone considering going solar. Roger
People come to me and ask my advice about Energy Efficiency initiatives and I always will recommend The Solar Division of May Electric. Bill and his crews are professional, expert at install and use the most efficient equipment in the market...excellent company with which to partner!
Solar installation at my Englewood home.
I am, as my wife says, "Wordy.". In other words, once I get started, it is hard to get me stopped. That will be the case in this review the installation of my solar panels, HVAC, and insulation at my Englewood home, all supervised, and the solar was actually physically installed by Mr. William May himself. I could not ask for a better installation, OR, follow up after the installation! The quality of the work, and the equipment involved was beyond what is expected in today's market. Let that be a lesson to all of William's current field installers! You have big shoes to fill, if you want to do your job right. I would, and DO, recommend your company to anyone wishing to install solar on their home!
I have never dealt with a business so customer orientated and honest. I've had my system installed for 3 months now and am very happy with workmanship and final outcome. They were super professional and attentive during the install and went abovè and beyond the call of duty. I highly recommend May electric for any solar and electrical job. Thank you again to Josh and Billy. A++++
I have no electric bill thanks to The Solar Division!
I couldn't be more thankful or write a better review! From start to finish The Solar Division was top notch! To the education I received on all of the different products available, to the options for financing, to the quality of work, look of the system, and production of the system which has completely zeroed out my electric bill, I couldn't be happier! I recommend Billy and his team to everyone I know! Thank you guys again for saving me SO much money!!!!
I would recommend May Electric to anyone considering getting a quality installation for anyone's solar project. From the initial consult all the way to the final inspection. I enjoyed having the feeling of such personal care unlike other contractors I have dealt with in the past. The entire crew was polite, respectful and efficient throughout the entire process. If you are looking for the "right" company, you just found it!
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