Solar power in Saint Cloud, Florida
OUC offers its residential and commercial solar customers an excellent net metering program. Each kWh of energy not used by the home is exported to the grid offsetting the cost of another kWh such as at night or on a cloudy day. Usually in sunny Florida more kWh's are exported than drawn, this excess is credited at the retail power rate and can be used to reduce future bills or deposited into your account. Available also is the 30% federal solar tax credit allowing 30% of the total cost to be claimed as a tax deduction over however many years you please. The federal solar tax credit is always 30% no matter how big the system is.
Florida also hosts a PACE financing program for its residents in participating localities such as Orlando to take part in. PACE is essentially a lease or PPA but is paid at a cheaper rate through property taxes. Since being paid through property taxes it is linked to the home not the person so if you move house the new owner will continue to pay for the system. PACE allows for people to enjoy solar without the hassles and sense of responsibility!
Even if you are not convinced about solar we recommend that at the very least you use the solar panel calculator for Saint Cloud 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 Saint Cloud 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 Saint Cloud, 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 Saint Cloud, 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 15.99kW solar system in Saint Cloud, FL
This system would offset 100% of your energy usage if your typical monthly bill is $235, however your situation may vary so try our Saint Cloud solar calculator to get a result tailored to you.
Net cost of system
Cash - after 26% solar tax credit
8 Years 7 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 15.99kW system
Life-time savings on this system over the next 25 years
(Prices shown after repayments of capital)
Solar companies in Saint Cloud, 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.