• Fort Lauderdale, FL, Goes Solar with SunPower®

    Sunshine bathes Fort Lauderdale in solar energy

The state of solar power in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Solar power is an excellent renewable energy option for Texans. Over the past decade, Texas solar power has dramatically increased in capacity. For utility providers, solar is poised to take on a much larger role in the state’s energy generation. Similarly, for businesses and homeowners, solar panels can be a rewarding option.

How much solar energy does Fort Lauderdale produce?

Florida ranks fourth among the top ten states in terms of solar energy production, according to the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA).* Fort Lauderdale is among the cities leading the charge to help the state transition to sustainable clean energy. According to the city's website, Fort Lauderdale has more than 300 solar parking meters.

What are the advantages of going solar in Fort Lauderdale?

A city like Fort Lauderdale benefits from a favorable climate and a statewide goal to convert to 100% clean energy by 2050. Additionally, solar panel prices have dropped 45% in recent years, according to the SEIA.*

Going solar will make a difference for a city struggling with rising sea levels. Florida is the third-largest contributor of carbon dioxide emissions in the United States. These emissions contribute to the accelerating climate crisis and rising tides. Investing in solar energy can reduce carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases that contribute to the environmental threat.

How much does solar cost in Fort Lauderdale?

Ft. Lauderdale Cityscape - Get your residential solar panels

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

  • Household's energy needs

  • Roof angle

  • Type of the roof

  • Shaded roof space

  • Quality of the solar system

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 Fort Lauderdale, we found that the cost of purchasing a 5 kW solar system ranges from $ 13,850 to $28,850, or in other words from $2.77 to $5.89 per watt. And that's before considering the benefits of any available tax credits or incentives.

Homeowners who purchase solar may benefit from the 26% Federal Investment Tax Credit (ITC) through 2022.* The state of Florida also mandates two tax exemptions. The value your solar system adds to your home is 100% exempt on your property taxes, and your solar equipment is exempt from Florida's 6% sales tax.

In Fort Lauderdale, solar panels can pay for themselves within 12 to 15 years*. Reaching the break-even point represents a significant financial milestone. You can enjoy lower electricity bills and reduce your reliance on fossil fuels. Your savings may be higher if you generate more electricity than you use.

If your utility company supports net metering, you also may be able to earn credits on your electric bill to offset future bills.* According to Florida Power & Light, net metering "...allows FPL customers who connect approved, renewable generation systems such as solar panels to the electric grid to buy and sell electricity to FPL."*

  • *. Local Solar Installers 2020/2021, Solar Reviews 2021, Energy Sage 2021, Wood Mackenzie 2020, National Renewable Energy Laboratory 2020
  • *. Tax credits subject to change. SunPower does not warrant, guarantee or otherwise advise its partners or customers about specific tax outcomes. Consult your tax advisor regarding the solar tax credit and how it applies to your specific circumstances. Please visit the dsireusa.org website for detailed solar policy information.
  • *. https://www.solarreviews.com/solar-panels/fort-lauderdale-florida
  • *. The availability of net metering varies by location and is subject to change. Your SunPower Dealer can help you determine if you qualify. You can also visit the dsireusa.org website for detailed solar policy information.
  • *. Florida Power & Light Company, Net Metering, February 2021

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