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The state of solar in Hialeah

Hialeah’s beautiful Atlantic beaches experience an above-average 252 sunny days each year,* leaving 98% of the rooftops in the city solar viable.* As part of Miami-Dade County, the City of Hialeah is committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions in an effort to stop rising sea levels as a result of climate change.

How much solar energy does Hialeah produce?

Hialeah hasn’t released any solar production statistics, but Miami-Dade County has emphasized its commitment to clean energy in the past few years. The county has installed several solar arrays on municipal buildings and structures across the region and achieved SolSmart Gold Designation in 2019.

Miami-Dade County has also partnered with Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) to deliver more renewable energy to homeowners in the area.* In 2019, FPL opened a 74.5 MW solar array in West Kendall, about 20 miles from Hialeah. The plant produces enough energy to power roughly 15,000 homes.*

What are the advantages of going solar in Hialeah?

Installing solar panels on your property can be an easy, effective way to save money on your monthly energy bills.

The average Florida homeowner pays over $120 per month for electricity from the grid.* A 5 kW solar system, on the other hand, can offer a levelized cost as low as $2.74 per watt over 20 years, equating to an average savings of over $18,000. Many homeowners break even on their investment within 12 to 13 years.*

Solar power is also a renewable energy source and going solar will reduce your carbon footprint. As the Miami-Dade area is particularly vulnerable to rising sea levels, efforts to reduce carbon emissions in our community benefit everyone. If every solar viable rooftop in Hialeah were utilized, we could offset 774,000 cubic tons of carbon dioxide, the equivalent of taking 164,000 cars off the road for a year!*

How much does solar cost in Hialeah?

The state of solar in Hialeah

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

  • Available roof space

  • Weather

  • Quality of the solar system

  • Angle of the roof

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 Hialeah, we found that the cost of owning a 5 kW solar system ranges from $13,650 to $21,750, or in other words, from $2.73 to $4.35 per watt. And that's before considering the benefits of any available tax credits or incentives.

Miami-Dade County offers a Solar Purchasing Cooperatives program that reduces the costs of going solar for local homeowners. This program facilitates bulk solar purchasing across the county, reducing individual homeowner costs for buying and utilizing solar energy.

Solar system installation costs are also sales- and property-tax exempt in Florida, and you may be able to use the federal tax credit to offset your solar installation costs by 26%.*

What's the best way to go solar in Hialeah?

The best way to ensure you make the most of your solar system is to work with a knowledgeable, professional solar provider. They’ll help you evaluate your energy needs and roof size and select a system that will help you achieve your goals without exceeding your budget.

You should be offered a free consultation where you’ll be provided a price quote, savings estimate, custom system design, and overview of any other information specific to your home. This consultation also gives you the opportunity to ask any questions you may have.

If you’re ready to take the first step in going solar, contact us to request a free consultation. We’ll follow up with a quick call to schedule a time, or you can also call us directly at (800) 786-7693.

  • *. BestPlaces.net, Climate in Hiealeah, FL, May, 2021.
  • *. Google, Project Sunroof data explorer (November 2018).
  • *. Florida Association of Counties. FPL joins with Miami-Dade County to expand solar energy, enhance environmental protections and pursue advanced technologies for the future.
  • *. Florida Power & Light Company. FPL Miami-Dade Solar Energy Center. January 2019.
  • *. Smart Asset, The Cost of Living in Florida, May 2019.
  • *. EnergySage, Solar Panels in Hialeah, FL, May 2021.
  • *. 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.

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