Solar in Orlando, FL
With a population of 238,300, Orlando is the fifth most populous city in the state of Florida and the 79th largest city in the United States. The Greater Orlando metropolitan area has a population of 2,134,411, making it the 27th largest metro area in the United States, the sixth largest metro area in the southeastern United States, and the third largest metro area in Florida.More importantly, Orlando also has a predominantly tropic climate with two major seasons each year. One is a hot and rainy season, lasting from June until late September and the other is the dry, warm season from October through May bringing less frequent rainfall, yet still with warm temperatures. What this means is that Orlando is an excellent place for residents to consider investing in solar power.
Fortunately, for Orlando’s main utility provide, Progress Energy, has a robust solar program to help its residents go solar. Progress Energy has set aside $1 million per year through 2014 to support the installation of solar power and is on a first come, first serve basis. Customers with solar PV systems ranging in size from 2 kilowatts to 10 kilowatts earn an incentive based on the kilowatt value. Installations of systems system larger than 10 kilowatts are permissible, but the incentive is limited to a maximum of $20,000 per residence. The solar system must be certified and approved by the Florida Solar Energy Center and be capable of producing at least 1,000 kWh per kilowatts each year.
For those that cannot access the utility rebate, there are numerous professional solar installers who can help local residents go solar with leasing or financing programs. These programs would allow Orlando residents the ability to enjoy the benefits of solar without having to come up with a large up front payment. So you can still enjoy lower utility bills with solar without having to spend a ton of money!
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