Find out how much you can save by going solar in Florida.
Florida, “the sunshine state,” ranks third in the nation for rooftop solar potential, but all the way down at 12th for cumulative solar capacity installed. Florida’s solar policies lag behind many other states in the nation: it has no renewable portfolio standard and does not allow power purchase agreements, two policies that have driven investments in solar in other states.
Geologists believe there may be large crude oil and natural gas deposits in the federal Outer Continental Shelf off of Florida’s western coast.
Florida was second only to Texas in 2015 in net electricity generation, and third in the nation in electricity consumption, behind Texas and California.
Renewable energy accounted for 2.3% of Florida’s total net electricity generation in 2015. Nearly nine-tenths of that renewable power came from biomass.
Five-sixths of the natural gas consumed in Florida is used to generate electricity, and natural gas fuels nearly two-thirds of Florida’s net electricity generation.
Florida’s Martin generating station is the only concentrating solar thermal plant east of the Rocky Mountains and produced one-fourth of the state’s net solar generation in 2015.
Solar Installed: 725.1 MW (404.7 MW in 2016)
National Ranking: 13th (9th in 2016)
State Homes Powered by Solar: 79,000
Percentage of State’s Electricity from Solar: 0.31%
Solar Jobs and Ranking: 8,260 (5th in 2016)3
Solar Companies in State: 492 companies total; 69 Manufacturers, 261 Installers/Developers, 153 Others
Total Solar Investment in State: $1,459.85 million ($523.64 million in 2016)
Price Declines: 64% over last 5 years
Growth Projections and Ranking: 2,559 MW over next 5 years (ranks 8th)There are so many reasons that solar is becoming an energy option of choice for financially and environmentally savvy consumers and commercial enterprises. Other benefits to consider:
- Reduced electric costs
- Higher resale value for properties
- Investment with guaranteed rate of return that increases as the cost of living goes up
- Guilt free use of electricity for greater comfort, efficiency and convenience
- Contributing to a cleaner, healthier planet.
Going Solar In Florida Is As Easy As 1 2 3:
Talk to Our Solar Consultant
Review Your Custom Solar Design.
We Install Your Solar System.
Connecting Your Solar System To The Grid
Enjoy Your Lifetime Savings.