Solar power in Tampa, Florida
Tampa Electric Co pays its customers 1 for 1 with their retail power price for each kWh exported to the grid under net metering. When more power is sent to the grid in a given month than drawn credit is applied to future bills at the same retail rate. At the end of the yearly billing cycle remaining credit is deposited into your account at the avoided cost rate. Great sunshine in Tampa allows for greater net metering returns compared to other states.
There is also the 30% federal solar tax credit, when you do your taxes 30% of the whole system cost is instantly covered. With current incentives solar is a must have home investment and with many of these incentives set to expire or reduce the time to act is now. 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 Tampa 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 Tampa 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 Tampa, Florida in 2019 is $3.29 per watt. The average system size in the US is 6 kilowatts, which means the average price of a solar system in Tampa, FL is $16,450. (before claiming 30% tax credit and other rebates)
What does the cost of a real solar system look like?
Facts about installing a 12.27kW solar system in Tampa, FL
This system would offset 100% of your energy usage if your typical monthly bill is $221, however your situation may vary so try our Tampa solar calculator to get a result tailored to you.
Net cost of system
Cash - after 30% solar tax credit
7 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 12.27kW system
Life-time savings on this system over the next 25 years
(Prices shown after repayments of capital)
Solar companies in Tampa, FL that provide pricing through the Solar-Estimate marketplace
Average total cost of solar panel installation in Florida
|System Size||Cash purchase
After 30% solar tax credit
After 30% solar tax credit
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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.