Solar energy in FP&L territory:
Go solar, offset your energy costs and add value to your home with clean renewable energy.
Offset your energy bills.
During the day, the solar panels will produce enough energy to power your house and send some energy to the grid, to generate a credit with FPL. At nighttime, you’ll use energy from the grid, offsetting the cost with the credit you built, leaving your net balance with FPL as low as the fixed base charge. This agreement with FPL is called net-metering.
Renewable energy benefits.
By switching to solar, a house in SoFL with an average bill of $300 prevents 600 tons of CO2 from being emitted into the atmosphere. This is equivalent to planting 8845 trees or offsetting the pollution caused by 1687 domestic plane rides. Doesn’t happen often that the cheaper option is the one doing so good for the environment!
Add value to your home.
As we move into the future, houses with solar systems are becoming more and more attractive. For houses with an 11kW system, real estate market trends show a value increase between $20,000 to $30,000. And these calculations don't even consider batteries…
Solar with Batteries in FPL Territory:
Become energy independent by adding batteries to your solar system
Remain energized during a power outage
Florida is well known to be in the path of hurricanes that cause havoc on our electric grid. In the event of a power outage, instead of your solar system shutting down (as it normally does to protect the grid), your panels will continue to feed power to your home and batteries. Your home will then have access to power for an indefinite period of time as long as the sun is shining.
Remain as independent as possible from the utility company
You can make your home as independent as possible from the utility company.During the day, your solar panels will power your home and charge up your batteries. At nighttime, your home will use the energy from the batteries first, and once depleted will switch to using energy from the grid.
Solar systems and their parts:
There are 3 main components to any solar energy system:
Solar panels are the most noticeable component of a solar system. They lay on your roof while silently capturing sun rays. At this stage, the energy circulating through the panels is called direct current (DC).
Inverters are virtually the most crucial and delicate component of a solar system, converting DC ( direct current) into AC (alternating current), aka the type of current that your house consumes.
Technological advancement brought micro-inverters into the market. This cutting-edge technology brought the game of inverters to a whole new level: each panel is equipped with a micro inverter allowing them to be independent of one another. This allows for the most efficient performance, no single point of failure for the system, and extremely simple expansion should you want to add a few more panels down the line.