Solar power in Orlando, Florida
Orlando Utilities Commission value every kWh exported to their grid at the retail power rate under their net metering policy. Solar in Florida produces about 30% more compared to northern states making net metering a lot more profitable. After covering your bill credit is carried forward to later months still at retail value. At the end of the yearly billing cycle remaining credit is deposited into your account at the avoided cost rate (about 3-4 cents per kWh).
Solar gets even better with the federal tax credit covering 30% of the total system cost. The city of Orlando offers a PACE program allowing people to pay for their solar system through their property taxes. PACE removes a lot of the barriers since you are no longer tied to your property, if you move house the new owners will just pay a slightly higher property tax. With cash or PACE solar is still an excellent investment although paying cash is still cheaper.
Even if you are not convinced about solar we recommend that at the very least you use the solar panel calculator for Orlando 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 Orlando 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 Orlando, 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 Orlando, 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 15.65kW solar system in Orlando, FL
This system would offset 100% of your energy usage if your typical monthly bill is $233, however your situation may vary so try our Orlando solar calculator to get a result tailored to you.
Net cost of system
Cash - after 26% solar tax credit
8 Years 6 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 15.65kW system
Life-time savings on this system over the next 25 years
(Prices shown after repayments of capital)
Solar companies in Orlando, 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.