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!
Even if you still aren't sure a free estimate by entering your zip code below can never hurt.
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
Estimate your solar savings
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)
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
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)
Solar companies in Jacksonville, FL that provide pricing through the Solar-Estimate marketplace
Average total cost of solar panel installation in Florida
|System Size||Cash purchase
After 26% solar tax credit
After 26% solar tax credit
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|
Please keep in mind that the best source of up-to-date information on incentives are the solar installers who specialize in your area.