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The state of solar in Cape Coral

Cape Coral is one of Florida’s sunniest cities, with an average of 265 sunny days each year.* While abundant sunshine is far from the only factor in the solar viability of a city, a stunning 100% of the rooftops in Cape Coral are likely solar viable.* The city doesn’t currently rank among the top solar cities in Florida, but keep an eye out—it may get there with stats like that!

How much solar energy does Cape Coral produce?

Cape Coral has approximately 7,300 solar installations,* and in recent years, has begun adding more large-scale solar plants.

Mercola, a Cape-Coral-based company, recently purchased a large-scale solar installation to power its headquarters. The structure consists of over 400 solar panels that provide a total of 185 kW of solar energy, aiding the company’s goals of achieving 100% solar power for the 45,000 square-foot building.

What are the advantages of going solar in Cape Coral?

One of the most common reasons homeowners switch to solar energy is the potential to dramatically reduce their monthly electricity costs. A 5 kW solar system could offer savings of up to $20,000 over 20 years of use and pay for itself within 11 to 12 years.*

Installing a solar system could also increase your home's value. According to the online real estate listing service Zillow, homes in Florida with solar systems sell for 4% more on average than homes without solar.* Thanks to state law, that value increase is property-tax-free, too.

Beyond cost savings, solar is also a carbon-neutral energy source. If all the solar viable rooftops in Cape Coral were utilized, it would offset 1.2 million cubic tons of carbon dioxide, the equivalent of taking 250,000 cars off the road for a year!*

How much does solar cost in Cape Coral?

Cape Coral solar

The cost of a home solar system can vary, even in the same city, due to a range of factors. These include:

  • Household’s energy needs

  • Weather

  • Quality of the solar system

  • Available roof space

To help you understand the price of going solar in your area, we've analyzed SunPower price quotes as well as quotes gathered by third-party sources for thousands of homeowners across the country.*

In Cape Coral, we found that the cost of owning a 5 kW solar system ranges from $13,150 to $21,750, or in other words, from $2.63 to $4.35 per watt. And that's before considering the benefits of any available tax credits or incentives.

You may also be able to take advantage of the federal tax credit, which could offset 26% of your installation costs.* If you opt for a grid-tied system and generate more electricity than you use, you can also explore net metering programs. Net metering allows you to claim a credit on your electricity bill for the excess energy your system produces that you can use in times of low production.*

What's the best way to go solar in Cape Coral?

Solar systems vary in the amount of energy they produce and installation costs. If you’ve decided to go solar, the first step is to contact a reputable solar provider for a consultation so that you can determine the best solar installation for your needs.

Your solar provider can survey your property, discuss your energy and savings goals, and create a custom solar panel installation for your home. They will evaluate parameters such as your:

  • Available roof space

  • Roof angle

  • Budget

  • Average monthly energy usage

Get started now by requesting a free consultation with our team. We’ll follow up with a quick call to schedule a time. You can also call us directly at (800) 786-7693.

Looking for commercial solar in Cape Coral?

SunPower is the top commercial solar provider in the U.S.* Schedule a commercial solar consultation today.

  • *. Best Places. Climate in Cape Coral, FL, April 2021.
  • *. Google, Project Sunroof data explorer (November 2018).
  • *. Google, Project Sunroof data explorer (November 2018).
  • *. Energy Sage, Solar Panels in Cape Coral, FL, May 2021.
  • *. CNCB. Solar power can boost your home’s value — especially in these 10 states. October, 2019.
  • *. Google, Project Sunroof data explorer (November 2018).
  • *. Local Solar Installers 2020/2021, Solar Reviews 2021, Energy Sage 2021, Wood Mackenzie 2020, National Renewable Energy Laboratory 2020
  • *. Tax credits and incentives are subject to change. Visit dsireusa.org for detailed solar policy information.
  • *. The availability of net metering varies by location and is subject to change. Visit dsireusa.org for detailed solar policy information.
  • *. Wood Mackenzie, US PV Leaderboard (March 2021). SunPower ranked #1 in cumulative commercial volume 2017-2020
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