The Numbers

Solar energy is sustainable, renewable, and plentiful. As the cost of NOT using solar to produce electricity goes up each year, many Americans are increasingly switching to solar. Now, there are over a million solar installations across the country. Below are additional benefits of switching to solar electricity.

33%
Renewable Energy Statistics

Renewable energy now accounts for a third of global power capacity

5.67
Sun hours per day

Florida rates in the Top 10 for sunshine with an annual average of 2900 sun hours a year.

$17,766
20-Year Savings

Based on 10,400 kilowatt-hours per year which is the national average.

$5,911
Increase in property value

Average increase in property value is $5,911 for each kilowatt of solar installed.

Benefit # 1

Increased Home Value

Solar panels are viewed as upgrades, like a renovated kitchen or a finished basement, so purchasing a solar energy system will likely increase your home’s value. Studies show that homeowners pay a premium for a solar home; one study by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory showed that on average, solar increased the value of a home by about $15,000. Although market factors like electricity rates and system size may impact the size of the premium, solar homes can sell for more than homes without PV.

Benefit # 2

Solar Works

The solar resource of the State of Florida is enormous. In fact, just one hour of noontime summer sun is equal to the annual states electricity demand.  Most states in America have good-to-excellent solar resource. Even places with relatively low solar resources, such as the Pacific Northwest and Alaska, can experience cost savings, and have similar solar resources to countries that have widely developed solar PV, like Germany.

Benefit # 3

Government incentives

In 2020, the tax credit is 26% and essentially  represents 1/4 of solar investment savings for your residential or commercial building.

Benefit # 4

Environmental

Each kilowatt-hour (kWh) of solar that is generated will substantially reduce greenhouse gas emissions like CO2, as well as other dangerous pollutants such as sulfur oxides, nitrogen oxides and particulate matter.  Solar also reduces water consumption and withdrawal.

We live in the sunshine state. Start benefiting from Florida’s sun exposure with affordable prices, great  incentives and an ever growing utility cost. There has never been a better time to go solar.

Cost Savings

Financial returns and lower monthly utility bills are major incentives for going solar. The exact savings you will see with solar depends on the following:

  • Electricity consumption
  • Solar energy system size
  • Direct hours of daily sunlight
  • Size of roof
  • Angle of roof
  • Local electricity rates

A solar electric system provides an opportunity for anyone who is looking to reduce monthly utility bills and make a long-term, low-risk clean energy investment.

We live in the Sunshine State.
Start benefiting!

The power from just one hour’s noontime summer sun in Florida is equal to the state’s entire demand for electricity.   It’s time to take advantage of our endless sun.