Forecast for Going Solar in Florida
Florida ranks third, just below California and Texas, in terms of rooftop solar potential but drops to 12 when it comes to incentives for going solar. Why? Because the utility companies are fighting solar implementation tooth and nail. The Florida legislature seems conflicted on taking a specific stand. That said, there is a novel initiative looking to change Florida into advocating for renewable energy, specifically solar power. And it is offering help to middle-class, Florida homeowners.
This initiative offers middle-class families the ability to get solar panels on their roof tops with little to zero-down. Along with the solar panels on your roof comes a new reduced electric rate and the project, Alternative Energy Solar Project, predicts that individual families could save as much as $2,400 a year.
The project goal is to install solar arrays on over 32,000 homes by the end of 2018. The project is using various federal and state incentives as well as money from companies and private investors to keep installation costs down.
For more information on this project and whether or not you qualify, contact us at SunLynk so we can get started helping you and your family to make reduced energy costs a reality for your family. We’re looking to help interested homeowners see if they qualify for the program.
This is one of the first dedicated solar repayment systems for middle-class families and it is being piloted in the State of Florida with tremendous non-partisan support particularly from private investors. Contact us today and we’ll get started on the road to reducing your energy bills by seeing if you qualify.
Couple that Florida program initiative with the fact that St Petersburg, Florida has committed to establishing 100% clean, renewable energy. With 361 sunny days per year and holding the Guinness World Record for consecutive days of sunshine (768) in a US city, St Petersburg has committed money some of the money received as a result of the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010 to switching to 100% renewable energy. This is a bold step for this Florida city. A step in which it assumes leadership in moving towards renewable energy.
St Petersburg is partnered with the University of South Florida at St Petersburg to reduce emissions by 50% by 2035 and targeting full carbon neutrality by 2050 with an interim goal of installing 500 kilowatts of renewable energy production by 2020.
We’re here to help interested Floridians make the move to solar. Contact SunLynk today!