Solar power in Jacksonville, Florida
JEA offers net metering to Jacksonville residents, which means that's it's easy to eliminate your bills with solar.
There is also the federal tax credit - worth 26% of the system costs in 2020 - on top of net metering.
Incentives in Jacksonville are only set to decline and power prices are set to raise, don't miss the boat!
Even if you still aren't sure a free estimate by entering your address into our calculator can never hurt.
Net Metering Broken Down
Under JEA's net metering program customers are entitled to full retail value for excess solar generation exported to the grid. After covering costs eg. at night or a cloudy day credit will be applied to future monthly bills at the same rate. Any remaining credit at the end of the yearly billing cycle will be deposited into your account. With high levels of sunshine net metering is extremely profitable in Jacksonville.
The average cost of installing residential solar panels in Jacksonville,
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 Jacksonville, FL
(after claiming 26% tax credit and other rebates)
The 26% federal solar tax credit explained
If you have a federal income tax liability, 26% of the cost of your solar system can be claimed as a deduction to your taxes. This incentive is claimed when you do your taxes. In order to receive the tax credit quicker it's best to do your taxes as soon as possible after installation.What if my tax liability is less than 26% of my systems cost
There is the option to claim this incentive over several years if your tax liability is less than 26% of the system cost.
How much will solar panels on my home save me?
The answer to this question depends on your electricity usage. Generally speaking the greater your power usage the greater the potential savings from installing solar.
The average monthly usage in Florida is only 1081kWh per month however, you are most likely using a lot more than this since this average includes condos and small apartments.
The Jacksonville solar panel savings calculator below will convert your monthly power spend into power usage (in kWh's) and then work out exactly how many solar panels you need to offset your usage, how much they will cost based on the prices of local solar companies and the amount you will save. Our Florida solar savings calculator can do this because it contains a database of the electric rates charged by City of Jacksonville Beach, Clay Electric Cooperative Inc, Florida Power & Light (FPL), Jacksonville Electric Authority (JEA)
How much can solar panels save you in Jacksonville
Jacksonville PACE Program
Although not in all cities, Florida does have a solar PACE program allowing people to lease solar through their property taxes and if they move house the new owners will pay slightly higher property taxes.
PACE is excellent since the owner isn't tied to their investment. Despite the pros of the PACE program, it is still cheaper long term just to buy the solar system outright and that remains the option we recommend.
Even if you are not convinced about solar we recommend that at the very least you use the solar panel calculator for Jacksonville to find out:
- How many solar panels you need to cover your power bill;
- How suitable your house is for solar;
- What incentives your house may be eligible for;
- The cost of solar panel installation in Jacksonville and whether you are eligible for zero down solar deals; and
- Your likely payback period and return on investment from installing solar
Find out what rebates and incentives you can get in Jacksonville
What does the cost of a real solar system look like?
Facts about installing a 17.43kW solar system in Jacksonville, FL
This system would offset 100% of your energy usage if your typical monthly bill is $246, however your situation may vary so try our Jacksonville solar calculator to get a result tailored to you.
Net cost of system
8 Years 11 Months
Average payback time
Annual power production
Levelized cost of solar energy
If you don't get solar
Cash flow graph based on cash purchase of this 17.43kW system
Life-time savings on this system over the next 25 years
(Prices shown after repayments of capital)
Solar companies in Jacksonville, FL that provide pricing through the Solar-Estimate marketplace.
Average total cost of solar panel installation in Jacksonville
After 26% solar tax credit
After 26% solar tax credit
Find out what system size you need for your home
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:
|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|
|Lakeland Electric - Residential Energy Efficiency Loan Program||Utility||Loan Program|
|Florida Keys Electric Cooperative - Solar Loan Program||Utility||Loan Program|
|Orlando Utilities Commission - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program||Utility||Battery Rebate|
|Jacksonville Electric Authority - Solar Battery Incentive Program||Utility||Battery Rebate|
Find your local rebates and incentives
Please keep in mind that the best source of up-to-date information on incentives are the solar installers who specialize in your area.