About Us - Tampa's Solar Company
TAMPA'S TOP SOLAR INSTALLATION COMPANY
To provide Florida homeowners with the best solar equipment installation and service, they both expect and deserve, while helping them cut their energy costs and increase their home value and lower impact on our natural resources.
We have worked hard to achieve our success, and we will continue to build on our way of ethics and standards within the solar industry, which have been paramount for our team to achieve the level of recognition we have obtained as Tampa's top solar company.
We've spent 14 years in the Tampa and central Florida solar market, working hard to provide homeowners, like you, with the best solar power home systems to lower energy consumption, energy cost, and reduce the negative impact on the environment. Our success is simply a result of our committment to our values.
In 2000, William made a career change from utility work and roofing, to the electrical field. He worked every day as an apprentice with James Lemmons Sr., a master electrician with 30 years of experience. After James Sr. retired William continued his work for Lemmons Electric as a supervisor and project manager.
After passing the master electrical exam in 2006, May Solar Electric was founded.
Since 2010, the primary contracting has been solar electric battery and array installation and design, along with the electrical design and installation for wastewater treatment facilities. Both fields require precise designing to ensure the most efficient and reliable systems.
May Electric is here to stay and is committed to being Tampa Bay's best residential solar contractor. It is our goal to become a better solar company every day rather than just do what's booming in the Solar Power Industry.
Why does it Gotta be May all the Way?
Locally Owned and Operated
Founded in 2006, we are locally owned and based out of Hudson, Florida with a satellite office in Orlando. We proudly serve all of Central Florida, including, solar installation and repair in the Tampa and Orlando areas.
In the news of 2020, many solar companies have changed names or closed up shop leaving hundreds as solar orphans. Statistically, a new solar company starts and is out of business within 4 years. A Flash in the Pan, sell as much as possible and start a new company to avoid warranty and service calls in the future. Pretty smart if you’re a crook... The way companies can legally operate and do this is criminal in my opinion. We have struggled through many growing pains adjusting to our growth, but we will always implement solutions to do our best for the term of your warranty. Solar is an unpredictable market, no one has the ability to adapt, overcome and grow stronger than us. I started May Electric in the recession 14 years ago and we have grown by at least 20% or more each year, not by luck, chance or deceit but rather on reputation and integrity. ~ William May
Ten Years of Solar Experience
We have been in solar energy since 2009 before solar was a “hot spot” in Florida. Back then solar was more expensive and less efficient, however, we believed in the technology, so we led the way as a pioneer in Florida’s solar industry. Although we are a general electrical contractor, we choose to focus on solar PV because its something we believe in and are passionate about.
Here to Stay… A Warranty that Means Something!
The latest trend we see is many brand new “fly-by-night” companies popping up, as well as many out-of-state companies that are moving into Florida to take advantage of the current solar boom. In fact, only two of our original competitors from 2009 remain in the industry. You have to wonder how many of these companies will still exist four years from now. Often other solar companies go out of business only to show up again under a different name to avoid legal challenges. With May Electric you can trust that our goals are long-term and we are committed to serving you for the long-haul.
After the tax credit expires how many companies do you think will still be in Florida or in business? May Electric as an Unlimited Electrical contractor has the ability to diversify into a wide range of services beyond solar, therefore we will be able to stay in business long after the solar boom dies down, and will be around to service the full length of your warranty.
We test and approve internally all products before we offer them to our customers. We have 5 different solar systems at our main office. Currently, these test systems include 26 different panels from 11 manufacturers. It’s safe to say we can stand behind our recommendations with facts and experience. We are not pushing the products we have the easiest access to or the most profitable for us. How many other solar companies can honestly say they have a solar system on their home and business? What would the owner put on their home? Ours has Enphase microinverters and LG solar panels.
This carries on to our employees. We do not have a large sales team or installation crews, however, for the past 8 years, we have been one of the top 5 contractors in Florida in terms of total kilowatts installed. This is because of William’s strict selection, training, and monitoring of our employees. Workmanship, ethics, and standards are non-negotiable. We are the Navy seals of solar! We get the job done right and with pride. The May Electric Solar team speaks with knowledge from training and experience.
Solid Foundation for the Future
These points build a solid foundation for a company that has the strength to adapt and overcome an unpredictable future. Since we are committed to quality in every aspect of our business, we only choose to install equipment from companies with the ability to ensure their warranty and who hold the same values as of May Electric. LG and Enphase are two companies that fit these criteria because they have a similar process as of May Electric in their design and quality assurance. They also adhere to strict environmental standards in the process of manufacturing their products.
Warranty – Quality – A Certain Future. It’s Gotta be May all the Way!
Ready to Experience the May Difference?
From our no-pressure educational sales process, our professional clean installations, and your energy cost savings, you will enjoy working with the real May Electric Solar.