Solar power in Melbourne, Florida
Florida Power and Light offer net metering to their solar customers in Melbourne, making solar a smarter, easier choice.
A large part of the system cost — 26% in 2020, and 22% in 2021 — can be claimed as a deduction to federal taxes under the federal solar tax credit. This incentive always covers the applicable percentage, no matter the system size, and can be spread over several years.
With a solid net metering plan and the federal tax credit solar is a no brainer home investment. FPL is also trying hard to end net metering. so no good is gonna come from waiting!
Net Metering Broken Down
Under net metering each kWh of unused solar generation is sent to the grid cancelling the cost of another kWh drawn from the grid when the solar system isn't producing enough energy for the home.
Often solar systems will export more energy than the home draws, in this instance each surplus kWh is credited at the retail value. Credit can be applied to future bills within the same 12 month billing cycle and if credit still remains at the end of the 12 months the money will be deposited into the customer's account.
The average cost of installing residential solar panels in Melbourne,
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 Melbourne, 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 Melbourne 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 Florida Power & Light (FPL), Duke Energy Florida, Peace River Electric Coop Inc
How much can solar panels save you in Melbourne
What does the cost of a real solar system look like?
Facts about installing a 14.17kW solar system in Melbourne, FL
This system would offset 100% of your energy usage if your typical monthly bill is $205, however your situation may vary so try our Melbourne solar calculator to get a result tailored to you.
Net cost of system
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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 14.17kW system
Life-time savings on this system over the next 25 years
(Prices shown after repayments of capital)
Solar companies in Melbourne, FL that provide pricing through the Solar-Estimate marketplace.
Average total cost of solar panel installation in Melbourne
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|
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.