Why Choose Tampa Bay Solar?

Mission: To provide smart solar solutions that empower customers to gain energy independence.


At Tampa Bay Solar, we use quality solar products that empower you to generate your own clean energy to reduce reliance on power companies. As a team of solar energy experts, we are committed to generating clean, safe, and renewable energy. Residences and businesses are going solar at an astonishing rate as the price continues to fall and the demand for alternative power sources goes up. We’re the go-to specialists to turn the solar dream into a reality.


With power rates expected to climb 27% over the next seven years, now is the time to act. Start saving more than just money, your project will employ local workers, many of whom are Vets who are trained and skilled solar system installers.

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Veteran Owned & Operated

Steve Rutherford, President & Founder, Navy SEAL, MS in Physics

Tampa Bay Solar was founded by Steve Rutherford, a retired Navy SEAL with a MS in Applied Physics. With varied expertise in solar energy overseas, he brings an extensive amount of knowledge and experience.

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Zero Down Financing


On top of savings from tax credits, financing your solar system with zero down makes it easy and affordable to save money. Learn more about the financing we offer and the tax benefits of going solar.

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American Made Products


We offer the best quality American residential solar panels and solar power systems on the market today. We also hire Veterans on our installation teams.

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Service Area

Tampa Bay Solar designs, builds and installs residential & commercial solar power systems for electrical consumption. We also offer solar pool hot water heaters and whole home solar backups. We sell and install our solar efficiency products throughout Florida, including these Central Florida communities: Tampa, St Petersburg, Sarasota, Clearwater, Brandenton, The Villages, Hernando, Pasco, Pinellas Hillsborough, Manatee, Polk, Collier, Brandon, Palm Harbor, Wesley Chapel, Palmetto, Hernando Beach, Indian Rocks, Indian Shores, Redington Beach, Maderia Beach, Apollo Beach, Treasure Island, Tierra Verde, Belleair Shore, Clearwater Beach, Crystal Beach, New Port Richey, Hudson, Land O Lakes, Odessa, Temple Terrace, Brooksville, Lakeland, Plant City, Siesta Key, Ellenton, Osprey, Venice, Englewood, Lutz, Zephyrhills, Cape Haze, Boca Grande.