Cost of solar in Jacksonville, FL

Electricity Consumption in Jacksonville

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 Jacksonville, Florida

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.

There is a federal tax credit of 30% of the system cost on top of net metering. 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. Incentives in Jacksonville are only set to decline and power prices are set to raise, don't miss the boat!

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Solar power in Florida

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 is $13,250. (before claiming 26% tax credit and other rebates)

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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
Cash - after 26% solar tax credit

8 Years 11 Months

Average payback time


Annual power production


levilized cost of solar energy


If you don't get solar
The forecast average utility price over the next 25 years

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)



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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.