Why Solar Energy in Florida?
Achieve both monetary and environmental benefits by going green in the Sunshine State
Florida Solar FAQ
Florida’s solar power resources are above average. There are plenty or rooftops and land available for solar, especially in residential areas outside of the larger cities like Tampa Bay, Gainesville, Tallahasse, Miami, and Sarasota, to name a few. According to SEIA.org Florida’s State Energy Plan predicts that if the state continues on it’s current path, by 2025 it could be up to 8,391 MW of solar energy.
According to seia.org, there were around 46,977 solar panels installed throughout the state of Florida as of Q3 2019. That means around 46,977 homes are powered by solar energy in the state. That’s only about 1.65% of Florida’s total energy output, meaning there is plenty of room to grow solar in the state. And with solar panels and installation prices falling over 36% during the past 5 years, there is no better time to consider installing solar panels on your home.
Percentage of Florida’s Electricity from Solar: 1.65%
This may seem like a low number but it’s still quite a bit of overall energy for the state. As of 2019, Florida was ranked 5th for Solar Power in the Nation (down from 4th in 2018). However, thanks to some recent developments, significant growth is on the horizon – the state ranks 2nd for projected capacity installed over the next 5 years, with nearly 5.5 GW expected to come online.
Florida gets a significant amount of sunlight (aka solar energy) each year. Even on cloudy days, your solar panels will be generating electricity. However, you need to have rooftop surface area or land available that receives adequate sunlight for solar panels to make the most sense.
Check to see if you qualify for solar. Our experts can walk you through the process and educate you on everything involved in going green with solar power!
Homeowners in Florida that qualify for solar can get panels installed for little or not cost. Since the price of solar panels has come down in recent years, banks are readily providing financing options that can match what you pay for your monthly electricity bill. This way, your electric bill almost completely goes away and you simply pay that amount towards your solar panels. And with State and Federal tax credits, you can actually get money back from the government as a result of going solar. Click here to see if you qualify for solar.