Miami, Florida goes solar with SunPower®
Solar energy: Welcome to Miami!
The state of solar in Miami
Miami is a premier vacation destination thanks to its sun-soaked beaches. And now the solar industry is converting Florida's famous sunshine into electricity that powers those beach-loving homes and businesses with clean energy.
With almost 250 sunny days each year, Miami is a favorable market for going solar.*Best Places, Miami, Florida Climate Florida's abundance of sunshine provides the perfect environment for solar energy production. Not only do solar energy systems reduce harmful emissions and lower pollution, they also have the added benefit of being financially advantageous for the consumer.
How much solar energy does Miami produce?
According to the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), Florida has 5,749 MW of installed solar capacity, enough to power 687,816 homes. 2.76% of the state's electricity comes from clean solar energy. Florida currently ranks fourth in solar energy output in the nation, with an investment of nearly $8 million—and growing steadily.*SEIA, Florida Solar, Q3 2020.
Environment America's Shining Cities 2020 report includes Miami as one of America's solar cities, ranking 53rd in the nation with 9.99 Watts of solar PV per capita. The city also ranks 52nd in terms of the total installed solar PV with 4.7 MW.*Environment America, Shining Cities 2020.
The City of Miami is committed to bringing emissions-free energy to Miamians. In partnership with Florida Power & Light Company (FPL), in 2019, the city unveiled a massive solar installation including more than 500 solar panels at the Bayfront Park Amphitheater. The city and county have integrated solar PV technology into facilities, including parks, school crosswalks, and more than 900 bus shelters.
In 2017, the City of South Miami became the first American city outside California to pass a law requiring all new home constructions to install solar panels.*Miami Herald, South Miami is Going Solar, August 2017. FPL's large universal solar energy center, occupying 465 acres, utilizes 330,000 panels to produce 74.5 MW of zero-emissions electricity, enough to power 15,000 homes.*FPL Miami-Dade Solar Energy Center, January 2019.
What are the advantages of going solar in Miami?
The nonprofit organization Solar United Neighbors (SUN) oversees the Miami Dade Solar Purchasing Cooperatives program, available to all homeowners and small business owners. SUN educates property owners and enables lower pricing through bulk purchases of solar equipment and special contractor pricing.
Worried about the initial cost of solar energy installation? Commercial and residential property owners in Miami-Dade can also apply to finance the upfront cost of energy improvements through the Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) program and pay it off through reimbursements from their property taxes.
During the hurricane season, solar + storage systems can help keep homes powered, thwarting inevitable long-term power outages.
How much does solar cost in Miami?
The cost of a home solar system can vary, even in the same city, due to a range of factors. These include:
Quality of the solar system's panels and parts
Household's energy needs
Type of 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,*Local Solar Installers 2020/2021, Solar Reviews 2021, Energy Sage 2021, Wood Mackenzie 2020, National Renewable Energy Laboratory 2020 for thousands of homeowners across the country.
In Miami, we found that the cost of 5 kW solar system ranges from $13,650 to $16,200, or in other words from $2.73 to $3.24 per watt. And that's before considering the benefits of any available tax credits or incentives.
Over 25 years, you could save up to $21,000 on your electricity bills.*Solar Reviews. Solar Panels in Miami, FL. March 2021. By purchasing a solar system for your home, you may be eligible to receive the 26% Federal tax credit in 2021.*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.
If you transfer your excess electricity to a utility like FPL through a process called net metering,*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. you can obtain credit on your utility bill.
If you're Floridian, you're probably familiar with fuel price hikes due to hurricane watches and warnings. Release your household from more unpredictable energy cost spikes. Instead, take control of your energy by making a long-term investment in solar energy and watch your savings soar.
What is the best way to go solar in Miami?
Going solar is easier than ever before, but it does require expertise. The process of going solar is simple with SunPower's all-in-one solar + storage solutions. We offer the most efficient solar panels on the market*Based on datasheet review of websites of top 20 manufacturers per IHS, as of June 2020 in various panel sizes and colors.
We also guarantee 100% coverage for any repairs or necessary replacements of our products for 25 years after purchase. Our goal is to ensure that your home remains powered by our highly durable panels for decades to come.
At SunPower, we know that solar energy is not only a bright idea for the future—it is a viable, clean energy system that you can easily implement today and use to save money.
Free SunPower solar solution consultations help you understand what solar can do for your home. During the in-person or online consultation, we'll answer your questions, provide a custom solar system design, price quote, and review available incentives and tax credits.
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