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Florida Solar Panels Pricing and Incentives
  • Written by Saltanat Berdikeeva
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  • Edited by Hannah Hillson
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  • Last updated 09/21/2023

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Key Points

  • Florida is the third leading state for total installed solar capacity.
  • Sunshine State residents pay an average of $28,933 for a 9-kilowatt system.
  • Solar energy is an excellent option for Florida residents, who pay some of the highest electricity bills in the country.
  • Net metering, sales tax exemption, and other incentives can lower the cost of solar for Florida homeowners.

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Florida solar power FAQs

  • According to Find Energy, Florida residents would pay around $28,933 for a 9-kW residential solar panel installation before factoring in the solar tax credit and other Florida solar incentives.

  • Yes, solar energy is a good investment in Florida. Generally, solar panels in Florida have a payback period of about 10 years. While solar panels have product warranties from manufacturers of up to 25 years, they can last for 40 years with proper care and maintenance. To decide if solar panels in Florida are a good investment, factor in your location, energy use, average electricity expenses, roof condition, and shading around your property.

  • Florida residents pay around $168.35 for 1,096 kWh per month. Solar panels let Florida homeowners save in two ways: on electricity costs and by earning utility bill credits from net metering. If you can virtually eliminate your monthly electricity bill, you could look at savings of over $2,020 per year.

  • Florida offers a variety of good solar panel installers. Be sure to do your research before signing a contract with an installer. Read reviews, ask for customer references, and research the company’s track record before deciding. Call the number on this page to let® help you along your solar panel journey.

  • If your system includes solar battery storage, you can power some of your home during emergencies or outages. In a typical grid-connected solar system, the solar panels will automatically shut off for safety reasons if the grid goes down during a power outage. A shutoff will prevent electricity produced by solar panels from being sent back into the grid and possibly causing harm to utility line workers.

  • Florida Power & Light does not directly pay homeowners or businesses for installing solar panels. However, Florida Power & Light does offer net metering options to encourage the adoption of solar energy. Customers with solar panel systems can receive credits for the full retail value of any excess energy they generate and feed back into the grid.

  • Solar panels typically require minimal maintenance. However, periodically cleaning them to remove dust or debris can help maintain efficiency. It’s also recommended to have a solar professional inspect the system every few years to ensure it functions optimally.

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