Cost of solar in Homestead, FL

Electricity Consumption in Homestead

Electricity Consumption by Florida residents averages 1081 kWh per month. It ranks #11 in the nation for savings from installing solar panels on the home.

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Solar power in Homestead, Florida

The City of Homestead offers a net metering program to their solar customers. Under net metering each unused kWh produced by your solar system is sent to the grid and that offsets the cost of another kWh drawn from the grid such as at night for example. If your solar system exports more energy than what your home pulls from the grid the excess is credited at the retail rate for power and can be used to offset the cost of future bills up to 1 year later. At the end of the 12 month billing cycle excess credit can be deposited into your account. There is also the federal solar tax credit allowing you to deduct 30% of the total system cost from your taxes over however many years. This tax credit also imposes no size restrictions, it'll always cover 30%.

Even if you are not convinced about solar we recommend that at the very least you use the solar panel calculator for Homestead to find out:

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Solar power in Florida

The average cost of installing residential solar panels in Homestead, Florida in 2020 is $2.65 per watt. The average system size in the US is 6 kilowatts, which means the average price of a solar system in Homestead, FL is $13,250. (before claiming 26% tax credit and other rebates)

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Facts about installing a 14.65kW solar system in Homestead, FL

This system would offset 100% of your energy usage if your typical monthly bill is $237, however your situation may vary so try our Homestead solar calculator to get a result tailored to you.


Net cost of system
Cash - after 26% solar tax credit

7 Years 11 Months

Average payback time


Annual power production


levilized cost of solar energy


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The forecast average utility price over the next 25 years

Cash flow graph based on cash purchase of this 14.65kW system

Life-time savings on this system over the next 25 years


(Prices shown after repayments of capital)



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Average total cost of solar panel installation in Florida

System Size Cash purchase
After 26% solar tax credit
Financed purchase
After 26% solar tax credit
3kw $6,216 $6,713
4kw $8,140 $8,791
5kw $9,990 $10,789
6kw $11,766 $12,707
7kw $13,468 $14,545
8kw $15,096 $16,304
9kw $16,650 $17,982
10kw $18,130 $19,580


Going solar in Florida

Check out all of the ways energy providers of Florida can help you be more energy efficient and save money.

The following programs are available:
Incentive Name Eligibility Type
Residential Renewable Energy Tax Credit Federal Personal Tax Credit
Solar and CHP Sales Tax Exemption State Sales Tax Incentive
Property Tax Abatement for Renewable Energy Property State Property Tax Incentive
PACE Loans State Loan Program
SELF Loans State Loan Program
Net Metering State Net Metering

Please keep in mind that the best source of up-to-date information on incentives are the solar installers who specialize in your area.