Cost of solar in Melbourne, FL

Electricity Consumption in Melbourne

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 Melbourne, Florida

Florida Power and Light offer net metering to their solar customers in Melbourne. 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.

30% of the system cost can be claimed as a deduction to federal taxes under the federal solar tax credit. This incentive always covers 30% no matter the 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!

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

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Solar power in Florida

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

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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
Cash - after 26% solar tax credit

8 Years 8 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 14.17kW 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.