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Orlando’s warm, sunny, humid weather makes it prime real estate for solar.1 In fact, Florida residents consume the sixth highest amount of electricity per month in the country, likely due to air conditioning.2 With Sunrun solar panels, you can enjoy Orlando’s lifestyle, stay cool and reduce electricity costs.
The Sunshine State is one of the top five states in the country for solar production.3 This power potential sends more sunshine to your solar panels and increases your return on investment.4 With 233 sunny days per year, Orlando’s goal is to transition to 100% renewable energy by 2050.5 Join Orlando’s solar momentum by creating and storing your own clean, affordable energy.
Solar prices in Orlando are typically lower than the rest of Florida, and significantly less than the overall U.S.,6 enabling homeowners to benefit from diminished upfront costs.4 The cost per watt of Orlando solar panels is generally smaller since Florida homes use more power on average than anywhere in the country. This high electricity usage makes Florida’s average solar installation larger which can be sold for less per watt.4
Florida residents pay an average monthly energy bill of $126.44, 13% more than the national average.2 These figures make installing residential solar in Orlando a smart investment. As of September 2019, the average solar panel cost in Orlando is $2.58 per watt. A typical Orlando solar energy system of 5 kilowatts ranges in cost from $10,922 to $14,778. After accounting for all incentives, your net price can fall by thousands of dollars. And, the average Orlando payback period is 8.47 years with a 20-year savings of $34,967.7
|Solar Savings Types||Value of Savings|
|Property Tax Exemption||Avg Savings $15,000|
|Sales Tax Exemption||Solar System Sales Tax Exemption|
|Federal Solar Tax Credit||
26% federal solar tax credit is available for home solar systems installed by December 31, 2022
|Other Programs||Variable (Net Metering)|
|Learn More About Florida Solar Incentives|
**Customer’s ability to monetize rebates, incentives and tax credits depends on several factors, including, without limitation, continued state subsidization of these policies, the applicable Sunrun product type, and whether a customer purchases or leases a solar system from Sunrun.
Florida knows hurricanes and the Sunshine State ranks in the top 10 for power outages.8 Be prepared with solar battery storage in Orlando before the next storm strikes. Sunrun’s Brightbox9 solar battery provides backup energy to power through extreme weather and blackouts.10
In Florida,11 Sunrun solar panels12 and Brightbox give you energy independence to keep your lights on, refrigerator cold, and WiFi on. Brightbox provides clean, reliable energy for approximately 8 to 12 hours and refuels every day with sunshine. No fumes or noise from a fossil fuel generator. Our lithium-ion battery offers peace of mind while you lock-in affordable electricity rates and protect the environment.
The sun is our most valuable energy resource. Sunrun offers $0 down solar leasing to Duke Energy customers, and purchase and finance options to Orlando Utilities Commission (OUC) customers.13
You can own a system on your terms with BrightBuy.14 Just pay a one-time upfront cost to gain complete ownership and incentives. Or, own a system on terms within your budget via BrightAdvantage.15 Purchase your system with a hassle-free loan, receive a low, fixed interest rate and have no upfront payments. Both offer our Sunrun Guarantee16 of free 24/7 monitoring and maintenance for 25 years.
With BrightSave Monthly,17 you save on electric bills for $0 down, make low monthly payments and lock in low, predictable monthly payments for 25 years. Or, maximize your savings with BrightSave Prepaid18 and enjoy worry-free solar power without monthly bills. Prepay for the next 25 years of electricity at today’s lower rates—and avoid rising costs—with one simple, upfront payment. Florida has the second highest solar potential in the country, so you can count on dependable, long-term energy savings.3
Incentives drive down the cost of solar in Orlando. You can take advantage of state incentives like the property tax exemption on the added home value from your system’s cost. Plus, purchased systems are free from state sales tax, which means you can save 6% right from the start.19
The OUC offers a rebate up to $900 for installing solar, and you’re eligible for an up to $1,000 rebate from select power companies.20 And, the City of Orlando helps homeowners be more energy efficient and lower utility bills through the Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) program.21
Installations by Orlando solar companies are eligible for the federal solar tax credit.22 Currently, the residential federal solar tax credit gives you a dollar-for-dollar reduction against your federal income tax equal to 26% of the final cost of solar energy systems you install on your home. This benefit exists through December 31, 2022. In 2023 the residential tax credit will step down step down to 22%. In 2024, the tax credit for residential solar ends. So, the time to go solar is now. For all available incentives, check out DSIRE.23
Plus, count on net energy metering in Orlando.24 Solar homeowners are paid full retail value per kilowatt of power sent to the grid by the utility company.4 Even if you use grid power, your monthly bill could be $0 based on energy credits.25 Solar produces about 30% more energy in Florida than in northern states, making net metering attractive.20
Make your home a brilliant place to live with lower utility bills and less dependence on fossil fuels. Sunrun offers affordable solar installations to cover nearly all your energy needs, stay comfortable year-round and powered during blackouts. We’re a leading local installer of residential solar across central Florida.
If you’re considering solar for your home, contact us for a free custom quote. Together, we’ll make Orlando’s energy future clean and bright.